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Hidden Taskbar Notifications

Expose all the Taskbar Notifiation Icons


While rather minor - Windows 7 now defaults to hiding most taskbar notification icons. Every time you want to view or use of the handy taskbar notifications icons, you have to click on a little arrow. This makes sense if you have a tiny screen with too many notification icons, but for most users with large resolution screens, you may prefer to have these icons appear all the time.

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Show All Taskbar Notifications
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The following steps show how access the notification dialog where all or select notification icons can be made to appear on the taskbar.

  1. Right-click on a blank part of the taskbar. At the pop-up menu, select Properties.

  2. Next, in the properties dialog, click on Customize.

  3. This brings up the notification dialog. Near the bottom of this dialog you can check the option to show all the notification, or go through individual selections an enable those you want.

  4. When you have competed your changes, click on OK. The change will appear immediately on the taskbar:

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Posted: 29-Jan-2010
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Last update: 29-Jan-2010 2:30 pm