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missing system tray icons

by deanvet / October 3, 2009 8:28 AM PDT

while following a work around for a problem with another program, I was told to uncheck all programs in msconfig and reboot. After finishing that, I now am missing some system tray icons. I have gone back to msconfig startup and there is no listing for the missing icons.

AVG 8.5 is one of the missing icons. I went to the AVG program and clicked avgtray.exe which placed the icon in the tray but it was gone again on the next bootup.

I need a way to have selected program icons in the system tray at startup.

I run XP Pro on a Dell Optiplex 745 with plenty of ram and hd space.

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RE: missing system tray icons
by Dusan_AVG / October 3, 2009 7:13 PM PDT

You can fix this by either performing repair installation of AVG or by adding link to avgtray.exe to Start-> All programs-> Startup folder.

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missing system tray icons
by deanvet / October 4, 2009 3:18 AM PDT

Thanks for the prompt reply. I have readded the missing icons to "Startup" and they appeared in the system tray. However, I have a followup question. When I opened the "Start Menu", there were about 30 programs listed with "Startup" being one of them. Why so many programs in the Start Menu?

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That could be normal.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 4, 2009 5:53 AM PDT

Whenever you install software it is likely to install a shortcut into the Start menu > All programs list. That is so you can find the shortcut to open and run the software.

So, if you have been installing software since you obtained this computer, then those shortcuts in the Start menu are those you installed yourself.

The folder called Startup is a special folder where you can place a shortcut to a program if you want that program to load up as soon as Windows starts. We tend not to put many in there, if any, as doing that slows down the startup procedure.

You can organise the Start menu list of shortcuts if you wish into separate folders, to group the shortcuts together. Right click the Start menu button, and select Explore.

I hope that helps.


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avg system tray icon missing solved answer
by PRjayakumar / October 17, 2013 9:17 PM PDT



{right clik / new stringvalue / } "C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2014\avgui.exe"/TRAYONLY

save your tray will run at startup

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