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Hide inactive icons on taskbar

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by cjbtaylor, Dec 7, 2001.

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  1. cjbtaylor

    cjbtaylor Thread Starter

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    My taskbar auto hide for inactive programs has stopped working.
    ive checked properties and it is ticked but nothing, it was fine this morning but has just stopped now.











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    My dad whos a comp expert says $H!£ in $H!£ out. I hope he doesnt mean me and my computer skills. oh well:D
     
  2. plejon

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    Was your intend to hide inactive tray icons ? These are the instructions. If I misunderstood you, let me know, and also mention which OS you're using



    <b>Automatically Hide Inactive Tray Icons (Windows XP) </b>
    Category: Enhancements > Windows NT, 2000 & XP
    This setting controls whether running tray programs should be hidden automatically when they are not active.

    Open your registry and find the key below.

    Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called 'EnableAutoTray' and edit the value according to the settings below.

    Exit your registry, you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.


    Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
    Explorer]
    Value Name: EnableAutoTray
    Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
    Value Data: (0 = display inactive icons, 1 = hide inactive icons
     
  3. cjbtaylor

    cjbtaylor Thread Starter

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    Cheers Pete, its working fine now





    Merry Xmas
     
  4. plejon

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    Glad I could help.

    Merry xmas to you too.
     
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