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Last post Author Topic: Fewer system tray icons?  (Read 21179 times)

Black Mamba

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Re: Fewer system tray icons?
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2006, 03:25:08 PM »
I found another program which looks interesting. I think it wasn't mentioned here.

It's called Captain Tray Pro.

I didn't test it yet.

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Re: Fewer system tray icons?
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2006, 05:01:44 PM »
btw the makers of captain tray pro are offering 50% discount to donationcoder.com members: http://www.donationc...dex.php?topic=2319.0

so is ps tray factory: http://www.donationc...dex.php?topic=2339.0

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Re: Fewer system tray icons?
« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2006, 08:16:41 PM »
Sorry, I've had a cold for over a week and am literally quite "thick" tonight, I am also thick as in I am not getting how this kind of app is going to be useful on an XP box? I used TrayManager when I was on 2k but as noted by Kniht in this thread, XP's system tray options mean that on the face of it, these apps are duplicating functionality that's already present. I've looked at the websites for all of the apps mentioned in the thread and still can't see what additional functionality these would provide under XP, other than system tray recovery following an explorer.exe crash - a feature I really found useful in TrayManager when running 2k... I installed the demo of PS Tray Factory but a cursory look at the options and playing around with it hasn't cleared this up for me.

Can anyone comment on the uses that these apps can be put to under XP?
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« Last Edit: February 13, 2006, 08:22:52 PM by Darwin »

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Re: Fewer system tray icons?
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2006, 10:03:36 PM »
See my review located here, http://www.donationc...dex.php?topic=2315.0 , if you still have questions let me know and I will answer them for ya

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Re: Fewer system tray icons?
« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2006, 03:50:43 AM »
darwin, one thing these tools can do is change the order of the tray icons.  another is to have a menu which shows all the hidden icons and their TOOLTIP HINTS - this can be extrememly useful if you have a tray icon which you want hidden but want to see its tooltip hint on demand (like a weather tool).

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Re: Fewer system tray icons?
« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2006, 07:44:04 AM »
Thanks guys, between Josh's review (don't know how I missed that one) and mouser's comments above that clears things up for me nicely!
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