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What's in your tray?

I'm starting a new meme.

Take a screenshot (with your Print Screen/PrtScr key), crop it down to just the system tray (the bit in the lower right next to the clock), and explain what's there.

My tray is empty when collapsed, so this is what it looks like expanded.  Left-to-right:
  1. Mozilla Thunderbird, which I use for RSS, newsgroups, and school e-mail.
  2. Something else apparently related to Thunderbird.
  3. Google Desktop Search.
  4. AIM.
  5. Skype.
  6. Cygwin X Server, which allows me to run GUI apps on my server and display them on my desktop.
  7. Volume control.
  8. Microsoft Anti-Spyware, which is the only free spyware tool with real-time protection.
  9. Avast Anti-Virus, which is free and fairly reliable.
  10. UltraMon, which gives me a taskbar and independent wallpaper on my other desktop.
  11. Pageant, which gives me a handy list of servers I often SSH into.
  12. Gmail Notifier.
  13. Daemontools, which allows me to mount ISOs in virtual CD drives.
Not pictured but often present: Semagic.


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Mar. 19th, 2005 08:33 am (UTC)

Let's see, left to right:
McAfee telling me my update is read (will install before I shut down)
McAfee VirusScan
Le Speaker
Epson's print manager
yProxy (so I can read yEnc news posts)
More McAffe
Mar. 19th, 2005 12:24 pm (UTC)
You should get the Gmail Notifier extension for Firefox instead. It'll save you a little taskbar space, for what it's worth.

Anyway, here goes (pardon the crap quality):

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Network connection
Klipfolio (http://www.serence.com/site.php) is a news aggregator that uses its own standard called Klips to display stuff, very much like RSS and Atom (in fact, you can use RSS with it)
Safely Remove Hardware (I have an external HDD hooked up)
Mar. 19th, 2005 05:34 pm (UTC)
I actually prefer to have the separate notifier--it doesn't take up space most of the time (since I keep the tray closed), and it'll pop up even if I don't have a Firefox window open.
Mar. 19th, 2005 06:05 pm (UTC)

This is how the system tray looks under bb4win (Blackbox for Windows). If you look closely there's a bit of an AIM window above the clock and beside the tray proper. ^^;
-Remove New Hardware (USB drive connected)
-Gmail Notifier
-ATI (something to do with my "new" soundcard - never could figure out how to get rid of this)
-McAfee, UD version.
Mar. 19th, 2005 06:10 pm (UTC)
You're getting an ATI logo from a sound card? Odd.

Oh yeah, I like your theme. Got more info on it?
Mar. 19th, 2005 06:37 pm (UTC)
Vidcard, IIRC, and the theme for bb4win is "ember". I use it with a Haibane Renmei desktop. ^^
Mar. 19th, 2005 07:24 pm (UTC)
I protest the Windows-centric nature of this meme by posting the closest Linux equivalent I could think of in under a minute.

rrsherby@lis rrsherby $ ps -U rrsherby
5178 ? 00:00:00 Xsession - Go GUI!
5212 ? 00:00:04 fluxbox - Window Manger of the Gods!
5232 ? 00:00:14 xterm - My primary use for my GUI >.>
5234 pts/0 00:00:00 bash - Inside xterm
5239 pts/0 00:00:16 ping - My router sucks and drops my computer from the network if I don't use it enough. This is a sort of keep-alive.
5240 ? 00:00:00 firefox - The browser.
5253 ? 00:06:04 firefox-bin - Also the browser. I think the previous entry invokes this one.
5268 ? 00:00:00 netstat - I honestly have no idea what this is doing here.
5467 ? 00:00:00 xterm - Told you, this is why I have a GUI.
5469 pts/1 00:00:00 bash - See?
6069 pts/1 00:00:00 ps - Gotta get this list somehow...

Usually have Gaim on here as well, but not at the moment. And way, way more xterms.
Mar. 19th, 2005 10:29 pm (UTC)
Very cool meme idea, Brent. And nice hijack Rob. =)
Too bad I'm still emerging things via ssh, and don't have a head on Hikari, or I'd post a real userland task list as well.

As it is, nothing fancy;
# ps -a
11143 pts/2 00:00:00 su #ph33r m4 4th0riTy!
11367 pts/2 00:00:28 BitchX #wasting time at work, only userland app
20743 pts/3 00:00:00 screen #and staying connected
21334 pts/5 00:00:00 bash #shell of choice, inside screen
21336 pts/5 00:00:00 bash #brother of shell of choice, inside screen
21478 pts/0 00:00:15 emerge #mplayer
27471 pts/1 00:00:00 ps #monkey
Mar. 19th, 2005 11:13 pm (UTC)
Baa. Baaaaaa.

Top row:
1) Yahoo Messenger
2) My broadband connection, brought to me from the router through the wonders of UPnP
3) The ATI catalyst control thingie.
4) The Spybot resident process. (Microsoft the only one with realtime protection my ass)
5) My network connection

Middle Row:
1) Volume control
2) M-power RAM optimiser thing. The icon shows processor use.
3) Safely Remove hardware icon for USB drives.
4) Spamihilator proxy.
5) The Proxomitron.

Bottom Row:
1) The InCD icon. I have no idea what it is that this actually does.
2) Kaspersky anti-virus workstation edition. The one with the incredably evil, non-switchoffable automatic complete HD scan on application startup.
3) The Winamp agent.

The clock is TClockEx. Which is nifty.
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