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Change Notification Area Icon Size (Larger)

Q: Change Notification Area Icon Size (Larger)

Hi All,
I'm using my ASUS T100TA Transformer Book to type this message, it's got a 10.1" screen on it, as I'm getting older now..my vision isn't what it used to be. I've already changed the size of the icon's on the taskbar, so I could see them better..is there any way to make the notification area icon's larger as well ? I already have the free Classic Shell software installed on my tablet, but I didn't see any option in that software to change the notification area icon size.
Thanks,
David

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A: Change Notification Area Icon Size (Larger)

There may be a way, but why not drag a shortcut from the control panel to the desktop

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Where's the adjustment for this?

Nothing else; just the notification area icon size...
 

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I know where to go to always show/hide, never show but I've never seen a setting to control the icon size there, are you sure it can be done ?
 

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Just got a new laptop with Win7 professional about two weeks ago.

All of a sudden, this morning, the network notification icon for the network switched from the wireless-five bars icon to the wired icon with a big red X through it (because I am not connected via wired). When I mouse over the icon it still shows my wireless network name and that I have Internet Access.

I don't know how or why the icon changed, but I would like to change it back to the one showing the wireless bars. I've searched around and can't find anything on how to do that.

Can anyone help with this, please? Thanks!

A:Network Notification Area Icon Has Changed: How To Change It Back?

Hello Chasfh, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if resetting the notification area icons may be able to help.

Notification Area Icons - Reset

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hy,
I used Windows 10 Transformation Pack on my Windows 7 and it changed some icons white... which is nice when I see them against my dark taskbar, but is completely invisible in that rectangle of hidden icons of the notification area.
I would like to make that area dark like my taskbar, to see the icons properly, but I could not find any way.

Any advice will be appreciated.
Attached image to explain better what I need.


Thank you very much.

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I have an onboard ethernet adapter, and it is not plugged into a LAN. When I boot I get a network icon with a slash through it saying that a cable is not plugged into the adapter. I know this. I am using Win XP pro. I right click on the task bar go to properties, then click the customize button under notification area, then I choose Always Hide under that local area connection icon. However, when I reboot it is back in the notication area and it's property is Hide When Inactive. How can I prevent this icon from appearing in my notification area every time I boot?
 

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Computer specs are below my main post, but I just have one small issue:

I have an Asus Motherboard that has an EPU-6 Engine (EPU = Energy Processing Unit, all it does is maximize energy usage on the mobo). It comes with a small app that puts itself in the Notification Area so that you can change between energy profiles easily.

I like the app, but I don't want it shown there all the time. I already tried the "Hide Inactive Icons" option, and also tried to hide it manually by selecting "Hide" from the drop down menu in the "Custom..." options.

The problem is that it hides the icon, but when I reboot, all those settings are undone. Is there a way to fix that?

Thanks in Advance!
System Specs:
Intel Core i7 920 Processor @2.67 GHz
Asus P6T Deluxe Motherboard
6.0 GB DDR3 1600 OCZ Triple Channel RAM
nVidia 9800GTX OCX
150 GB WD Velociraptor SATA HDD
1.0 TB WD Caviar Black SATA HDD
Windows Vista Ultimate x64 w/ SP1

A:Persistant icon in Notification Area

Hello iLawCDN, and welcome to Vista Forums.

These types of icons are always active off and on, so as you figured out the "Hide Inactive Icons" option will never work on them for long. These type of programs will usually always get reset at startup to show the icon. You might check in the program's settings to see if there may be an option to remove the icon from the notification area, or some other custom setting it may let you adjust to help.

Hope this helps some,
Shawn

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i got this new sony vaio.

it great with no problem but there is an icon for the cd/dvd power status

its installed with the vaio power managment.

it runs just fine but i want to remove the icon from the notification tray area, but i can't find any option to hide its not shown anywhere.




 

A:Can't hide this icon from notification area

No right-click or left mouse click brings up options?
 

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"Show Icon in Notification Area when Connected" was removed from connection properties in W7 in the pre-RC builds and there was talk of it being reinstated for the RC but I can't find it anywhere in RC7100. I've got kind of used to seeing that net traffic blinking in my tray; anyone heard any more about this?

