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Chapter 5. Task and Setting Index > Taskbar Notification Area

Taskbar Notification Area

Commonly known as the Tray, the Taskbar Notification Area is the little box on the right-side of the Taskbar that typically holds the clock and several application status icons. These settings allow you to add and remove items from this area (see Figure 5-7).

Figure 5-7. The Customized Notifications dialog helps reduce clutter by letting you hide the Tray icons you don’t need



Taskbar Notification Area, hide infrequently accessed applications

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Taskbar tab Hide inactive icons


Taskbar Notification Area, network icon

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Properties General tab Show icon in notification area when connected


Taskbar Notification Area, power icon

Control Panel Power Options Advanced tab Always show icon on the Taskbar


Taskbar Notification Area, Security Center Alerts

Control Panel Security Center Change the way Security Center alerts me Check or uncheck the boxes to activate/disable alerts


Taskbar Notification Area, volume control (yellow speaker)

Control Panel Sounds and Audio Devices Volume tab Place volume icon in the Taskbar


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