Operating system Windows How to organize your notification area in Windows XP?
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How to organize your notification area in Windows XP?

Each icon takes up space on your Microsoft Windows XP taskbar, which leaves less room for your program buttons.

Fortunately, you can free up space in the notification area by hiding icons that you don't use very often.

How to organize your notification area in Windows XP?

1.

Right-click the system clock, and then click Properties on the shortcut menu.

System clock shortcut menu with Properties selected

2.

In the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog box, click Customize.

Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog box with Customize selected

3.

The Customize Notifications dialog box appears. For each icon you want to hide, click the Behavior list, and then click Always hide. For each icon you want to always show, click the Behavior list, and then click Always show.

Customize Notifications dialog box with Always hide selected in Behavior list

4.

Click OK twice.

Customize Notifications dialog box with OK selected

Your notification area will be much less crowded, giving you more room for program buttons on your taskbar. To show the icons you have hidden, click the left arrow beside the notification area.

Notification area with pointer on left arrow icon


Operating system - Windows