27 July 2009
The system tray is the area found in the bottom right hand corner where you'll normally find your clock.
Displayed in the system tray are icons of the applications/processes that are currently running in the background. All of these act differently, but most you can right click on and click exit to remove them. Or alternatively, try right clicking and viewing “Preferences”, “Options”, “Tools” or something similar where you can select for the program not to run on Windows start up.
A lot of these you can uninstall from the “Add and remove program” from the “Control panel” as well so that the un-needed applications won't run next time you start Windows.
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