09-15-2008 01:34 AM
09-18-2008 09:38 PM
01-02-2009 03:53 PM
Drive Manager Status Tray Icon
What's taking you so long to help out here, Seagate?
I too finally got so exasperated with the Drive Manager tray icon's behavior and the inability to prevent it that I came to this site, took the time to find out how to sign up for an account on these Community Forums, did so, and then found that I was not the first to reach the point of exasperation. Here it is, Jan 01, 2009, and no answer/help from you guys yet --- nearly 6 months after the first posting on this subject I can find.
Will you help us NOW?
Really, truly, providing an update to this little Drive Manager Status utility would be trivial, such as one that provides a simple user-selectable switch that prevents the automatic pop-up of the information window on a mouse roll-over of the tray icon. I think we'd all be happy with that and that alone.
08-03-2009 11:38 AM
08-28-2009 08:20 AM - edited 08-28-2009 08:21 AM
In Windows Vista, at least, just right-click the a blank spot in the System Tray or in the Task Bar and select Properties. Select the Notification Area tab to see a few immediate choices. Click the "Customize" button and you can set the behavior for each item in the tray (Show, Hide, or Hide when inactive).
It also works in Windows XP. However, the Notification area isn't a separate tab--it's the lower half of the Task Bar tab.
08-23-2010 11:42 AM
Even if you hide the impertinent thing, it comes back when you reboot. This got rid of it permanently for me:
Start/Run/msconfig/Startup then uncheck Seagate FreeAgent.
I'm running Vista but it should work with other versions of Windows.
08-24-2010 09:16 PM - edited 08-24-2010 09:17 PM
The problem with your solution is that you no longer have the other software features readily available.
If it came back, I wonder whether there might be two slightly different cases of it that require you to get rid of the second case, as well. It might be worth trying one more time.