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Last post Author Topic: What's living in your taskbar notification area right now?  (Read 12620 times)

Curt

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Re: What's living in your taskbar notification area right now?
« Reply #50 on: August 10, 2015, 10:17:51 AM »
-no, not any Start6/7/8/9 from Stardock. Unfortunately I have not kept any emails or History from my part of Start10's story, so I can only give you the two normal links: https://www.stardock...om/products/start10/ and "Features + Download" (incl. "Own Start8? Click "here" to find out if you qualify for Start10 upgrade pricing:")

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It's the second time I am testing my licensed Clipdiary... The first time I was too upset about the default hotkey, so I soon lost patience: Ctrl+Shift+Arrow_Up/Down can in my head not be a key to use in a clipboard. Now I have finally produced the necessary amount of patience it took to change the key combination, so after a couple of years of separation, I am using Clipdiary again. Only in a couple of weeks or months will I know if I want to keep using it. I might have more clipboards than brain cells.




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Re: What's living in your taskbar notification area right now?
« Reply #51 on: August 10, 2015, 12:04:54 PM »
FYI, I don't see anything about a Last BIOS time in Windows 10, so that may not have survived.

There's specific system requirements that need to be available before it shows up from what I gather, one of them seems to be a UEFI BIOS.

The only system running W10 atm is my netbook which, like yours, is too old for UEFI, as such it doesn't show the Last BIOS time info.
My main system is still W8.1 but has a UEFI BIOS so that's where the screenshot came from, so as yet I can't precisely tell you if it occurs in W10 or not.

There may be other requirements, eg. someone mentioned GPT formatted HDD, mine are all MBR so that appears to be wrong.

This is veering off topic, but I have Windows 10 on my netbook (BIOS) and on my desktop (UEFI). The screenshot I posted above of the Task Manager was from my desktop machine with UEFI. So either that feature has been removed from Windows 10 (or just moved to somewhere else in the OS) or there are other requirements my computer doesn't meet.


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Re: What's living in your taskbar notification area right now?
« Reply #52 on: August 14, 2015, 03:28:29 PM »
  • Join.me (can't figure out how to disable launch on startup)

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run -> join.me.launcher

Of course, whenever you use it, it adds it back :(

I don't run the software, but perhaps renaming the launcher (brute force) is the way to go ? (but then you'd still have to do it after every update)

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Re: What's living in your taskbar notification area right now?
« Reply #53 on: August 14, 2015, 05:58:22 PM »
  • Join.me (can't figure out how to disable launch on startup)

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run -> join.me.launcher

Of course, whenever you use it, it adds it back :(

I don't run the software, but perhaps renaming the launcher (brute force) is the way to go ? (but then you'd still have to do it after every update)

Whenever you use it, it adds it back.

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Re: What's living in your taskbar notification area right now?
« Reply #54 on: August 14, 2015, 06:16:11 PM »
Windows 10 Task Manager has a new Startup tab where you can see and enable/disable your startup items. Nice!
 (see attachment in previous post)

It doesn't e-enable it for me in Windows 10 when I disable it this way.  :Thmbsup:


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Re: What's living in your taskbar notification area right now?
« Reply #55 on: August 14, 2015, 06:48:15 PM »
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So, from top-left to bottom-right:

  • Windows' hardware removal.  ;D
  • AdiIRC
  • Bluetooth *
  • 7 Taskbar Tweaker
  • Adguard (with a connection issue yet to be solved)
  • The ac'tivAid AHK script collection
  • cFosSpeed
  • FARR
  • The Synaptics Touchpad driver *
  • CommitMonitor
  • TortoiseHg *
  • ArsClip
  • KeePass
  • Listary
  • Tixati
  • AMD Catalyst *
  • Some Intel driver *
  • Dexpot
  • Cloudfogger
  • Some Logitech driver *
  • Unchecky
  • qBitTorrent
  • eMule beba
  • Litecoin Core
  • Rainlendar
  • OneDrive
  • ShareX
  • The Bat!
  • Dropbox
  • The usual Windows symbols
* Good thing I answered this thread. Reminded me to get rid of those automatically added notification symbols.

