Unknown Icon In Notification Area of Taskbar?


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Dennis

There is an untitled icon always present in the notification area of my
taskbar. This Icon appears to be a locked padlock with the number 9 on it.
When I pass my cursor over it no title or description appears and nothing
appears to happen when I right click, left click or double click on it. I
have searched the help files and browsed Windows Explorer looking for a file
with such an icon and have not found any. My hunch is that icon must be
related to some security feature. I am using McAfee antivirus. If anyone
could help identify this icon it sure would be great.

Thanks,
Dennis
 
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Curious

Go to Control Panel/notification area icons and determine what it is and
then you can turn it off if you want.
 
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Dennis

Thank you for your reply, Curios. I did as you suggested and I could not
find the icon in the notification area in Control Panel. I also used
Advanced Search in Windows Explorer for all "ico" or "icon" files to no
avail. Oh, and curiously the same icon appears on the top edge of my
keyboard. I am running Windows Vista Home Premium on a Dell Studio XPS
435MT.
--Dennis--
 
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Dennis

Curious, excuse me I got my reply to you wrong. The icon IS in the
notification area but there is no title or any indication of what it is for.
I have noticed that a similar icon with an "A" on it appears next to it when
my caps lock key is on so, maybe it has something to do with my keyboard.
Unfortunately, no information came with the keyboard.
 
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Zaphod Beeblebrox

Dennis said:
Curious, excuse me I got my reply to you wrong. The icon IS in the
notification area but there is no title or any indication of what it
is for. I have noticed that a similar icon with an "A" on it appears
next to it when my caps lock key is on so, maybe it has something to
do with my keyboard. Unfortunately, no information came with the
keyboard.
Those appear to be indicators to tell you that your keyboard's
NumLock, CapsLock, and probably also ScrollLock are on. I've never
seen these with a standard keyboard, so I suspect you have a fancy
keyboard that requires special drivers, and somewhere in the setup for
the keyboard is a setting to turn them on or off. Look in your
control panel for a keyboard applet, and go from there. Or search the
website for your keyboard manufacturer for more info.

--
Zaphod

Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster: A cocktail based on Janx Spirit.
The effect of one is like having your brain smashed out
by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick.
 
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Curious

Is it possible that the ICON is in the quick start area on the left end of
the task bar and not in the notification area on the right end of the task
bar? If yes then you should be able to right click on it an delete it.
 
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Andrew Murray

if it is indeed an onscreen display for the keyboard, try the keyboard
options in control panel to see if that notification can be turned on or
off; if the K/B has no led's to indicate Caps/Num or Scroll lock, that
onscreen feed-back may the be the only way you will know if those keys are
on.
 
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harrison.deckard

There is an untitled icon always present in the notification area of my
taskbar. This Icon appears to be a locked padlock with the number 9 on it.
When I pass my cursor over it no title or description appears and nothing
appears to happen when I right click, left click or double click on it. I
have searched the help files and browsed Windows Explorer looking for a file
with such an icon and have not found any. My hunch is that icon must be
related to some security feature. I am using McAfee antivirus. If anyone
could help identify this icon it sure would be great.

Thanks,
Dennis
Hi Dennis,

Did you ever get this resolved? I woke to this little yellow padlock icon in my taskbar notification area as well, just to the left of the power-indicator icon. It isn't num or caps lock. When I click on it, it disappears. Has this ever been resolved?
 

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