A:Show Icon in Notification Area

I have either the connection icon or the wireless connection bars in my notification area. Which ever connection type I'm using at the time is what's displayed. open your StartMenu and Taskbar Properties -> Notification area -> Customixe button.

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Hi,
Please ignore this post.
I made a typo with the title.
I tried to fix the title with advanced edit.
But the title did not change ???

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Hi,
I notice that the MSE icon is missing from the notification area :-(
This laptop has been running vista since 2009 and has had no
problem with MSE icon since then.

I have checked taskbar properties/notification area
and "hide inactive icons" is not checked.

I see that msseces.exe is running in task manager.

C:/program files/Microsoft Security Client/msseces.exe
this runs the normal MSE control window, and it appears to be running
normally.

Any idea why the icon is missing?

thanks
vista sp2

A:MSE icon missing from notification area

Hello, does the icon reappear if you open MSE via Start > All Programs? Assuming MSE is otherwise working fine, I dimly recall other missing icons reappearing after restarting my PC.

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How do i move past item to current item in notification area or how do i enable/add an icon on notification area of taskbar ?

A:Icon of Notification Area on Taskbar

You can't add icons/shortcuts to the System tray. If the software supports it an icon will automatically appear in the System tray.

But you can Clean the Notification Area Icon Cache.

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A:Network icon in Notification Area

Hello Ian and welcome to the forums

Could you give us a few more details on your problem please? If you're concerned about the network icon being in your system tray, then it's nothing to worry about

Tom

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I would like to show my network icon in the notifications area of my laptop, but when I go to Properties/Notifications, the network option is grayed out so I can't turn it on. Does anyone have any idea why it is grayed out and how I can change it?
Thank you.
 

A:notification area icon problem

What is your Operating system and what is the model of the laptop? Also are you running any other programs when executing it?
 

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Hi all

Just recently a new icon appeared in the notification area and I can't get rid of it or even find out what it is. If you hover over the icon, there is no pop up message saying what it is. Left and right click don't do anything at all. I've looked in the customise icons section but it is just listed as "<no title>".

The icon looks like two figures in front of a small window, with the windows shield at the front. I've tried to attach a screen shot of it. It's the second one from the left.

It appears shortly after starting up the laptop and then won't go.

I've got an ACER Aspire 5735, running Vista Home Basic.

Is there a way to identify the items in the notification area?

Many thanks in advance for your thoughts.

Paul

A:Unidentified Icon In Notification Area?

Hello Clart, and welcome to Vista Forums.

That icon is for Parental Controls.



I hope this helps some,
Shawn

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I been searching high and low for a solution to this problem seems that after my boot up session my notification icon's are not matching with the program listed.

I supplied a picture so you can get a image of what I mean.

I uninstalled dameon tools and the icon is also still present is there a fix for this problem?

for example steam icon has ccleaner, ccleaner icon has my ATI ccc icon and so on you get my drift these icons don't match up.

A:Notification area icon scrambled up

Welcome
This should help
Notification Area Icons - Reset

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A glitch has arisen during boot. Running XP Pro 3, fully patched, the boot process has slowed considerably as if Windows is looking for something missing or some file it needs is damaged. The manifestation of the problem is in the Icon Notification area e.g. containing the clock. Hide inactive icons is not on. Nonetheless several Icons do not now appear. E.g. that for Eset Nod32, for Comodo, for True Crypt etc. Oddly some do appear, as they should, e.g. Spyware Doctor, the network icons, Sandboxie, an HP Printer Icon and EPU-6 Engine. All of the actual programs cited from the antivirus & firewall to the Engine seem to have started ok during boot as evidenced by using task manager and identifying the related processes as being ok and running. The issue is that they do not show in the Icon Notification area. Another anomaly: I looked to ensure that I had not turned on Hide Inactive Icons on the Task Bar and Start Menu Screen. I clicked it out of interest and while scrolling the Customize Screen the icons associated with various programs are wrong.
Thus ? Where might I look to identify the problem
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A:Missing Icon in Notification Area

