HolidayBuyer's Guide

Windows Legacy OS forum

General discussion

desktop icons ?

by Nobby / November 11, 2003 9:03 PM PST

Hi
The problem i have is that when i click on a certain desktop icon it flashes up the programe title.but displays a different programe name on the taskbar ? but after this the dropdown menu remains on screen cannot close the programe via the taskbar and cannot close the pc.So i have to resort to the power button on the server.why how ?
help !

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: desktop icons ?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: desktop icons ?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Re:desktop icons ?
by David Chan / November 11, 2003 10:11 PM PST
In reply to: desktop icons ?

If you try and start the same programs from the Start | All Programs does these programs start properly?

Or if you double click My Computer or My Documents Icons on your Desktop do they open properly?

If yes then try deleting those other program shortcuts from your Desktop and create new ones.

Collapse -
Re:desktop icons ?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 11, 2003 10:53 PM PST
In reply to: desktop icons ?

1. "The problem i have is that when i click on a certain desktop icon it flashes up the programe title.but displays a different programe name on the taskbar ?"

a. You didn't reveal any details about this icon. Name, links to what file and such.

b. Windows programs have never been mandated that the shortcut "name" has to match what appears in the program's title bar or even that the program's title bar matches what appears in the minimised Taskbar. Nothing new here, but worth writing.

2. 'after this the dropdown menu remains on screen cannot close the programe via the taskbar and cannot close the pc.So i have to resort to the power button on the server."

a. Try Control-Alt-Delete first and use the Task Manager to end that program.

b. You didn't write what program this is, so not much can be written about it. Maybe it's some program you should uninstall and do without?

3. "why how ?"

a. Not a perfect world.
b. Try the uninstaller for that program.

4. "help !"

"Tip: If you are asking for help to troubleshoot a computer-related problem, please be sure to include all the necessary information (ie: operating system, model number, hardware, software, etc) that will help others identify your problem for a speedy resolution."

Bob

Collapse -
Re:desktop icons ?
by dlbruno5358 / July 6, 2004 2:57 AM PDT
In reply to: Re:desktop icons ?

How do I delete a desk top icon that I do not use? ie-My Network Places

Collapse -
Hide a :desktop icons.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 6, 2004 3:12 AM PDT
In reply to: Re:desktop icons ?

If you can't use a right click on the desktop, properties, the Desktop tab, Customize button and uncheck that item, Find and use TWEAKUI.

Bob

Collapse -
Re: Hide a :desktop icons.
by dlbruno5358 / July 14, 2004 12:43 AM PDT
In reply to: Hide a :desktop icons.

How do I find and use "TWEAKUI"?

Collapse -
I use Google.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 14, 2004 1:07 AM PDT

Typing in TWEAKUI into http://www.google.com found it on the first try.

Have you used the Google or other search web sites before?

Bob

Collapse -
Re:desktop icons ?
by dlbruno5358 / July 6, 2004 7:38 AM PDT
In reply to: Re:desktop icons ?

How do I delete an icon that I do not use?-ie,My Network Places?

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2017

Cameras that make great holiday gifts

Let them start the new year with a step up in photo and video quality from a phone.