Nvidia tray icon

We are trying to hide the nVidia Tray icon and the shell icon (appropriate click desktop). I can disable it on the server with the application, yet that’s user based.

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With RegSwarm I’ve found out it offers the keys:HKCUSoftwareNVIDIA CorporationNvTrayStartOnLoginHKCUSoftwareNVIDIA CorporationGlobalNvCplApiPoliciesContextUIPolicy

When disabled they have a value of 0. However before both making use of these keys via worth 0 to a individuals profile does not hide them, nor does including them to HKLM occupational.

Our customers get incredibly confused (I know right) through a brand-new symbol and would prefer it to be hidden. Can you tell me one more method to hide it for everyone?


sschaber December 12, 2020, 1:36am #2


might you please attempt the adhering to for the NVTray Icon:




DennisHvT December 12, 2020, 1:36am #3

Great, the tray symbol is concealed now. However before the "nView Desktop Manager" still mirrors when individuals ideal click the desktop computer. What method must we usage to go approximately that?

I’ve currently tried removing the option from the registry:HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDirectoryBackgroundshellexContextMenuHandlersNvCplDesktopContext

However before after a reboot it’s back.

BJones December 12, 2020, 1:36am #4


I spanned this a while ago, here’s a connect to my write-up, it must do what you’re after …


For persistence, just use a GPO.



sschaber December 12, 2020, 1:36am #5

Thanks for sharing Ben.Nice idea to simply hide :)



aewald785 December 12, 2020, 1:36am #6

Is there anypoint else you have the right to do to hide the tray Icon in driver variation 391.81? The registry vital above does not seem to job-related. This is leading to a significant concern at the moment wright here the job tray symbol is launching through Autodesk products. It does not cshed once the user exits the digital application. Leaving the session open up and also bring about interruptions as soon as they cannot launch the application aobtain bereason the session is still running.

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Emgblood December 12, 2020, 1:37am #7

If anyone is having actually concerns through removing the Nvidia Tray icon from the alert area follow the steps listed below. I have to admit that I don’t totally understand the after-effects for doing this, so please make a backas much as your PC before attempting this just in case somepoint goes wrong!

Anyway registry edits to NvTray don’t seem to job-related with the more recent vehicle drivers. After doing some fiddling on my PC I uncovered if you kill the procedure “NVDisplay.Container.exe” and also float your computer mouse over the icon it will go ameans.

You deserve to discover this file at:"C:Program FilesNVIDIA CorporationDisplay.NvContainerNVDisplay.Container.exe"

I sindicate renamed "NVDisplay.Container.exe" to "NVDisplay.Container(disable).exe"

**NOTE: you will certainly need to kill "NVDisplay.Container.exe" in job manger prior to you can rename the file

Reboot the PC and also the tray have to be gone.

Aacquire I want to say that I don’t understand if this will have actually any type of various other impacts upon the procedure of the NVIDIA GPU however I haven’t had actually any type of issues with Windows or playing games.

I didn’t uncover a solution once googling so wanted to make this reply to hopetotally assist someone else out.

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I am utilizing Windows x64 with the latest NVIDIA Drivers and April Windows updays.