Solved: why do icons vanish from desktop?

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bj nick

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Ok...this is quirky...I'm sure there's a setting somewhere that I don't know about...for some reason, the icons on the desktop (and the taskbar as well) "hide" after sitting for awhile. Also, if I'm working on another program, or watching something on WMP, the taskbar will vanish...

what is going on? where is that setting...?!:eek:
 

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I should add that the second I touch the mouse or move it over the taskbar (for example when using WMP), the taskbar returns.
 
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right click on task bar. look under properties. make sure the block 'autohide the taskbar' is unchecked. that should solve that problem.
 

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Ok, so I'm a bonehead...I admit it...

if you right-click on the desktop, on "managing desktop icons" there is a setting for "show icons as needed" or "show icons always." Guess which one was checked?


:)

And thanks for the tip on the taskbar.
 
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