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win7A Web Talk’s reader, Tad, wrote me about a nice tutorial for Windows 7. A nice feature in Windows 7 is the new Notification Area which lets you show and hide icons on the taskbar. The issue is that after installing a lot of applications, you will have a big list, cluttered with dozens of entries. Here is a nice hack to clean it in…one click!

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Search field, type notepad and press Enter.
  3. On the Notepad, paste this code:
  4. taskkill /im explorer.exe /f
    reg delete “HKCU\Software\Classes\Local
    Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify” /v IconStreams /f
    reg delete “HKCU\Software\Classes\Local
    Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify” /v PastIconsStream /f
    start “Shell Restarter” /d “%systemroot%” /i /normal explorer.exe

  5. Name the file clean_notification and save it with .bat extension .
  6. Click the file. If asked, always confirm the you want to open it.
  7. Basically, this file will clean the notification area, only leaving the icon which are active.

[Thanks, Tad]

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One Comment to “How to Clean Out Windows 7 Notification Area”

  1. mmg1818 Says:

    no is good this tutorial, here is photo.

    .-= mmg1818´s last blog ..Gabriella Cilmi – On a Mission (Sunrise 02.04.2010) HD-1080i =-.

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