Painter7 said:





A glitch has arisen during boot. Running XP Pro 3, fully patched, the boot process has slowed considerably as if Windows is looking for something missing or some file it needs is damaged. The manifestation of the problem is in the Icon Notification area e.g. containing the clock. Hide inactive icons is not on. Nonetheless several Icons do not now appear. E.g. that for Eset Nod32, for Comodo, for True Crypt etc. Oddly some do appear, as they should, e.g. Spyware Doctor, the network icons, Sandboxie, an HP Printer Icon and EPU-6 Engine. All of the actual programs cited from the antivirus & firewall to the Engine seem to have started ok during boot as evidenced by using task manager and identifying the related processes as being ok and running. The issue is that they do not show in the Icon Notification area. Another anomaly: I looked to ensure that I had not turned on Hide Inactive Icons on the Task Bar and Start Menu Screen. I clicked it out of interest and while scrolling the Customize Screen the icons associated with various programs are wrong.
Thus ? Where might I look to identify the problem
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I have a similiar problem with my old Dell XP rig. Some service may now be slower (or even perhaps faster) to start and this corrupts the notification area icons. They only way I can get all icons EVERY TIME is to set a password for my user name in control panel and wait a ... Read more

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Hello,

My taskbar is constantly freezing and when it freezes, the first icon in the image appears. I can't hover over it to see what it is, because it freezes the taskbar. But in order to reset the taskbar, I manually have to close and restart explorer.exe in task manager. Please let me know what this icon represents.

Thanks!

Anthony

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I disabled all of the OneDrive sync settings on my PC and checked the Startup programs, still OneDrive icon shows. How to get rid of this guys?

A:How to get rid of OneDrive icon in Notification Area?

Hello Romerqazwsx,

It depends on if you use OneDrive or not.

If not, then you could just disable OneDrive integration in Windows 8.1 to completely remove OneDrive.
OneDrive Integration in Windows 8.1 - Enable or Disable
If you do, then you could set OneDrive Sync Engine Host to "Hide icon and notifications" to not see it's icon in the notification area.
Notification Area Icons - Hide or Show System Icons and Notifications - Windows 7 Help Forums

See also: OneDrive Notification Icon - Add or Remove in Windows 8.1

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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For some unusual reason, the network icon has disappeared in the notification area by the clock. I have tried rebooting. Once it reappeared and then I noticed later it was gone again. I have tried going to the customization list and the name is there but not the icon.
This may sound petty to some people, but I really would like to have my network icon back.
And yes I am on the network but the icon is missing.

Thanks to anyone who can help me.

A:Missing notification area icon

  
Quote: Originally Posted by koalaw


I have tried going to the customization list and the name is there but not the icon.


When you click on customisation, do you get the following option?


System Icons - Turn On or Off

or

Notification Area Icons - Hide or Show System Icons and Notifications

Regards,
JDobbsy1987

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I am using a program called Roboform Manager. It is a password manager. It works just fine on Windows 8. The issue happening is I did a search for Roboform and there is an icon which say's Roboform Taskibar. I select it and it puts a Roboform icon on the taskbar. That needs to be there in order for Roboform to work properly.

After awhile it dissapears and the software does not complete all of it's functions. I have to go through the same process again for it to work properly.

In Windows 7 I was able to put this icon both on the Startup and allow it to start up from MSCONFIG. Now, I do not see Startup any longer and when I go to MSCONFIG startup tab, it does not show what is automatically starting up.

Any suggestions would surely be appreciated.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Hank Laskin

A:Icon dissapears from Notification area

Hello Hank,

OPTION TWO in the tutorial below can help show you how to add a program to run at startup in Windows 8.

Startup Items - Manage in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi,

I wonder if anyone has a fix for a small yet very annoying problem. In the notification area of xp - we have the option to hide icons - but one continues to return regardless of how many times it is set to 'always hide' - namely the local area connection icon. As I do not use this, I want it to stop coming back.

I have been into network connections properties and unchecked 'notify when limited or no connectivity and also show icon in notification area - yet still, this icon returns.

