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    Windows 7 "Notification Area Icons"

    Hello,
    I am in the middle of setting up a new computer that runs Windows 7 Professional (a Toshiba X70-A laptop).
    I have set the utility app Speedfan to run on start up by putting a shortcut to it in the startup folder.
    I did that, and now, when I open the "notification area", I see TEN instances of speedfan, some of them display an icon that belongs to other entities in the notification area, like internet access and Synaptics pointing device, and a number of them do not display any icon at all!
    Also, although I have set Speedfan to display "icons and notifications", on a reboot, every time when I reboot, I have to go into the "notification area" and reset Speedfan to that, in order for it to show up in the tray.
    Has anyone experienced this behavior, and if so, how do I correct it?
    Thanks ahead of time!
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    Bob

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    Interesting. I assume you rebooted after install? Not sure if Speedfan is really worth having on a laptop. But, one interesting thing you could try is to right click on the clock over in notifications and choose the customize option. Do ten Speedfan settings show up? If so, it might be interesting to explore each one to see if they have different functions. If so, turn as many of them off as you wish.

    If not on either then I am at a loss. Uninstall and re-install?

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    Hello Fascist Nation,
    Thank you for your insight . . .
    Not sure where you mean by "right click on the clock over in notifications and choose the customize option" . . .
    Please advise . . .Bob

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    Best bet is to clean the Notification Area icon cache. See below article.

    http://www.7tutorials.com/how-clean-...rea-icon-cache
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    “Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time.”
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    Fascist Nation - thanks for the link and your help!
    KritzX - thanks for your help with this one, too - I ran the notifications area cleaner - it cleared out all of the extra "speedfans" from the notification area, BUT . . . it seems that every time I reboot it adds a "speedfan" back into the notification area AND none of them stay set to "show icons and notifications", they seem to revert to "only show notifications" on reboot. Oh well, probably "Bill Gates' revenge" again.
    Bob

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    Just a thought, but does Speedfan have a run on start option that is checked? That would add up fast if every boot doubled the number of instances. .. .... ........ ................
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