Windows 10: Unwanted icons in the notification area

Discus and support Unwanted icons in the notification area in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Some programs insist on putting their icon in the notification tray, and then the company uses that "feature" for advertising in relentless pop up... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Prof. Longfellow, Oct 24, 2020.

  1. Unwanted icons in the notification area


    Some programs insist on putting their icon in the notification tray, and then the company uses that "feature" for advertising in relentless pop up notifications. This is not an appropriate use of the notification tray, nor should have Microsoft allowed such program behavior in the first place! Please provide a user setting that keeps programs from stashing their icon in the notification trayafter the program has ended.

    :)
     
    Prof. Longfellow, Oct 24, 2020
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  2. Hans L Win User

    Startup and Notification area

    R]I ran this batch file, but it did not help (which I understand, because Task Manager > Processes does NOT show WinDates).

    I am back to the conclusion that Win 10 can run WinDates manually, but not automatically at startup (via link). If I double-click on the link C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\WinDates.lnk, WinDates opens fine.

    My next step will be to run a scan of system files to see if something is corrupt. However, any other suggestions are welcome.
     
    Hans L, Oct 24, 2020
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  3. ms1406 Win User
    Missing Notification area Icon in Windows 10 control Panel

    thanks , but you did not understand the problem.

    I have since found the solution wlsewhere:

    To add a hidden icon to the notification area


    • Click the arrow next to the notification area, and then drag the icon you want to move to the notification area. You can drag as many hidden icons to the notification area as you want.

    To
    always show all icons on the taskbar



    • Right-click an empty area on the taskbar, and then click Properties.

    • Under Notification area, click Customize.

    • Select the Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar check box, and then click
      OK.
     
    ms1406, Oct 24, 2020
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  4. MoogLe Win User

    Unwanted icons in the notification area

    Notification area icon problems


    thanks for the welcome!

    I will definitely try those suggestions!
     
    MoogLe, Oct 24, 2020
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