Windows 10: How to permanently hide a "hidden" system tray icon?

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  1. bbgun21 Win User

    How to permanently hide a "hidden" system tray icon?


    Hi, I'm not sure if this is question is applicable to this forum because I own Windows 7, but seeing how the system tray features are similar between Windows 10 and 7, I thought of asking in hopes that someone can help.

    I have a few applications that are left working in the background on my system. These are applications that I almost never open. These applications are running in the background, and they have a system tray icon in the lower right corner of the screen.

    The applications are set to 'Hide icons and notifications' within the notification settings, but as you can see here, they are still visible in the system tray, even when set to hidden.

    What I wish to do is to remove these icons, and only icons from the system tray, while they're still running in the background so that I can properly hide them.

    I tried looking for an option in their UI to see if I could disable them from showing in the system tray, but nothing came up.

    :)
     
    bbgun21, Mar 18, 2020
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  2. Permanently hiding system tray icon

    Well that would be my last solution. There's gotta be a way to just hide system tray icons? And not normally hiding but literally hiding
     
    danielwin10, Mar 18, 2020
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  3. How to recover hidden icon in System tray on Windows 10?

    Hi Callum,

    As you are facing issues with un-hiding the icon in System tray, we will help you with this issue.

    Do let us know which is the icon you have deleted from the system tray for better assistance?

    I suggest you to try the below steps to add the icons to Taskbar and check if it helps.

    • Press Windows key, click on Settings.
    • Click on System> Notifications & actions.
    • Click on Select which icons appear on taskbar (to select the icons that appear on Taskbar)
      and also click on Turn system icons on or off

    Hope it helps. If the issue still persists, let us know with brief description for further assistance. We will be happy to help you.

    Thank you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Mar 18, 2020
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  4. dalchina Win User

    How to permanently hide a "hidden" system tray icon?

    Disable Windows 10 System tray icon permanently !?

    Hi, this may help for default Windows icons - in Settings:

    How to permanently hide a "hidden" system tray icon? [​IMG]


    Are you also referring to system tray icons from other installed programs?

    Or do you mean you want to hide the whole system tray/Notification area?
    Add or Remove Notification Area on Taskbar in Windows 10

    Also try (or similar)

    How to permanently hide a "hidden" system tray icon? [​IMG]
     
    dalchina, Mar 18, 2020
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