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Elevated Sys Tray Icons

Q: Elevated Sys Tray Icons

Since I started using large taskbar icons the tray icons are slightly elevated in the taskbar, as shown below. How do I center them?

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hi. im new here.

i need help with Windows 7 Tray Icons Changer. maybe i screwed up or something just went wrong and now i cant restore and no audio and network icon display on tray. its display "could not find file 'C:\Windows\system32\SndVolSSo.dll'" and this...

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************** Start **************

See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not find file 'C:\Windows\system32\SndVolSSO.dll'.
File name: 'C:\Windows\system32\SndVolSSO.dll'
at Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileIO.FileSystem.CopyOrMoveFile(CopyOrMove operation, String sourceFileName, String destinationFileName, Boolean overwrite, UIOptionInternal showUI, UICancelOption onUserCancel)
at Microsoft.VisualBasic.MyServices.FileSystemProxy.CopyFile(String sourceFileName, String destinationFileName)
at W7TIC.Main.Main_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.EventHandler.Invoke(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnLoad(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl(Boolean fIgnoreVisible)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl()
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
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A:How to restore missing tray icon? Windows 7 Tray Icons Changer

Hello bageraz and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'd uninstall the Tray Icon Changer using the forced uninstall option from Revo Uninstaller (they have a 30 day free trial.) Hopefully this will also remove unwanted bits and pieces from the registry.

Revo Uninstaller Pro - Uninstall Software, Remove Programs easily, Forced Uninstall

Then I'd try running a system file checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two) to see if any system files were damaged or corrupted by the TIC. If any problems are noted run the scan 3 times rebooting in between each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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I was trying to change the system tray icons by changing the .dll and somehow the battery, sound, network icons are not showing. I've tried to replace the .dll files but it didn't work.

help would be really appreciated. thanks!

A:I've changed system tray icons .dll files, some icons disappeared

Hello Delkoo and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might try rebuilding your icon cache.

Icon Cache - Rebuild

Then take a look at customizing the notification area (old system tray.)

Notification Area Icons - Hide or Show System Icons and Notifications

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Im a first time poster and I hope I have selected the correct category in this forum.

I have Windows 7 Home Premium, pre-installed on a new laptop ive purchased in the last month. I had it set to automatically download and apply all updates.

Within the last couple of weeks, at some point suddenly my desktop icons stopped appearing and I noticed there are no system tray icons, ie volume, network, Power.

Ive searched these forums and found instructions on how to access the "Turn System Icons On Or Off" and the only option I can change is for 'Clock'. The remaining options Volume, Network, Power, Action Center are all greyed out.

I cant understand why I dont have 'permission' to do this and I wonder if it is connected to me not seeing anything on my desktop in so far as icons.

Also, I noticed I cannot 'right-click' my desktop space, which normally would have allowed me to access display options.

In searching these forums I found some references to Administrator permissions, but my User management area says I am an administrator.

Does anyone have any feedback for something I can check/fix?


A:Permissions issue? No desktop icons or system tray icons.

Have you scanned for viruses and/or malware? What Anti-virus program are you running?

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Hello everyone,

my system tray displays blank spaces and I do not know why or how to rid, I gooogled this for an hour now...

anyone can help me? thanks

A:System Tray Icons - Blank Icons

Hello John, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if restarting the computer may be able to clear this up. If not, then you might see if resetting the notification area icons may help.

Hope this helps,

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I have a program that I would like to run without it being obvious. I need to be able to remove its icon from the sys tray. Any ideas?

A:Sys Tray Icons

If you are using Windows XP: Right click on your taskbar> properties> check Hide inactive icons then click the Customize button. Select the icon of the program from the list. On the dropdown that appears when you select the program, select always hide, Apply and OK.

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When I hover over tray icons a grey background appears. How do I change this in WSB?

A:Tray icons

Look at screenshot.


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Well I have had no issues till now with anything in Win 7 64Bit, but this has got me beat and is doing my head in. I have done a search and while I have found some things close, nothing really solves it.

