Microsoft Windows 7 provides users with a simple tool for managing which icons display in the Notification area located in the lower right corner of the typical Windows Desktop. The behavior of icons in area are generally determined by whether they are trying to alert a user that some application or system process requires attention. However, a user can exert some control over this area through Taskbar properties.
Customize icon behavior
The default icon behaviors in Notification area are usually adequate, but you may want to make some changes based on your preferences.
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