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Windows 7 Superbar Platform Icon

It seems like a large majority of users seem to believe the Menu Icon placed in the Windows 7 Superbar is a bug. Even more don't like it. Let's hear some more opinions Smile

Vote, should this option be on or off by default?

(I didn't like it at first, but the button is bigger, and in a more convenient place. So now, I do)

John T. Haller
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It Will Be On

It will be on. Advanced users can turn it off. It's just that it's hard to do that now as there is no GUI for the option, though there will be shortly.

New users won't be able to find it in the systray.

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Will there be an option to

Will there be an option to turn the icon in the systray off as well? (maybe ability to choose one or the other). I would prefer to not have the one in the systray. Smile

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An idea for the system tray

I was wondering: by default, icons appear in the system tray only when there is a notification. Is there a way to "warn" the system to notify the system all the time? That way, the icon will be displayed all the time.

As for those who wants to display the icon in the system tray all the time – or never –, I suggest you insert your key, start, and then open "Properties of the taskbar and the start menu" then in the first tab, the "Notification zone" (or System Tray -- translation from French). Then, in the list that appears, select " Platform", and then decide whether you want to display the icon and notifications (i.e. display all the time), or to hide them (i.e. never display them).

Finally, I wonder if the choice of displaying an icon in the quick bar could be made in one of the options, just like font, theme, language and a few other settings.

Michel Gagnon
Montréal (Québec, Canada)

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Hiding from System Tray

That's a good idea about hiding the icon from the tray but that will only work on that computer. It won't stay when you switch to a different computer.

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I know

I should add that 90% of my usage is over the same three computers. My most often used application is Thunderbird Portable, which I use specifically to allow the same configuration at home, at the office and on the road. All the benefits of web mail and NONE of the drawbacks... unless I forget my USB key. I also use occasionnally some of the other applications that I don't want to install at home permanently. The other 10% of the time is when I'm using somebody else's computer, usually for debugging purposes; but "suffering" from the presence or absence of the icon is then the least of my worries.

Michel Gagnon
Montréal (Québec, Canada)

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