Windows®7 System Tray Icons
Benefits of Windows7 System Tray Icons.
The Windows 7 Operating System from Microsoft offers the users with the most advanced functional aspects featured in modern computing through a delightfully simple and graphics rich user interface. The Windows 7 is highly advanced in the aspects of system graphics and interface personalization. Like the older versions of Windows, the Windows 7 also shares the basic features like 'Start' menu, system tray, taskbar etc but also has some new options integrated. The basic system tray in the Windows versions is a separate space on the right end of the taskbar which is utilized by the Operating System to display the icons like date, time and notifications regarding various working aspects of the system. The system tray in Windows 7 although is utilized for the same basic functions. It differs from the ones featured in the older versions because of its greater customizability and the addition of the desktop peek feature. The system tray in Windows 7 can be customized in order to display desired icons and notifications. The Windows desktop peek is a new feature in Windows 7 that allows the users to take a peek of one’s desktop without minimizing or closing the open windows. The users can utilize this feature by simply moving the mouse pointer above the small glossy tab in the bottom right edge of the display.
Discussed below are some of the ways by which the users can customize the system tray in Windows 7:
- Notify and show all icons
- Public network settings
- On or off the firewall according to your need
Private network settings
The system tray in Windows 7 can be configured in such a way that all icons and necessary notifications are always displayed. This is very helpful as all information regarding various working features of the system like the battery charge, speaker volume and the applets of other running processes including the Windows action centre are readily available for user access which offers an added convenience.
The system tray in Windows 7 can also be configured in such a way that only the important notifications regarding the various working features of the system are displayed. These includes notifications like a sudden change in native display resolution, critical battery level, network disconnections and other critical warnings that concerns with the proper functioning of the system.
Disable showing icons
Allowing the system tray to show all the icons and notifications can make up a clutter which might cause inconvenience to the users in some cases. So in such cases the system tray customizing function of the Windows 7 allows the users to disable the showing of icons and their notifications. The users can choose the icons and parameters that are not to be showed or notified by the system tray. However this is not recommended as the users will not be notified about the changes or criticalities coming up during the working of the system.
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