Notification Area Icons - Hide or Show System Icons and Notifications

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  1. Posts : 220
    Windows 7 Ultimate

    Brink said:

    If you haven't already, right click on the tray icon to see if there may be a setting or option to not display the tray icon.

    If not, then you may have one of those programs that will override this setting and always will display their tray icon and/or give notification messages. It just depends on how the progam was written.
    i did Shawn but i guess that's of no good...And it seems that the 2nd reason that you proposed is the reason for the icons still showing in the notification area.
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  2. Posts : 71,714
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter

    That's what I was afraid of. Sorry.
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  3. Posts : 220
    Windows 7 Ultimate

    Hahahahaha....why are you being sorry on Mr.Bill Gates have tried to help others...Thanks again!!!
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  4. Posts : 50
    Windows 7 Home Premiun 64bit

    I have a software that is shown in the List of Notification Icons. Under Behavior, I have "Show Icon and Notifacations. The Icon does not appear in the task Bar Notification area. If I select show All icons, it still doesn't appear. Of course a work around is to move the .exe file to Start Up but I don't want the program to open on the desk top.

    Any work around for this or is this a quirk in the OS?
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  5. Posts : 71,714
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter

    Hello RM,

    What program is this for?

    You might check to see if the program may have it's own set of settings for it's notification icon to always appear or not.

    Hope this helps for now,
    Last edited by Brink; 13 Feb 2012 at 14:17.
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  6. Posts : 50
    Windows 7 Home Premiun 64bit

    It's VSO Downloader. A newly developed software for downloading internet videos. I emailed the developer to intagrate in his next release a "close to task bar" but nothing related to this issue
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  7. Posts : 5,092
    Windows 7 32 bit

    The System Tray is one thing that drives me buggy. What it needs is a toggle to either Always show all icons and notifications, or Never show them. When you toggle it should change all the individual settings. Then you would only have to change the exceptions. For instance I should be able to set Show All icons and notifications, then just scroll down to Solve PC Issues and toggle that off or whatever.

    The only quick way is to turn them all on, then waste the space showing all the crapware icons like Norton Anti-theft that isn't even activated. It's crazy.

    So, long winded way of asking, has anyone done a utility to makes sense of the madness? :)
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  8. Posts : 71,714
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter

    Hey Miles,

    If you like, you could remove the notification area to never see any of them. :)

    Notification Area - Add or Remove
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  9. Posts : 5,092
    Windows 7 32 bit

    No, I need most of them. But I want to shut off those that don't give me any info. What I'm looking for is something like a virus scnner where you can check all or uncheck all, then just turn off or on the exceptions. If you have a dozen 3rd party tray programs, then the ones that come installed, you can spend 10 minutes setting dropdown boxes. It should be radio buttons anyway. Then you wouldn't have to wait for them to react. Just click to fill in the desired setting. Those dropdowns are slow and flaky. Half the time they change to a different setting after you release the mouse button. The antithesis of convenience you might say. :)
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  10. Posts : 1,367
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

    I like this - thnx.

    One issue :

    I have all my icon behaviors set to 'Only Show Notifications'. When restart is complete the Network and Volume icons are displayed and I always have to go in and redo the settings. Anybody else have this issue? Can fix?

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