07 April, 2010

Notification Area in Windows 7

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Been learning some news things in Windows 7, or, to be more precise, been noticing now the differences between XP, Vista and Windows 7. This article is now on the notification area. Completely different from XP, and very similar to Windows Vista. Read on...


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In Windows OS, a small area on the right side of your taskbar inform you about many things in your system like running programs, Windows updates, new devices, progress, and much more.

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium UpgradeIn Windows 7, it has been redesigned; the standard Volume, Power, Action Center, and Network status icons are visible, but no other program icons are displayed unless you choose for them to be displayed. Windows 7 users get "Notification Area Icons" control panel to replace the "Customize Notification Icons" windows, first available in Windows XP. Now you have the ability to disable a notification balloon, in addition to being able to decide whether the program icons are shown or not. A small triangle next to the notification icons will show the hidden notification icons to you. Unlike Windows XP and Windows Vista, the hidden icons are shown in a window on top of the taskbar, rather than on the taskbar. It is possible to drag icons between the notification area and this window.

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate UpgradeEven so, there could be a few icons (like Windows Live Messenger or Communicator) that you would like to see
continuously. You can change what are displayed in the notification area the hard way (by right-clicking on the
taskbar, selecting properties, and then clicking the "Customize..." button), but of course there is always the
easy way. Click the small arrow to expand the notification area, and then you can drag down the icon you would like to show up continuously. It will even remember the position after you reboot the computer.

It is also possible to remove absolutely everything from the notification area. To do this, type 'gpedit.msc' on the
search box, on the left side go to User Configuration> Administrative Templates> Start Menu and Taskbar. Then on the right side find and double-click the "Hide the notification area" entry. Choose 'Enable', click Apply and then OK.

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional UpgradeIf you want to find out all new features of Windows 7 Please Visit Our Site at Windows 7 Features for tips and tricks Go to Seven Or XP

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Notification Area
In Windows OS, a small area on the right side of your taskbar inform you about many things in your system like
running programs, Windows updates, new devices, progress, and much more. In Windows 7, it has been redesigned; the standard Volume, Power, Action Center, and Network status icons are visible, but no other program icons are displayed unless you choose for them to be displayed. Windows 7 users get "Notification Area Icons" control panel to replace the "Customize Notification Icons" windows, first available in Windows XP.

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