TrayStatus Help  [Print]

The latest version of TrayStatus is v3.1.
If you are using an older version, please consider downloading the free update to get the new features and bug fixes.

Tray Menu

The right-click context menu on any TrayStatus Indicator allows you to access the Settings window, or exit TrayStatus. Exiting TrayStatus will close all Indicators.

Tray Menu
  • Settings: Opens the Settings window.
  • Exit: Exits TrayStatus. This will close all Status Indicators.

Settings

The TrayStatus Settings window is where you'll configure all of your TrayStatus Indicators and other options. You can enable/disable the default Indicators (CapsLock, NumLock, etc) or add/remove custom Performance Counter Indicators. You can also choose your icon theme in the Settings window. To access the Settings window, right-click any TrayStatus Indicator in the system tray (notification area) on the taskbar and choose "Settings." If you don't have any Indicators enabled, launching TrayStatus from the Start menu will open the Settings window.

Settings

Settings • Options

This tab in the Settings window allows you to log onto your Binary Fortress account, check for program updates, and modify application settings.

Options
  • Start with Windows: Enabling this option will cause TrayStatus to start automatically when your computer boots up.
  • Show a Tray Notification when key status changes: When enabled, you'll see a tray notification balloon (Win 7) or toast notification (Win 8+) when a key lock status changes.
  • Only show Status Indicators when key is toggled on: When enabled, TrayStatus will hide the Indicator from the system tray (notification area) when the Status is "off."
  • Play a Sound when key status changes: When enabled, TrayStatus will play a sound when the key lock status changes. You can use the default sounds, or specify custom sound files.
  • Key Toggled On Sound: (leave blank for default): Click the Browse button next to this option to choose a custom sound file to play when a key lock status is toggled on. You can click the Play button (arrow) next to the Browse button to preview the sound file.
  • Key Toggled Off Sound: (leave blank for default): Click the Browse button next to this option to choose a custom sound file to play when a key lock status is toggled off. You can click the Play button (arrow) next to the Browse button to preview the sound file.
  • Check for Updates Automatically: Enable this to let this application periodically check for updates.
  • Check for new Beta (newer, unstable) versions: Enable this to let this application check for new Beta versions. This setting is not recommended unless you are interested in testing new software.
  • Check for Updates Now: Perform an update check right now.
  • Internet Connection Settings: Allows you to manage your internet connection settings. You can use the same settings as Internet Explorer, manually enter proxy server settings or specify no proxy server (direct connection).
  • Export Settings: Click this button to export your current application settings to a .REG file. You can use this backup file to import your settings to another machine, or use it to restore your settings if you are re-installing your machine.
  • Restore Settings: Allows you to restore your settings from a previously created backup.
  • Advanced Settings: Opens the Advanced Settings window so you can manage advanced (hidden) settings.

Settings • Options • Binary Fortress Account

This section allows you to login to your Binary Fortress account in order to load your license key, and to enable synchronization with your Binary Fortress account.

Binary Fortress Account
  • Email Address: Enter the email address for your Binary Fortress account here.
  • Password: Enter the password you use for logging in to your Binary Fortress account. If you don't know your password, or need to set one, you can use the "Reset Password" button.
  • Login: Click this button to login to your account after you've entered your email address and password for your Binary Fortress account.
  • Register: If you don't have a Binary Fortress account, click this button to open the registration page in your web browser.
  • Reset Password: If you've forgotten your password, or need to set your password, click this button to open the password reset page in your web browser.
  • Name: This text box will show the name on your Binary Fortress account after you've successfully logged in.
  • My Account: Click this button to open your "My Account" page on the Binary Fortress website.
  • My Licenses: Click this button to open the "My Licenses" window that lists your license keys and allows you to apply them to the current installation.
  • Logout: Click this button to logout of your Binary Fortress account. If you've applied your license key using the "My Licenses" window, you can logout without affecting the applied license key.

Settings • Options • My Licenses

After signing in to your Binary Fortress account on the Settings > Options tab, click the "My Licenses" button to open this dialog. This window shows all of your licenses, and allows you to select one and apply it quickly and easily.

My Licenses
  • Name: This column displays the name of the user associated with the license.
  • Date Created: This column lists the date that each of your licenses was created.
  • License Type: This column lists the license type for each of your licenses.
  • License Restrictions: This column explains the restrictions for the license type of each of your licenses.
  • Expiry Date: This column lists the expiry date (if applicable) for each of your licenses.
  • License Key: This column displays the license key.

