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Not all things showing up in Taskbar.

by Sebby2022 / February 9, 2009 7:08 AM PST

Whenever I start my computer, a Dell with Windows Media XP, Some of my icons will show up in the 'active' portion of the taskbar on the bottom right. This is fixed by pulling up Task Manager, ending "explorer.exe" and then running it again.

Is my boot order screwed up or something? How would I go about fixing this? Thanks you!

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This may be normal.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 9, 2009 8:17 PM PST

Which icons do not show in the System Tray, (Notification Area)?

It may be normal if these icons are flagged as inactive. If you right click the Taskbar and select Properties, then under the Taskbar tab of the window that opens see if there is a tick for "Hide inactive icons". You can customize which icons show or hide.


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by bpallgeier / February 10, 2009 7:47 AM PST
In reply to: This may be normal.

Try "logging Out" and then log back in. They will reappear. I don't know of any "fix"

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Windows Xp
by Imanuel4u / February 10, 2009 6:52 PM PST
In reply to: Taskbar

I agree with the last reply.

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Re: Not all things showing up in Taskbar.
by Tufenuf / February 11, 2009 12:05 AM PST
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