hmmm, there is a nvidia tray icon? I have used vista since it was released, then used win7 since it was released. I have never had an nvidia tray icon. Just right click desktop and go to nvidia control panel.
this is weird.. ok now right after i installed the new display nvidia drivers the tray appeared in right next to the time. When i restarted it wouldnt show up anymore. Now the reason this is very important! is cuz any settings i do from right clicking the desktop and go to nvidia control panel and change any settings there it wont take effect. I dunno why. u see why this is important i dunno why it dosnt show up there but it shud otherwise settings wont stick or take effect.
Originally Posted by kitt3
thanks but i cannot find tools anywhere.....
That's because the only menu options are File, Edit, View and Help. And the only menu that would (or should?) have this option we're looking for is the View menu, but the only option in there is just to add the Desktop Context Menu item.
So, I guess I was totally wrong when I thought that I had a Notification Area icon the first time I installed the official NVIDIA Display Driver.
So, just open the NVIDIA Control Panel, right-click its icon on the Taskbar, and choose "Pin this program to taskbar". You can also place it in one of the first 10 positions on the Taskbar starting from the left so that you can open it using WinKey+[corresponding position number]. So, if it's the first pinned item from the left, then you would open it using WinKey+1. Or, if it's the 10th item, then it would be WinKey+0. But if you place it anywhere after, then you can assign a hotkey for it. To do that, pin the NVIDIA Control Panel to the Taskbar, then Shift+Right-click the icon and choose Properties. Look for the "Shortcut key" field, and create the shortcut key. Note: Windows only allows combinations using Ctrl+Alt. For example, I'm actually using Ctrl+Alt+7 for the NVIDIA Control Panel because it's the 17th item on my Taskbar (or, I can say that it's 7 items after the 10th item).
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