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Taskbar and icons

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Weirdo, Nov 27, 2001.

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  1. Weirdo

    Weirdo Thread Starter

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    Hi guys, need your help!
    When I open several applications or browser windows, the icons for these windows do not appear on the taskbar at the bottom of my screen. The only way to see what programs I have running or be able to switch between them is to use the "Alt-Tab" keys- How do I restore these program icons to the bottom of my screen?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Hi Weirdo,

    Are you sure you haven't dragged the toolbar out of sight, so to speak?

    Grab all dividers you see down there and experiment a little, dragging them to and fro. Maybe it's disappeared behind another toolbar.

    Good luck,
     
  3. Weirdo

    Weirdo Thread Starter

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    Dear Tony,
    thanks for your kind reply. I was trying to move the dividerss in various ways. It didn't help :(


    Take care.
     
  4. Mosaic1

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    Do you have a Taskbar? But it is empty. Does systray show on the right?

    Let's see if possibly the taskbar is corrupt. I am not sure if this will help. Go to start>run and type regedit. Press enter.
    Navigate to:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StuckRects

    Highlight Stuckrects in the left pane right click on it and delete.
    Reboot. Windows will create a new taskbar.



    Navigating in the registry is the same as in windows Explorer. Click the plus signs until you reach the final destination.
     
  5. Weirdo

    Weirdo Thread Starter

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    Hi Mosaic1,

    thanks, it works now. This registry thing saved me.

    Thanks a lot!

    :)
     
  6. Mosaic1

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    Weirdo,
    You're quite welcome. Glad it worked. Thanks for posting back to let us know.

    Mo
     
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