Flashdrive removal icon


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Roger Fink

On my W2K desktop, when a USB flashdrive is inserted, at that point an icon
appears in the system tray to facilitate its safe removal later on. On my
W2K laptop, however, the system tray icon is always present, whether or not
a USB device is connected. Either arrangement works, however, I much prefer
the desktop setup. What is the setting that sets the behavior of this (the
check box to place the icon in the system tray [via the hardware removal
wizard] seems to do only that, so I assume some additional setting is
involved.
 
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Sid Elbow

Roger said:
On my W2K desktop, when a USB flashdrive is inserted, at that point an icon
appears in the system tray to facilitate its safe removal later on. On my
W2K laptop, however, the system tray icon is always present, whether or not
a USB device is connected. Either arrangement works, however, I much prefer
the desktop setup. What is the setting that sets the behavior of this (the
check box to place the icon in the system tray [via the hardware removal
wizard] seems to do only that, so I assume some additional setting is
involved.

It may not be quite what you think. I have that icon there all the time
on my laptop too with nothing plugged into a USB port but that's because
the icon refers to the DVD-ROM drive which is hot-swappable.

If you right-click on the icon and select "unplug or eject hardware", it
will give you a list of things that it is protecting.
 
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Roger Fink

I hadn't thought of that, and I think you nailed it. Unlike the laptop, with
the desktop, until you insert a USB flash drive, there is nothing to remove.

Sid said:
Roger said:
On my W2K desktop, when a USB flashdrive is inserted, at that point
an icon appears in the system tray to facilitate its safe removal
later on. On my W2K laptop, however, the system tray icon is always
present, whether or not a USB device is connected. Either
arrangement works, however, I much prefer the desktop setup. What is
the setting that sets the behavior of this (the check box to place
the icon in the system tray [via the hardware removal wizard] seems
to do only that, so I assume some additional setting is involved.

It may not be quite what you think. I have that icon there all the
time
on my laptop too with nothing plugged into a USB port but that's
because
the icon refers to the DVD-ROM drive which is hot-swappable.

If you right-click on the icon and select "unplug or eject hardware",
it will give you a list of things that it is protecting.
 

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