1. The article [Q307077] explains that if icons are used on the Quick Launch bar to gain access to shared application data on a network drive, icons may disappear and occurs if the connection to the shared directory is lost.
2. The article [Q321213] states that when using the Windows Classic theme in Windows XP, icons in the notification area on the right side of the taskbar may disappear when selecting a High Contrast scheme in the Color Schemes box on the Appearance tab. The suggested work around is to right-click a blank area of the taskbar, and then click Lock the Taskbar. Or, change the size of the taskbar, and then restore it.
3. The article [Q324250] states that after restoring the default setting of the window from the High Contrast appearance scheme of the Accessibility Options, the icons on the tool bar may disappear. The suggested work around for this problem is to minimize the window, and then press F5 to refresh the screen.
4. The article [Q307105] explains that if a program shortcut is moved from the Start menu to the Quick Launch Bar or to the desktop, other users may not be able to see the shortcut in the Start menu. Also, if a shortcut is moved from the Quick Launch Bar or the desktop to the Start menu, other users cannot see the shortcut in the Start menu.
Note: This behavior can occur because Quick Launch Bar information is stored separately for each user. Also, dragging the shortcut to or from the Start menu actually moves the icon to a new location, rather than just copying the icon. Therefore the shortcut is removed from the Start menu for all users, and the new shortcut is accessible only for the user who originally moved the program.
5. The article [Q555140] explains that when you open Folder Options, 1) the Single-click to open an item (point to select) is dimmed, 2) the option Show Common tasks in folders may also be grayed out, and 3) you may be unable to click the Toolbars command when you right-click the taskbar if Classic Shell which allows you to remove the Active Desktop and Web view features, is enforced through a policy.
Note: The article [Q29250] provides descriptions of the registry entries for policies that can be applied to the Start menu in WinXP and it may be advantageous to become familiar with its content.
6. Taskbar buttons appears to group unrelated windows together by number and occurs when enabling the feature, "Group similar taskbar buttons". Generally, this problem can be resolved simply by disabling that feature. Start regedit, expand HKEY_CURRENT_USER and in Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Explorer - Advanced, and create a REG_DWORD with the name TaskbarGroupSize and assign a value you want to reach before the windows are clustered, [Q288097].
7. "Quick Launch toolbar" (click to see a screen shot)
a. When the Taskbar is locked, it cannot be moved or resized (Right-click the Taskbar, and then click Lock the Taskbar to clear the check mark).
b. Resize the toolbar or to move it to another location by pointing to the vertical bar (Gripper) on the left side and dragging it left or right.
Note: To resize the taskbar vertically, move the mouse pointer over the horizontal edge of the Taskbar or Start button until it turns into a line with a double arrow and drag up or down to resize it.
c. Create floating toolbars by dragging an item from the Taskbar to the Desktop.
d. Remove a toolbar from the Taskbar by right-clicking an empty area on the Taskbar, point to Toolbars and then click to remove the check mark from the one wanted.
e. Add Toolbars to the taskbar by right-clicking an empty area on the Taskbar. Point to Toolbar and then click the Toolbar wanted.
(1) The Address bar is basically a Web page link and is opened by double-clicking.
(2) The Links bar provides links to product information on the Web which may be added by dragging them to the toolbar. Open the toolbar by clicking the double chevron (