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Customizing Windows XP Notifications

Hello

My problem is based here: Right click your Task Bar, select Properties (opens up Task Bar and Start Menu Properties) > Customize (button for hiding inactive icons)

Windows never remembers what I select in the Customize Notifications dialog box! Icons that I select to 'Always show' some how end up as 'Hide when inactive'. Why does this happen and how can I fix this? Are there any freeware (or shareware) aps around that deal with this area of Windows? There's also references to programs I no longer have installed within the menu. How can I remove them? Perhaps and ap that does that as well would be cool.

Regards,
Craig.

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Re: Customizing Windows XP Notifications

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Have you tried to uncheck hide inactive icons? Right click on the start button, select properties then the taskbar tab. Uncheck the hide inactive icons and be sure to click on apply.

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To get rid of past items, foolw the instructions from the MSKB article:

Q283084 - "How to Clear Past Items from the Notification Area"


Good Luck,

Cetin


Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,


T. S. Eliot

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Thanks for both replies.

The MSKB article worked great. That's one part of the problem sorted.

However, unticking the Hide Icons box does obviously prevent any icons from being hidden, but there are some icons that I want to be hidden and some that I don't want to be hidden.

Icons that I don't want hidden will end up in hide state. It seems it has a mind of its own. lol.

Thanks again.
Craig.

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I gave you a finger and you want a hand Wink

As you can see from the Notification Area section it's all or nothing thinggy.

You are welcome and "Good Luck",

Good Luck,

Cetin


Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,


T. S. Eliot

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