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Notification Area - Show Icon/Hide Notifications? Cleanup?

  1. #1


    Posts : 70
    Windows 8 Pro

    Notification Area - Show Icon/Hide Notifications? Cleanup?


    Hello All!

    I just installed mouse software on my 8.1 Pro laptop. The software starts every time I start my computer and shows an icon in the taskbar. There is one very annoying thing that it does, when I first login to my computer the notification icon for the mouse software pops up a window saying that it's running:

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    I opened Customize Notification Area to see if I could turn off notifications BUT keep the icon there (so I can right-click it and open the software).

    I noticed there is no option to "Show Icon And Hide Notifications".

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    So the only way i can keep that annoying popup message from appearing every time I login is to hide everything. But then, as I said above, I won't be able to right click the icon and start the software.

    Is there a way I can show icons but hide notifications?

    Thank you.

    P.S. On a side note, I noticed when I was looking at the custom notification area window that there were entries for programs that I no longer have on my machine:

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    Is there a way to cleanup/remove these?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    An option in answer to your first question:
    Open gpedit.msc and navigate to User Configuration►Administrative Templates►Start Menu and Taskbar►Turn Off All Balloon Notifications►Enable.

    Second:
    Notification Area Icons - Reset - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3. #3


    Posts : 70
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    An option in answer to your first question:
    Open gpedit.msc and navigate to User Configuration►Administrative Templates►Start Menu and Taskbar►Turn Off All Balloon Notifications►Enable.

    Second:
    Notification Area Icons - Reset - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Wow! That was easy. Now I just need to find some kind of "cleanup" program that will detect and remove old notification icons.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by tackyjan View Post
    Wow! That was easy. Now I just need to find some kind of "cleanup" program that will detect and remove old notification icons.
    That would be the second part.
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  5. #5


    Just trying to be helpful,Notification Area Icons - Reset - Windows 7 Help Forums should be the"second part"!
    Cheers
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