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  1. #1


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    Win 8

    What is this??


    This keeps popping up in the lower right corner of my screen every time I boot up.. I have no idea what it is.. right or left clicking on it has no effect, nor clicking on any of the 4 icons. The only active area is the little arrow on the left that closes the popup. It may be part of win8 or may be some part of the ASUS addons that were installed with my system.. but I really have no idea what it is or does.

    Anyone seen this before?
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  2. #2


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    It may be Airplane Mode which shuts off your Wi-Fi.

    Airplane Mode - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

    Jim
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  3. #3


    Posts : 12
    Win 8


    Well, this is a desktop computer with hard wired line to my router. Don't think there is wifi.. other than an option to add a hotspot. This board, ASUS Z87 Expert, does come with a wifi hotspot, but I have not connected the antenna yet or configured it yet.

    I will have to explore this.. thanks for the reply.

    I checked the different options in your link, Airplane Mode - Turn On or Off in Windows 8 , but none of them seems to apply to me, as I am not wirelessly connected and there is no wireless icon to work with. But thanks for the suggestion.
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  4. #4


    Hello, Pauleduc. Welcome to Windows EightForums.

    If this is on the lock screen it is an app notification. Not sure what app that would be tied to though.
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  5. #5


    Right click on your task bar, select Task Manager, More details, Startup.
    There will be an ASUS related startup item that you can probably disable.
    You can post a screenshot if you're not sure.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 12
    Win 8


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Hello, Pauleduc. Welcome to Windows EightForums.

    If this is on the lock screen it is an app notification. Not sure what app that would be tied to though.
    Not on the lock screen.. it is on the desktop

    but thanks for the suggestion.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 12
    Win 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Sardonicus View Post
    Right click on your task bar, select Task Manager, More details, Startup.
    There will be an ASUS related startup item that you can probably disable.
    You can post a screenshot if you're not sure.
    Thanks for the suggestion.. there were only two ASUS startups, and I disabled both and it is still there. Will have to try each one to see which is the culprit.
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  8. #8


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Go to Control Panel - Notification Area Icons and see if it listed.

    Jim
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  10. #10


    Posts : 12
    Win 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    Go to Control Panel - Notification Area Icons and see if it listed.

    Jim
    Thanks for the suggestion.. went there and turned off all - yet the black jet persists!
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