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    Re: Notification Area - System Icons

    Hi Brink

    Is it possible to disable individual non-system icons in the notification area?

    I want to disable a program called "Driver Genius", which just takes up space on my task-bar, nothing beneficent. It doesn't appear to have an option to disable it built inside the application itself, so I thought your would know a registry hack.

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    Re: Notification Area - System Icons

    Quote Originally Posted by MrElectrifyer View Post
    Hi Brink

    Is it possible to disable individual non-system icons in the notification area?

    I want to disable a program called "Driver Genius", which just takes up space on my task-bar, nothing beneficent. It doesn't appear to have an option to disable it built inside the application itself, so I thought your would know a registry hack.
    You could try removing it from startup programs,

    Option two of this tutorial,

    Startup Programs - Enable or Disable

    Method two, using msconfig is probably easier and more effective.

    As a side note, I always find getting my drivers from the manufacturers website is more effective and reliable than letting a program tell me what drivers I need.

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    Re: Notification Area - System Icons

    Quote Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MrElectrifyer View Post
    Hi Brink

    Is it possible to disable individual non-system icons in the notification area?

    I want to disable a program called "Driver Genius", which just takes up space on my task-bar, nothing beneficent. It doesn't appear to have an option to disable it built inside the application itself, so I thought your would know a registry hack.
    You could try removing it from startup programs,

    Option two of this tutorial,

    Startup Programs - Enable or Disable

    Method two, using msconfig is probably easier and more effective.

    As a side note, I always find getting my drivers from the manufacturers website is more effective and reliable than letting a program tell me what drivers I need.
    I think you misunderstood me derekimo, the application I'm trying to remove from the notification area is not a startup program.

    Whenever I just run it, it's notification area icon appears aswell. So I was wondering if there's a way to bann it from the notification area due to the fact that it's just useless to me.

    BTW, how did you get an image in your signature?

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    Re: Notification Area - System Icons

    Quote Originally Posted by MrElectrifyer View Post
    Hi Brink

    Is it possible to disable individual non-system icons in the notification area?

    I want to disable a program called "Driver Genius", which just takes up space on my task-bar, nothing beneficent. It doesn't appear to have an option to disable it built inside the application itself, so I thought your would know a registry hack.
    Hello,

    If it's a notification icon, then you may be able to use the tutorial below to hide it. You might also look at the program's settings to see if there may be an option to not show the tray icon.

    Notification Icons - Customize

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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    Re: Notification Area - System Icons

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello,

    If it's a notification icon, then you may be able to use the tutorial below to hide it. You might also look at the program's settings to see if there may be an option to not show the tray icon.

    Notification Icons - Customize

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Guess there isn't any possible registry hack to bann specific icons from appearing in the system tray (not hiding in it such that when you click the "<" button, it appears) Eitherways, thanks for the attempt.

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    Re: Notification Area - System Icons

    Unless the program itself has an option to hide/remove the tray icon, then not that I know of.

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    Re: Notification Area - System Icons

    After working with every fix mentioned anywhere on the internet for recovering missing power, network, and volume icons, I consolidated the ‘repair’ into this procedure…

    Either manually edit each of the registry keys below or make a .reg file with EXACTLY the content between the dashed lines and run it
    ==========================================
    Put ALL below in a text file named (for example) “NotificationsFix.reg”
    —————————————–
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\TrayNotify]
    “PastIconsStream”=-
    “IconStreams”=-

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
    “HideSCANetwork”=dword:00000000

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
    “HideSCAPower”=dword:00000000

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
    “HideSCAVolume”=dword:00000000
    —————————————–
    The first one deletes two keys that Windows will restore on boot.
    The last three tell Windows to NOT hide the icons…the zero value disables hiding.

    Restart or reboot after editing/creating the keys, or running the reg file.

    Works reliably every time in my Windows 8.1, and I’m sure it will work in Windows 8;
    not sure about earlier ones.

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