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Re: What's living in your taskbar notification area right now?
« Reply #56 on: August 15, 2015, 04:23:12 AM »
  • 7 Taskbar Tweaker

so I *guess* you already had it installed when you upgraded to Win 10, Tuxman? So far it has been impossible for me to install 7+ on this "clean" Win 10 of mine: "Support for Win 10 is under development". (Yes, I have donated). Or is there a trick to install it anyway?
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Re: What's living in your taskbar notification area right now?
« Reply #57 on: August 15, 2015, 05:18:30 AM »
Yes, a very dirty trick: Download the beta version.  :D

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Re: What's living in your taskbar notification area right now?
« Reply #58 on: August 15, 2015, 08:12:07 AM »
-thanks, Tuxman. I am not trying it yet, because the feature I was hoping for, is listed as not yet implemented: When the taskbar is vertical (laptop with widescreen monitor), the mouse's moving distance from everything to everything else is unacceptable long - so to speak - so I want to change the order of certain buttons~areas.

Remembering where we are (What's living in your taskbar notification area right now?), I really am annoyed  that Microsoft on one hand forces me to look at their icons, while at the same time they prevent me from having an equally easy look at the icons from the programs that I have installed. I installed these programs, because I think they are important to me. Get it, Microsoft? No, they didn't. Maybe in a year or so they will have the time to listen?




« Last Edit: September 25, 2015, 04:32:00 PM by Curt »

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Re: What's living in your taskbar notification area right now?
« Reply #59 on: September 18, 2015, 10:29:02 PM »
taskbar notification area.jpgWhat's living in your taskbar notification area right now?

As you can see my notifications area is small and managed. If you want to see something big, extensive( and why I use Classic Shell) look at my Start menu below.

Spoiler
Part of my Start menu.jpgWhat's living in your taskbar notification area right now?



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Re: What's living in your taskbar notification area right now?
« Reply #60 on: September 19, 2015, 03:28:47 AM »
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Re: What's living in your taskbar notification area right now?
« Reply #61 on: September 19, 2015, 04:41:07 AM »
As you can see my notifications area is small and managed.

I dont recognise some of those icons - any chance of a tour ? :-)
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Re: What's living in your taskbar notification area right now?
« Reply #62 on: September 21, 2015, 01:19:48 AM »
As you can see my notifications area is small and managed.
- any chance of a tour ?

- look inside his spoiler.
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I tested if True Launch Bar was dispensable on Windows 10 (and of course it is), but simply had to install it here as well; Life is better with TLB installed. My settings are not yet all done, but True Launch Bar is already very useful:


left+right.jpgWhat's living in your taskbar notification area right now?


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I know I easily can remove another 3 programs, but I don't think I ever before have had this few icons in the Notification Area:

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Re: What's living in your taskbar notification area right now?
« Reply #63 on: September 21, 2015, 08:03:24 AM »
- look inside his spoiler.
  The spoiler just shows the start menu, and gives some inkling on a few that might have been obscure, but not all.

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Re: What's living in your taskbar notification area right now?
« Reply #64 on: September 21, 2015, 10:17:45 AM »
I dont recognise some of those icons - any chance of a tour ? :-)

Everything, Malwarebytes, Sandboxie, connection strength
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SaverPal, Action Center, WordWeb, ESET NOD32.

I have a program that makes screen videos, but don't remember the name and don't have it installed here.

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Re: What's living in your taskbar notification area right now?
« Reply #65 on: September 21, 2015, 11:34:45 AM »
What about in the popup?  Those are the ones that I didn't recognize.  And what is SaverPal?  I tried a search... but couldn't find it other than a reference on ProcessChecker

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Re: What's living in your taskbar notification area right now?
« Reply #66 on: September 21, 2015, 09:01:47 PM »
What about in the popup?  Those are the ones that I didn't recognize.  And what is SaverPal?

SaverPal is a screensaver utility. If you want a copy I can send you one, I was able to find a copy online but I don't know how safe that was.

SaverPal.jpgWhat's living in your taskbar notification area right now?     Clipboard01.jpgWhat's living in your taskbar notification area right now?

