Inactive icons in the notification area are automatically hidden.

To disable this feature:

1. Open a CMD.EXE window.

2. Type the following command and press Enter:

<b>REG ADD HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer /V EnableAutoTray /T REG_DWORD /F /D 0</b> 3. Log off and log on to activate this setting.

NOTE: To hide the inactive icons, use:

<b>REG ADD HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer /V EnableAutoTray /T REG_DWORD /F /D 1</b> NOTE: See tip 8566 » How can I manage the notification area chevron in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003?

NOTE: See tip 8624 » How do I use group policy to hide the Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 notification area on the taskbar?