Change how icons appear in the notification area

The notification area is in the lower-right corner of the screen, located at the far right of the taskbar. It contains program icons that provide status and notifications about things like incoming e?mail, updates, and network connectivity.

notification area

For help on how to change which icons show in the notification area, please see this handy article on the Microsoft web site:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/change-how-icons-appear-in-the-notification-area

There is a video that shows how to change which icons appear in the notification area.

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Dan grew up in New York State, and graduated from Queensbury High School in 1980. He received his bachelor's in computer science at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas in 1984. He was a computer programmer at several insurance companies, and worked at Pioneer Hi-Bred for ten years. In July of 2002 after 18 years of programming, Dan founded Iowa PC Services, Inc. as a one-man computer repair business. He is an active member at the Grandview Church of Christ in Des Moines, and enjoys woodworking, walking, and grandchildren. Dan and his lovely wife, Donna, have two grown children and four grandchildren.