In this sixth article of the series called “Taking Control of your Windows Desktop“, we’ll take a break from the Desktop proper, and look at the Windows 7 Notification Area  and how it can be customized to only display the notifications that you choose.

In case you’re wondering, “notifications” refer to the messages you see appearing from the small icons in what we use to call, the “tray area”, down where you see the date and time at the lower right corner of the Taskbar. The small icons represent memory resident programs (such as your anti-virus program) that are always running while your computer is turned on.

The cool thing is, you can customize what you see in that area.

[NOTE: In my book, the Windows PC Guidebook I talk in great detail about how to work with the Windows Desktop, including the Notification Area. CLICK HERE to learn more about the book.]

Click on the video below to see how to customize the Windows 7 Notification Area.

Click the lower-right corner button (above) to go Full Screen—>>>

Once the video starts playing, click the “gear” button (above) to change the video quality—>>>

And if you missed any of the other “Taking Control of your Windows Desktop” video articles, here are links you can click to see them…

As always, I’d love to hear your experiences or comments. You can leave them below…

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