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By wpf2 ·
We are experiencing a big problem with minimized icons ending up behind the start bar on the bottom of the screen. Reboot generally fixes it, but is there a "fix"? I have told that this one of the multitude of "glitches" that were released with NT. We are running NT 4.0 on a medium network (350 users). There are about 30 ancilliary programs being used on the network at different times. We also have roaming profiles being used.

Any suggestions?

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by Saratoga NY In reply to Where did they go??

Right click the start bar... Then click properties... Then put a check mark in the box for Auto Hide... Click Apply.
The start bar will hide until you put the mouse over that area on the screen...

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by wpf2 In reply to Where did they go??

That doesn't help if you have an application open, you still have to minimize everything and go to the next icon. Also, you can just pull down the start bar and leave it minimized to see everything. I'm looking for a "cure" ... I already havea couple of bandaids! Thanks anyway!!

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Where did they go??

Again, this has nothing to do with being able to get to them once they are hidden, I know how to do that. I want to know if there is a way to keep them from hiding behind the start bar in the first place.

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by tjc In reply to Where did they go??

Right click on the an empty part of the desktop and then choose "arrange icons" and then click on "auto arrange" this will stop people from moveing the icons to parts of the screen that can hide them.

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by wpf2 In reply to Where did they go??

OK, that has nothing to do with my question.

Um....are you an end-user by chance???

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Where did they go??

Um...are you, perhaps, an end user?? This has nothing to do with my question.

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by deltree In reply to Where did they go??

This is a strange problem I have not heard of before. You might try to reinstall the lastest service pack.
We had a remotely similar problem with an application in which some radio buttons would get hidden behind an empty drop down field.
The solution for that app was 800x600 with small fonts. Anything else, and the problem would surface.

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by wpf2 In reply to Where did they go??

Thanks! We have played with the configuration of the desktop, reinstalled the applications, ensured that we have the most recent service packs installed, all of that. Basically, when we minimize an application, the icon hides behind the start bar, making it necessary to minimize everything (including the start bar) to see the icons. We are really stumped..........

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by Saratoga NY In reply to Where did they go??

So what did you find out?

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by wpf2 In reply to Where did they go??

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