Till this point Outlook and MSN Live Messenger ( occassional use ) did not have a tray icon. They simply existed on the Taskbar and went away when i closed it. Can't remember if i "hacked" it or what, they just didn't appear. Well today they came back in the notification area and will not go away.

I can set to "Hide icon and Notifications" in the "Customize Notification Icons" but they are still active "behind the arrow". Something has gone amiss. I know it's a small annoyance, but help would be appreciated.

My first problem and it's this, sad really!!



A:Tray Icons - Some Help

I believe Messenger only min's to the systray when run in vista compatibility.

Windows Live Messenger - Taskbar or Notification Icon

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Recently, my tray icons have been erratic. At bootup, sometimes they are there, other times they are not. When ever i customize, my options aren't always activated. I am enclosing the HiJackThis log file and wouls appreciate any comments:

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\NDAS\System\ndassvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\Module Loader\DLLML.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome\TrueImageMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\LClock\LClock.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster Audigy 2\Surr... Read more

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I have a Fujitsu LIFEBOOK P1110 Laptop running Windows XP PRO SP2 and when I boot up my system only some of the tray icons show up what the f*** is going on it drives me nuts because power meter doesn't show up can somebody help me?

A:My TRAY Icons don't like me

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WinXP Pro - 6 months with hardly a problem.

Recently, while simply opening a folder in WinExplorer, suffered a major crash - completely frozen for 15 mins+. Switched off and rebooted.

Now, on Win start, with desktop fully displayed, am getting the error message 'Shell_NotifyIcon Fail'. Click 'OK' and all appears well, but only 2 (out of 10) icons are shown in the SysTray, there's a small yellow question mark in a grey box at the extreme top left of screen, and there's an icon for 'MXUIShell.MXE' on the desktop. XP also not properly behaving (e.g. can't auto-hide the Taskbar, and other small annoyances). Tried using Fix-It Utils to fix the registry but no difference.

Any ideas? Cheers.

A:Disappearing Tray Icons

MXUIshell is an icon that is normally left behind (hidden) after you have installed MX edit for your remote control. I have no idea why it has suddenly become visible now.

Right-click on the taskbar and cchoose properties. Make sure that the tickbox for "hide inactive icons" isn't ticked. That may be why your icons have all disappeared.

Rather then using a 3rd party tool like Fix-it (which may not be XP compatible depending on the version), why not just use System restore to roll back your system to a time before the crash happened.

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I am looking to remove these two icons in my system tray.

1) Safely remove hardware

2) Microsoft security essentials

I have googled this issue and the only suggestions I could find is a guide from windows that explains how to hide these icons, however what I want to do is to remove them completely.

A:System tray icons

Not a good move because both are essential for proper operation of the system.

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First I have a security toolbar 7.1 and an extra google search bar. I keep getting pop up's telling my computer is at risk. I have updated my mcafee and still have the flashing icons I cant seem to get rid of. I have a gateway laptop with windows xp.

Thanks for any help you can offer here is my hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:31:17 PM, on 10/30/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Video Add-on\icthis.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\shwicon2k.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Video Add-on\icmntr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Hasbro Interactive\Atari Arcade Hits 1\Atari icon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1140872658\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\... Read more

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Hey, im trying to hide a tray icon that keep appearing on my startup & while im on the PC ... i cant remember how to do this any advice ?

A:Hiding tray icons

wow i feel stupid i thought it was gonna be pretty different from XP, but its not guess i should hold off on posting when its something so simple, sorry TSG

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Ok, on my user account, whenever I log in my tray icons never show..

For instance, when I open Winamp or mIRC, the tray icons that would normally be in the bottom right aren't there, even if the program is open.

Same for Norton Internet Security, or my Antivirus program.

Heck, even the speaker icon doesn't show up...

I've right clicked the taskbar, and the hide icons option isn't checked...

Can anyone help me out?

A:Tray Icons aren't there.

GYAH, I almost forgot.. the icons work fine in my father's/sister's accounts, so it's only limited to mine.. I want to avoid making a whole new account, because all these settings would be a little bit of a hassle..

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Hi there everyone.

I seem to be having a problem with a 2 troublesome programs.

Advanced System Care Free 3.3.4 and Orbit Downloader 2.8.13 which are both the latest versions respectively.

