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Windows 7: Notification Area Icons - Reset

30 Nov 2014   #70
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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"And The Hits Just keep On Comin', Folks!!!"

just wonderful Shawn,
-thx!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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30 Nov 2014   #71
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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10 Jan 2015   #72
LarryA

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 BIT
 
 

Ran the tool to clean up the Notification Area Icons worked Great Thank You.

1. The Arrow to open the Notification Area Icons is missing from the task bar.
How do I get the arrow back on the task bar?

2. To open the Notification Area Icons Tap/Start Menu/Right Tap blank area/Tap Properties/Task Bar Tab/Notification Area/Tap Customize Notification Icons list the system Icons can turn on or off.

3. Tap Turn System Icons On Or Off

The Notification Area Icons Open is nice and clean thank you. Tap Customize Notification Icons/Icons Listed under Behaviors cannot make any changes. List the Programs Grayed out.

Sure it is listed in the forums or links I got a bit confused in the search and reading. How do I fix this so I can change the Icon behaviors?

Thank You

Larry
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10 Jan 2015   #73
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Larry,

Q1) The little arrow on the taskbar by the notification center wouldn't be there if you checked the Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar box.

Notification Area Icons - Hide or Show System Icons and Notifications

Q2) You can open notification area icons using one of the methods above as well.

Q3) To turn system icons on/off: System Icons - Turn On or Off

If they are grayed out, then see if this below may help.

System Icons - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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10 Jan 2015   #74
LarryA

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 BIT
 
 

Brink thank you. Liked the tool cleaned up a few Icons from uninstalled programs. Had a brain fart. I forgot to uncheck always show all icons and notifications on the task bar.

Shawn thank you.
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11 Jan 2015   #75
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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25 Jan 2015   #76
Borisyo

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Good day.

In my Windows 7 calendar is no longer shown, no wireless signal icon shown and resource monitor does not start.

Recently I have noticed that I cannot get calendar to pop up after clicking on clock on system tray. I can with searching find settings to configure clock but I can't access calendar at all.

I also no longer see wireless icon with signals showing in system tray.

I tried to customize notification icons and in "Turn System Icons On or Off" I see that "Network" is disabled from changing (grayed out). Local Group Policy was not modified once so it's strange.
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25 Jan 2015   #77
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borisyo View Post
Good day.

In my Windows 7 calendar is no longer shown, no wireless signal icon shown and resource monitor does not start.

Recently I have noticed that I cannot get calendar to pop up after clicking on clock on system tray. I can with searching find settings to configure clock but I can't access calendar at all.

I also no longer see wireless icon with signals showing in system tray.

I tried to customize notification icons and in "Turn System Icons On or Off" I see that "Network" is disabled from changing (grayed out). Local Group Policy was not modified once so it's strange.
Hello Borisyo,

Since your Network icon is grayed out in "System Icons", you might see if using step 5 in OPTION TWO below may be able to help enable it again.

System Icons - Enable or Disable
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14 May 2015   #78
Gelashvili

windows server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Thanks!
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11 Nov 2015   #79
Clairvaux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (OEM)
 
 
It worked ! But how ?

Fantastic ! I tried this, and it cleaned up my badly corrupted System Tray. However, I'm eager for some explanations.

Problem

In the window which opens after clicking, in the Taskbar, Show hidden icons then Customize (title : Select which icons and notifications appear in the taskbar), there were :
  • Programs with the wrong icon.
  • Programs without an icon.
  • Programs which shouldn't really be there. For instance, one of Office's programs with a mention to the effect of sending Microsoft user experience information.
  • Programs which I had specifically instructed, during installation or afterwards, not to show themselves in that area (at least, I thought so).
  • Programs which had been completely uninstalled, with their remnants being hunted by the forced uninstallation feature of Revo Uninstaller Pro.
  • Programs called by their filename, not by their usual name.
  • Sysinternals Process Explorer, which, as a portable program, I thought could not even be there (and got stuck in that window by the only vertue of having been run once).
Action taken
  • I first tried Dinesh's gentler method through C-Cleaner Tray notification cache option. Right-click on the option, Clean. Nothing to clean. Then Restore default state, restart.
  • The Customize window was now a bit tidier, but still many unwelcome items. Maybe because I did like rsvr 85 :
    Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rsvr85 View Post
    I must have blindly clicked through that prompt not understanding that you had to restart explorer in the current session as opposed to just rebooting.
  • Several restarts, to no avail.
  • Applied Brink's batch file, with screen #4 as a result (registry keys IconStreams and PastIconsStream already deleted).
  • Restart, Customize windows now perfectly tidied up !
And now for some questions
  • How come the batch file succeeded, since the offending keys had already been deleted, with no results ?
  • I originally thought that Hide icon and notifications, in that window, really meant hide -- and that's what I want to do : have most programs not show there at all. However, it seems that Hide actually means show, but not right on the taskbar ; in that "overflow windowlet" which appears when one clicks on the pointer, and which does not really have a Windows name, does it ? How confusing ! What do the three options really do ? (Only show notifications, Show icon and notifications, Hide icon and notifications.)
  • Some (apparently) well-behaved programs offer options, during install, after install or both, to appear in that three-tiered area (the System tray on the Taskbar proper, the "overflow windowlet" and the Customization window) -- or not, or maybe. What is exactly the latitude offered to the user by these programs ? Can he forbid the program to show there at all ?
  • Some programs do show in the "hidden" ("overflow") mini-window, but with a right-click menu offering an Exit option. What does that option do ? Does it prevent the icon from popping up there again after the next reboot ?
Obligatory one-minute anti-Microsoft rant : this user interface is really devised by warped minds. Most software designed, by, ahem, normal people (i.e. non-Microsoft businesses, or even authors of free programs) is way more staightforward and intuitive.

Thanks for cleaning after Microsoft !
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