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What is SysTray?

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Anonymous
June 29, 2001 10:35:41 PM

What is SysTray? (System Tray?) To optimize performance I should delete all things from startup, but leave SysTray, why?

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June 29, 2001 10:51:21 PM

System tray is on the far right side of the taskbar. It's where the clock, volume control, etc live.

You can kill it if you want, but you won't see the clock, be able to get to those icons, etc. It won't hurt anything, and it'll all be back after a restart.

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July 2, 2001 8:50:43 PM

in windows 98 you cant stp systray - it will crash your system
In windows ME you can however shut it down very easily

Killerkris

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July 2, 2001 10:20:02 PM

Ok, I'm used to W2k, but I'm sure you're right.

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July 3, 2001 1:01:38 AM

how do you kill those things on the task bar? I mean make them not loading when the system started...

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Anonymous
July 3, 2001 2:01:42 AM

I noticed that when I turn everything off from startup WinME loads a little longer. I don't thin it matters to have or not with 448M pc133 RAM, won't give much.
Anonymous
July 3, 2001 11:59:05 PM

things that are in your systray that aren't in Start>Programs>Startup can be found in Start>Run>msconfig>Startup tab ... you can disable the ones you don't want, just be careful with what you uncheck.
July 4, 2001 11:21:03 AM

You CAN kill systray on 98, and you still get the clock, unles of course it depends on the version of 98 and what updates are installed.


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July 4, 2001 5:13:50 PM

probably - i remember on first edition and second edition as well (unpatched though) i could not kill systray without a BSOD or the computer freezing - i know in millenium if you want (and 2000) you can however stop systray.

A Life, where can i download one of those from?
Anonymous
July 4, 2001 9:34:20 PM

I do not have Systray running and my computer does not crash.Systray is just the volume control, I believe which I have on the Quick Launch bar instead.
Without Systray running you can save app.5 - 10% on system resources.


Jim
July 5, 2001 11:39:18 AM

its not always JUST the volume, a lot of aps (for example Norton av/task monitor/motherboard monitor) have <b>tray icons</b> i.e. they "live" in the system tray


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