Where is the Safely Remove Hardware icon


  1. Posts : 3
    windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Where is the Safely Remove Hardware icon


    Hello, I'm new to Windows 10 and to this forum. I can't find the eject hardware icon anywhere. Under windows 7 it was in the system tray at bottom right. Few questions, please:

    1. So where is that eject hardware icon?

    2. I'm assuming that mice and keyboards can be removed at any time safely as there is no data transfer. Is that correct?

    Thanks,

    Peter
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 441
    Windows 10
       #2

    PeterL said:
    Hello, I'm new to Windows 10 and to this forum. I can't find the eject hardware icon anywhere. Under windows 7 it was in the system tray at bottom right. Few questions, please:

    1. So where is that eject hardware icon?

    2. I'm assuming that mice and keyboards can be removed at any time safely as there is no data transfer. Is that correct?

    Thanks,

    Peter
    It's in the same place on my system.
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 703
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #3

    ...yup...in the same place except that by default the 'remove hardware' icon is hidden within the expanded section (accessed by clicking the up-arrow in the tray)

    You can move it into the permanent area of the tray via Settings>System>Notification
    Then click on the 'Select Which Icons Appear on the Taskbar"
    Finally, choose your option for each icon
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 441
    Windows 10
       #4

    WhyMe said:
    ...yup...in the same place except that by default the 'remove hardware' icon is hidden within the expanded section (accessed by clicking the up-arrow in the tray)

    You can move it into the permanent area of the tray via Settings>System>Notification
    Then click on the 'Select Which Icons Appear on the Taskbar"
    Finally, choose your option for each icon
    Ahh yes I always show all icons and only have 3 set as default so I never even considered that.
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 3
    windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thanks! It was a good opportunity to clean up my system tray, too.
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro
       #6

    PeterL said:
    Hello, I'm new to Windows 10 and to this forum. I can't find the eject hardware icon anywhere. Under windows 7 it was in the system tray at bottom right. Few questions, please:

    1. So where is that eject hardware icon?

    2. I'm assuming that mice and keyboards can be removed at any time safely as there is no data transfer. Is that correct?

    Thanks,

    Peter
    I followed the instructions and turned on the notification, but it still does not appear.
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 193
    Windows 10 Pro
       #7

    What is the exact item of hardware you are looking to eject? I believe the icon in the notification bar only appears when there is actually an 'ejectable' device connected to the computer.
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 790
    W11 pro 64 beta channel
       #8

    Mice and keyboards can be removed but if they use the old PS2 connections it would be wise to power down the pc before reconnecting them.
      My Computers


  9. Posts : 3
    margaretrodney
       #9

    Not there
    bazz said:
    it's in the same place on my system.
      My Computer


 

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