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Windows 7: Number of processes in system tray

02 Jan 2014   #1
Yaron

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Number of processes in system tray

I'm looking for a tool displaying the number of running processes in the system tray.
(Similar to SysTrayMeter).

Thank you.


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03 Jan 2014   #2
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
System Monitor

Hi,

I don't know of any software that does exactly what you ask. That doesn't mean that it doesn't exist though!

However you might consider: Moo0 System Monitor - CPU / GPU / Disk Temperature. +40 others (Windows, Free, Download)

It can be configured to only show the number of running processes and you can keep the display on top so that it's always shown. You can drag it near your system tray.

Basically - deselect all fields (deselect "Computer" too)and then choose to display only the "processes" field and drag it where you need it. You can set the program to run on startup or if you use the portable version you can also add a shortcut to the program's executable into your startup folder.

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup


Copy and paste the above into the address bar in explorer.

Okay so it's not exactly what you asked for but it does manage to show the number of running process at all times!

Screenshots:


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04 Jan 2014   #3
Yaron

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Hi Callender,

Thank you for the detailed explanation. I really appreciate it.

Moo0 System Monitor looks like a great tool. It would have been better if it had a tray icon option.
I've written to the developers.
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16 Jul 2014   #4
drakefu

Win 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

I have quickly made such a little app for my own use. If you're still interested (and are watching this thread), I'll be glad to release it as freeware.

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16 Jul 2014   #5
Yaron

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Hi drakefu,

Thank you so much!
I'm still interested and would love to have your application.

Regards.
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17 Jul 2014   #6
drakefu

Win 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Hi, I haven't made a web page for this, but you can already get it from my web space (look for 'tcount.exe'):
Index of /files/release/

I hope you'll find it useful, but keep in mind it's just a quick'n'dirty hack and does not have any fancy features.
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17 Jul 2014   #7
Yaron

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Hi drakefu,

Thanks again. It's kind of you.
I find the tool very useful, and I'm grateful.

I've noticed that while 'tcount' is running, 3 or 4 processes are constantly added and removed.
If you plan to continue developing it, may this behavior be avoided?

Best wishes.
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17 Jul 2014   #8
drakefu

Win 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yaron View Post
Hi drakefu,

Thanks again. It's kind of you.
I find the tool very useful, and I'm grateful.

I've noticed that while 'tcount' is running, 3 or 4 processes are constantly added and removed.
If you plan to continue developing it, may this behavior be avoided?

Best wishes.
Glad you like it! It's simply running the tasklist.exe windows command in a loop, which is why you see those processes being created and closed constantly. Although I don't really plan to further develop the tool, I also find this behavior inelegant and will see if I can find another way.
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17 Jul 2014   #9
Yaron

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Thank you. I appreciate it.

Could you please update in this post?
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17 Jul 2014   #10
drakefu

Win 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yaron View Post
Thank you. I appreciate it.

Could you please update in this post?
Here you go... The updated version is tcount105.exe.
It should now poll the running process list in a much cleaner way.

http://trax.x10.mx/files/release/
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