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Bluetooth Notification Icon - Turn On or Off in Windows


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Bluetooth Notification Icon - Turn On or Off in Windows
This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off showing the Bluetooth notification area icon on your taskbar in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.
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How to Turn On or Off Bluetooth Notification Area Icon in Windows
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This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off showing the Bluetooth notification area icon on your taskbar in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.
How to Turn On or Off Bluetooth Notification Area Icon in Windows


information   Information
There are many different types of Bluetooth enabled devices you can add to your PC, such as mobile phones, wireless headsets, and wireless mouse devices and keyboards.

After you've paired (connected) a Bluetooth enabled device with a Bluetooth enabled computer, you can change the name of the device or enable or disable services for it. You can also control how your computer pairs with this and with other Bluetooth enabled devices.

You must have Bluetooth wireless technology installed on your computer to be able to show the Bluetooth icon in the notification area (system tray) of your taskbar.


This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off showing the Bluetooth notification area icon on your taskbar in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.





OPTION ONE
Turn Off Bluetooth Notification Icon from Bluetooth Notification Icon

1. While on your desktop, right click or press and hold on the Bluetooth icon in the notification area on your taskbar, and click/tap on Remove Icon. (see screenshot below)​
Bluetooth_notification_icon.jpg





OPTION TWO
Turn On or Off Bluetooth Notification Icon in Bluetooth Settings

1. Open the Control Panel, type bluetooth in the search box, and click/tap on the Change Bluetooth settings link under "Devices and Printers". (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: If you like, you could also use a Bluetooth Settings shortcut to open this.​
Control_Panel_Bluetooth.jpg
2. Close the Control Panel, and do step 3 or 4 below for what you would like to do. (see screenshot below)​
Bluetooth_Settings.jpg
3. Turn Off to Show Bluetooth Notification Area Icon on Taskbar
A) Uncheck the Show the Bluetooth icon in the notification area box, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 2)​
4. Turn On to Show Bluetooth Notification Area Icon on Taskbar
NOTE: This is the default setting.​
A) Check the Show the Bluetooth icon in the notification area box, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 2)​
B) Double check your Notification Area Icons settings to make sure that you have Bluetooth Devices set to what you want to either hide/show, or "Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar". (see screenshot below)​
Bluetooth_Notification_Area_Icons_Settings.jpg





OPTION THREE
Turn On or Off Bluetooth Notification Icon using a BAT file


Note   Note
The .bat files below are for the registry key and value below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Bluetooth

Notification Area Icon DWORD

0 = off
1 = on


1. Do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.
2. Turn On to Show Bluetooth Notification Area Icon on Taskbar
NOTE: This is the default setting.​
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​
Turn_On_Bluetooth_Notification_Area_Icon.bat
download


3. Turn Off to Show Bluetooth Notification Area Icon on Taskbar
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​
Turn_Off_Bluetooth_Notification_Area_Icon.bat
download


4. Save the .bat file to your desktop.
5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .bat file to run it.​
6. If prompted, click/tap on Run and Yes (UAC) to approve.​
NOTE: If you like, you can stop getting the Run prompt by unblocking the downloaded .bat file.​
7. You will now notice a command prompt quickly flash open and close as explorer is restarted to apply the registry changes.​
8. If you used step 2, then double check your Notification Area Icons settings to make sure that you have Bluetooth Devices set to what you want to either hide/show, or "Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar". (see screenshot below)​
Bluetooth_Notification_Area_Icons_Settings.jpg





That's it,
Shawn


 
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Hello Decadia, and welcome to Eight Forums.

It sounds like it was interrupted while restarting explorer. This should fix it. :)

  • Press the CTRL+SHIFT+ESC keys to open Task Manager.
  • Click on File (menu bar) and Run new task in Task Manager.
  • Type Explorer, and click on OK to start explorer.
 

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Lumia 1520 phone

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Hello Decadia, and welcome to Eight Forums.

It sounds like it was interrupted while restarting explorer. This should fix it. :)

  • Press the CTRL+SHIFT+ESC keys to open Task Manager.
  • Click on File (menu bar) and Run new task in Task Manager.
  • Type Explorer, and click on OK to start explorer.

Yep! Its fixed! Thanks! ;)
 

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You're most welcome. :)
 

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System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone