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what do you guys have in your system tray at startup?

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May 10, 2008 10:15:43 AM

i know this is a little off topic, but really it boils down to how much CPU and RAM usage your stock system uses.

i look at some of my friends who have bought system from shops, and they have nearly 12 items in systray.

how many do you have?

i have:
audio manager (you know volume control)
Network manager
M-audio Control pannel for my fancy sound card
Foldinga at home client
AVG 8.0
windows sidebar like to have it own icon
and so does windows security alerts, which tell me i have UAC turned off.

obviously i have programs which open system tray icons when running like:
outlook
Live msngr
Steam
4OD
LAst FM
uTorrent
windows backup
bit defender ect.
Xfire

sorry to pry im just curious.

my system flat lines at 790mb of ram usage but im aware that is variable by windows pre fetching depending how much ram you have.
May 10, 2008 11:05:14 AM

I normally have running at startup.

Volume Control
Network Status
AVG

Idle my RAM usage is about 1.5gb which is about 18% of my 8gb. I run no page file either.
May 10, 2008 12:05:35 PM

hmm. let's see.. I got Xpadder, DaemonTools,AVG, icq, mirc, window blinds ..
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May 10, 2008 12:36:51 PM

Volume Control
Network Status
Kaspersky
Bluetooth

I hate tray icons
May 10, 2008 12:38:07 PM

I have AVG 8.0, XFire, EALink,HP Digital Image Monitor,Open Office 2.4,Steam, and the usual 3 volume, sidebar, and network
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May 10, 2008 12:41:54 PM

Spybot Search and Destroy, McAfee, sidebar, volume control, LAN status
May 10, 2008 1:29:44 PM

avg, volumn control. Thats it. and this is on my pc at work.

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May 10, 2008 1:36:49 PM

AVG and volume control as well.
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May 10, 2008 1:39:05 PM

I have
AVG, CoreTemp, SpeedFan, Tor, ViruaWin, ATiTool, Desktop SideBar on all my XP PCs at start up.
May 10, 2008 1:49:11 PM

lucuis said:


Volume Control
Network Status
AVG



Same!

Best,

3Ball
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May 10, 2008 1:54:09 PM

Tray trash? As little as possible: NIS, Network Status, SpeedFan, Volume, PVR Remote and ATI Tool.
May 10, 2008 7:35:10 PM

cool thanks for the replies. it seem like me you guys hate "tray Trash" as much as me.

out of you guys stuff i really have to give +1 to deamon tool that really is a geat app. a pirates friend :o X.

and a -1 for open office, why does it need a tray icon, also i hate to insult a open program but i is kind of lame when in comparrison with MS office 07 which has been completed to perfection in comparison OO feels a lot like Offive 97.

how do you get rid of windows security alerts on vista? thanks

really, thanks for all your feed back any more..
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