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Weird Things In The Taskbar


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#1 ashleydear

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 09:44 AM

I have a Toshiba laptop, Satellite A105. A few weeks ago I had a game from the library, Prison Tycoon, which I installed. I have since uninstalled it and taken it back to the library. After I installed it, however, there were weird programs in the taskbar that I had never seen before in the year and a half I have had the laptop. They stayed there after uninstalling the game. They are: Toshiba Power Saver Setting, Toshiba Virtual Sound, Toshiba Zooming Utility, V.92 Modem on Hold App, CD/DVD Acoustic Silencer, ATI, Toshiba Touch and Launch, and Synaptics Pointing Device. Ever since they appeared I have not been able to use Appearance and Themes to change power settings.

Are these things bad? Good? Do I need them or can I uninstall them somehow? Have they always been on my computer or were they installed by the game?

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 09:54 AM

These things have always been on your computer. They are utilities from Toshiba that enhance things like your touchpad (you can hold down your finger in the corner and have a launcher come up) and sound settings.

I have these icons too and they are not bad. I would just ignore them..

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 10:01 AM

Have you gone into msconfig and disabled them from running on start-up?
That would get them off the taskbar. After you disable them, try changing your settings.
This is the only thing I can think of now to tell you, someone else might give you more suggestions.




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