Windows 10: Notification/System tray programs showing wrongs icons

Discus and support Notification/System tray programs showing wrongs icons in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello, I have a bit of an odd problem, which is purely cosmetic, yet very frustrating. My system tray apps (notification area, the right part of the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by EagleX, Aug 13, 2020.

  1. EagleX Win User

    Notification/System tray programs showing wrongs icons


    Hello,

    I have a bit of an odd problem, which is purely cosmetic, yet very frustrating.
    My system tray apps (notification area, the right part of the taskbar) are almost always showing the icons of other installed apps (Even some that aren't currently running). In addition, sometimes the clock is mirrored, for example, 23:49 will show as 49:23, etc... This issue occurs with every user. Clicking the app will open the correct app, even though the icon is wrong.
    The only "odd" thing in this particular setup that I can think of, is that Windows was originally installed in English, and each user later changed the UI language to Hebrew. Windows version is Windows 10, 1909.

    Attached photo demonstrates the issue well (Many programs show the "Windows Security icon. The one with the floating Hebrew text is actually the safely eject program...):


    Notification/System tray programs showing wrongs icons [​IMG]


    I'll appreciate any idea or advice you have.
    It's not a life threatening problem, but a very annoying one nevertheless.

    Thanks a lot,
    Noam.

    :)
     
    EagleX, Aug 13, 2020
    #1
  2. EagleX Win User

    Notification/System tray programs showing wrongs icons

    Hello,

    I have a bit of an odd problem, which is purely cosmetic, yet very frustrating.
    My system tray apps (notification area, the right part of the taskbar) are almost always showing the icons of other installed apps (Even some that aren't currently running). In addition, sometimes the clock is mirrored, for example, 23:49 will show as 49:23, etc... This issue occurs with every user. Clicking the app will open the correct app, even though the icon is wrong.
    The only "odd" thing in this particular setup that I can think of, is that Windows was originally installed in English, and each user later changed the UI language to Hebrew. Windows version is Windows 10, 1909.

    Attached photo demonstrates the issue well (Many programs show the "Windows Security icon. The one with the floating Hebrew text is actually the safely eject program...):


    Notification/System tray programs showing wrongs icons [​IMG]


    I'll appreciate any idea or advice you have.
    It's not a life threatening problem, but a very annoying one nevertheless.

    Thanks a lot,
    Noam.
     
    EagleX, Sep 5, 2020
    #2
  3. Mcd73165 Win User
    Notification/System tray programs showing wrongs icons

    Hi. Try this: Open the Registry Editor (RegEdit). Click on Edit then type traynotify then enter. Keep clicking on the F3 function key until you see on the right hand side the following 2 entries: IconStreams and PastIconStream. Delete both of these items then close the Registry Editor. Now open the Task Manager and find Windows Explorer, highlight it then click End task (bottom right). This will reset the icons to the correct image. Then you can choose which ones you want shown and which ones you want hidden in Taskbar Settings - Select which icons appear on the taskbar. If you don't feel comfortable editing the Registry you can use a third party tool called CCleaner and in the Advanced settings put a check mark in Tray Notifications Cache and run the cleaner to do the registry hack, remove the check mark and then you just have to reset Windows Explorer afterwards. Note that if you never used CCleaner make sure you only check the items you want cleaned. Hope this helps.
    Mark
     
    Mcd73165, Sep 5, 2020
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  4. Notification/System tray programs showing wrongs icons

    Notification area (system tray) icons missing, Reset did not work

    Hi Kevin,

    With regard to your query about the system tray, we suggest that you follow the steps below and see if it helps.

    • Right-click on an empty space in your desktop taskbar and select Properties.
    • In the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties window, find the selection labeled
      Notification Area and click on Customize.
    • Click on Turn system icons on or off.
    • If you'd like to always show all icons, turn the slider window to On.
    • Reboot the PC for the changes to take effect.

    Let us know the result.
     
    Rafael Com, Sep 5, 2020
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