What to look for in Windows 7

Cleaning up the system tray

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By default, Windows 7 hides new icons in the Notification area along the right side of the taskbar (aka the system tray), showing only a few crucial system icons. The rest are in a corral accessible by clicking an up arrow next to the leftmost tray icon. If you want an icon always visible, you can drag it from the corral to the tray directly, or use this dialog box to manage all available icons.

This gallery is a companion piece for my in-depth review of Windows 7 based on the final release candidate. Be sure to read "What to expect from Windows 7" to get the full story.

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