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Last post Author Topic: Must-have apps in the System tray?  (Read 82849 times)

CleverCat

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Re: Must-have apps in the System tray?
« Reply #125 on: April 29, 2007, 01:11:42 AM »


Might help to post a note on desktop - start browser.. :Thmbsup:

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Re: Must-have apps in the System tray?
« Reply #126 on: April 29, 2007, 02:50:45 AM »
Thanks a lot for the tip  8) 

Or maybe I should create an alarm to greet me at every startup?:
  • You got things to do!

Or maybe not, I like my desktop as it is, and I don't like ToDo programs..

Anyway, I was at work, and got all too stressed up to remember the little things I use to do, when I came home.

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Re: Must-have apps in the System tray?
« Reply #127 on: April 29, 2007, 06:46:34 AM »
Can't do without reminders - Rainlender and Qlock!

Today's Desktop - Wallpaper by me in Photoshop...   :D

http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/6136/clipboard01dz1.jpg
Must-have apps in the System tray?

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Re: Must-have apps in the System tray?
« Reply #128 on: April 29, 2007, 07:54:23 AM »
Wow; nice screen, miss!

- and you have Photo$hop  -  Awe!

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Re: Must-have apps in the System tray?
« Reply #129 on: April 29, 2007, 09:16:50 AM »
Thanks - I love being creative and as I'm disabled and don't get out much, I love pics with great scenery....

My window to the world!  :D

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Re: Must-have apps in the System tray?
« Reply #130 on: April 29, 2007, 01:13:12 PM »
clevercat -

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South Africa - formerly UK

When did the UK get renamed South Africa?  :D

Sorry, could not resist - and I tried very hard, too...  :P
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Re: Must-have apps in the System tray?
« Reply #131 on: May 02, 2007, 05:31:20 AM »


Very funny.... :D

Good job us Brits (wherever we are) have a sense of humour!

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Re: Must-have apps in the System tray?
« Reply #132 on: May 03, 2007, 05:57:29 AM »
Or maybe I should create an alarm to greet me at every startup?:

Curt,

You should try WebSite Watcher, and run it as the first task of the day...  I got my copy via a DC discount; Martin's been very generous with those.


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Re: Must-have apps in the System tray?
« Reply #133 on: May 03, 2007, 09:03:48 PM »
you can also put one of the tickers available onto your local start page - Spread the Word.. :)

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Re: Must-have apps in the System tray?
« Reply #134 on: May 09, 2007, 10:50:07 PM »
does anyone knows how to get rid this nVidia icon? i can disable the item with my start-up manager but somehow it appears again in the systray..

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Re: Must-have apps in the System tray?
« Reply #135 on: May 09, 2007, 11:13:51 PM »
in ati's similar tray icon, you go to advanced video settings for the ati graphics card and there is a checkbox somewhere in there.

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Re: Must-have apps in the System tray?
« Reply #136 on: May 10, 2007, 12:41:25 AM »
thanks, i'll check if nVidia has a similar option.. :)

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Re: Must-have apps in the System tray?
« Reply #137 on: May 10, 2007, 05:49:15 AM »
If you simply don't want to see it then...


• Open the Taskbar properties (right click on Taskbar)

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• Edit icon visibility - set to always hide

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...then it will continue to function, but not irk you.
« Last Edit: May 10, 2007, 05:50:56 AM by Ampa »

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Re: Must-have apps in the System tray?
« Reply #138 on: May 10, 2007, 08:48:44 PM »
mouser i've found the option (see pic) but the problem is still recurrent.. the icon appears even though i have set it to not appear in the tray.. :mad:

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btw, thanks Ampa but i want to disable it outright because i don't use the features.. anyone there with a nVidia card and having this problem?

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Re: Must-have apps in the System tray?
« Reply #139 on: May 10, 2007, 09:54:54 PM »
I think there is a nVidia service that you need to set to disabled and stop.  Try that, then reboot and see if the icon reappears.

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Re: Must-have apps in the System tray?
« Reply #140 on: May 10, 2007, 10:23:29 PM »
is it any one of these 3 items? i've checked-unchecked all three of them in various combinations but to no avail..

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Re: Must-have apps in the System tray?
« Reply #141 on: May 10, 2007, 11:41:31 PM »
Go ahead and uncheck all three of those, then do this:

Start -> Run -> type    services.msc

Then scroll down and look for a service name that has something to do with nvidia.  On my machine, I have this:
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Double click on it, and set the startup type to Disabled.
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Then reboot and see if it makes a difference.