Does anyone know of a fix for this - a registry hack perhaps - i'm comfortable changing registry settings if that's the route to take.

I know this is a very small issue, but seriously, it is one that is annoying the life out of me!

Hope someone has an idea. Thanks in anticipation.


Stevie

A:Removing Notification area icon

maybe-
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm

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I have an unknown icon in the notification area on my windows Vista Computer. When I hoover the mouse over the icon it states, "New updates are available". If I right click, I don't get any messages at all. Two or three days ago I had the same experience on my XP computer. I thought it was a windows update. After installing this update on my computer it became infected with a virus and screwed up my MSE virus protection. I have both computers set for automatic updates. When did viruse start showing up in the notication area pretending to be Microsoft Updates? I would like to know where I could go in my Vista Computer to delete this icon. Since I have my computers set for automatic updates they should not be showing up in the notification area. Thanks for any help/

A:An unknown icon in the notification area

You know, the more I think about it, it may have been the windows malicious software removal tool, x86 for XP, that I had downloaded that screwed up my XP computer. I had just replaced my video card and my mind was not very well tuned in when I clicked on the icon which I thought was an important update from windows. I now have an icon on my Vista Computer that says it is the windows malicious software removal tool, x64. I am scared to install it since it screwed up my Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) on my XP computer and disabled it. Has anyone had any bad experience with this wiindow tool?

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I'm using Lenovo X200 with Vista Home Pre SP2 x86. There's been several BlueScreens these days and I solved the problem by using WhoCrashed. The system used to BSOD every time I try to turn it off and now this problem no longer exist. The only thing which is annoying is that there's no icon in the Notification Area, only the time.And it kept being like this after several reboots. I'm hoping that someone could help me to solve this problem.
Thanks in advance.
Neo

P.S. Sorry for my English if it is hard to understand.

A:[SOLVED] Vista - No icon in Notification Area

Hi -

What did you do exactly to solve the BSODs?

Check this Microsoft KB --> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/945011

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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hi all
i have just noticed google has put a icon in the notification area after updating chrome to 12.0.712.0 dev version anyone else noticed this ?

A:Google Chrome Icon In Notification Area

No such thing with 12.0.719.0 canary build nor with 11.0.696.25 beta

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No matter how I try to access the Icon Notification Area to customize hidden task bar icons, Win 7 freezes to a great extent. I am running 64 bit Win 7 SP1.

Under these conditions, when I put my pointer onto the task bar it changes into a hand with a pointing index finger. The Icon Notification Area will not show icons and all I get there is an interminable spinning blue circle.

The Task Manager will not correct this condition and I have to close my windows session manually with the power button. It seems something has been corrupted but I am at a loss. I have run chkdsk /f and sfc to no good effect.

I am running some 32 bit programs including MS Office Pro. Any advice will be greatly appreciated, thanks!

A:Icon Notification Area Locks Computer

  
Quote: Originally Posted by MikeyrInFL


No matter how I try to access the Icon Notification Area to customize hidden task bar icons, Win 7 freezes to a great extent. I am running 64 bit Win 7 SP1.

Under these conditions, when I put my pointer onto the task bar it changes into a hand with a pointing index finger. The Icon Notification Area will not show icons and all I get there is an interminable spinning blue circle.

The Task Manager will not correct this condition and I have to close my windows session manually with the power button. It seems something has been corrupted but I am at a loss. I have run chkdsk /f and sfc to no good effect.

I am running some 32 bit programs including MS Office Pro. Any advice will be greatly appreciated, thanks!


Hello Mikey,
I did not experience this problem before but I guess it might be a software-related or bad hardware installation error? Does this error occur in Safe-Mode?

Thank you

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From the Windows 7 forum.






Originally Posted by tlrsr


Good morning people!
I have an issue I would like some help with. Every time I reboot my computer, a Windows Explorer icon with a red X appears in the notification area. When I click on it, it disappears and Windows Explorer opens. It remains gone until the computer is restarted. It first appeared about 4 months ago and I believe it was after some Windows security updates. It isn't causing a problem, I just want to be rid of it. It's annoying! Anyone have a solution?



