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Windows 7: How do programs control system tray icons ?

12 Sep 2011   #1
trinaz

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 
How do programs control system tray icons ?

When an app places an icon in the system tray upon insatllation...is it possible to edit or alter the message displayed when the icon is highlighted ?

Having a problem with my A/V's new version.

It appears to install OK...but I'm getting a services are loading message in the default icon in system tray ?

However the system seems to be running OK and all features of the new A/V version seem to be functioning...only issue seems to be the system icon keeps saying "services are loading" ?

AV teck support so far hasn't a clue on what's wrong...other than maybe it's a hardware issue.

Can I delete or revise a system tray icon appearing at startup...other than the "customization" screen in the task screen ?

Thanks...TRinAZ




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12 Sep 2011   #2
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

If "Hide icon and notifications" doesn't work then I don't think there is anything you can do other than making the program/service that controls the icon innactive which will likely of course stop ether the AV service or the UI that you need to controll it or tell you about virus activity.
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12 Sep 2011   #3
trinaz

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

Thanks...one other thougt...if it is somehow related to "hardware" and/or maybe an error/corruption in the Registry...would a system repair be helpful ?

Any drawbacks to trying a repair isntall ?
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12 Sep 2011   #4
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hello trinaz

A repair install is a little drastic as this point.Lets see if resetting the system tray icons works first - Notification Area Icons - Reset

Danny
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12 Sep 2011   #5
trinaz

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

Thanks guys...tried the icon reset and made progress...sort of ?

Attached is a new jpg showing the customization screen after reset. The old "Bitdefender Services are Loading.....icon is gone...but there's a new Bitdefender icon in the attached jpg

However...when running any scans...the icon does not appear...now there is nothing re Bitdefender in the system tray...but

All features of the program seem to be working...updates...v-scans...firewall settings...etc...just no system tray notifications of anything related to Bitdefender ?

Also...ran Win 7 system performance check and have an interesting "warning" regarding a/v...windows reports nothing installed ? (attachment icon_change3.jpg)

Any further suggestions on how to get the Bitdefender icons to show up ?

Thanks...TRinAZ


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12 Sep 2011   #6
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hi trinaz

Don't worry about the system performance check it doesn't even recognise Microsofts own MSE antivirus. I've never used Bitdefender, is there an option in the program to enable/disable the system tray icon maybe it's switched off.
Sometimes it can take a couple of reboots before the system tray organises itself properly especially after running the reset.Try a couple of reboots and see if it shows.

Danny
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12 Sep 2011   #7
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Yeah, it may be that the icon will simply show up the next time it has something to tell you

Good info danny.. +1ed
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