Xp Task Bar Not Showing Active Programs
Posted 04 February 2006 - 04:27 PM
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Posted 05 February 2006 - 01:28 AM
The icon for that program appears next to the other Quick Launch icons on the taskbar.
If the Quick Launch bar is not displayed, right-click an empty area on the taskbar, click Toolbars, and then click Quick Launch.
Posted 05 February 2006 - 02:53 AM
Starting from the left side of the Task Bar....."Quick Launch"-->is actually just a toolbar for shortcuts to frequently used programs, so you don't have to click "Start"/All Programs......
The "Notification Area" or "Tray" is where the clock is, and shows the active programs running,if desired, which I hate personally and I turn all of them off except the Internet Icon. They take up space, and if you want to display them, just click the "<" sign.
"Show Links" is also just a toolbar, and has nothing to do with the way Windows presents active programs, in fact, it is just a mirror of the "Links" option in your "Favorites" menu in Internet Explorer.
In between all that junk, is the actuall "Task Bar" where tabs for open windows run, and if you have chosen a program to minimize to the "Tray", then it will usually auto hide after a given time. That is a per program setting,found in Options, Properties, Preferences...etc
In my experience, I have noticed that the "Tray" has amnesia, I to have fought with icons. This is not a major concern to my knowledge, just a minor bug.
Sorry if you already know all this, but there are just so many variables involved, and the more information about the problem the better.
And when I'm wrong, I could have been right....
So I'm still right, cause I could have been wrong.
Posted 05 February 2006 - 05:49 PM
This is really driving me nuts. When I'm online, I have no idea how many windows I have open or when some popups have risen from the dead and are taking up useful memory without do the "ALT Tab" button to see what's running.
HELP HELP HELP. Microsoft, the nice guys won't even talk to me because my computer came installed with XP>
Posted 05 February 2006 - 07:10 PM
Let me know if it helps you.
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