I noticed this issue ever since I moved to Vista. Back in XP the two would simply run on startup with no flukes. This time, however, there are a few lapses. Let me explain.

1. Advanced System Care Free starts up most of the time but there are times that it just dosen't and the the tray icon is completely missing even when I start the application manually.

2. Orbit Downloader, no matter how many times I select the option for it to startup it simply refuses to do so.

Any suggestions?

A:System Tray Icons

Hello Oreo,

Double check to see if the notification icon may be set as hidden somehow.

You might see if placing a shortcut for the program in the Start Menu Start Up folder may allow it to run at startup for you instead.

Hope this helps,

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lately, the system tray icons on volume, power/battery (i have a laptop), and sometimes other icons do not appear when windows starts up. what i do is i just end process the explorer.exe on task manager and then run it again. is there a way for me not to do this anymore? like is there a way to automatically load the system tray icons mentioned upon startup? its a hassle for me to always end and run the explorer.exe. please help thanks

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Hello I always want to have a good overview of what's happening and running on my system so I usually have all the tray icons visible. In XP it was nice and compact, but now in 7 it is so ugly and space wasting! Can somebody tell me why Microsoft decided to put there such a silly big spaces between those tiny icons?? Do they think we will have actually less tray icons in win7 then we had in XP? Hardly. I know it is good to know what runs on my system and always try to reduce the number of usually useless software running in tray via MSconfig or registry, but I don't think this is a good way to force people to do it...

There seem to be no built in settings to adjust this, but maybe there are some skins or addons which can change this...? Thank you

A:XP style tray icons?

Could you upload a screenshot of your current system tray? I don't notice a difference in size between XP or Windows 7 in the displayed icons.

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Hello guys,
I have been having various problems with my PC lately. It was having problems randomly turning off (as if I pulled the plug on it). I checked my power supply and it was fine so I sent off my motherboard back to the manufacturer (MSI, yes I know they are a horrible brand). I recently got a NEW motherboard back and I put my PC back together. I was still having the same problems and found that my RAM seemed to be the problem this time. Since then my icons in my tray seem to be invisible. Well at least two of them (nvidia settings, and network icons) they are unresponsive, and it does nothing when I click on them. I tried a system restore and that did not seem to help. I uploaded a picture of the problem and attached it to the thread. What do you guys think?


A:Invisible Icons in the Tray?

Hi caelaiden, try this to see if it helps:
Notification Area Icons - Reset

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I noticed the other day that a couple of my tray icons are missing. I know I didn't uninstall anything or set them to not show.... they just stopped appearing. To my knowledge, the ones that I noticed as missing (LogMeIn and DVD43) don't even have settings to hide them. When I go to task manager I can see that they are running in Processes, but there is no way for me to interact with them.

Any suggestions? Is there maybe something weird going on that I should be gravely worried about?

A:Missing Tray Icons...

I can't be 100% sure, but maybe it's an explorer issue..something's not loading the way it should...but i'm sure someone will come along with a better post then me...

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Hi everybody,

In normal conditions (regular start-up) I suppose to see 5 sys. tray icons on taskbar. But sometimes I can see all of them together (at fresh boot, clean desktop, nothing running) sometimes not. What could be the reason?

A:System Tray Icons

the ones you are not seeing,reinstall the programs

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I just recently installed 32-bit Windows 7 Ultimate, and thanks to sevenforums have got almost everything working fine.

I have Norton Internet Security 2010, and sometimes (not always) when I start up the system, there are 2 icons of it in the tray. I don't like anomalies, and I restart so that it shows just one.

Any idea why this is happening? Is there any way to solve it?

Thanks a lot.

A:2 Icons of Norton in tray

Hello JaX,

I do not use Norton, so I'm not sure if it may just be there to indicate that Norton it performing some other action (ex: updating or scanning). However, you might see if resetting the notification area icons to see if that may help.

