The date and time was Thursday, February 12, 2009 5:14:41 PM, and on a
whim, Ken Blake, MVP pounded out on the keyboard:
> On Thu, 12 Feb 2009 12:19:33 -0800, "Terry R." <F1Com@xxxxxx>
>> The date and time was Thursday, February 12, 2009 12:01:55 PM, and on a
>> whim, TEK pounded out on the keyboard:
>> Oops, in Vista it's the Notification area tab, not Taskbar.
>>> I have installed some programs on the computer of my kids and I dont want
>>> them to fiddle with their icons which are found near the time...they are
>>> closing the programs all the time. I dont even want to hide the icons, I
>>> want them gone from the taskbar without effecting the operation of the
>>> program. I know XP allows icons to be always hidden but then you can reveal
>>> them by clicking on the small arrow buttons...i dont want that, just want
>>> them gone.
> Please note--it's just a bit of trivia--that it was actually *always*
> called the "notification area," even way back in Windows 95. "System
> Tray" wasn't its *former* name, just an informal name for it.
> Here's a Microsoft link to a Windows 95 page calling it the
> "notification area":
Look at the posts in xp.general of the same. Many more call it the
System Tray than Notification Area, as Google came up with a paltry
320,000 hits for NA and almost 2 million for ST.
And as I stated to someone in that group, if the "core group" that
developed it wanted it to be called that, they should have had the
executable that controls it named to something other than systray.exe
which still exists today.
MS can't make up their mind either, so who are they to tell us what's
right and what's wrong: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310578
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