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Subject: Re: System Tray USB Icon
From: Glenn Ervin at Home (
Date: 2004-04-23

I really don't think that there is a printer made that can keep up with the
speed of the data sent through a parallel cable.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Neon John" <>
To: "Glenn Ervin at Home" <>; "Rockbox development"
Sent: Friday, April 23, 2004 12:14 PM
Subject: Re: System Tray USB Icon

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

>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
to drive my large format engineering plotter, a flash card reader and my
cradle. Only a foolish person would try a configuration like that without

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
your device setting configured not to cache the Jukebox drive, the icon is
needed but I've yet to figure out how to remove it. If you're on XP and
it to hide unused icons it'll be hidden fast enough.


John De Armond
Cleveland, Occupied TN


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