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Any way to active systray icons?

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    Windows 8.1 x64

    Any way to active systray icons?


    So I have a Genius G-Pen 560 Graphics Tablet(as in the peripheral device for drawing), and I installed the drivers and it's all good expect for the fact that I can't active pen pressure because the only way to open the tablet settings is an icon in the systray. When I was running Windows XP and 7, I could just chose the "show" option which would make the icon visible for me to click on, but Windows 8 (of course) doesn't do this. When I put the drop down option to "show icon and notifications", a little popup appears telling me that the ion will be visible once it is active. The thing is, there's no way for this icon to ever become active. Even unplugging and re plugging the tablet does not help.

    I tried getting a guy from Microsoft to help me, but he tried all the same things I did to no prevail...

    Anybody here know what I can do? Even if it involves some sort of coding/program that can help me?

    Thanks.

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    Windows 8.0 x64


    Just for grins try Winkey Q. It should show a Settings input line in the Start Screen. Try searching some settings terms. Maybe there's another interface where you can change them.
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    Winkey+Q brings up a search dialog for me????

    Does the icon show in Taskbar and Navigation Properties? If so, make sure it's set to be shown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Winkey+Q brings up a search dialog for me????
    On my system, W8.0 it brings up the Start Screen with Apps selected and an input line. Underneath Apps is Settings. If you click that you can search the settings. MS likes to shuffle things around on every release so perhaps 8.1 is different.
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    I user Start8 so maybe that has something to do with it? I'm also on 8.1 + all updates.

    Win key+Q brings up a blue search area on the right side of the screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    I user Start8 so maybe that has something to do with it? I'm also on 8.1 + all updates.

    Win key+Q brings up a blue search area on the right side of the screen.
    You mean like this where you can click Settings to search Settings as I noted originally?


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    No, like this:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    No, like this:

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    What happens if you click the Everywhere dropdown?
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    When I click Everywhere, I get this:

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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Winkey+Q brings up a search dialog for me????

    Does the icon show in Taskbar and Navigation Properties? If so, make sure it's set to be shown.

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    I've done this already. As i stated in my original post "When I put the drop down option to "show icon and notifications", a little popup appears telling me that the ion will be visible once it is active. The thing is, there's no way for this icon to ever become active."
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