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Move system tray to left of taskbar? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have the taskbar at the top of the desktop and with the system tray/Action Center on the right, the notifications often appear and cover the minimize, restore and close buttons of the window.  I'd like to switch the system tray to the left, next to the start button and I can't find a way to do this.  Thank you.

    Michael
    Monday, December 21, 2009 3:17 PM

Answers

  • Hi Michael,

     

    It seems there is no way to change the system tray position. However, you can change the notification area settings to hide the notifications. For the detailed steps, please refer to the following knowledge base (KB) article:

     

    Guided Help: Customize the notification area in Windows 7

     

    Also, please refer to this article to disable the notifications: Turn Off Security Messages and Other System Notifications in Windows 7

     

    Besides, if you are using Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise, you can modify the Group Policy settings to disable the notifications in Windows 7. To do so, please refer to the steps below:

     

    1.     Go to Start, type Group Policy in to the Search box and then press Enter.

    2.     Expand: Local Computer Policy -> User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Start Menu and Taskbar

    3.     Find the following items and enable them:

     

    Remove Balloon Tips on Start Menu items

    Turn off feature advertisement balloon notifications

    Turn off balloon notifications

     

    Please notice that some important notices will not being seen after disabling the notifications.

     

    Hope this addresses your concern.

     

    Regards,

    Linda

     

     

     

     

    • Marked as answer by Linda Yan Monday, December 28, 2009 6:46 AM
    Wednesday, December 23, 2009 6:27 AM

All replies

  • Hi Trunks_cscs

    Can you check wether you have your vga drivers fully installed. under normal circumstances this dont happen, so check your video drivers. hope it'll help.


    Nura
    Monday, December 21, 2009 3:36 PM
  • Hi Michael,

     

    It seems there is no way to change the system tray position. However, you can change the notification area settings to hide the notifications. For the detailed steps, please refer to the following knowledge base (KB) article:

     

    Guided Help: Customize the notification area in Windows 7

     

    Also, please refer to this article to disable the notifications: Turn Off Security Messages and Other System Notifications in Windows 7

     

    Besides, if you are using Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise, you can modify the Group Policy settings to disable the notifications in Windows 7. To do so, please refer to the steps below:

     

    1.     Go to Start, type Group Policy in to the Search box and then press Enter.

    2.     Expand: Local Computer Policy -> User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Start Menu and Taskbar

    3.     Find the following items and enable them:

     

    Remove Balloon Tips on Start Menu items

    Turn off feature advertisement balloon notifications

    Turn off balloon notifications

     

    Please notice that some important notices will not being seen after disabling the notifications.

     

    Hope this addresses your concern.

     

    Regards,

    Linda

     

     

     

     

    • Marked as answer by Linda Yan Monday, December 28, 2009 6:46 AM
    Wednesday, December 23, 2009 6:27 AM