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Can't see tray icons anymore

By Patrick Horn ·
Why do icons keep disappearing from the right side of my laptop's taskbar in Windows XP? Sometimes they show up and sometimes they don't. No program in particular, seems all icons have done that at one point in time.

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Can't see tray icons anymore

by Ann777 In reply to Can't see tray icons anym ...

See the below:

http://www.leog.net/fujp_forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1575

seems to be a lot of confustion on this question. I had the same problem you do, even after de-activating the Hide Inactive items... I ended up doing a clean install of WinXP (for other purposes as well), and have not had a problem since.

I have NOT installed SP 1 for XP though... just the security advisories with regard to patches. My problem with these items disappearing started after installing the whole of SP1. But again, it's not been a problem for me since re-install.

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by Ann777 In reply to Can't see tray icons anym ...

You can try this:

In Windows XP, delete the file IconCache.db found at: C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\ USERNAME\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\IconCache.db (where USERNAME is your account name).

http://www.smartcomputing.com/editorial/article.asp?article=articles%2Farchive%2Fl0806%2F39l06%2F39l06%2Easp

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by Ann777 In reply to Can't see tray icons anym ...

Also you might want to look at this. The user responsed that one of the answers worked to resolve the issue with this:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinXP/Q_20506663.html

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Can't see tray icons anymore

by vic66 In reply to Can't see tray icons anym ...

try this...right click on the task bar at the bottom and uncheck the "hide inactive icons".

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by Patrick Horn In reply to Can't see tray icons anym ...

Already tried that and it didn't work.

Thanks

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