The Customize button in the Taskbar tab of the Taskbar Properties dialog box opens the Notification Area Icons dialog box , which allows you to modify the Notification area. You can choose to do the following for all or some tools:
- Show icons and notifications
- Hide icons and notifications
- Show only notifications
The Only Show Notifications option displays the status icon only when there is a message or condition that the program wants you to know about.
The Notification Area Icons dialog box is a control panel. Notification area icon menus typically contain commands that open utilities and control panels. The Date/Time icon is a good example of this behavior.
To change the date or time
- Tap, or move your cursor over, the Date/Time icon (at the far right of the taskbar).
In the Date/Time pop-up window that appears , click the Change date and time settings link.
The Date/Time icon can be used to view and modify the system date and time.
This opens the Date And Time control panel.
- Make your changes, and then close the control panel.
There are many other ways to get to control panels. For example, you can use the search function in Windows 8 to find a control panel by its name. But using a Notification area icon to launch control panels is one of the easiest methods.