I have this exact same problem with my Windows 10 64 system. I was thinking that it started when I recently tried out Bitdefender IS, but am not sure. I have not found any solution yet. Is there an answer?

A:Windows Explorer icon with RED X in notification area.

You sure that's not your network icon?

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what is the cause of the notification area icon window not responding? I have been grappling with this problem for quite a while now and haven't still figured out the root of the problem.

A:Notification area icon window not responding

I have resolved the issue on my own finally. I navigated to this part of registry hive :

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\classes\local settings\software\Microsoft\windows\currentVersion\trayNotify

and deleted two entries : IconStreams & PastIconStream to flush out the obsolete icons still remaining in Notification area icon window. after reboot everything is back to normal and working like a charm.

 

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Missing Speaker Icon In Notification Area
Speaker icon is grayed out in the Notification Area - unable to access it.
Audio driver for speakers is installed and working - it tested successfully and speaker tone is audible in the hardware test
Speaker volume is muted with no way to adjust volume level
Any suggestions?

A:Missing Speaker Icon In Notification Area

Hello Knot4Prophet,

Sometimes restarting the computer will resolve the problem. If not, then this tutorial may be able to help you restore it.

Notification Area - System Icons

If not, then you might see if uninstalling and reinstalling the audio driver may help.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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New to Windows 7, like it a lot, but I have one thing that is driving me batty.

On the taskbar, in the notification area, I have many of the standard Windows system icons, volume, power settings, wifi, hidden icons, etc. When I try to access the options in those popup notifications. the notification disappears so quickly that I don't even have time to get my cursor on it. Maybe one in five tries I can get on it before it folds, but for practical purposes trying to use those icons is hopeless. It seems like the 'puter or the OS is just too fast.

I found one crackbrain suggestion to take out the battery (I have a laptop) and to press the power button a few times, and them replace battery and boot. Naturally, that solution didn't work, but I tried it anyway. There is also a suggestion about using the Ease of Use to set a time for notifications.... that doesn't do it. The notification area doesn't play by those rules. 5 seconds? I can't get 1/5 of a second.

I found a few instances of people having the same problem, but no solutions. Anyone have an idea how to solve this? Thanks.

A:Notification Area Icon Dwell Time

Hello Gill, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if one of the options in the tutorial below may allow the notification messages to stay open longer.

Notifications - Change How Long to Stay Open

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I cannot get the WIFI status tile to show in the Notification Area.

There is no option in Settings - Notifications and actions - to turn this off and on.

A:WIFI icon not visible in Notification Area

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I used to have a zoom icon in the Notification Area with IE9. It has vanished. The Zoom facility is still available in the page menu but I would like the icon down on the taskbar, any thoughts please?

A:Zoom icon in Notification Area missing

Press Alt to see the Menu bar or right click on the Toolbar up top > Menu bar

View > Toolbars > Status bar

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Hello,

The printer icon in notification area (while printing something) has disappeared, so I can't open the printer box where you can see what's currently being printer, what's next to be printed etc.
I tried to search for it but I haven't found out how to bring it back

Thanks

A:Printer icon in notification area diasppeared

Try clicking Ctrl+P buttons.

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I'm helping someone that just bought a Lenovo laptop with Win 8.1

I uninstalled the pre-installed McAfee anti-virus with:
- Uninstall McAfee in Programs and features
- Reboot
- Run the MCPR McAfee uninstall utility
- Reboot (many times)

With that Windows Defender shows it is running, but there is no Icon in the notification area.
Should there be an Icon in the Win 8 notification area, like Security Essentials in Win 7?

A:Windows Defender notification area icon ?

Try the Customize link & see if it is there in the list:

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Hello,

Two Users on my PC.
I'm "Administrator"

I use a small program called ClipMagic.
Works fine.

The other user does not use it at all.

After he does his thing on his "side" of the PC, and I go back to mine,
ClipMagic is always gone from the right hand side of the Task Bar (the Notification area I think it's called ?) where the icon for it resides

Really annoying.