Hope this helps,

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Whenever i right-click the system tray and go to properties, customize and then go to hide so the icon of a program is hidden always it keeps appearing after the next reboot. the icon goes away initially but after reboot it comes back shown instead of hidden. Even when i go to properties, customize and click to hide it. The description still says hide when inactive after i click to another icon but when i click to hide it it stays on hide in the description but as soon as i click another icon the description goes back to hide when inactive but yet works and is hidden untill i reboot and then when i go to customize, it says hide when inactive?

this is only a problem with zemana antilogger system tray icon it doesn't do this with any other program icons

A:system tray icons

Hello hello2007.
Is there an option in the software itself to disable the icon ?. Check under tools/options/preferences to see if it can be disabled.
As this is an anti-logger piece of software, it may be designed into the software to keep an icon in the system tray.
A lot of security software does this, to ensure that you know it is running.
Not much help i know, but at least you know its running.
Good luck and keep us posted.

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I have a fully updated Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 and sometimes some icons don't appear in the system tray when I boot up my PC. Then I have to reboot it in order to get them to show up. They are all set to "Show icon and notifications" in the notification are.

So why is that happening and how can I solve it so that they would appear every time I boot up my PC?

Thank you!

A:System tray icons sometimes don't appear

You can try a reset and see if that helps.

Notification Area Icons - Reset

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Hi. Today when i turned my computer on, i ran into a proble, alot of my tray icons had dissapeared and there is no arrow to expand tray icons veiw i beliave its called ' view all ' arrow or soemthing like that at the bottom right of ur task bar next to the clock. the only ones im seeing is windows live messenger only after i run a command run/msnmsgr it appears and thats it, no clock no norton 360 no utorrent no nothing, no desktop weather channel nothing exept the msn and only if u run a comand run/msnmsgr, it has happened before very long time ago and i found a solution but there is no way i could remmember what to do, i could really help if somebody could give me a solution for this problem, srr foy my bad english xD.

- thanks.

A:Tray icons dissapearence, HELP PLS!

Try the following. Good luck.

Start up the Windows XP Task Manager and select the Applications tab.

Now select the New Task button at the bottom of the window. A new smaller window will appear. In it simply type:


explorer.exe is the Windows Program Manager (or Windows Explorer.) It manages the Windows Graphical Shell including the Start menu, taskbar, desktop, and File Manager. By restarting this process the graphical interface for Windows will reappear.

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Not the end of the world but.... recently several of the icons in the system tray (WinXP) have stopped appearing. The applications are all running normally in the background, their icons have just not loaded. The little arrow on the left of the system tray used to unhide less-used apps has also vanished. I use some of these icons frequently. Any ideas?? Thanks

A:system tray icons

never underestimate the power of the 'SEARCH' at the top young Skywalker
this fix is just 2 days old.I think it might help;

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when I boot up or go online there are two Messenger icons in the tray - one disappears when I hover the mouse over them. There seems no problem but for sheer annoyance......

PS there is only one instance of messengr in start-up group

A:two messenger icons in tray?

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hello for some time ago i came to mess up with a setting that does so that all tray icons is on a line instead of the little arrow up
that was cool how can i do it again so that all tray icons is on one line it dissapeared when i reinstalled windows

A:how can i get all tray icons on one line

Right click the Task Bar and uncheck Lock the Taskbar. To the right of the last icon should be a separater line. Holding down the left mouse button, grab this line and slide it to the right until all the icons are visible. Now grab the top of the Task Bar when it turns into a double sided arrow and drag the Task Bar down to a single line. You then can then right click the Task Bar and put a check next to Lock the Task Bar, so it can't be changed.

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Hey guys, hope i can get a little help here....

I did a .net framework repair because I was getting some "insufficient memory" error. After I did the repair windows booted up and now I have no system tray icons. I can not access the internet on that computer either so I can't download any of the programs to do a fix.

Can someone tell me how to fix this without using the internet? (I am on my laptop right now).

Thanks so much!!

BTW: I have tried logging out and logging back in, restarting explorer.exe, and I tried to find the systray after running regedit but couldn't find it. Any other ideas would be great!

A:No system tray icons after .net fix

Hah, solved it after looking for hours and then posted this after i almost gave up. This was my solution incase any has the same problems:

Start/Run, type msconfig, hit Enter. Make sure you recheck "Normal Startup". If it is already checked, uncheck it, then recheck it. Hit Apply, OK, then Restart.

