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Hide Inactive Icons Stopped Working

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#1 Adas


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Posted 22 February 2009 - 03:07 PM

Hello everyone

I'm using Windows XP Professional and I have a problem.
The option "Hide Inactive Icons" has seized to function after installing a certain program Avira AntiVirus, had no other options, still don't have any alternatives...where free AntiViruses are concerned...
All I want to know is that if I can still make the option "Hide Inactive Icons" work again.

The chevron is missing..it's not present, it only appears and hides icons when an extremly rare mysterious trigger comes into action.
I have also noticed that there's a trigger timer..wich at times comes and enables the "Hide Inactive Icons" function.
Is there a way for this trigger to always start after 10 minutes of loggin time onto my Administrator Windows account?
The problem is that this thing is starting in a random time and order, and I don't even know what this trigger is..or if there is a trigger at all.

Overall, I want the option "Hide Inactive Icons" to work
Apart from all that, I have no other problems.

Thank you!

Edited by Adas, 22 February 2009 - 03:11 PM.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 05:18 PM

Try the fix at Kelly's Korner.

Hide or Show Inactive Icons - Notification Area - #53 on the right.

Right click on it and save the .vbs file to your desktop. Then, double click on the file icon (on your desktop) to run the script. You may need to reboot your computer for the changes to take affect.

With any fix like this you should create a new restore point and backup the registry first. For backing up the registry I like to use ERUNT.
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#3 Adas

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 05:19 AM

Thanks, Budapesta

I tried your solution, it had some effect
Anyway, thank you.

Edited by Adas, 24 February 2009 - 06:31 AM.

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