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Last post Author Topic: My Taskbar Notification Area Competition  (Read 17119 times)

kartal

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My Taskbar Notification Area Competition
« on: March 15, 2008, 02:05:55 AM »
Who has the craziest taskbar? (the part with the clock and background programs run). Hmmm it looks like my mouse battery is going down btw.


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shup, syncback, process lasso, winsplit, autohotkey, timeless, powermate, windows wireless, greenshot, mouse battery, dlxrsizer,filehamster,mediamonkey,trucrypt, mouse battery, filebox extender, logitech, pop peeper, soundmax, quickshutdown, ralink wireless, input director, stupid windows update alert, volume, usb devices, net meter, power management, nvidia, ultra stupid windows security alert
108215236-Untitled-Window[1].jpg

and here is the whole task bar at the moment
10821524556-Untitled-Window[1].jpg
« Last Edit: March 15, 2008, 11:30:31 AM by kartal »

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Re: My Taskbar Competition
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2008, 02:09:06 AM »
I actually have little running on my computers anymore (not interesting enough to take an image), but if I recall correctly, App103 has one of the most insane taskbar setups I have ever seen. It seriously takes like 1/3 of the screen.

Hopefully she posts here and shows us what it looks like now (the images I remember are somewhat old).

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Re: My Taskbar Competition
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2008, 02:27:12 AM »
That isn't the taskbar, it's the "taskbar notification area" - the taskbar is the whole bar, including taskbar buttons etc.

That said, you do have quite some icons going there :)
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Re: My Taskbar Notification Area Competition (corrected by f0dder)
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2008, 02:29:52 AM »
I just have a quad machine with 8 gb ram, just filling the blanks f0dder :)


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Re: My Taskbar Notification Area Competition (corrected by f0dder)
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2008, 02:32:55 AM »
How about an explanation of what all those icons represent. I know some of them, obviously, but a lot of them are new to me. I'll post a screenshot eventually

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Re: My Taskbar Notification Area Competition (corrected by f0dder)
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2008, 02:43:57 AM »
kartal: you're on a quadcore with 8 gigs of ram? What a coincidence, so am I :)

Here's what my entire taskbar looks like:
taskbar.pngMy Taskbar Notification Area Competition

and just the notify icon area:
notify.png

Process Explorer (not always running), Screenshot Captor (not always running), Website Watcher, sound applet, safe remove, The Bat!, Realtek Sound manager (I should remove this, it sucks :P), FARR, ClipX, MagicDisc, PuTTY's pageant.
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Re: My Taskbar Notification Area Competition (corrected by f0dder)
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2008, 02:50:52 AM »
4 core is nice but 8 core rocks:)

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Re: My Taskbar Notification Area Competition (corrected by f0dder)
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2008, 05:32:02 AM »
This is my system tray (i.e. taskbar notification tray), using LiteStep as shell. I've got quite a few more icons, actually, but they're hidden since I don't need to see them.

Opera Internet Browser [Opera.exe] Screenshot - 15.03.2008 , 11_26_56.png

Top L->R: Process Tamer, FARR, KeePass, Clipboard H+S, RMClock (cpu load), Intel Wireless, Avast!, PhraseExpress, Screenshot Captor

Bottom L->R: Opera, an AHK script with msn icon (don't know why I picked that icon), Website-Watcher, FavMenu (an AHK script), RMClock (cpu temp), RMClock (main icon displaying power profile), sound, OneNote, Total Commander

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Re: My Taskbar Notification Area Competition (corrected by f0dder)
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2008, 05:47:18 AM »
I keep almost nothing there. So no screenshots from me. But if I did post a screenshot, you'd see the Screenshot Captor icon! :)
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Re: My Taskbar Notification Area Competition (corrected by f0dder)
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2008, 06:06:49 AM »
I can't post a new pic of the taskbar from the other pc, as it currently isn't working and I am stuck on the old P1, but it didn't change that much since those screenshots I posted of it here back in October. (just maybe got a bit crazier on the left side and the addition of DC Search deskbar on the bottom right)

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I have to keep everything under control on the P1 because I only have 64mb of ram.

The taskbar notification area is at the top (not the bottom), and just like always, it autohides:
desktop-03-15-08.pngMy Taskbar Notification Area Competition

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Re: My Taskbar Notification Area Competition (corrected by f0dder)
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2008, 08:09:39 AM »
Oh, great! Just when my eyes had stopped bleeding!  :P
App, I'm surprised nobody on DC has managed to convert you! :)


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Re: My Taskbar Notification Area Competition (corrected by f0dder)
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2008, 09:11:28 AM »
Oh, great! Just when my eyes had stopped bleeding!  :P
App, I'm surprised nobody on DC has managed to convert you! :)

Convert me to what? (I am still trying to convert you guys  :P)

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Re: My Taskbar Notification Area Competition
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2008, 12:08:31 PM »
OK, kartal, you winz the thread. Your taskbar is making my head spin. app's taskbar is doing the same, but at least she is hiding it ;D. And I see f0dder likes Evangelion ;)

The taskbar area (new Windows style pending™). Wordzilla, say hi to the audience ;D

Screenshot - 15_03_2008 , 17_59_05.pngMy Taskbar Notification Area Competition

Usually, only the 7 last icons are those running at all times, the rest appear from time to time (that's the beauty of FARR + lean software + somewhat powerful computer :D)

From left to right: Screenshot Captor, ĀµTorrent, Miranda IM, Rainlendar, AM-Notebook, Locate32, KeePass, foobar2000, Ethernet Port #2, Ethernet Port #1, Find and Run Robot, Windows Defender, avast! Antivirus.

