Windows 7 Thread, Notification Area in Win 7 in Technical; Hello all,
I want to show all icons - including hidden ones (like Anti Virus and lan school) in the ...
18th August 2010, 10:18 PM #1
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Notification Area in Win 7
I want to show all icons - including hidden ones (like Anti Virus and lan school) in the notification area. Ideally via a GPO or reghack.. anyone got an idea?
18th August 2010, 11:12 PM #2
There you go mate, im afraid there is no group policy setting for this. Best but is to build a profile with this change
So go to regedit, change the value to 0 and export it to a registry file and your all done
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\E nableAutoTray
If EnableAutoTray = 0 then all icons in the notification area (system tray) are visible. Otherwise some might be hidden.
= 1 means is enabled which you don't want
Thanks to pritchardavid from:
ZeroHour (9th September 2010)
18th August 2010, 11:14 PM #3
Just to add to the above - you can turn this registry change into a GPO option by making yourself a custom adm template. Instructions available here.
18th August 2010, 11:35 PM #4
It's worth deploying group policy preferences (unless they are built in like 7) as it makes reg changes like this very easy without having to create any adm/admx templates.
18th August 2010, 11:59 PM #5
They are, and yeh GPP is brilliant
Originally Posted by DMcCoy
19th August 2010, 09:54 PM #6
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Thanks all - been playing with GPO Preferences today.. uber cool stuff!
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