23. Change Behaviour Of Icons In
The notification area is situated at the bottom
right of your screen and is the home to the clock
and a number of other application icons.
These icons usually represent programs that run
when Windows starts. An example is Anti virus
software and third party Firewall applications.
If you have a number of applications running at
Start up the notification area can become somewhat
overcrowded. While it is not always possible, or
wise, to prevent the applications from launching
when Windows starts, you can make the notification
area somewhat less cluttered by hiding many of the
icons you don't regularly use.
To do this proceed as follows:
1/ Right Click your mouse in the
2/ From the Drop Down Menu that
appears Click on the Customize Notification
3/ In the Customize Notification icons
window, Click on the item you wish to
change the behaviour of.
4/ In the Behaviour column,
Click on the Down pointing Arrow to
the Right of the behaviour dialogue
5/ From the Drop Down menu,
Select the behaviour you want to attribute to the
relevant icon. The options are:
- Hide when inactive (recommended).
6/ After making your selection, Click OK
to set the behaviour for that icon.