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I need help, my notifications aren't showing no matter what I do.

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#1 Mubsee


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Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:39 AM

Okay so in the taskbar, the notifications aren't showing, it's just time.
I tried the settings in control panel but when it shows the settings, the buttons are grey so I can't click them.
If you can help thanks.
Screenshots: http://imgur.com/WuSip
Edit: All this time I've turning my computer off with it's button and not actually logging off and shutting down and all that. I relogged and now it's fixed. I feel so stupid now.

Edited by Mubsee, 26 October 2012 - 01:04 PM.

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#2 Iam Legend

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:18 AM

Try this...

Click Start, Run and type REGEDIT and press Enter

Navigate to the following keys:

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


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies\ Explorer

In the right-pane:

Delete the value NoAutoTrayNotify

Delete the value NoTrayItemsDisplay

Close Registry Editor, logoff and re-login for the changes to take effect

In Windows XP Professional, you can also accomplish the above using Group Policy Editor.

Click Start, Run and type GPEDIT.MSC

Navigate to this path:

=> User Configuration

==> Administrative Templates

===> Start Menu and Taskbar

Set Turn off notification area cleanup to Not Configured

Set Hide the notification area to Not Configured


#3 hamluis



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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:47 AM

Just a reminder...before suggesting or effecting any registry edit...the instructions should always include (as a first point) taking steps to back up the registry. Any one of several methods will accomplish this.

Back up the registry - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-MY/windows7/Back-up-the-registry

ERUNT Registry Backup Tool - http://www.snapfiles.com/get/erunt.html

How to backup the Windows XP Registry - http://windowsxp.mvps.org/registry.htm


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