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Windows 7: system tray programs

18 Mar 2011   #11

iconsFor now, you can reset the notification area icons to see if that

For now, you can reset the notification area icons to see if that may help.
Thank you.
I did that before.

The "problem icons"are:

Yankee Clipper
Task catcher
Active desktop calendar

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18 Mar 2011   #12

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Is Winpatrol still disappearing on you after setting it as from the posts above?

Sorry, but could you also post a screenshot of your system tray area on the taskbar when these icons are displayed and when hidden/disappeared? Maybe it may help ID what be happening.
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18 Mar 2011   #13


Is Winpatrol still disappearing on you after setting it as from the posts above?
Yes,it is,and so are the other programs as mentioned above.

I can give it a try,
but the only thing you can notify is that one moment they are there,and the other moment they are gone...
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18 Mar 2011   #14
Microsoft MVP


Why do you want these programs all to be running with Win7? They are freeloaders on your RAM/CPU and Startup Time and can spy on you. Each one is a thorn in the side of the OS and none are really needed to improve performance, quite the opposite.

I only allow AV and gadgets/stickynotes to start with Win7 and enjoy 20 second startup and instantaneous performance at all times. Yet I frequently come across users with 10-30 startup items checked in msconfig including a dozen or more for useless factory utilities which have much better versions built into Win7. This is self-defeating.

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Security-wise, Win7 run best with a free lightweight AV like MS Security Essentialls or Avast 5 with the Win7 firewall. There are complications with almost every paid AV and firewall that simply don't need to be risked.
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