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Clear Past Icons from the Tray Notification Area

This tweak allows you to clear the Past Items list in the customized notifications area of the systray.

Tweak for : Windows XP
Windows XP neatly hides the icons in the notification area, when they become inactive. You are also given the option to either permanently hide or display the icon.

But the past icons can be displayed if the taskbar is right-clicked and then “Properties” option is selected. Now, come to Notifications area section, and click “Customize” button (not in Windows XP). Windows XP hides icons in the notification area, when they become inactive.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. If the subkey, “TrayNotify”, does not exist, create as described below. Now, check for binary value name, “IconStreams” in the right panel and delete it. Check for another binary value name, “PastIconStreams” in the right panel and delete it.

Open Task Manager > Processes tab > Explorer.exe > End Process.
In Task Manager > File > New Task > Explorer > OK.

Click “OK” and close the registry editor.

After logoff or system restart, changes take effect.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

The "Past Items" list in the customized notifications area of the systray are always hidden after the changes.

The "Past Items" list in the customized notifications area of the systray is hidden when inactive.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Second, go to the [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\TrayNotify\] key, right-click on the "IconStreams" Binary key and click on "Delete".

Finally, right-click on the "PastIconsStream" Binary key and click on "Delete".

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