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Windows System Tray Icons

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Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

This article was previously published under Q310578
Systray.exe is a tool for system taskbar notifications. The taskbarprovides a location for programs and hardware devices to display icons.For example, if your computer supports advanced power management (APM),a Battery Meter icon may be displayed on the taskbar.
The following icons provided by Systray.exe may be displayed on the taskbar:
  • Battery Meter
  • PC Card Status
  • Volume Control
  • Quickres
  • Task Scheduler
Other parts of the system may provide additional taskbar icons, forexample:
  • Windows Explorer provides the printer status icon
  • Microsoft Exchange or Microsoft Outlook provides the mail status icon
  • The Accessibility status indicator program (Accstat.exe) displays keyboard accessibility icons
  • Microsoft Fax adds the Fax Rendering and Fax Status icons
HWSYSBAT system tray

Article ID: 310578 - Last Review: 12/01/2007 02:20:27 - Revision: 1.5

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