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Dennis November 8th 09 11:10 PM

Unknown Icon In Notification Area of Taskbar?
 
There is an untitled icon always present in the notification area of my
taskbar. This Icon appears to be a locked padlock with the number 9 on it.
When I pass my cursor over it no title or description appears and nothing
appears to happen when I right click, left click or double click on it. I
have searched the help files and browsed Windows Explorer looking for a file
with such an icon and have not found any. My hunch is that icon must be
related to some security feature. I am using McAfee antivirus. If anyone
could help identify this icon it sure would be great.

Thanks,
Dennis


Curious[_6_] November 8th 09 11:42 PM

Unknown Icon In Notification Area of Taskbar?
 
Go to Control Panel/notification area icons and determine what it is and
then you can turn it off if you want.

"Dennis" wrote in message
...
There is an untitled icon always present in the notification area of my
taskbar. This Icon appears to be a locked padlock with the number 9 on it.
When I pass my cursor over it no title or description appears and nothing
appears to happen when I right click, left click or double click on it. I
have searched the help files and browsed Windows Explorer looking for a
file with such an icon and have not found any. My hunch is that icon must
be related to some security feature. I am using McAfee antivirus. If
anyone could help identify this icon it sure would be great.

Thanks,
Dennis



Curious[_6_] November 8th 09 11:42 PM

Unknown Icon In Notification Area of Taskbar?
 

Go to Control Panel/notification area icons and determine what it is and
then you can turn it off if you want.

"Dennis" wrote in message
...
There is an untitled icon always present in the notification area of my
taskbar. This Icon appears to be a locked padlock with the number 9 on it.
When I pass my cursor over it no title or description appears and nothing
appears to happen when I right click, left click or double click on it. I
have searched the help files and browsed Windows Explorer looking for a
file with such an icon and have not found any. My hunch is that icon must
be related to some security feature. I am using McAfee antivirus. If
anyone could help identify this icon it sure would be great.

Thanks,
Dennis



Dennis November 10th 09 03:35 AM

Unknown Icon In Notification Area of Taskbar?
 
Thank you for your reply, Curios. I did as you suggested and I could not
find the icon in the notification area in Control Panel. I also used
Advanced Search in Windows Explorer for all "ico" or "icon" files to no
avail. Oh, and curiously the same icon appears on the top edge of my
keyboard. I am running Windows Vista Home Premium on a Dell Studio XPS
435MT.
--Dennis--

"Curious" wrote in message
...
Go to Control Panel/notification area icons and determine what it is and
then you can turn it off if you want.

"Dennis" wrote in message
...
There is an untitled icon always present in the notification area of my
taskbar. This Icon appears to be a locked padlock with the number 9 on
it. When I pass my cursor over it no title or description appears and
nothing appears to happen when I right click, left click or double click
on it. I have searched the help files and browsed Windows Explorer
looking for a file with such an icon and have not found any. My hunch is
that icon must be related to some security feature. I am using McAfee
antivirus. If anyone could help identify this icon it sure would be
great.

Thanks,
Dennis



Dennis November 10th 09 03:35 AM

Unknown Icon In Notification Area of Taskbar?
 

Thank you for your reply, Curios. I did as you suggested and I could not
find the icon in the notification area in Control Panel. I also used
Advanced Search in Windows Explorer for all "ico" or "icon" files to no
avail. Oh, and curiously the same icon appears on the top edge of my
keyboard. I am running Windows Vista Home Premium on a Dell Studio XPS
435MT.
--Dennis--

"Curious" wrote in message
...
Go to Control Panel/notification area icons and determine what it is and
then you can turn it off if you want.

"Dennis" wrote in message
...
There is an untitled icon always present in the notification area of my
taskbar. This Icon appears to be a locked padlock with the number 9 on
it. When I pass my cursor over it no title or description appears and
nothing appears to happen when I right click, left click or double click
on it. I have searched the help files and browsed Windows Explorer
looking for a file with such an icon and have not found any. My hunch is
that icon must be related to some security feature. I am using McAfee
antivirus. If anyone could help identify this icon it sure would be
great.

Thanks,
Dennis



Dennis November 10th 09 03:53 AM

Unknown Icon In Notification Area of Taskbar?
 
Curious, excuse me I got my reply to you wrong. The icon IS in the
notification area but there is no title or any indication of what it is for.
I have noticed that a similar icon with an "A" on it appears next to it when
my caps lock key is on so, maybe it has something to do with my keyboard.
Unfortunately, no information came with the keyboard.


"Curious" wrote in message
...
Go to Control Panel/notification area icons and determine what it is and
then you can turn it off if you want.