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Re: Must-have apps in the System tray?
« Reply #142 on: May 11, 2007, 12:17:50 AM »
ok, thanks cthorpe.. will try that and see if it's successful.. :)

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Re: Must-have apps in the System tray?
« Reply #143 on: May 11, 2007, 01:03:43 PM »
quick update, cthorpe.. it works!! :Thmbsup: now i can sleep better.. ;)

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Re: Must-have apps in the System tray?
« Reply #144 on: May 11, 2007, 01:31:30 PM »
Good to hear.  That's one of the first things I get rid of when reinstalling XP.  I don't use any of the advanced features of my vid card and on the few occasions I need to change any display properties, it's not too much trouble to right click on the desktop and select properties.

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Re: Must-have apps in the System tray?
« Reply #145 on: May 11, 2007, 08:15:04 PM »
Oh, I almost forgot.  Here is my tray.

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From left to right:

SnagIt 8 - Screen capture program (sorry mouser)
Wakoopa - Social software tracker.  See this thread.
Altiris SVS Trinket - Controls Altiris SVS (see my review of SVS)
TapTap Hotkey Extender - lets me trigger Find and Run Robot with a double tap of the Ctrl key (thanks mouser!)
ClipMate 7 - Clipboard manager (sorry again)
NoteZilla - Sticky note program.
Find and Run Robot - Best program launcher ever
Miranda IM - Multi-protocol messenger
Process Tamer - We know what this one does.  Makes working on my P3 866mhz machine bearable
Locate32 - Ultra fast file searches.  Reviewed here
AutoHotkey - Hotkeys, scripting, and more.  Check out Skrommel's One-Hour Software right here on DC for examples of what can be done with this program
Volume Control
Process Explorer - Task manager on steroids.  The first program I install when I work on a machine for the first time
NOD32 Anti-Virus - Lightweight and effective virus protection
UltraVNC - Remote control software.
FirstDefence-ISR - Automatic system recovery.  See my review at http://www.donationc...index.php?topic=7189.  (note that Raxco is no longer selling this application.  I've provided the link to the developer of the technology behind the program.  There are other vendors of the program)
System Safety Monitor 2 (full version) - Controls processes, monitors registry changes, and generally keeps everything safe and secure
sTunnel - A small proxy that lets me encrypt arbitrary communications
Jetico Personal Firewall v 1 - Lightweight, highly configurable personal firewall

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Re: Must-have apps in the System tray?
« Reply #146 on: May 11, 2007, 08:42:04 PM »
Links to every program   :-*


But what are these arrows telling?
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Re: Must-have apps in the System tray?
« Reply #147 on: May 11, 2007, 11:33:30 PM »
Oh, I almost forgot.  Here is my tray.
From left to right:
(...)
ClipMate 7 - Clipboard manager (sorry again)

The $35 ClipMate will be on sale at Bits du Jour at Thursday

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Re: Must-have apps in the System tray?
« Reply #148 on: May 12, 2007, 01:53:42 AM »
But what are these arrows telling?

That just means that I've expanded my tray.  I usually have most of those icons hidden using XP's built in functionality.

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Re: Must-have apps in the System tray?
« Reply #149 on: May 12, 2007, 06:48:26 PM »
Process Explorer :-* 

Do I dare to make a statement that will not be popular in this forum?
Ohh, my stomack is uneasy now, but here it comes:

"Process Explorer uses too much CPU" !!!


Well; now I have said it. Are you going to mock me? Stone me (if you could)?

When absolutely nothin is going on inside the PC, Process Explorer (PEx) will use some 4-5% CPU. This is by itself maybe a little too much, but not the real problem. But if you have PEx placed to start with Windows, as I used to have it, you can watch the most of the PC starting procedure and see how much CPU each program will use. And you can see how they all battle each other to have the little power most machines have available. And see how some programs still uses a lot of CPU after they seemed to have done opening, because they must configure or whatever. If you watch this procedure and then notice the CPU usage of PEx watching over them all, then you may understand my point: Normal machines with many programs cannot afford to have a program like Process Explorer being placed early in the starting procedure, because it uses some 25% CPU during the entire startup! There is no reason to give these 25% to PEx, because the program is really not needed during start, only after the procedure have finished - and you can hardly spare so much CPU at this crucial moment.

But there is more: Even when PEx is resting and using less than 5%, if you scroll the PEx window's tab up and down, the CPU usage will rise to 15-30%. Just to scroll the window!! If this had been any other program but Process Explorer we would have rejected it and called it names. Am I right, or am I right   not?

I still have Process Explorer placed in Start, but now I have placed it to start late, second last, and this has been very beneficial to the entire starting procedure!
« Last Edit: May 12, 2007, 07:00:15 PM by Curt »