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    Taskbar

    Some help would be appreciated.

    I upgraded from XP Home to XP pro Sp 3.

    The problem comes where Windows now looses some of my program icons in the taskbar. ( On the right next to the clock ).

    If I re-install the program the icon is there but next day when I restart, the icon goes missing. I tried the "lock taskbar" setting but that does not help.
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    and they haven't hidden themselves?

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    Perhaps they are recorded as 'inactive' not having been used yet by the new os.

    Look at control panel/taskbar and start menu - and change the inactive settings there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twinscythe12332 View Post
    and they haven't hidden themselves?
    No.................this appears to be a common problem with XP Pro and Vista and needs to be fixed in the registry. I googled this problem and found a few fixes.
    I tried several and finally got it to work but for the life of me cannot recall which fix did the job. ( One has to keep on rebooting every time to check the results )
    Just a correction: It is actually the "System tray " on the bottom right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marq View Post
    Perhaps they are recorded as 'inactive' not having been used yet by the new os.

    Look at control panel/taskbar and start menu - and change the inactive settings there.
    This had absolutely no effect !
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    what applications? I know windows defender hides itself in the control panel after about a day and a half.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinscythe12332 View Post
    what applications? I know windows defender hides itself in the control panel after about a day and a half.
    I have the following icons in System tray : New mail, ISP connection, Netlimiter, Spybot, Pervasive data engine, Second copy ,lan connection and the clock.
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    Have a look here.
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    Hi Marq,

    Yes that is what I used but not sure exactly which section or fix I used but I think they all boil down to the same thing.
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