Notification Area - System Icons

Brink

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mvp
You're welcome Sonia. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted. :)
 

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SnooGans

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Thanks for this Useful Tutorials. I gained enough information
 

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Brink

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mvp
You're welcome SnooGans, and welcome to Vista Forums. :)
 

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cyberbiker

Member
I have always found that a couple restarts restores icons, but now my power and "safely remove hardware" buttons are missing and don't seem to be coming back. First time I have lost the "safely remove hardware" button.

any one else missing it?
 

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Brink

Staff member
mvp
Hello Cyberbike,

Have you already tried the tutorial on the first page to see if it can restore you Power icon? Do you have your battery connected to your computer?

The Safely Remove Hardware icon will usually only appear when you have a removable drive connected to your computer. As a workaround, you can use the shortcut below for it instead.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/173208-safely-remove-hardware-shortcut.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
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    16 GB DDR4-2133
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    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
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    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

Brink

Staff member
mvp
You're welcome Cyberbiker. I'm happy to hear that you have the icons back now. :)
 

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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
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    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
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    Logitech MX Master
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    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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    Windows 10 Pro
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    HP Envy Y0F94AV
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    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
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    16 GB DDR4-2133
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    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
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    17.3" UHD IPS touch
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tis

New Member
Hi
i have a sony vaoi and vista, my sound symbol has disappeared - when i go to the notifications page it is greyed out and i can't click on it.
i've recently started using skype and have had to add a webcam and mic to my laptop (as it didn't have them built in) so to get my mic working i have to change it from the windows default (even though my laptop doesn't have any mic) to the one i plugged in - this seems to be making my sound icon disappear as when i change it back to the default and restart my computer the icon is back
sooo my question - how to i keep the sound icon but also allow skype to use a different mic than the default option (which doesn't exist as there is no mic on my laptop if you follow me!)
i don't want to have to restart my computer every time i switch between using skype and watching a movie - help please!
 

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Brink

Staff member
mvp
Hello Tis, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Have you already tried all the different methods in the tutorial to see if they may be able to restore the Volume icon instead of having to restart the computer?

You might also check to see if there may be a newer audio driver available for your sound device that may address this issue as well.

Hope this may help some,
Shawn
 

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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
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    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech MX Master
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    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
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    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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    Windows 10 Pro
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    HP Envy Y0F94AV
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    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

MrElectrifyer

Electrical Engineer
Member
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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    4.00GB
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    NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
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    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
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derekimo

Moderator
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,

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/79612-startup-programs-enable-disable.html

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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MrElectrifyer

Electrical Engineer
Member
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,

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/79612-startup-programs-enable-disable.html

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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    Inventec 1505
    Memory
    4.00GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD3200BEVT-00ZCT0
    Mouse
    Alps Pointing-device
    Keyboard
    Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard with

Brink

Staff member
mvp
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.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/76913-notification-icons-customize.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

MrElectrifyer

Electrical Engineer
Member
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.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/76913-notification-icons-customize.html

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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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion dv3510nr Entertainment Notebook PC
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P7350 @ 2.00GHz
    Motherboard
    Inventec 1505
    Memory
    4.00GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD3200BEVT-00ZCT0
    Mouse
    Alps Pointing-device
    Keyboard
    Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard with

Brink

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

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System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

movrshakr

New Member
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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