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    How to Enable or Disable the Notification Area System Icons in Vista




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    Re: Notification Area - System Icons

    Hi Cocksy_Boy,

    Welcome to Vista Forums.

    Sorry, but there is no way for a desktop without a backup UPS device.

    You can easily create a Power Options shortcut and place it where you like for easy use though. For example, in Quick Launch.

    1. Open the Control Panel (Classic View)
    2. Right click on the Power Options icon.
    3. Click on Create Shortcut.

    This will create a Power Options shortcut on your desktop that you can move to where you like. You can also do this with any other icon in the Control Panel.

    Hope this helps,
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    Re: Notification Area - System Icons

    Quote Originally Posted by sirhc063 View Post
    no it used to show the power icon with or without being plugged in. i read something about a windows update messing it up but i havent had time to work on it recently....finals.
    You can try to do a System Restore using a restore point dated before this happened to see if it can restore your laptop's power icon.

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    Thanks Brink - I'll try to get used to doing i that way then!! Cheers!

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    Re: Notification Area - System Icons

    Your welcome Cocksy_Boy.

    In addition:
    When you add a shortcut to Quick Launch (QL), the first 10 will automatically be assigned a keyboard shortcut for opening them to. You would press the Windows Key + a number between 1 to 0 to open the corresponding shortcut in QL.

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    Ah yeah, I remeber seeing that somewhere else, but I'm yet to use it - maybe I'll start giving it a go!! Thanks again.

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    Brink,
    Im sad, Ive tryed this a billion times and nothing has worked....my power button is still greyed out

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    Re: Notification Area - System Icons

    Hi Carebear,

    Welcome to Vista Forums.

    The Power icon will not be available (ungrayed) unless your computer is a laptop running on battery power or a desktop plugged into a backup power UPS battery box.

    This will show you how to create a Power Options shortcut that you can use instead for now. You can place it where you like for easy use. For example, the desktop or Quick Launch.

    Power Options Desktop Shortcut

    Hope this helps,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hi Joelp21,

    Welcome to Vista Forums.

    See if uninstalling your audio and network drivers from Device Manager and reinstalling them after a restart will help.

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    How do i do this- i have tryed everything!!

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    Re: Notification Area - System Icons

    Hi Jamdn,

    Welcome to Vista Forums.

    What is your problem, and what did you want to do?

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    It used to be there but i dont know what happened i am the administrator of the laptop and it was there but now its not- i want the power adn volume if possible

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