Reasons for TrayIcons missing in Windows® 7
A TrayIcon in a computer represents a TrayIcon that is added to the computer tray. A TrayIcon has a tooltip, an image, a popup menu and a set of listeners related to it. A TrayIcon can generate various Mouse Events and supports adding corresponding listeners to obtain a notification of these events. TrayIcon can process some of the proceedings on its own. Sometimes a TrayIcon might be missing from the computer. Frequently, one or more icons are absent from the taskbar notification area. The cause for this is because of the incapability of Windows to load every icon correctly.
Here are the solutions for the issue of missing TrayIcons in Windows 7:
- Disable service
- Through 'Add or Remove Programs'
- Using registry editor
For the first solution, you have to follow these steps. You need to right click 'My Computer' and after that click 'Manage'. Then select 'Services and Applications'. After that you need to double click on 'Services'. From the 'Services' list right click 'SSDP Discovery Service' and then select 'Properties'. Then on 'General' tab, in start up type on a drop down list and select 'Disable'. Then click 'Ok'.
Through 'Add or Remove Programs'
There is another solution. You need to open Control Panel. After that you need to click 'Add or Remove Programs'. Then select 'Add or Remove Windows Components'. After this step, you have to select 'Networking Services' and click 'Details' and uncheck or remove the UPnP User Interface. Then click 'Ok'.
In some cases you might find that the above solutions are not feasible then you can go to the third solution. For this you need to open the registry editor by typing 'Regedit' in the 'Run' box. Next you need to type "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftDirectPlayNATHelpDPNHUPnP" and change the value of UPnPMode to 2. After that, restart your system.
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