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Subject: Re: System Tray USB Icon
From: Neon John (johngd_at_bellsouth.net)
Date: 2004-04-23


On Fri, 23 Apr 2004 11:33:24 -0500, "Glenn Ervin at Home"
<GlennErvin_at_cableone.net> wrote:

>I don't know why anyone would want to hook a printer up via USB when they
>have a perfectly good parallel port.
>I sure would not want to waist my USB port on a printer which doesn't need
>the speed of the USB anyway?

I don't think he asked for a critique of his printer hookup. And the word is
"waste".

>Do you have a parallel cable for your printer?
>If so, use that instead of the USB.

Why would you possibly mess with a clunky old parallel port when the USB
interface works so much better. faster (yes, printers DO need that speed),
smaller cable, end of cable clutter. I have one USB cable exiting this
laptop. It runs over to the peripheral table next to me where there is a
power hub, two printers, a scanner, the Jukebox cable, a usb/serial interface
to drive my large format engineering plotter, a flash card reader and my Palm
cradle. Only a foolish person would try a configuration like that without
USB.

To the original question, that icon is on your tray because of your Jukebox.
It flushes the cache buffer so data won't be lost at disconnect. If you have
your device setting configured not to cache the Jukebox drive, the icon is not
needed but I've yet to figure out how to remove it. If you're on XP and allow
it to hide unused icons it'll be hidden fast enough.

John

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John De Armond
johngdDONTYOUDARE_at_bellsouth.net
http://bellsouthpwp.net/j/o/johngd/
Cleveland, Occupied TN
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