Solved

Icons on taskbar

Posted on 2001-09-06
6
170 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
I was wondering if icons like speaker or network connection use up some resources or memory?  Should I hide them?
0
Comment
Question by:cooljam23
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:Longbow
ID: 6461115
Maybe the network icon
But it takes not so much memory.
Right click the icon and change the settings so it disappears.
Or go To Start / Settings / Control Panel and open the icon coming with your network card
0
 
LVL 41

Accepted Solution

by:
stevenlewis earned 50 total points
ID: 6461116
the icons, no
the apps they represent, yes, but minimal. I wouldn't worry about them. Now other programs in the systray can use more resources ( depending on what the app). to check, check your resources, and then end task on the app, and check the resources again
0
 
LVL 44

Expert Comment

by:CrazyOne
ID: 6462411
Anything you see on the screen uses some memory and in the case of the icons in the tray they use very little that it is really unlikely to have any affect on the system what so ever. Even if you hide the icons the icons and the applications they represent are still resident in memory. If you want to hide them so there is more room on task bar then this can be accomplished through a third party utility like this free one at ZDNET

http://www.pcmag.com/article/0,2997,s%253D400%2526a%253D4606,00.asp

QUOTE

Description:
TrayManager lets you control the explosion of icons in your system tray by creating a submenu for the icons you use less frequently. The original TrayManager worked only under Windows 95 and Windows 98. Version 2.0 adds support for Windows ME, Windows NT 4, and Windows 2000. A new feature restores the icons in your system tray after an Explorer crash. A simple configuration window lets you choose which icons to place on the TrayManager submenu. Double-click on TrayManager's tray icon to bring up the configuration dialog. Place the icons you use less often into a submenu to make it quicker and easier to find the ones you frequently need. To access the icons in the submenu, right-click on TrayManager's tray icon, and then select the item you want from the list. Right- and left-clicks on a submenu item work just as if the item were still in the system tray. TrayManager was written by Steven E. Sipe, and first appeared in PC Magazine November 21, 2000 (v19n20). Source code is included.

UNQUOTE


The Crazy One
0
Comparison of Amazon Drive, Google Drive, OneDrive

What is Best for Backup: Amazon Drive, Google Drive or MS OneDrive? In this free whitepaper we look at their performance, pricing, and platform availability to help you decide which cloud drive is right for your situation. Download and read the results of our testing for free!

 
LVL 44

Expert Comment

by:CrazyOne
ID: 6462415
I meant to preface my comment with "I agree with Steve" but I forgot to, sorry about that Steve. :>)
0
 
LVL 41

Expert Comment

by:stevenlewis
ID: 6462541
LOL Crazy
0
 
LVL 41

Expert Comment

by:stevenlewis
ID: 6464188
cooljam23
glad to help
Steve
0

Featured Post

Transaction Monitoring Vs. Real User Monitoring

Synthetic Transaction Monitoring Vs. Real User Monitoring: When To Use Each Approach? In this article, we will discuss two major monitoring approaches: Synthetic Transaction and Real User Monitoring.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
Resolving an irritating Remote Desktop connection that stops your saved credentials from being used.
Michael from AdRem Software outlines event notifications and Automatic Corrective Actions in network monitoring. Automatic Corrective Actions are scripts, which can automatically run upon discovery of a certain undesirable condition in your network.…
If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you! In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn yo…

707 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question