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machinegunfunk
03-23-2008, 08:35 PM
i think that in a future update, steam should re-introduce the ability to bring up friends, games, store, settings, etc. from right clicking the system tray icon.

amirite?

Hwkiller
03-23-2008, 08:37 PM
http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/1948/clipboard01hz9.jpg

Is this meant to be a joke?

machinegunfunk
03-23-2008, 08:40 PM
no, it doesn't work for me, and atleast a few others who i've told about this problem.

edit: BTW, try clicking on one of those links to bring up Friends or something. does NOT work for me.

Hwkiller
03-23-2008, 08:44 PM
I use the right click menu all the time, it works fine.
What are your specs?
What version of windows do you have?

machinegunfunk
03-23-2008, 08:47 PM
windows xp home sp2
2.02 ghz p4
768mb RAM
ati Radeon 9550 256mb
onboard sound

I used to be able to use the right click menu to bring stuff up before the steam community update.

kalciifer
03-23-2008, 09:56 PM
Delete the clientregistry.blob?

machinegunfunk
03-23-2008, 10:04 PM
nope, that didn't work. thanks though.

btw, i can click exit and it will exit steam.

Jagged Tooth
03-23-2008, 11:00 PM
Try re-installing Steam (not all your games). See if that helps at all.

Edit:Just had another look at the screenshot.
http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/1948/clipboard01hz9.jpg

What exactly are you trying to hide down the bottom there? ;)

AngelGraves13
03-24-2008, 01:35 AM
Please make the icon look cooler too! Thanks!

5UB
03-24-2008, 02:52 AM
Are you saying the Steam logo is not cool? OMG!

MeestaNob!
03-24-2008, 03:44 AM
Try re-installing Steam (not all your games). See if that helps at all.

Edit:Just had another look at the screenshot.


What exactly are you trying to hide down the bottom there? ;)
Orange flash means the pr0n has finished downloading...

AngelGraves13
03-24-2008, 04:02 AM
Are you saying the Steam logo is not cool? OMG!

It looks a little Windows 98 like. They can make some changes to it. Maybe more changes when it is doing stuff or if no connection is detected.

pixelante15
03-24-2008, 08:39 AM
It looks a little Windows 98 like. They can make some changes to it. Maybe more changes when it is doing stuff or if no connection is detected.

There's only 3 things I think that really needs to be known at a glance, and it does the job quite well.

Online Mode (no download): Normal Icon
Downloading: White dots leading into the icon
Offline Mode: Red dots leading into the icon

Simple and efficient, IMHO

m-p{3}
03-24-2008, 01:42 PM
In my opinion, the tray icon is fine as it is.

AngelGraves13
03-24-2008, 02:36 PM
Could be polished more, but then again...what couldn't be polished more? Nothing is perfect.

5UB
03-24-2008, 02:51 PM
But then we will lose our FPS in games, the processes will be running high, we would get too many errors.

Wait no, I would rather them be working on games than on the system tray icon :p

Pragmataraxia
11-17-2009, 12:11 PM
I'm not sure what the minimum effort is to get it to work, but I can tell you that this worked for me:

http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Cleanly_reinstalling_Steam

jamesyfx
11-17-2009, 09:53 PM
The tray icon is fairly easy to replace, as it's not integrated into the program file. It's nothing more than a .ico file (Well, a few .ico files) in the Steam/Public directory.

But of course this will be renewed and replaced with the original each time there is a Client update. So it is quite pointless in the end!

Mangr0v3
11-17-2009, 09:58 PM
Steam is not a registered protocol (https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=2087-MZES-9065)

rev.dak
11-19-2009, 04:46 PM
I think the OP's Steam icon in the system tray was just broken. It still works that same as it always has... BUT, being that a lot of us have moved to Windows 7, let's get rid of the thing - or at least give us the option to get it out of our System Tray, it doesn't belong there anymore, especially with the new Win7 taskbar and it's Jumplists (which serves the exact same function as "right-clicking" the tray icon.)