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Hide toolbar icons

by tonydf / April 11, 2005 12:34 PM PDT

For some appreciated...the little 'arrow' that you click to display all toolbar icons on the desktop...has disappeared.
Now all my 'quick launch/quick access' whatever icons are displayed.
Why could this happen and how can I restore my 'little arrow''


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Re: Hide toolbar icons
by Tufenuf / April 11, 2005 1:38 PM PDT
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tonydf, That problem is quite common with Windows XP. many times restarting your computer will bring back that small arrow chevron button.


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Easy to Correct ''
by colindarby / November 28, 2005 9:06 AM PST
In reply to: Hide toolbar icons

Found you can correct by ===
Go to = ''Task Bar'' =Right Click = ''Properties'' = may have to use ''Unlock'' = have ''Hide Inactive Icons'' box checked = ''Customise'' = Now I feel 7 icons is max in ''Current Items'' = To keep out the extra Icons = use under ''Behavior'' click ''hide when Inactive'' and in drop down menu use ''Always Hide'' the ones you realy do no require! =

Found does correct the problem

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