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#1 mangosteen


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Posted 12 March 2005 - 01:00 AM

I am using Win XP.

Normally there is shortcut icon for 'safely removing hardware' on my right hand side of my taskbar. (system tray)

But now it is gone. How to bring it back ?

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#2 Grinler


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Posted 12 March 2005 - 05:03 PM

It only shows I believe when you are using a removable hardware like an ipod and its plugged into the computer or its cradle

#3 frankie12


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Posted 12 March 2005 - 08:03 PM

That logo only shows up when i have my usb drive in my computer. So i agree with grinler and say that it will only show up when you have hardware hook up.

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Posted 12 March 2005 - 08:56 PM

If you really want it to show all the time, right click on an open area of your taskbar and choose Properties. Then on the Taskbar tab choose Customize, select the Safely Remove Hardware icon and set its behavior to always show.

Personally, I would set it to either Always Hide or Hide when inactive. If you ever need it all you will have to do is click the arrow that appears next to the notification area (system tray) when you hide icons and select the safely remove icon.
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