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How To Disable/Enable The Intel Graphics Tray Icon

The Intel Graphics Tray Icon is a convenient tool for getting into the Intel® Graphics Control Panel from your task bar. The tray icon also serves as an alternative method for accessing features like display modes.

If you have accidentally exited out of it and want to turn it on, or simply want to keep it turned off, follow these steps.

Disabling the Tray Icon

  1. Open or expand the task bar until you see the Intel Graphics Tray Icon.
  2. Right Click the icon and select Exit Tray.
Note Selecting Exit Tray turns the Intel Graphics Tray Icon off until manually turned back on, so this option serves to disable it. You can also disable it by doing the opposite of step 4 in the following section.

Enabling the Tray Icon

  1. Right click the desktop and select Screen Resolution (Windows 7* or Windows 8*) or Properties (Windows XP*).
  2. Select Advanced Settings (Windows 7 or Windows 8) or Advanced (Windows XP).
  3. Navigate to the Intel® Graphics Control Panel tab.
  4. Select the check box for Show Tray Icon.
  5. Select Apply > OK.


Figure 1: The Show Tray Icon as seen in the Advanced Settings menu.

This applies to:

2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 3000/2000
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 2500
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4000
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4200
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4400
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4600
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 5000
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris™ Graphics 5100
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200
Intel® B43 Express Chipset
Intel® Celeron® Processors with Intel® HD Graphics
Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics
Intel® G31 Express Chipset
Intel® G33 Express Chipset
Intel® G35 Express Chipset
Intel® G41 Express Chipset
Intel® G43 Express Chipset
Intel® G45 Express Chipset
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 500 (Intel® GMA 500)
Intel® HD Graphics 5300 for Intel® Core™ M Processors
Intel® Pentium® Processors with Intel® HD Graphics
Intel® Q33 Express Chipset
Intel® Q35 Express Chipset
Intel® Q43 Express Chipset
Intel® Q45 Express Chipset
Mobile Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel® 945GM Express Chipset Family

Solution ID: CS-034108
Last Modified: 05-Oct-2014
Date Created: 11-Mar-2013