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Windows Defender: Can I Add to System Tray?

  1. #1


    Posts : 31
    Windows 7 Home Premium

    Windows Defender: Can I Add to System Tray?


    Hello everyone. I just installed the Enterprise edition that is good for 90 days. My initial impression is it's a vast improvement over the previous test copies.

    Okay, here's my question: Is it possible in any way to add a system tray icon for Windows Defender?

    If not, then can I add it to my Quick Launch bar, which I enabled?

    Thank you! Jd
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  2. #2


    Pargas, Finland
    Posts : 48
    Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit with Media Center


    Try hitting the start button, search windows defender, once the icon pops up, drag it to your desktop and then drag it to the tray. For some reason it doesn't go from the programs list on the start menu to the tray.
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  4. #4



    Posts : 18,574
    64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise (RTM)


    Hello JD, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You might also see if this may work for you as well.

    Windows Defender Cascading Desktop Context Menu - Create in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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