"Dennis" wrote in message
...
There is an untitled icon always present in the notification area of my
taskbar. This Icon appears to be a locked padlock with the number 9 on
it. When I pass my cursor over it no title or description appears and
nothing appears to happen when I right click, left click or double click
on it. I have searched the help files and browsed Windows Explorer
looking for a file with such an icon and have not found any. My hunch is
that icon must be related to some security feature. I am using McAfee
antivirus. If anyone could help identify this icon it sure would be
great.

Thanks,
Dennis



Dennis November 10th 09 03:53 AM

Unknown Icon In Notification Area of Taskbar?
 

Curious, excuse me I got my reply to you wrong. The icon IS in the
notification area but there is no title or any indication of what it is for.
I have noticed that a similar icon with an "A" on it appears next to it when
my caps lock key is on so, maybe it has something to do with my keyboard.
Unfortunately, no information came with the keyboard.


"Curious" wrote in message
...
Go to Control Panel/notification area icons and determine what it is and
then you can turn it off if you want.

"Dennis" wrote in message
...
There is an untitled icon always present in the notification area of my
taskbar. This Icon appears to be a locked padlock with the number 9 on
it. When I pass my cursor over it no title or description appears and
nothing appears to happen when I right click, left click or double click
on it. I have searched the help files and browsed Windows Explorer
looking for a file with such an icon and have not found any. My hunch is
that icon must be related to some security feature. I am using McAfee
antivirus. If anyone could help identify this icon it sure would be
great.

Thanks,
Dennis



Zaphod Beeblebrox November 10th 09 12:47 PM

Unknown Icon In Notification Area of Taskbar?
 

"Dennis" wrote in message
...

"Curious" wrote in message
...

"Dennis" wrote in message
...
There is an untitled icon always present in the notification area
of my taskbar. This Icon appears to be a locked padlock with the
number 9 on it. When I pass my cursor over it no title or
description appears and nothing appears to happen when I right
click, left click or double click on it. I have searched the help
files and browsed Windows Explorer looking for a file with such an
icon and have not found any. My hunch is that icon must be related
to some security feature. I am using McAfee antivirus. If anyone
could help identify this icon it sure would be great.


Go to Control Panel/notification area icons and determine what it
is and then you can turn it off if you want.

Curious, excuse me I got my reply to you wrong. The icon IS in the
notification area but there is no title or any indication of what it
is for. I have noticed that a similar icon with an "A" on it appears
next to it when my caps lock key is on so, maybe it has something to
do with my keyboard. Unfortunately, no information came with the
keyboard.


Those appear to be indicators to tell you that your keyboard's
NumLock, CapsLock, and probably also ScrollLock are on. I've never
seen these with a standard keyboard, so I suspect you have a fancy
keyboard that requires special drivers, and somewhere in the setup for
the keyboard is a setting to turn them on or off. Look in your
control panel for a keyboard applet, and go from there. Or search the
website for your keyboard manufacturer for more info.

--
Zaphod

Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster: A cocktail based on Janx Spirit.
The effect of one is like having your brain smashed out
by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick.



Zaphod Beeblebrox November 10th 09 12:47 PM

Unknown Icon In Notification Area of Taskbar?
 

"Dennis" wrote in message
...

"Curious" wrote in message
...

"Dennis" wrote in message
...
There is an untitled icon always present in the notification area
of my taskbar. This Icon appears to be a locked padlock with the
number 9 on it. When I pass my cursor over it no title or
description appears and nothing appears to happen when I right
click, left click or double click on it. I have searched the help
files and browsed Windows Explorer looking for a file with such an
icon and have not found any. My hunch is that icon must be related
to some security feature. I am using McAfee antivirus. If anyone
could help identify this icon it sure would be great.


Go to Control Panel/notification area icons and determine what it
is and then you can turn it off if you want.

Curious, excuse me I got my reply to you wrong. The icon IS in the
notification area but there is no title or any indication of what it
is for. I have noticed that a similar icon with an "A" on it appears
next to it when my caps lock key is on so, maybe it has something to
do with my keyboard. Unfortunately, no information came with the
keyboard.


Those appear to be indicators to tell you that your keyboard's
NumLock, CapsLock, and probably also ScrollLock are on. I've never
seen these with a standard keyboard, so I suspect you have a fancy
keyboard that requires special drivers, and somewhere in the setup for
the keyboard is a setting to turn them on or off. Look in your
control panel for a keyboard applet, and go from there. Or search the
website for your keyboard manufacturer for more info.

--
Zaphod

Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster: A cocktail based on Janx Spirit.
The effect of one is like having your brain smashed out
by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick.



baghb14 November 10th 09 02:29 PM

Unknown Icon In Notification Area of Taskbar?
 

From what I can tell it sounds like a num lock icon, maybe you can try
cutting it off on your keyboard


--
baghb14


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