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windows xp, SP2

How can I add or remove icons to the tray , whic is on the right side of the bar where "start" button is there ?

whats the name of the bar , on which "start" button is ?


A:how to add / remove icons from tray

Quick Launch Bar. Right click a blank space in the QL bar and choose Open Folder. Drop any program shortcuts into this window that you want to be in the QL bar.

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There are several icons missing in what I think is called the "systems tray," (the bottom right of the window). The missing icons are "Download Manager for Audible," " Microsoft Outlook - You have new un-read mail," (This icon is on the left of this tray near the folder icon.) "Windows Explorer - Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" and "Windows Explorer - Bluetooth Deices." When I click on the little up-arrow to the left of the icons on the right side of the icons that appear there, and click on "Customize," the actual icons are missing. But, when I click on "Show Icons and Notifications" no icons appear in the tray. I was trying to use a new bluetooth headset when the bluetooth icon disappeared from the tray and I don't know when the other icons disappeared but I remember using the "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" icon. I would like to have the option of seeing the four MIA icons again. Any help with this will be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Icons MIA in Tray

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I have win xp pro...and when i start the computer the icons in the tray do not appear right away. They don't show up for a while, but the programs are started.

Anyone know why and how i can fix this?

A:Tray icons dissapear...

That sounds normal, give it some time to load the icons. Unless you mean it takes an hour for them to appear? Also check your startup and only have those neccessary programs auto start when the computer starts.

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I used e-machine restore cd and downloaded service pack 2. I right click on systems tray and go to task bar to change settings for system tray icons, but cannot toggle the buttons, always hide, hide when inactive. Drop down menus appear but unable to change settings. Any ideas why?

A:system tray icons

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What are these blue crosses (ringed in red on the image) in my system tray? Several will appear, but when I try and hover over them to see what they are they just disappear!

Thanks for any help you can provide

A:What are these icons in the system tray?

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Clean boot,

Click Start and type in the search box,
Click on the suggestion on top or hit the Enter key,
Go to the Startup section and take some screen shots for a complete list,
Go to the Services section and on the bottom left Check the box to Hide All Microsoft services,
Repeat the screen shots,
See the links above my signature on how to take and upload screen shots here,

On another note your p.c. is in need of updates or something because of the Yellow triangle,

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Hello guys,
in my machine running on a windows XP SP, tray icons got nuts...
they are not visible. time and networking is always visible.. but avast, yahoo msnger, gtalk, open DNS updater nd all those stuffs are vanished...
even adobe updater while updating is not der...which cost a lot my bandwidth. help me guys,,,,


A:Icons missing in tray...

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I use Windows XP Pro. One particular icon keeps disappearing from the system tray. That's the little green arrow that is the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon that is associated with USB devices.

I have an external USB drive that's always connected, as well as a memory card reader. This icon should always appear. Sometimes it will be gone for a few days, then one day it will just appear again after I turn the system on.

And NO, under "Taskbar Options", I do not have the "hide inactive icons" option checked, so that isn't it. However, if I choose "hide inactive icons", and click "customize", some of the past icons shown are the incorrect icons for the programs represented. These problems may be related. And yes, I have TweakUI for Windows XP, and I tried the "Rebuild Icons" function, and that didn't help.

A:Tray icons keep disappearing

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Hi all

Following the latest windows update (possibly a coincidence) I now have two instances of my cd drive showing in the notification area.

These relate to the Vaio power management.

I did think that it might be a cache problem so I ran the icon cache clearer found here

Notification Area Icons - Reset

But after a reboot they are both back. In the task manager there are two instances of SPMgr.exe

Any suggestions.


A:two cd icons in system tray


A couple of reboots later and after no action on my behalf the problem resolved itself.

Thanks for taking the time to read this post though and apologies to anyone else looking for a solution.

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sometimes when I bot up, Some of my icons are missing in the tray. That means I cant access my antivirus sometimes. The proceses are there ,and sometimes they will appear.

