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How to Hide all Notification Area or System Tray Icons

systemtray_Icons

The system tray area is located on the right-side of the taskbar as shown above and contains icons that provides us the status about each program functions like new messages to your e‑mail, daily software updates, and network connections.

Here’s how to hide all the system tray icons using Windows registry.

Open the registry editor (regedit.exe) and explore the reigstry folder below:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

To hide all icons, create a New dword value named NoTrayItemsDisplay and put a value of 1. To take effect, restart your computer – That’s it!

To unhide, simply put a value of 0 or delete the value name.

 

Create your own Policy applying program using Regdevelop

form_regdevelop

Regdevelop is a program that has the ability of creating your own tweakui like applications. The program lets you re-invent and create your own application for policies and customizations.

Drag and drop the label and checkbox control as shown above and change its caption and other settings as written below:

Caption

Hide All System Tray Icons

RegKeyPath1

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Value_Name1

NoTrayItemsDisplay

ValueData1

1

ValueType1

DWORD

DeleteWhenUnchecked

True

That’s it! Just press the Start button for testing and finally, click the Build Now button after checking the program.

Enjoy!

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