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New Icon showing on Win 8 Splash Screen

  1. #1

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    Windows 8

    New Icon showing on Win 8 Splash Screen

    I posted this on the Installation and Setup forum but on second thought I figured I should post it here.
    I'm using a Microsoft Surface Pro with Windows 8 installed and still getting used to it. A couple days ago a new icon with the number 50 started appearing on the lower right of the Splash screen. (Not the Start screen),
    You should be able to see here:
    Click image for larger version

    Anyone have a clue what this is indicating?

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. #2

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    Looks like the "People" app, those are now many notifications you got. Open that app and close out the notifications, see if the number changes. You may be able to remove it from the Lockscreen, it would be under PC settings.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise

    hi,mine has emails and facebook messages notification, if it is the lock screen ,do as XWEAPONX says and go to charms bar and settings ,and change pc settings ,then personalize and if lock scree is highlighted ,right click on it and set to defaults ,if you wish to get rid of the 50 message
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  4. #4

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    It's the same issue as when in Windows XP, it used to show how many "unread Emails" you had in Outlook or Outlook Express, easily turned off.
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