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#1 pancake


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Posted 11 March 2006 - 06:28 PM

Hello... Running Windows XP2 Home. For some unknown reason when I booted up PC today my taskbar notification area no longer hides inactive icons when not in use, as it has in the past. I checked the settings in taskbar properties and hide inactive icons was in fact selected. Tried unchecking and re-selecting this option, as well as re-booting PC, but the icons in this area all remain visible regardless of programs in use or non-use. I have run anti-virus, and spysweeper scan which both came up clean. Have also tried system restore which didn't change the situation. Does anyone have any suggestions how to remedy this?

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#2 acklan


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Posted 12 March 2006 - 02:52 AM

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#3 phantazy


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Posted 12 March 2006 - 05:58 AM

Pancake: The 'Hide inactive icons' takes a number of boots to operate I have observed. If you have altered your system in any way, it will show the icons in full, but after a while it will revert to normal. No need to panic just yet.

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