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dot512
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Number 9 (white 9 on black background) in notification area of taskbar. Clicking on it does nothing. What is it for?

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This icon does nothing when left/right clicked.  What is it?  Do I need it?

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KirkD
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Re: Number 9 (white 9 on black background) in notification area of taskbar. Clicking on it does nothing. What is it for?

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Unset the number lock and see if the 9 goes away.

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asawyer13
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Re: Number 9 (white 9 on black background) in notification area of taskbar. Clicking on it does nothing. What is it for?

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I am having the same problem.

 

No changing the numlock doesn't change anything.

 

Running Win 7 64 bit on Dell 1747 laptop, with i7 cpu and 8gb.

 

I have killed off all processes that I know, or gotten out of the program to see if I could figure out which process it is, but that hasn't worked.

 

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jsalty
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Re: Number 9 (white 9 on black background) in notification area of taskbar. Clicking on it does nothing. What is it for?

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I have the same notification showing on my 1747, windows 64 bit, i7, and pressing the "NumLk" above the keypad #7 turns the notification off (the white 9 on the black background)

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Hammud
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Re: Number 9 (white 9 on black background) in notification area of taskbar. Clicking on it does nothing. What is it for?

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I have Dell XPS 15z and my keyboard does not have a keypad nor a numlock key.  How do I remove this icon?

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speedstep
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Re: Number 9 (white 9 on black background) in notification area of taskbar. Clicking on it does nothing. What is it for?

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quickset.exe which is specific to Dell. Not sure what the 9 means.

If you bring up task manager and kill quickset the 9 goes away.

Press the num lock key (may be in conjunction with the Fn key) and it will go away.

Description: Dell taskbar icon allowing you to quickly change settings
File Location: C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
Startup Type: This startup entry is started automatically from a Run, RunOnce, RunServices, or RunServicesOnce entry in the registry.
 

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Re: Number 9 (white 9 on black background) in notification area of taskbar. Clicking on it does nothing. What is it for?

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Hi, have anyone fixed it??? I already bought an XPS L502X and before I installed Win7 SP1 the blackbox icon for QuickSet appear. I talked with Dell Support Centre and they told this is a bug for this version of QuickSet.

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speedstep
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Re: Number 9 (white 9 on black background) in notification area of taskbar. Clicking on it does nothing. What is it for?

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Uninstall Quickset.  Voila problem solved.

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Re: Number 9 (white 9 on black background) in notification area of taskbar. Clicking on it does nothing. What is it for?

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I have an XPS 15 can just got this icon last week after owning this laptop for a year. Why have an icon that doesn't do anything. I have quickset keys above the keyboard. Looking into this I saw a newer bios so I downloaded and installed it. Icon went away. Thought I solved the problem. Next day it was back.

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jp678
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Re: Number 9 (white 9 on black background) in notification area of taskbar. Clicking on it does nothing. What is it for?

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It's definitely the NumLk key on my new Dell Inspiron. 

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