Any idea why, or what I might do to keep it there between the user switchings ?

thanks,
Bob

A:Losing Icon From Taskbar's Notification Area

Hi Bob,

You may have a corrupted user profile, check here for more info: System icons do not appear in the notification area in Windows Vista or in Windows 7 until you restart the computer

You can also try here: Notification area icons missing at startup or disappear after startup.

Let us know how either of those methods work for you!

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team

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Hi all!

Is it possible somehow to modify the vertical spacing
of the icons in the notification area (systray) ?

I set my taskbar height bigger than the default,
so my icons are placed into more rows:


If I place the taskbar to the left or right side of the screen,
the icon spacing is somehow became normal.
(But I don't want to use it placed like this)


So what this depends on?
Is it a thing that can be modified by editing msstyles,
or is there a registry key for this? Or something?

A:Taskbar notification area icon spacing

No definitive answer to this for you I'm afraid , but this discussion may provide a few pointers to the reasons for the gaps - our old friend the touch interface ....

Tighten up the positioning of icons in the System Tray - Windows 7 Taskforce

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Is there any way to get the Windows Defender icon displayed in the Taskbar Notification area?

In Win 7 the MSE icon is displayed in the notification area.

I like the info it shows in Win 7 MSE:

Animation when scanning A different color for out of date definitions or last scan run.

A:Windows Defender Notification area icon?

It doesn't have it there by default, as it's been more designed to be built in and feels like nothing is in your way, but secure. Basically the premise of Windows Defender before, but with an ACTUAL purpose.

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I cannot get the WIFI status tile to show in the Notification Area.

There is no option in Settings - Notifications and actions - to turn this off and on.

A:WIFI icon not visible in Notification Area

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I use a Windows XP SP2 based laptop to exclusively stream multimedia content between my laptop and my HD TV using the IOGEAR GUWAVKIT4 1080p computer to HD display kit. Until recently, I have only been problem free and satisfied.
 
All the driver and application software (current) has been installed and the wireless connection is established. An application called SGFXConfig (Viewspan) is used to establish the parameters of the connection between the transmitter and receiver. It is critical for the operation of this hardware combination. When this application is started, whether automatically during Windows startup (default) or manually, it by default minimizes to the notification area of the taskbar where the user clicks it to access the application.
 
What has started happening lately, is as the application minimizes, it disappears. It is no where to be found in the notification area. I can see it swoosh down to the area, and a bubble shows up saying something to the extent of "Click here for settings." But there is no icon. Hide unused icons option is unchecked, so all icons should show. In task manager, the process shows as active.
 
So, how can I ensure the icon is kept accessible in the notification area, or what option might be available to prevent it from going to the taskbar all together. (Don't really understand why this application needs only be accessed by the notification area?)
 
Thank you in advance to all those that may have some direction ... Read more

A:Icon Disappears When Minimized To Notification Area

The icon is programmed to be invisible, if I read/comprehend correctly.
 
http://www.system-tray-cleaner.com/systray/programs.php?appid=D68C11C396BC1D6169E6A8847CC9191000220A68
 
Louis

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I recently received the notification to Get Windows 10 in my 8.1 Taskbar. After reserving my W10 upgrade, I chose to hide the notification icon, only to have it show up again after my computer had been shut down overnight, and powered up the next morning. Seeing it as maybe a fluke, I attempted to hide it again, only to have to repeat the process the next time the computer was started up. I just want this thing out of the way...

A:Unable to hide GWX icon in Notification Area panel?

Hello Silverhand,

The tutorial below can help show you how to remove the "Get Windows 10" (GWX) icon from your taskbar.

Get Windows 10 Icon - Remove from Taskbar in Windows 7 and 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

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Hello, some of the systems that I am building show a grey network icon in the notification area, yet it's working fine, seems to me like a cosmetic issue. How do I fix it?

A:Windows 7 Network Icon on the notification area is greyed out

Hi,

This problem probably caused by your themes, did your system opened the Areo desktop experience?
The network icon is transparent, it will show you whatever color the background is behind it.

