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Windows 7: What is this?

14 Nov 2010   #21
Abberline

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

maybe you activated it using keyboard shourtcut by mistake, i know to my knowledge that it something to do with with some kind of search.


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14 Nov 2010   #22
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Open msconfig and click on the Startup Tab. You'll find an entry for this magnifying glass. Uncheck it if you wont need it.
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14 Nov 2010   #23
Abberline

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Open msconfig and click on the Startup Tab. You'll find an entry for this magnifying glass. Uncheck it if you wont need it.

It's not the magnifying glass, i suggested that before but he said its not that

this is a bit of of mystery
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14 Nov 2010   #24
DarkFang

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Abberline View Post
maybe you activated it using keyboard shourtcut by mistake, i know to my knowledge that it something to do with with some kind of search.
I just pressed every key on my keyboard and nothing came up with a search or anything related to it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Open msconfig and click on the Startup Tab. You'll find an entry for this magnifying glass. Uncheck it if you wont need it.
Nope. It's not there.
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14 Nov 2010   #25
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Can you open taskmgr and check what process is it?
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14 Nov 2010   #26
DarkFang

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I don't know what process it is because I don't know what it is that's running. And nothing looks out of the ordinary.
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14 Nov 2010   #27
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

could you post a screenshot of taskmgr window? Click on the Processes tab abd a the bottom, select Show Processes from all users, maximize task manager and post a screenshot here.
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14 Nov 2010   #28
Kari

 

I replied too hastily, I can see now. The image in your first post does not show Taskbar, as I thought, it shows the notification area. In taskbar, that would be to show an open search window. But it looks some other app might be using the same icon in notification area.

Do this next time the symbol appears:

- Right click an empty spot in notification area
- Click Customize notification icons
- Scroll down the list to find to which program the icon belongs

What is this?-notification_icons.png

Kari


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14 Nov 2010   #29
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Search toolbar in Explorer.exe:


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14 Nov 2010   #30
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkFang View Post
It randomly appears here and there. Like sometimes I won't see it for months and then it just comes out of nowhere.

Since it is listed in the system tray, what does it show the app is under Customize. Click Start Orb, type Notification Area Icons in the Search Box, Click Notification Area Icons and see what it says for that icon.
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