Which items from my Start menu didn't you recognize?
« Last Edit: September 21, 2015, 09:09:31 PM by Arizona Hot »

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Re: What's living in your taskbar notification area right now?
« Reply #67 on: September 21, 2015, 09:47:20 PM »
I meant from the little popup from the task notification area.  Going through your list, it didn't seem like you listed those.  And I don't use a screensaver, but thanks for the offer and the info!

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Re: What's living in your taskbar notification area right now?
« Reply #68 on: September 22, 2015, 09:09:28 AM »
meant from the little popup from the task notification area.  Going through your list, it didn't seem like you listed those.  And I don't use a screensaver, but thanks for the offer and the info!

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Re: What's living in your taskbar notification area right now?
« Reply #69 on: September 22, 2015, 10:47:30 AM »
^ thanks Arizona

(and thanks wraith for asking the questions :up:)
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Re: What's living in your taskbar notification area right now?
« Reply #70 on: September 25, 2015, 04:56:38 AM »
Finally got round to this - I seem to have a lot in the tray... pretty much everthing here get's a thumbs-up from me though.
Developer names given where connected to donationcoder:

Screenshot - 2015-09-25 , 11_37_38.png

PopUp:
  • MBAM
  • [network/internet]
  • [notifications]
  • FileHamster (still works fine - I find I dont set it up for new jobs though, preferring Syncovery below)
  • AHK script with various bits and pieces, mainly windows management
  • FARR - by mouser
  • Listary Pro - I use it in a minimal way but still a great help
  • [Win Update]
  • Linkman Pro (bookmarks) new user, like it so far, great support
  • MSE antivirus (is it worth it :p)

Tray:
  • GridMove (windows management) - by jpaiga
  • Everything (search)
  • Note5 (has it's limitations e.g. only one undo, but great for shorter lists / overview of a couple of topics) - by Chris Gingerich
  • Process Explorer
  • Dopus
  • PopUp Quotes - by mouser
  • CintaNotes Pro - great support, constantly improving
  • MoveIt (windows management) - by MilesAhead
  • [sound]
  • Spews (wallpaper management) - by Skwire
  • Syncovery (formerly SFFS - backup and sync) great support, could probably backup your kitchen sink but can be complex
  • Screenshot Captor - by mouser
  • Clipboard Help & Spell - by mouser
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Re: What's living in your taskbar notification area right now?
« Reply #71 on: October 01, 2015, 07:47:41 PM »
Wow, what a great topic. Made me realize one huge complaint I've had about Windows. That idiotic "Notification Area" (aka the System Tray) on my computer has over 30 icons in it that vary from time to time. Whenever I go into it I end up hovering over about 29 of them to read the tooltips before I find the one I want (I guess I'm not big on memorizing what all those tiny cryptic icons represent).

I offer a suggestion / challenge to one of you killer coders to come up with an app that will allow true customization of the area - change the icon size, or best of all, add a small text description or title for each of them. I love True Launch Bar for my applications but even it doesn't help with that stupid tray!

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Re: What's living in your taskbar notification area right now?
« Reply #72 on: October 02, 2015, 04:24:46 AM »
Offer a suggestion / challenge to one of you killer coders to come up with an app that will allow true customization of the area - change the icon size, or best of all, add a small text description or title for each of them.

In case you missed this, there has been some discussion of this problem area over here:
Tray Management Utilities Mini-Review - DonationCoder.com

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Re: What's living in your taskbar notification area right now?
« Reply #73 on: October 02, 2015, 09:42:16 AM »
(...) I offer a suggestion / challenge to one of you killer coders to come up with an app that will allow true customization of the area - change the icon size, or best of all, add a small text description or title for each of them.(...)

LaunchBar Commander by mouser: http://www.donationc...Commander/index.html (from Apr 2015)
PS Tray Factory used to be my favourite, but today it might be too old: http://www.pssoftlab.com/pstf_info.phtml (from Apr 2010)

...and some alternatives:
http://alternativeto...launchbar-commander/
http://alternativeto...are/ps-tray-factory/



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Re: What's living in your taskbar notification area right now?
« Reply #74 on: October 05, 2015, 07:36:05 PM »
Thanks for the great tips! It looks like PS Tray Factory will fill the bill perfectly. Even more options than I could hope for. It looks like the last update was in 2010 but it works fine on Win7. $25 is a little steep for this trivial need, but hey, it supports a struggling coder!