A:icons missing in tray


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My DVD drive ceased working. Dell's trouble shooter told me that I had too many icons (15) in my sys tray. He then proceeded to lead me through deleting all but 2 (Safely Deleting Hardware and Volume control) which apparently solved the problem. However, I would like to restore some of them such as Norton Anti Virus, Zone Alarm, etc. Is there an easy way of doing this?

A:Restoring Sys Tray icons?

How did he delete them first ?

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I have been trying to get the sound tray icons on my computer to change
I tried using windows 7 tray icon changer
I tried by using resource hacker to change the system files
None of these worked
And I did modify the one in syswow64 and system32
Here are the modified files
modified system files.zip

A:Can't get the tray icons to change

Try these tutorials:

How to Customize the Notification Area Icons in Windows 7
How to Change Windows 7 System Icons Using Resource Hacker
Windows 7 Tray Icons Changer by =Kishan-Bagaria on deviantART

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Is there a way to group tray icons? I have an endless tail of tray icons and it is always hard to find the right one I am looking for...do you know how? Maybe a little software to let me group them...

A:grouping tray icons?

not sure if you mean the taskbar if so
bins ought to do it for you,
Bins, by 1UP Industries
if its the system tray then clicking the hidden items arrow and customize will allow you to set them to notification only or show icon and notification. also the hidden items is the place to find them (the ones set to only show notifications.)

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I've noticed a lot lately that the icon for my backup software is not appearing. It will appear if I click on the software. I have it set to alway be shown and it isn't showing itself.
My computer is about 1 & 1/2 years old.
I should mention that I have a Win 7 HP laptop computer.

A:Not all system tray icons are appearing

Welcome to TSF,

Go to Start (Windows Orb) > Run, if run isn't enabled go to Search and type msconfig.exe
then click on the Startup tab, look for the back-up software and click on the Check box if there isn't one already then restart you laptop.

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Sometimes some icos (as eg. Avast) do not show in the system tray at computer startup.

Restarting the system will sometimes fix the problem. Anyway, it is an annoying isuue.

How can I solve it?

Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Icons not showing in system tray

Are the programs actually starting when they're not showing up in the system tray?

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Hi all,

Im trying to change the system tray icons in windows 7 home premium but it doesnt work. I tried it with a program called PS Tray Factory and it crashed my explorer.exe. Seems like its not compatible to windows 7 yet.

Anyone know of another way to change them?

A:Changing system tray icons.

You can take ownership (Take Ownership Shortcut ) of the appropriate dll files that generates the system Trey icons, and then back them up (for restoration of the originals , if needed) and replace them with the modified ones.

For example, SndVolSSO.dll for system trey sound icon, ActionCenter.dll for action center icon ,etc. they are situated in C:\Windows\System32

In deviantart.com, you may have a lot of nice system trey icons

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When I boot the computer and windows starts, the desktop is blank.The wallpaper is the
only thing on the screen. I am able to start programs from the task manager but I want my
icons and start menu back. How do I fix this?

A:No Icons,tray Or Start Menu

You could try to run System Restore from the command prompt to bring your computer back to a time before the problem started.1. Restart your computer, and then press F8 during the initial startup to start your computer in Safe Mode with a command prompt.For additional information about the Safe mode with a command prompt, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315222/ 2. Log on to your computer with an administrator account or with an account that has administrator credentials.3. Type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe4. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to an earlier state. Source -http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;304449

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Hi everyone:
I have AVG Free edition as my antivirus software. A couple days ago I started seeing warnings that it finds some 123.dll file upon rebooting. I would click to quaranteen that file but it'd still pop up again the next time I restart. Eventually I went to the Temp folder (see the screenshot) and removed everything from it. The only file that I could not delete was shell32.dll. I renamed it and rebooted PC and then removed it. Now the warnings from AVG seemed to have stopped but I got another issue.

Somehow almost all of my tray icons seem to disappear when I restart computer (see screenshot attached). I can add them (say volume, or network icon, or USB removal icon, etc.) but when I reboot PC they all disappear again.

Is it something that has to do with that virus? Or, is it some legitimate Windows bahavior?

Thanks in advance.

A:Disappearing tray icons. Virus?

Guys, anyone?

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