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Blank items in task bar

By Zalog ·
While running Windows 98 SE I ocassionaly get blank items that appear in my task bar. The item looks like a running application only it has no icon or name (text), it is just a blank box in the task bar. If I click on the item it disappears. What are these phantom applications and how do I prevent them from appearing on my taks bar?

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by SyscoKid In reply to Blank items in task bar

No clue. I get them too, usually after closing an application. They don't appear to be hurting anything. I wouldn't worry about it. I mainly posted here because I want to see if anybody has a better answer.

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by Zalog In reply to Blank items in task bar
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by bart777 In reply to Blank items in task bar

This is called a windows FEATURE...
(They never have bugs..LOL)
There is no current fix for it, and it seems to be intermitant.
Don't worry about it. It will not hurt you.

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by Zalog In reply to Blank items in task bar
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by clover252525 In reply to Blank items in task bar

They happen sometimes when you shut down an application that's still running, e.g. you click on a favorite in your browser, change your mind before the page is loaded and exit the browser. Windows gets confused, shuts down the application but keeps a blank spot on the taskbar. It happens inconsistantly and there is no cure for it except to stop applications running before shutting them down, but it is harmless, except for being a pain.

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by Zalog In reply to Blank items in task bar
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by dmiles In reply to Blank items in task bar

Only suggesstion will be to look on the microsoft web site.to find a solution to your problem.
www.microsoft.com/win98se/tech/support

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by Zalog In reply to Blank items in task bar
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by alaminet In reply to Blank items in task bar

Don't worry it is only a non existing window.

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