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Windows updates set to notify if available including ms products.
Cleared out tray notification icons in registry
sfc /scannow found no errors
SURT KB 947821 does not complete successfully
WU icon set to show icon and notify

tried resorting from system image from April 2015. It worked until the updates since then were installed except for KB's 3035583, 3022345, 3068708, 3075249, 3080149 which were hidden and not downloaded.

no error codes - still getting updates just not the notification they're available.

However event viewer did have this error which i believe relates to windows updates

Log Name: Application
Source: ESENT
Date: 9/18/2015 2:29:19 AM
Event ID: 474
Task Category: Database Page Cache
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: MIKE-PC
Description:
wuaueng.dll (1056) SUS20ClientDataStore: The database page read from the file "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\DataStore.edb" at offset 99975168 (0x0000000005f58000) (database page 3050 (0xBEA)) for 32768 (0x00008000) bytes failed verification due to a page checksum mismatch. The expected checksum was [e8c91736038a688c:9458945804aa0bdd:336933692a3d0bfe:92da92da7fc60b9a] and the actual checksum was [e8ca1735113d6813:9458945804aa0bdd:336933692a3d0bfe:927992796dd20ba6]. The read operation will fail with error -1018 (0xfffffc06). If this condition persists then please restore the database from a previous backup. This problem is... Read more

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I don't want windows save any icon in here.
Example : Skype . When I exit skype but icon still save in here.
How can I disable this .
Sorry my English.

A:How to disable windows 7 save icon in Notification area

All those drop down boxes have 3 choices:
Show icon and notifications
Hide icon and notifications
Only show notifications
Pick your poison.
Also some programs, like Skype, have settings to show or not show icons. They can be disabled
from there.
Good luck.

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actually i dont know in which category i should post this threat. so i posted it in general category.

i have installed Windows 8 on my notebook few days back. I didnt paid much attention in the starting but now it gives me trouble when my battery status is not being shown on the notification area on the taskbar. Is there any solution?

A:Battery icon not showing up in taskbar notification area.

Yep, right click on the Taskbar, Properties, and you should see Notification area. Click on Customize... It brings up the Control Panel and you should see blue text saying Turn system icons on or off. Click that. You should see the battery icon and be able to change that to on.

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Hey guys im on 56k and just recently got back on the net after finding out i had problems. After typing username, password & dial up no. I connected and all was good till... no icon showed up, i didnt think it connected so i tried connecting again, once i hit dial it just closed down then i realised i actually was connected. I can still do everything on the net but the icon isnt there i dunno what speed im connecting at and cant dissconnect unless i unplug the line or restart the pc can anyone please help me i dont know much about computers and would like as much help as possible

A:No internet connection icon showing in notification area please help!!!

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Originally Posted by Spazbite


Hey guys im on 56k and just recently got back on the net after finding out i had problems. After typing username, password & dial up no. I connected and all was good till... no icon showed up, i didnt think it connected so i tried connecting again, once i hit dial it just closed down then i realised i actually was connected. I can still do everything on the net but the icon isnt there i dunno what speed im connecting at and cant dissconnect unless i unplug the line or restart the pc can anyone please help me i dont know much about computers and would like as much help as possible




I do have the same problem, and a search in the MS site provides the info bound to the following link,

http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;303597

which ain't much helpful. Anyway I am going to remove all the protocols installed, and run windows xp setup once again using the /unattend option so that I wont have to re-install all the software existing.

You can try the same too, incase if you are on Windows XP. Insert the WinXP CD, type the following into your Start->Run dialogue box D:\i386\winnt32.exe /unattend (Assuming your CD-ROM drive letter is D:\) all the best buddy, and incase if you come across any other work arounds, please post it in here.

Regards

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Good morning people!
I have an issue I would like some help with. Every time I reboot my computer, a Windows Explorer icon with a yellow padlock appears in the notification area. When I click on it, it disappears and Windows Explorer opens. It remains gone until the computer is restarted. It first appeared about 4 months ago and I believe it was after some Windows security updates. It isn't causing a problem, I just want to be rid of it. It's annoying! Anyone have a solution?

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A:disable windows defender icon in the notification area

Windows Defender Notification Area Icon - Hide or Show in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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