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#1 Bone Idol

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 04:21 PM

Hello all.

I used to have my taskbar just as I wanted it, but that was weeks ago. With one click I could show all my currently opened windows as a vertical pillar of icons, and clicking any one of these would take me back to that website.

Also, I can't get rid of the language icon. I've right-clicked the system tray - clicked toolbars - and un-checked 'language', but at every bootup it reappears.

I even installed TaskbarRepair Tool Plus!... not worth a cracker. I looked up everything to do with taskbars in my windows Help & Support -- no enlightenment there.

I've got programs which no longer install their icon in the system tray upon startup.

I'd appreciate any help, please.

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 04:36 PM

Hello.

To remove the language part, take a look here, if you have not already done so.

With one click I could show all my currently opened windows as a vertical pillar of icons, and clicking any one of these would take me back to that website.

Sorry, was this an issue, or was that the way you wanted it?

I've got programs which no longer install their icon in the system tray upon startup.

Please specify what programs exactly. This way, we can know the files associated with the tray icon and stop them from starting.

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#3 Bone Idol

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 03:47 AM

With one click I could show all my currently opened windows as a vertical pillar of icons, and clicking any one of these would take me back to that website.


That's how I want it now.

I've got programs which no longer install their icon in the system tray upon startup.



'ItsTime' and 'PeerGuardian' - and sometimes 'Yankee Clipper 3'. What I've done is insert these icons in the Quick Start section of the Taskbar, but they used to be in the System Tray at startup. Start - run - msconfig - Startup tab doesn't show them there.


Thanks for the steps to remove the pesky language bar. I've had this computer for two years and never had this problem before. It just appeared from nowhere.

Edited by Bone Idol, 04 June 2008 - 03:49 AM.


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Posted 04 June 2008 - 10:59 AM

For the problem of disappearing icons in the system tray, here's what I found.

Go to Win Explorer--> right click My Network Places and choose Open.
On the left panel that pops up it says "Hide Icons for networked UPnP devices. Click on this and it should change to "Show icons for networked UpnP devices".
Close out of explorer then reboot the computer, all the icons for running programs will now be showing in the sys tray area.

I don't know why this works but I think it's a bug in XP.

Try it, if it doesn't work you can always change it back. It put my "volume control" and "safely remove harware" icons back that kept diappearing.
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#5 Bone Idol

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 04:59 PM

Thanks WildChild, but I couldn't find "Hide icons for networked UPnP devices".

My os is Windows XP Home Edition.

I right-clicked My Network Places - Open - ... and "Hide icons for networked UPnP devices" doesn't show in the left panel menu of options.

Thanks anyway.

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 11:29 PM

Bone Idol, It's under "Network Tasks". You might have to expand the menu with the little arrows (see attachment)

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 06:48 AM

Okay!

Thanks for your kind help, wildchild2. :thumbsup:




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