Survey Results – How Many is Too Many Icons in the System Tray?

Last week, we ran a survey about the number of icons in the system tray of your computer. We received nine responses, and we’ve crunched the numbers a little bit.

The average number of icons in the system tray: 10.33
Most icons: 17
Fewest icons: 2

It appears that most of you have far too many icons in the system tray, and therefore, you’ve got too many programs running in the background! Simply disabling the icons won’t do: it’s a good idea to cut down on your startup programs. The fewer programs you’ve got running at startup, the faster your system will start up and the quicker you’ll be able to do what you intended to do when you started it up.

Luckily, ReviverSoft has the solution. Registry Reviver is a free download, and it’s got a couple of highly useful utilities built in. When you launch it, click on Utilities, then Startup Manager. You’ll see a list of startup apps, and if any of these seem obviously unnecessary, uncheck them and click Save Changes. Reboot your PC, and you should notice fewer system tray icons, but more importantly, fewer background processes and faster speed!

Check out these YouTube videos for more on using Registry Reviver to clean up your startup programs. Click on the appropriate video for your operating system.

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WINDOWS 7

And finally, it’s time to announce the three winners of our survey. Pardon me while I roll a nine-sided die … and the first winner is … Mike! The second winner is Luis and the third winner is Nathan.

Mike, Luis and Nathan receive a free registration code to the ReviverSoft product of their choice. And since they’ve got a lot of system tray icons between them, may we recommend Registry Reviver?




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