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Your Guide to the System Tray

system trayThe system tray is an area on the screen used to display icons and notifications. In most operating systems the system tray is displayed in the corner of the screen. It is typically used to display an icon for an application that runs in the background. However there has been a tendency in the past to abuse the system tray, and it was not uncommon to find dozens of icons clogging up the screen. Operating systems like Windows 7 have taken steps to reduce this clutter by minimizing the amount of space dedicated to the system tray. This guide provides articles and information on many computer processes that are related to the system tray, and provides tips on optimizing your computer's performance by closing long-running applications that are hidden here.

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