f.lux won't hide in the notification bar.



  • Every times I turn on the computer it's in the notification bar. I have tried setting several different locations and reinstalling f.lux but it still appears in the notification area every time I turn on my PC.


  • f.lux team

    Just to confirm, are you talking about the icon or the whole app UI that's not hiding?



  • It's supposed to be in the Notification Area. If you don't like seeing it, then Click & Drag the icon into the hidden icons area. If you have set Windows to never hide ANY icons, then your only options would be to either allow Windows to hide icons so that you can hide the f.lux icon or uninstall f.lux.

    There's nothing harmful or bad though about the icon being there. If anything, it's extremely convenient to have it there.



  • Lorna: It's just the icon. It's supposed to hide once you've set the location but it's not.

    TwoCables: I have set windows to hide notification icons but every time I start the computer it's there again. I want it in the hidden icons area but it won't stay there once I've set to be hidden.



  • Whoa. Which version of Windows do you have?



  • It's windows vista.



  • I had expected either Lorna or Michael to reply by now...

    I'm not having this problem in Windows 7, so the only thing that I can think of is maybe this is some kind of bug or quirk in Vista.



  • Take the f.lux icon by the clock, and pull it OVER the arrow, the box should pop out, and put in inside the box.

    If that doesn't work, download Ccleaner, and clear out your system stuff, such as icon tray, icon cache, all that good stuff. Should get it fixed.

    Love these formatting options, work just like another website! (Won't mention it here, I want to keep that area seperate).



  • timpster: he knows how to put it in the hidden icons area. That's not the problem. The problem is that it's no longer in there when he reboots.



  • Hello!

    Sorry about late replies I've been super busy recently.

    I've tried the ccleaner but i's not helped.

    I'm starting to think Vista is rubbish and out to ruin my life with little problems.



  • Let's not give up so easily. Maybe f.lux just needs to be reinstalled. I don't know. If Michael or Lorna ever replies, then maybe they will have an idea, but let's be positive about this. It's not like it's a major computer problem or something, right? I mean, it's not actually ruining your life or anything serious like that. It's just an icon in the Notification Area that you're having trouble hiding. In the big picture of your life, it's just 1 little pixel. It's not worth getting upset over or depressed or anything like that. Am I right?

    We'll get this figured out. In the meantime, just remember that it's only a little icon in the Notification Area. It might not even be Vista's fault either; it could be some other program or something like that.


  • f.lux team

    Hey it's Lorna- we've been doing some travel so haven't been on the forum as much recently. The UI is supposed to hide after setting the location, but we leave the icon there, and we don't really have anything to do with what's in the system tray after that. To confirm, you are trying to hide the icon in your system tray and it's reappearing and you want it to stay hidden, right?



  • Sorry not to really hijack this thread but Vista well, IS rubbish. I'd recommend get an install of Windows 7 and take the free upgrade to Windows 10 this next month (July 29th I think) and you'll have a much better computer.

    Anyway, I guess in the meantime, let's get back to the issue. Also I appreciate you trying Ccleaner! That really does help to narrow down what's causing the issue.



  • Hello everyone, my this forum is full of nice people.

    Lorna i'm in no rush at all you enjoy your travel and yes I'm trying to hide it and it's reappearing the cheeky thing.

    Timpster I couldn't agree more however this is on my work computer and it isn't the fastest thing. Flux works perfectly on my PC at home but I use the work PC more and if I could convince work to get me a new one or at least upgrade it I would have done that ages ago.



  • @JohnNorman said:

    Hello everyone, my this forum is full of nice people.

    Lorna i'm in no rush at all you enjoy your travel and yes I'm trying to hide it and it's reappearing the cheeky thing.

    Timpster I couldn't agree more however this is on my work computer and it isn't the fastest thing. Flux works perfectly on my PC at home but I use the work PC more and if I could convince work to get me a new one or at least upgrade it I would have done that ages ago.

    The fact that this is on your work computer might explain it. Was this work computer set up by the IT department? Or, is this a personal computer that you are using as a work computer?


  • f.lux team

    Can you find a taskbar properties menu? Since XP there has been a setting per app to choose which apps appear and which are hidden.

    f.lux actually does set itself to appear at install time (we wanted "disable" and the preferences to be visible), but you should be able change it to hide with this control, and then it won't put itself back.



  • Two Cables:
    It's a work computer but it's nothing more than any home pc would do. This is a small company and we have a total of 4 PC's and I am the IT department, which usually involves showing someone how to add attachments to an email.

    Herf:

    I think I have set it to hide in the taskbar notification area several times, my process is to right click on the taskbar, properties, notification area tab, customise, and set flux to hide.

    Is there's another way of doing this that might have better results?



  • Click and drag the icon into the hidden icons area.



  • Clicking and dragging has the same effect as going into the taskbar properties. It still keeps coming back.



  • @JohnNorman said:

    Clicking and dragging has the same effect as going into the taskbar properties. It still keeps coming back.

    I have to admit that I'm at the point now where I'd like to just advise that you say "screw it" and just let it not be hidden. Besides, it's more convenient to have it NOT be hidden anyway.



  • So apart from telling me how to hide the icon which I already knew no one has any ideas?



  • Well, there are only 3 other people who have replied so far besides me. So, that means 4 people have said that they don't know how to fix this issue (that includes me).

    Like I said, if I were at this point, then I'd just say "lol forget it. It's not worth it. It's only one little icon".


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