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Windows 7: #9 icon in system tray


18 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
#9 icon in system tray

I'm setting up a new Dell laptop for someone and there is a square black icon in the system tray with a white "9" in it. Left or right clicking it does nothing and hovering shows nothing. I have already uninstalled and disabled a bunch of stuff but I still haven't figured this one out. I've Googled a bit and although others have seen it, no one has a cure that is applicable on this laptop.
Anyone know what this is?


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18 Aug 2010   #2

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

notification icon for number lock maybe

try turning off numlock (keyboard option on your number keys) see if it goes

this is a long shot but im sure ive seen it before
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18 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

McAfee VirusScan 9 email scanner ? or maybe Logictech malware.
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18 Aug 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Press the num lock key (may be in conjunction with the Fn key) and it will go away. This is a Dell special.
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18 Aug 2010   #5

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Press the num lock key (may be in conjunction with the Fn key) and it will go away. This is a Dell special.
I was right then i thought id come across this before
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18 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

I could swear I tried the NumLock key before and it didn't work. But that was it. It turns the "9" off and on and the Fn key is not needed. I wonder how the number 9 is supposed to correlate to Caps Lock :-)
Thanks.
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25 Aug 2011   #7

Windows 7
 
 
Its Dell's "Quick Set" Application

I just go off chatting with Dell. The Icon that you are referring to is actually a application "Quick set" that works for the shortcuts of the keyboard. You can disable it by using msconfig, and turning off the Dell Quickset in the startup tab.

However, if you turn it off you can't use quickset. On my Inspiron 14 laptop, that means I can't control the volume, brightness, and media controls. So you basically have to live with it. Not to smart on Dell's part.
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