Settings • Status Indicators

This tab allows you to enable/disable Indicators. You can also add, edit, or remove custom Performance Counter Indicators.

Status Indicators
  • Show Caps Lock Status: Enables or disables the Caps Lock Status Indicator.
  • Show Num Lock Status: Enables or disables the Num Lock Status Indicator.
  • Show Scroll Lock Status: Enables or disables the Scroll Lock Status Indicator.
  • Show Kana Status: Enables or disables the Kana Lock Status Indicator. (Japanese Keyboards)
  • Show ALT Status: Enables or disables the Alt key Status Indicator.
  • Show CTRL Status: Enables or disables the Ctrl key Status Indicator.
  • Show SHIFT Status: Enables or disables the Shift key Status Indicator.
  • Show WIN Status: Enables or disables the Windows key Status Indicator.
  • Show Hard Drive Activity: Enables or disables the Hard Drive Activity Status Indicator. You can set the read/write thresholds which control how much data (in bytes) has to be read/written before the up/down arrows show up on the Indicator in the system tray (notification area). Hovering this Indicator in the system tray (notification area) will show the read/write speed in MB/s.
  • Show CPU Usage: Enables or disables the CPU Status Indicator. Hovering this Indicator in the system tray (notification area) will show you the exact percentage of CPU used.
  • Show Memory Usage: Enables or disables the Memory Usage Status Indicator. Hovering this Indicator in the system tray (notification area) will show the memory used (in GB) vs the total system memory.
  • Show Audio Playback Status: Enables or disables the Audio Playback Status Indicator. This Indicator will light up when Windows, or any application on the system is outputting audio.
  • Icon Theme: This option allows you to choose between the Dark, Light, or "Old" icon themes. You can also add your own themes.
  • Show separate indicators for each Hard Drive: Enabling this option will create separate Status Indicators for each drive letter on your system.
  • Read Bytes Threshold: Sets the threshold in bytes for hard drive read activity. The up arrow will only show on the Status Indicator in the system tray (notification area) if the read bytes/s is higher than this threshold value.
  • Write Bytes Threshold: Sets the threshold in bytes for hard drive write activity. The down arrow will only show on the Status Indicator in the system tray (notification area) if the write bytes/s is higher than this threshold value.
  • Add: Click this button to add a new Performance Counter Indicator.
  • Edit: Click this button to edit the selected Performance Counter Indicator.
  • Remove: Click this button to remove the selected Performance Counter Indicator.

Settings • Status Indicators • Add Performance Counter

This dialog allows you to choose the Windows Performance Counter that you'd like to use for your custom Indicator. The Threshold option allows you to set a maximum value that will be used for the bar graph on the Indicator in the system tray (notification area). The bar will show as "full" when the Performance Counter value is equal or greater than the Threshold value.

Add Performance Counter
  • Category: Lists the Performance Counter category that the Counter itself is grouped under. e.g. "PhysicalDisk"
  • Counter: Lists the name of the Performance Counter. e.g. "Avg. Disk Queue Length"
  • Instance: Lists the Instance of the Performance Counter, if applicable. e.g. "C:"
  • Minimum: The minimum value of the selected performance counter.
  • Maximum: The maximum value of the selected performance counter.
  • Current: The current value of the selected performance counter.
  • Threshold: Lists the user specified threshold for the Performance Counter. The Threshold controls what the "maximum" will be for the bar graph in the Status Indicator.
  • Auto: Sets the threshold automatically based on the maximum value that has been observed.

Settings • Languages

This tab in the Settings window contains a list of all the languages currently installed on your system for use.

Languages
  • Name: This column displays the name of the language.
  • Version: Shows the version for the Language file. This version should match the program version for best compatibility.
  • Translators: Shows the contributors for the Language file.
  • Complete: What percent complete the language file is.
  • Help Finish a Translation: Help us finish a translation and receive a free Pro Standard license in return.
  • Get New and Updated Languages: Click this link to visit the Languages page, where you can download dozens of new languages.

Settings • License Key

This tab in the Settings window displays your current License key, and allows you to update the License Key or revert to the free version.

