Turn off notification area cleanup

This setting affects the notification area also called the “system tray. “The notification area is located in the task bar generally at the bottom of the screen and it includes the clock and current notifications. This setting determines whether the items are always expanded or always collapsed. By default notifications are collapsed. The notification cleanup << icon can be referred to as the "notification chevron. "If you enable this setting the system notification area expands to show all of the notifications that use this area. If you disable this setting the system notification area will always collapse notifications. If you do not configure it the user can choose if they want notifications collapsed.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> Explorer # NoAutoTrayNotify

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Start Menu and Taskbar


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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