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Hide persistant icons in notification tray RRS feed

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  • **PREFACE:  I didn't build it, i inherited it**

    Hello all,

    I am working on an our lab image, and we are using a tool called Switch off to log people off the machine when there is no kb or mouse activity after 20 minutes.  It displays a notification tray icon that will not hide, hence, people can turn it off at any time.  I am trying to get it to hide, and so far the only solution I have come up with is to enable a GPO on the machines to hide the notification area.  I do NOT want to do this, as I would like my users to be able to change the system volume, make sure something is printing, and see other notifications that may pop up.

    Can anyone think of a way to hide specific tray icons other than the way I have mentioned previously, and the normal customization page?  As always, your help is appreciated!


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    Wednesday, June 11, 2014 9:02 PM

Answers

  • Have you checked with the vendor of the software tool, maybe the can provide to disable or hide their icon at notification bar?

    or check out link below:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-sg/windows-vista/remove-icons-from-the-notification-area-system-tray


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    • Edited by cguan Thursday, June 12, 2014 6:41 AM edit
    • Marked as answer by Obujuwami Monday, June 23, 2014 4:37 PM
    Thursday, June 12, 2014 6:41 AM
  • Thanks for the responses but I managed to find a better solution then the one that requires this fix.  Closing Forum post.

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    • Marked as answer by Obujuwami Monday, June 23, 2014 4:37 PM
    Monday, June 23, 2014 4:37 PM

All replies

  • Have you checked with the vendor of the software tool, maybe the can provide to disable or hide their icon at notification bar?

    or check out link below:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-sg/windows-vista/remove-icons-from-the-notification-area-system-tray


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    • Edited by cguan Thursday, June 12, 2014 6:41 AM edit
    • Marked as answer by Obujuwami Monday, June 23, 2014 4:37 PM
    Thursday, June 12, 2014 6:41 AM
  • That's the standard way I was taught to hide the icons, but it's not working.  I did reach out to the vendor, and they haven't gotten back to me yet, and I don't think they will.  The update before the latest version was in 2012.

    Any other thoughts on how to hide this?  I would also accept a way to log off the computer after no keyboard and mouse action after 20 minutes that doesn't involve checking idle time via task scheduler.  (We have people that like to render massive drawings on our computers and they shouldn't be.)

    Any help is appreciated!


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    Friday, June 13, 2014 4:10 PM
  • Sooo....no one has a good solution?  Please advise!

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    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 4:58 PM
  • Thanks for the responses but I managed to find a better solution then the one that requires this fix.  Closing Forum post.

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    • Marked as answer by Obujuwami Monday, June 23, 2014 4:37 PM
    Monday, June 23, 2014 4:37 PM