It may happen that the notification area becomes over-loaded with a lot of unnecessary icons.
To clean it up, simply follow this procedure:
- Right Click on the Start Menu (Orb button with the Windows logo)>Properties >Notification Area tab
- From there you can sort out the items you want to hide permanently
- Click on the Customize option to apply your own settings.
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