Remove/show tray icon

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Remove/show tray icon

Postby Rudi De Vos » 2004-05-05 21:16

DisableTrayIcon: Setting this entry to 1 remove the tray icon

There is an error in the documentation, key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ORL does not exist
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ORL\WinVNC3 is the correct.

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Re: Remove/show tray icon

Postby redge » 2008-06-20 18:31

for show/hide the systray winvnc icon of uvnc 1.0.4 or higher.

stop uvnc_service or close winvnc.
open notepad and open existing file ultravnc.ini from folder ultravnc
run as administrator notepad (if vista, server 2008 or higher)
under text [admin]
if exist edit or if not exist, add single of this variable without (comment)
DisableTrayIcon=0 (show icon = default)
DisableTrayIcon=1 (hide icon)

save ultravnc.ini
start uvnc_service or open winvnc

winvnc systray icon show or hidden depend of the setting apply.
do not change the ultravnc.ini file name.
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Re: Remove/show tray icon

Postby ahmed21_blr » 2012-12-19 09:53


in case of uvnc release 1.1.8 November 2012, installed on win7 as service and the settings stored in registry. The path to winvnc3 is

how-to post is being prepared at ... e-reg.html
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Re: Remove/show tray icon

Postby miguelpcn » 2013-07-23 11:18

Hi redge:

I have modified the ultravnc.ini file as mentioned:

modified from

DisableTrayIcon=0 (show icon = default)


DisableTrayIcon=1 (hide icon) from

Now the service is running, icon is not being shown however it is not accepting any client connections :S

The error message the client gets is:

VNC connection failed!
recvfrom failed: ECONNRESET (Connection reset by peer)

why? Help pls...

thanks in advance,

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