License Key
  • License Key: The License Key that this application is currently using.
  • Change to Free Version: At any time during the free 30-day Pro trial, you can click this button to revert back to the Free version of this application.
  • Load from Binary Fortress Account: Click this button to retrieve and select a license key from a list of license keys tied to your Binary Fortress account.
  • Paste from Clipboard: If you have copied your license key from your email, just click this button to automatically paste it into the License Key box.
  • Licensed To: Shows who the license key is registered to, and if it is a Site License key.
  • License Expiry Date: If you are using a Trial license, this will show when it will expire.
  • Request New Trial License: Click this button to submit a request to the Binary Fortress Software support team for a new 30-day trial license key.

Settings • Our Apps

The Our Apps tab lists some of our other popular applications. If you enjoy using this application, feel free to check out our other applications as well!

Our Apps

Settings • Troubleshooting

The troubleshooting tab contains information and options that are only useful for troubleshooting when something isn't working correctly. The text area contains all the information required by Binary Fortress Support when submitting a help request. The button with the blue arrows allows you to refresh the information listed here. The Logging drop-down list allows you to set the Debug Logging Level. This typically only needs to be enabled when requested by the Binary Fortress support team.

Troubleshooting
  • Copy to Clipboard: Copies the information from the text area to the clipboard – you can paste this information into an email or forum post by pressing Ctrl + V.
  • Open Log: Opens an explorer window to the debug log file's location so you can attach it to an email, or upload it to the support forum.
  • Clear Log: Clears the application debug log

Settings • Internet Connection Settings

This dialog allows you to customize to connect to the internet to search for updates or to sync settings and profiles with your Binary Fortress account.

Internet Connection Settings
  • No Proxy Server (direct internet connection): Select this option if you do not want this application to use a proxy server when accessing the Internet.
  • Use Internet Explorer Connection Settings: Select this option to have this application use the proxy settings that are configured in Internet Explorer.
  • Use Custom Proxy Server Settings: Select this option if you would like to manually enter your proxy server information.
  • Server Address: Enter the proxy server IP address or host name in this text box.
  • Port: Enter the proxy server port in this text box.
  • Username: Enter the username for your proxy server in this text box.
  • Password: Enter the password (if required) for your proxy server in this text field.
  • Re-enter Password: Re-enter the password (if required) for your proxy server in this text field.
  • Save: Save the current proxy settings.

Settings • Advanced Settings

You can use these Advanced Settings to control hidden options. For more information on what these settings control, please visit the Advanced Settings guide.

Advanced Settings
  • Filter: Use this to filter the list of Advanced Settings and find the one you're looking for.
  • Setting: Shows the category and name of the hidden setting that you can edit.
  • Value: Shows the current value, and highlights the setting in red if there is a value set.
  • Default Value: Restores the selected setting to its default value.

Update

This window is displayed when a new version of the application is available.

Update
  • New Version: Shows the version number of the new version, and whether or not it is a beta release.
  • Current Version: Shows the version you are currently using.
  • Update Size: Shows the download size of the update.
  • What's New in this Version: This shows the changes that have been made to this application since the last time you installed an update. It is a helpful guide to see what new features will be available in the new version.
  • Install Now: Automatically downloads and installs the update with only 1 click. (Pro only)
  • Install on Exit: Automatically downloads and installs the update after you exit the program, as long as the computer isn't shutting down. (Pro only)
  • Visit Website: Opens your default web browser to the application download page so you can download the latest version.
  • View Change Log: Opens your default web browser and shows the Change Log. This will allow you to see what has changed since the previous version.
  • Skip This Version: Closes the update window, and tells this application to never remind you about this version. Newer versions, and forcing the update check manually using the "Check Now" button will still cause the update window to appear later.
  • Remind Me Later: Closes the update window, and allows this application to remind you about the update later.

Submit Support Request

This window allows you to submit a support request, along with your Troubleshooting information and debug log (if debug logging is enabled on the Troubleshooting tab in the settings window).

Submit Support Request
  • Name: Enter your name in this text box.
  • Email Address: Enter the email address you would like us to use when responding to your Support Request in this text box.
  • Subject: Enter a quick one line description of your issue in this text box.
  • Message: Enter a message explaining the issue that you're running into. If you clicked the Support Request button on an error message window, the error text will also show in this text box.
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