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Solved: when minimizing open windows, tabs disappear instead of appearing on bottom taskbar

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by grumpyoldman, Jun 29, 2006.

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  1. grumpyoldman

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    Had diffs yesterday with computer running at snail speed > did ad-aware/norton scans to clean up > now when I minimize any open window, the tab/s just disappear/s to the left of the lower taskbar so they can't be opened easily again. Must be an easy fix for this but after hours of research in MS Help + Google + your existing threads, haven't been able to source a solution.

    It happened once before but I can't recall how I got it going properly again - that's what age does to the memory!! Now when I have a PC prob & manage to solve it, I note the solution for the future!!

    Would greatly appreciate any suggestions to solve this irritating prob.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. spackler

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    Going for the obvious here but have you tried restarting?
     
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    Thanx for the swift response - yes, I have a vague recollection that that's what may have fixed it the last time but to no avail on this occasion!!

    Appreciate the thought though.
     
  5. grumpyoldman

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    Used suggested link & clicked on Miinimized Programs Missing >> when d'loaded, Norton instantly warned of Malicious Script Detected - High Risk - advised to go no further. Obviously I heeded this advice.

    File in question was xp_taskbar_desktop_fixall.vbs script file.

    This could have led me into even more seriously harmful territory if not for Norton's warning.
     
  6. spackler

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    If you are on XP tyry switching from and back to classic mode to see if it clears up. You can also try and login under another profile to see if the problem happens under a different profile.
     
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    Kelly's-korner is very safe and uses regedits and vbs scripts to repair problems in Windows XP. I and many other users have used these fixes for some time. Kelly is a Microsoft MVP, but you do whatever you feel is best for you.
     
  8. grumpyoldman

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    Many thanx Augie65 - did as you suggested >> success!! Sorry about my doubting of your earlier link - didn't realise that d'loaded tweaks would show up as malicious scripts but were actually "safe" when from recommended source. Please accept my apologies for seeming to reject your valuable assistance - a case of ignorance versus knowledge!! Trust no hard feelings!!
    Very grateful for your help.
     
  9. grumpyoldman

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    Thanx for suggestions, Spackler. tried both but to no avail unfortunately. As you may see, Augie65's ideas worked so may be useful to you also at some point. Appreciate your help.
     
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    BTW - sorry for delay in responding - have been away for a few days since prob arose.
     
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    Apologies are not needed.:) Glad to be of help.
    It's always best to be cautious these days with all kinds of dangerous things circulating around. The members of this forum are very helpful and if anything malicious was posted you would have been warned. If you get a chance, you can mark this problem solved from the thread tools> Mark Thread Solved at top of your post.
     
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