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Hide inactive tray icons automatically

This setting enables you to specify if you like to hide inactive running tray programs automatically.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista
This setting enables you to specify if you like to hide inactive running tray programs automatically.

At the right side of the taskbar there’s the system tray that contains the clock and other applications that are currently running in the background.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. You can create a DWORD value “EnableAutoTray”, if this value does not exist.

Now, right-click and modify the value to “1” which can hide inactive tray icons automatically. However, if you want to get back to the original state, change the value to “0”.

Hide inactive tray icons.reg

The '.reg' file Hide inactive tray icons.

Show inactive tray icons (Default).reg

The '.reg' file Show inactive tray icons (Default).

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

All the inactive icons arer hidden from the Notification area.

All the icons which are inactive are also visible in the Notification area by default.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer \],right-click in the open area to create a DWORD Value with the name "EnableAutoTray" in "Explorer" key.

Next, right-click on "EnableAutoTray" and click on 'Modify'.

Finally, enter the value "1" (Base Hexadecimal) without quotation in the text box and click on 'OK'. Once you are done. After a restart or logoff, the changes take effect.

Show only taskbar icon of minimized applications.

Category : Display > Taskbar

By using this tweak you are able to reduce the size each button needs inside the taskbar.

Hide notification area items (For Current User).

Category : Display > Taskbar

This setting lets you to disable the display of items in the notification area.

Disable context menu display on the Taskbar.

Category : Display > Taskbar

This setting disables the context menu from appearing on right-clicking on Start button or Navigation Area generally called System Tray.

Disable animation while resizing the window.

Category : Display > Taskbar

The user can specify if Windows should animate a window while minimizing, maximizing, and restoring the size of the window.

Restore “Show Desktop” icon in the Quick Launch Bar.

Category : Display > Taskbar

If you have some windows open on your desktop, you can minimize all those windows with the “Show Desktop” button. If this button is not present in the Quick Launch Bar, you can create it using this setting.

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