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Hi experts,

My recent install of win7 64 (upgrade) has all of the little icons for 3rd party apps on the right side of the task bar instead of wrapped up in that pop up balloon thing on the right side that usually contains them on other win 7 machines.  How can I correct this?

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
Most Valuable Expert 2012
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Commented:
There should be a little up arrow there. Click on it and click Customize. Pick the icons you want, and Show only Notifications.  .... Thinkpads_User
Ivano ViolaSystem Administrator
Commented:
Not sure if this will work but worth a try. Past the following code into a text file and name it NotificationCleanup.bat.
 
@echo off

:: Notification Area Cleaner
:: (c) 2009 Hally Master hally_master (at) yahoo (dot) com
:: Provided by www.7tutorials.com
:: WARNING! This utility restarts your shell (Explorer.exe) and deletes your notification area icons

taskkill /im explorer.exe /f
reg delete "HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify" /v IconStreams /f
reg delete "HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify" /v PastIconsStream /f
start "Shell Restarter" /d "%systemroot%" /i /normal explorer.exe

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Run the bat file from your desktop. This cleans up the notification area icons. It may help with your problem.

IV
Start menu and type -> Notification Area icons -> Enter
Click on -> Restore default icon behaviors -> click ok.
This should give you the default settings.

If you want to hide any icons, you can simply drag the icon and drop it on the little up arrow.
To show an icon -> click the little up arrow and drag the icon and drop it on the taskbar.

Hope this helps.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Expert of the Year 2018
Commented:
I have used the reset methods, and remember that a reset takes behaviour back to default - not all hidden and not all shown. So you still have to select what you want and don't want in the system tray.  .... Thinkpads_User

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Thanks for the help, I can't test until next friday so I'll close the question and try the proposed solutions.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Thanks. You should be able to solve your problem with the solutions above. ... Thinkpads_User

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