Screenshot - 15_03_2008 , 17_53_22.png
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Re: My Taskbar Notification Area Competition
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2008, 12:09:56 PM »
Mine looks like Nosh's, 3 high & 3 wide (I like two rows of taskbar buttons), but instead of Autohide, I use PSTray Factory to hide the other 30 icons, 13 of which are AutoHotkey processes.

At 3x3, when an extra icon becomes active, say for a notification, it's very obvious that the  system tray area has gone to 4 wide - it catches my eye.

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Re: My Taskbar Notification Area Competition
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2008, 06:42:43 PM »
Here is mine:
task.bmp

From left to right:
Altbinz (newsgroup downloader)
FirstClass (groupware for my job)
Windows update notification (I need to install a patch for WMP9)
Find and Run Robot (do I need to explain this one?)
Volume (standard built in XP)
Safely remove USB drive (standard built in XP)
Task Manager Pro (from AnVir - better than Process Explorer IMO)
OneNote 2007 (a double click lets be quickly insert a note)
NOD32 (best AV program around IMO)
Jetico v2 (best FW program around IMO, but not for the faint at heart or people who hate popup warnings)
Bluetooth manager
FDISR (Instant system recovery and multiple "snapshots" of windows installations accessible with just a reboot of the computer)

I will have more soon, but this install of XP is just 3 days old, so I haven't installed everything yet.

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Re: My Taskbar Notification Area Competition
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2008, 06:46:49 PM »
a good analysis of user`s task bar notification area will reveal a lot about one`s personality, keep posting :)


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Re: My Taskbar Notification Area Competition
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2008, 07:02:07 PM »
-100 points if you don't have a donationcoder.com program icon in your tray!  >:(

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Re: My Taskbar Notification Area Competition
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2008, 07:14:15 PM »
That is true. But that does not mean I do not use donation coder software :) Process tamer and screenshot captor are my favorites. Normally process tamer runs whole time, but for some resaon I was testing process lasso at that moment :) 


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Re: My Taskbar Notification Area Competition
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2008, 07:16:39 PM »
I'm just kidding around anyway.. someone needs to make a super tiny tray utility with a picture of cody that does nothing but say "chirp" when you click on it, whose only purpose is to pass this requirement :)

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Re: My Taskbar Notification Area Competition
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2008, 07:50:26 PM »
Here ya go... the bit that everyone can see:

Taskbar Notification exposed.png

pretty standard fair  :-[ fare here:

Notezilla
WinPatrol
Archivarius
Safely remove hardware (default Windows XP)
AC
Default volume level
PS Tray Factory

Here's what's "hidden" by PS Tray Factory - no explanations needed:

Taskbar Notification hidden.png

EDIT: perhaps not so self-explanatory. The bottom three icons are for:

Bitdefender Antivirus 2008
CachemanXP
AnVir Task Manager Pro
"Some people have a way with words, other people,... oh... have not way" - Steve Martin
« Last Edit: March 15, 2008, 11:41:05 PM by Darwin »

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Re: My Taskbar Notification Area Competition
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2008, 07:54:19 PM »
Something like this, mouser?

c.bmp

Just right click on it for options:

cmenu.bmp


Very quick and dirty in autohotkey after looking at a couple of Skrommel's apps to see how to make a menu.
« Last Edit: March 15, 2008, 07:59:34 PM by cthorpe »

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Re: My Taskbar Notification Area Competition
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2008, 08:21:09 PM »
Darwin, thanks for the "network magic" tip. I was looking for a network manager I may get it.


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Re: My Taskbar Notification Area Competition
« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2008, 10:10:25 PM »
carl that's great  ;D

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Re: My Taskbar Notification Area Competition
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2008, 11:07:19 PM »
wow! look at the date, it's two years to the day since i started a similar thread.. 8) check out this thread for comparison. forum regulars may also be able to reminisce about their PC's layout from then & now. ;)

anyway, here's mine.. (from left to right): Gmail notifier, FreeDownload Manager, USB Drive thingy, AVG, AllChars, Farr, WinWarden, AHK (various custom scripts), CLCL (clipboard manager), Windows Security Alert (not anymore), KatMouse, RtvReco, HP Printer Software and finally Tclock2.


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Re: My Taskbar Notification Area Competition
« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2008, 01:28:12 AM »
I've been busy installing apps and getting everything squared away since going back to XP, so I've added a few more icons since my last post.

Here is my current tray:

tray.png

From left to right:

DirectFolders
My Life Organized
Direct Access
Active Sync
HP printer utility
Adobe Photo Downloader
First Defense-ISR
Bluetooth
Jetico Firewall v2
NOD32
One Note 2007
Find and Run Robot
USB
Volume control
Altiris SVS
AnVir Task Manager Pro
AltBinz (newsgroup leecher)
OneAlert (calendar and reminders from the maker of My Life Organized)

I am currently trying out PS Tray Factory, so most of those icons are hidden.  I have altbinz and AnVir Task Manager Pro visible at all times as the tray icon animates to give useful information.

Carl