How to Add or Remove NVIDIA GPU Activity Notification Area Icon on Taskbar in Windows


If your Windows device has NIVIDIA graphics and NVIDIA display drivers installed, you can display the NVIDIA GPU Activity icon in the taskbar notification area to better monitor the GPU activity.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the NVIDIA GPU Activity notification area icon on the taskbar for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Add or Remove GPU Activity Notification Area Icon in NVIDIA Control Panel
  • Option Two: Remove NVIDIA GPU Activity Notification Area Icon from Notification Icon
  • Option Three: Add or Remove NVIDIA GPU Activity Notification Area Icon using a REG file


EXAMPLE: NVIDIA GPU Activity notification area icon on taskbar
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Add or Remove NVIDIA GPU Activity Notification Area Icon in Windows OPTION ONE Add or Remove NVIDIA GPU Activity Notification Area Icon in Windows
Add or Remove GPU Activity Notification Area Icon in NVIDIA Control Panel

1. Perform one of the following actions below to open the NVIDIA Control Panel: (see screenshots below)

A) Run (Win+R) the C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Control Panel Client\nvcplui.exe file.

OR

B) Right click or press and hold on the Desktop, and click/tap on NVIDIA Control Panel.

OR

C) Click/tap on the NVIDIA Control Panel notification icon on the taskbar.

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2. In the NVIDIA Control Panel, click/tap on Desktop on the menu bar, and click/tap on Display GPU Activity Icon in Notification Area to check (add) or uncheck (remove - default) it. (see screenshot below)

You can also press the Alt+K keys and press the D key to toggle Display GPU Activity Icon in Notification Area as checked (add) or unchecked (remove - default).

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3. You can now close the NVIDIA Control Panel if you like.






Add or Remove NVIDIA GPU Activity Notification Area Icon in Windows OPTION TWO Add or Remove NVIDIA GPU Activity Notification Area Icon in Windows
Remove NVIDIA GPU Activity Notification Area Icon from Notification Icon

1. Right click or press and hold on the NVIDIA GPU Activity notification area icon on the taskbar to uncheck and remove it. (see screenshot below)

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Add or Remove NVIDIA GPU Activity Notification Area Icon in Windows OPTION THREE Add or Remove NVIDIA GPU Activity Notification Area Icon in Windows
Add or Remove NVIDIA GPU Activity Notification Area Icon using a REG file

The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\NVIDIA Corporation\Global\CoProcManager

ShowTrayIcon DWORD

0 = Remove
1 = Add



1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Add NVIDIA GPU Activity Notification Area Icon

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Add_NVIDIA_GPU_Activity_notification_icon_for_current_user.reg

download


 3. To Remove NVIDIA GPU Activity Notification Area Icon

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Remove_NVIDIA_GPU_Activity_notification_icon_for_current_user.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. Sign out and sign in, or restart the PC to apply.

8. You could now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn