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Q: Solved: Taskbar/system tray

Hi,I hope someone here can help with this.
For some reason,the taskbar on my desktop has gone from being on the bottom,to going along the left side.I tried to drag it back,but the best I could do was to get along it on the top.Any ideas as to how I can get it back to the bottom?I tried dragging it all over the place,but it just won't go to the bottom.
It's running win 2000.Thanks.

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A: Solved: Taskbar/system tray

Not sure if it's the same in Win2K, but won't hurt to try.

Right click on the taskbar and make sure "Lock The Taskbar" is unchecked, then just left click and hold on a blank area in the taskbar and drag it to the bottom, Lock it again when your done.

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Hi...just recently when i started my computer up..and after windows loaded...there was just my background...all my icons & task bar & system tray were gone. The only way i could turn my computer off was manually....than i waited a bit..and when i started it again..windows did a disk check..than when it loaded again..all my icons & other stuff were back. But when i restart it or turn it off & than turn it on next day...its same thing again..just a background...so it looks like the only way my icons come back is when windows does a disk check.
Whats causing my computer to do this? I've had problems with trojan horse virus's recently...dont know if its related. I hope somebody out there can help me solve this problem.

Thanxs in advance

A:Solved: No icons or taskbar & system tray...need help!!

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I have started getting a busy sign (Hourglass) on my taskbar & system tray. Issues being faced:

1) The System Tray Icons are not loading up.
2) 'My Computer' is not accessible. When we click My Computer, the window opens up but nothing is shown, it keeps searching.
Also, the right click on 'My Computer' is not working.
3) 'Start' button is not working.
4) On opening programs like Word, Excel, Firefox etc. They do not appear on the taskbar.
5) When I right click on any folder in My Documents, 'Send to' option are not available.
6) The drop down menu in My Documents is also not working.
7) Windows is not shutting down completely. It gets stuck on 'Saving your settings...'

When I booted the desktop in Safe Mode with Networking non of the above issues were faced. Pls assist.

A:[SOLVED] Busy Sign on Taskbar & System Tray

Issue resolved by disabling SSPD from services.

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Can't get rid of "System Alert!" icon in tray... It flashes between a white question mark inside a blue circle and what looks like a 'no smoking' sign...but with no cigarette in the middle...basically a red circle with a red line through the middle of it...What I've tried so far..Spybot scanAd aware scanAVG scanBooting in safe mode and running ATF-Cleaner and straight after that I ran SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition.. It seemed to find it, told me it fixed it...but it still comes up when I get to windows..Here is my log ... Please help..Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 6:24:45 PM, on 11/03/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\arservice.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\... Read more

A:System Alert! In Taskbar Tray

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Hey Guys,

I'm not too sure if this may be possible. I've done a bit of "googling" but the key words always bring up "how to move the taskbar" but that is not what I want....

Basically my monitor has developed a small leak down on the bottom right, nothing major, it can wait until I've saved up to get a nice new one. For now though I can't see my tray notification and more importantly the clock. Is there anyway to move the sytem tray (including the clock) further towards thw middle so that I can see it?

XP has been around for years so I would have thought someone would have come up with a way!


A:Move the system tray NOT the taskbar

It's built into the program to always be on the right of the taskbar when horizontal (top or bottom) and the bottom of the taskbar when vertical (left or right side).

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i am running windows xp and i am having a problem. the whole task bar at the bottom of the screen has dissappeared, start menu and system tray and all. ever since then i cant use internet explorer. it will open and close immediately. i have run a thorough check on spybot and run my norton as well. does anyone know how to get this back?

A:Start Menu, Taskbar And System Tray

Try this first:My Taskbar is missing and I have no Start button - what do I do?My Taskbar disappeared and other simple tweaks

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This is actually for a friend and I tried everything I could think of but nothing works. She recently installed WindowBlinds and as she was installing Avast it apparently happened (if this helps)

What happened is the icons in the System Tray, and the Quick Launch icons because the Start menu, and even the icons inside the Start menu have enlarged. They are probably 1.5x the size of the original and are also blurry. The time in the bottom right now includes the date also.

I thought her taskbar was moved up a notch, but it's as low as it can go. So thats not the problem. If you right-click the taskbar when it is unlocked and go to View, you can change the icons from large to small. It's on small. So something else happened.


Any clue what could've happened?


A:Taskbar/System Tray icons all LARGE... how do I fix this?

Could be a crap theme. Try changing themes or uninstalling WB completely.

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This is one of those things that could be worded in so many ways, there may be a solution out there but I have no idea what phrasing may have been used in such a case. Basically, I recently switched to using a vertical taskbar on the left side, more workable area on widescreen monitors. I love it so far, except for the change in system tray behavior. They're doubled up, which is fine, but if I have an odd number of icons it disturbs my general arrangement. This is hugely annoying for me as I frequently use the system tray to open multiple applications I always have open in the background, such as IRC or AIM. Easiest to explain using animage.

Is it possible to have the tray like it is in the second one? Or if there is a way to have a single line of icons, that is also an acceptable solution.

A:System Tray icons on vertical taskbar.

your image is not working

*edit* now i can see it

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I'm currently personalizing the themes. Then I saw this happen.

Anyone know how to change it to default?

A:My system tray and taskbar icons changed itself!

Quickest way would probably be to just use system restore.
If you can't access the start menu, you can ctl alt del and use the run feature in the task manager. (file -> run)
Start System Restore from a command prompt

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I have started getting a busy sign (Hourglass) on my taskbar & system tray. Issues being faced:

1) The System Tray Icons are not loading up.
2) 'My Computer' is not accessible. When we click My Computer, the window opens up but nothing is shown, it keeps searching.
Also, the right click on 'My Computer' is not working.
3) 'Start' button is not working.
4) On opening programs like Word, Excel, Firefox etc. They do not appear on the taskbar.
5) When I right click on any folder in My Documents, 'Send to' option are not available.
6) The drop down menu in My Documents is also not working.
7) Windows is not shutting down completely. It gets stuck on 'Saving your settings...'

When I booted the desktop in Safe Mode with Networking non of the above issues were faced. Pls assist.

A:Busy Sign on Taskbar & System Tray

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What I'd like is for a program that normally appears in the system tray to show in the taskbar at all times it is running so i can easily see it and use the exit functions etc.
Specifically for Steam - (X) minimizes to system tray and hides activity in the task bar. I don't mind if this results in 2 icons showing (1 for an active window and 1 for the process) I know you can do the same from system tray for this particular program, but I just don't have the habit to look there for anything other than system background applications.

I'm running Windows 7 Professional x64 and am comfortable tinkering with registry and system files if needed.

So the questions are:
1/ Can a system tray icon be permanently moved to the taskbar applications area?
2/ If not, can a background process be assigned a taskbar icon when active?
Thanks in advance,

A:Can I move a System Tray program to the Taskbar?

You could try this application called taskbar shuffle here is the link

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Hey guys,

Lately my bottom right display on the task bar is disappearing. This includes the clock, and all system tray icons.

All I have to do is open the task bar properties and click OK and then it comes back. This does not happen after a reboot, it just happens suddenly for no reason, and a couple times a week.

Any explanation for this?

A:Strange behavior of taskbar/system tray

Hello Rich, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if resetting the notification area icons may be able to help in case there may be some corruption in there.

Notification Area Icons - Reset

Hope this helps,

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Bear with my details, as I fear this is not a common problem- I can't find it on Google. I have been recently (not sure what caused it) having troubles with the taskbar and system tray in windows XP Pro. Some time after a fresh reboot (seems not to occur directly after a reboot), my windows on the taskbar don't respond correctly to my mouse clicks. That is to say that for instance right now, if I click on a different internet explorer window (on the taskbar), that window doesn't come up in front of this window as in normally would. Instead the taskbar section of that window changes from its regular blue colour to the dark orange colour as it would if something in that window had changed in the background (for example when you get a message on a MSN messenger window that is running in the background).
Alt-tabbing brings up the window no problems and if I click the desired 'task' 3 times it comes up -(once to turn colour, twice to minimize it, and the third time it pops up in the foreground). This is quite ANNOYING.

The second issue is with the system tray. Often times, (with any application it seeems) when I right-click the sys. tray icon the resulting menu stays there even after I click off of it- in the background or in other applications. The only way to get rid of it is to select one of the menu options. This is also very annoying.

I doubt it is any virus or spyware, as I stay updated with those software.
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A:Problems with XP Professional taskbar and system tray

I have found the problem. It was my D-Link wireless card configuration utility. The other programs worked fine until my mouse hit the D-Link one. I have solved the problem by removing the program from the startup and am now using the Windows wireless network configuration. I tried to update the drivers from the D-Link website but I think the problem is with the utility program. All is good now.

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Dear Members,
I am facing a typical problem with Laptop Lenovo G50-80 with following configuration :
Core i3 - 4GB RAM - 1TB Harddisk - AMD Radeon Graphics Card - 15.6" Screen - Windows 10 Home SL.
The problem i face is when i start Laptop Windows 10 starts... Desktop icons are displayed but Taskbar icons and icons on system tray are not displayed. Time and date are also not displayed. If i do not do anything the system state remains as it is. But if i double click on Taskbar the icons are displayed and then i can use the Laptop.
I tired following things :
I used one touch recovery to restore to factory default settings ( Twice )
Chkdsk with /r /f
But the problem remains same.
Can anybody please suggest solution ?
Manish Shah

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This seems to have occurred in conjunction with my switching from add-in video card back to the on-board display adapter (something I've done numerous times before without a problem). Perhaps it's unrelated.

No other functional problems that I've seen.

I ran AVG anti-virus scan, as well as CounterSpy spyware scan. Both found zero problems.

OS: Win XP Pro SP3.
System: Acer Power F1; 1GB+ RAM; 12GB free HD space

Any suggestions are much appreciated.

Here's the HJT log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:23:43 PM, on 11/23/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cfp.exe
C:\Program Files\EarthLink TotalAccess\TaskPanl.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\Clean Access Agent\CCAAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Palm\Hotsync.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Update\\GoogleCrashHandler.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cmdagent.exe
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A:start menu, taskbar, system tray disappeared

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ok a simple issue I hope
In my taskbar sytem tray icons will be enclosed in this bubble thing with the arrow on it it collects icons to save space. (sorry no idea what its called)
options in notification area are set to show all icons,but it persists to put icons in that bubble..it is not the balloon notification I'm talking about.
I would like simply that it does not hide icons in this bubble.
thanks in advance Vagablonde

photo attached taken from google

A:Taskbar system tray hides icons even option is unchecked

Well that`s what ticking the box is supposed to do.

You`ve done that and yet all your icons still do not appear ?

Another way would be to check to show each and every icon and notification.

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Dear team,
I am customized taskbar system tray Icon but Taskbar system tray Icon settings get changed frequently. so kindly suggest how to avoid. 

Rahi Padariya

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On my XPS 15 (L502X) I'd like to widen the day and date area so that the day and date fit on one line. For instance, for today, I'd like it to display "Friday/09/16/2016." I have made this change in settings, and when I hover the mouse over that area, the display is correct. But because the display area isn't wide enough, it otherwise shows only the time. This works fine on my desktop PC--plenty of room there. I don't want to increase the taskbar height. I want only to widen the day/time/date area to accommodate the day and date on one line. So how do I widen the day and date area on my laptop? Thanks.

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Hello all, I will try to be as descriptive as possible about this issue, I am working on a pc that is infected with some sort of malware. I tried many virus scans and Malware/Spyware removal tools, but haven't had any luck. All I can really tell you about this issue is I have a blue background that says "Warning spyware has been detected on your pc, you computer has several fatal errors do to spyware activity" then a link below directing me to more spyware. Also I cannot get into my task manager it is grayed out, and I recieve a yellow triange in my system tray stating that my computer is infected and then a website pops up "top rated spyware removers." Occasionally I will recieve a Windows Security Center popup (red) showing me that it found trojans and wants me to download their software to remove it. Any help or tools anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

A:Taskbar grayed out+Yellow Triange in system tray+Popups


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I am havig some system tray icon problems after installing anti-virus and spyware software. Looking for a fix for the disappearing system tray icons at initial start-up. Quick fix--log off and on again--icons reappear where they should. I am told that this disappearing activity is due to a Windows XP "BUG". What a problem! Any ideas for a secure, lasting fix out there? After the spyware and antivirus software installation, the computer star-up time is now really SLOW too. The software launches seems to be in conflict with each other, or something. Have emachine--T3406, Windows XP Home 2002, Service Pack 2. 1.23 GB RAM.

Thanks, ComputerMaven

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Hello Guys,

Got around to installing Windows 7 on my home desktop and laptop. Am rather impressed with everything compared to Vista (speed, etc) but have one big annoyance - the taskbar.

I have my taskbar set to traditional mode where each window gets its own taskbar item (ie if I have 4 Firefox windows open, I have 4 Firefox taskbar items show up). I also don't use the Pin functionality as I dislike it.

In <=Vista, every time a new window opened, it would open to the right of the taskbar. In 7, it likes to group applications of the same type (Firefox for example) together. Any way I can get it to revert to how <=Vista did it?

I also have the same problem with system tray icons.

Best Regards,
Craig Brass

A:Taskbar Items / System Tray Items - Open in Order

Hi Welcome to SF,

You could try this,

Right Click on Task Bar > Properties > Task-bar Buttons > From the Drop Down select Never Combine

Hope this helps

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I'm using small icons and never combine and also 7 taskbar tweaker not to group tasks. I was wondering if there was a way to get rid of the space between tasks, like between one folder and another. Which is technically what grouping does I guess. But I still wanted to move individual things around and keep a certain order.

I also wanted to ask about reducing the spacing between icons in the system tray also. It uses two or three times the space as the tray from vista or any previous versions do. I know you can hide ones you don't use much and other options. But I wanted to leave it showing them all but just have them right next to eachother instead of spaces between.

(At this rate I'm going to have a thread starting record.)

A:Spacing between taskbar items and also system tray spacing

No. There's no practical advantage to doing so (especially in non-combine modes) because you wouldn't actually save enough space to include an additional icon so it's not an option. I never used Vista so I don't know but I suspect that the spacing was not that much different.

And, no (I'm only 99% certain about this one though so I may be contradicted). If it takes up more space (and I'm not even sure that that's not just an optical delusion) it's because of the size of the icons. Although it may appear spaced out there is only minimal space between the icons taking into account the full size of the transparent parts.

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Is there a way to darken the time and date in the system tray so it is easier to read?


A:Solved: System tray

Go To: Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Personalization.

At bottom of page, click on 'color' and change it. It has a slider bar to change intensity.

This will change the sidebar color only, not the clock. I have no clue on whether the color of clock can be changed at all.

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I have clicked on:start>run>keyed in:msconfig>ok>Startup Tab. There are some items running here, can I "Uncheck" any of these:
Stilll mage monitor stimon.exe
iconclnt iconclnt.exe
pointer point 32.exe
load power profile rundll 32 exe
tweak UI rundll32exe tweak.

Any suggestions on this matter ? Thanks Dave.

A:Solved: System Tray

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On XP machine, how do I remove an entry in the sys tray please?


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How do I get rid of items in my system tray that aren't relevant? It's just the S3 TrayPlus Utility and Sound Manager Audio Accessories that keep showing or do these have to always be in the system tray?

A:[SOLVED] System Tray Help

First off, I would strongly suggest that you try to set the "Load in Tray" or "Load at Startup" option off for those programs.
Most programs include the ability to disable this function and it is always the safest way to accomplish what you want. However, if you have looked and still can't disable the automatic startup using the program's own options, you will need to follow these instructions.

Click Start/Run and type in msconfig
Click on the Startup tab and take the checkmark out of the box beside those 2 programs you do not wish to run at startup

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since yesterday, whenever i try to edit which icons show in my system tray, i get this error


A:Solved: system tray error

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By adding a program to the start up folder, will it automatically start up and minimize in the system tray?

A:[SOLVED] Start up and system tray

Depends on the program, but most will

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I would like to see all of the icons in the system tray. Right now there are 8 icons showing with 2 little arrows indicating that there are more icons to see if I position the cursor over the arrows. Is there a way to make all of the icons be seen? Thanks.

A:Solved: Expand System Tray

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2 instances of explorer.exe in task manager
user installed PS guard
in system tray is an icon that is very similar to windows update icon, then changes to red circle with white "x"; balloon tip informs user that windows has detected virus infection. when clicking on balloon, pc connects to www.spyaxe.com

that is in the c:\program files, so I renamed spyaxe.exe to spyaxe.xex
problem occurs, even in safe mode

I extracted explorer.ex_ from c:\I386 to c:\winnt

I tried to uninstall psguard & spyaxe using add/remove programs, but problems persist.

I tried scanning at panda, but the system hung at explorer.exe

following scan performed in safe mode
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:55:06 PM, on 11/9/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.chrisgeary.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WorksFUD] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\wkfud.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UserFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -u
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPLpr] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\... Read more

A:Solved: spyaxe in system tray

Extract Uninstallers.zip to your Desktop
Start your computer in Safe Mode
Run illegal_adv_uninstall1.exe
Run illegal_adv_uninstall2.exe
Delete C:\Program Files\SpyAxe\
Restart your computer
Run Kaspersky Online Scanner and post the results
Post a new HijackThis log


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I need some help figuring out how to fix my system tray.

For some reason, my icons in the system tray is stacking on top of each other instead of going across the bottom of teh screen like normal.

Does anyone know how to solve this issue?

Here is an example using the smilies...

My system tray looks like this right now:

Instead of going across the like this:

A:Solved: Windows XP and System Tray

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I have forgotten how to add or remove icons from the system tray. It's like I have no control over that anymore. As I recall, I used to right click on the item and then click EXIT. I can't do that anymore.
Also, the taskbar between the START button and the SysTray pile up any pages that I open (select). Previously, when I added those the more I added the shorter they got.
All help is greatfully appreciated.

A:Solved: System Tray Icons

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That's right i don't have one...
Running WinXP Home SP2 and it seems my system tray and ALL icons have vanished, any idea's on what could have caused this and could anyone help me to get it back.


A:Solved: System Tray Missing


If you are OK with working in the Registry
Navigate to this key
In the right hand pane double click on the Dword entry
change it's value to Zero


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On loading Win7 X64, all the system tray icons load, but there is no little square box that contains them.. They all sit on the task bar on the right corner beside the speaker icon as small icons as in the box for the tray.

A:Solved: Missing System tray box

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In the system tray my clock use to display the time only. Now it displays the day and date as well. How do I change it back to just display the time?

A:Solved: Clock in System Tray

shrink down the task bar

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i have an AOL icon in the system tray that i cant seem to get rid of. does anyone know how to make it so that it doesn't appear upon start up?

just for the record, it is not working by going to the start up options/preferences and unchecking the option that says to load aol in the background... i just want to get rid of the icon in the system tray.

this is what the help menu says about it

You can find the AOL tray icon in the Windows system. By clicking the icon once, you can open several menu options to handily access AOL settings or frequenly used options, such as signing on to the service.
The AOL tray icon is automatically added to your Windows system tray when you install AOL 9.0.
Click any of the links below to find more information about the menu options available from the AOL System Tray.
Signing On To the AOL Service
Start-Up Settings

AOL Spyware Protection
AOL System Information
but it doesn't say how to get rid of it.

A:Solved: AOL icon in the system tray-how can i get rid of it?

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the little computer icon in the system tray has a red "x" on it and says "not connected" BUT i can connect to the internet connect to websites just fine..why does it say not connected?

im using windows 7

A:Solved: not connected in system tray

how are you connected to the internet cable/wireless
is it possible you are connected by one method and the redcross is for the other method of connection?
if not more detail
Make and model of router/modem
how are you connected wireless or cable
make and model of the PC
windows version you are using XP, vista, etc
screen shot of the system tray
To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.

For a reliable (or robust as the Xirrus user guide says) wireless connection you need a signal of about -70 dBm or better.

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I installed Quicktime player (ver 5.02) a while ago and rarely use it. However, recently I was viewing a web page that needed quick time and it worked admirably. The only thing now is however, everytime I reboot windows Quicktime starts in the system tray.

How do I stop this happening...I've tried looking through the preferences and can find nothing obvious to disable it from running at start up.

Helpppp !

A:(Solved) Quicktime out of the system tray

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I have XP2 SP2 and for the last few days my system tray keeps diasppearing. Sometimes it comes back, other times the only way to get it back is to restart my pc, which is getting very annoying now.

It happens whatever browser I use, IE7, Firefox and Windows.

Has anyone one had this problem before?

A:Solved: System tray keeps disappearing.

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Running WXP Home Edition

For some reason several program icons disappeard from the system tray in the bottom right hand corner. I never placed them there, don't know how anyway. They just appeared after some programs were installed. Just wondering how they disappeared and is it a good thing they aren't there? I know in Windows 98 all those programs ate up resources. Is it the same in WXP?

A:Solved: What Happened to Icons in System Tray

The icons in the system tray beside the clock, are programes that run on boot.

They might have been stopped from starting up if you ran msconfig, and unchecked them
in there.......... eg start / run / msconfig........ start up tab.

And yes, it is best not to have a load of programes starting up, unless you want them to, they slow boot up time

Hope this helps


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The System Tray's Time/Date Display changed without my intentional intervention. It used to display (top to bottom)

Day of Week
It has stopped displaying the Date - Date (MM/DD/YYYY)

Wazzup with that? How do I get the date back the into the display?

Additional Info:
I use the following display settings - they have not changed recently:

Screen resolution - 1280 x 1024 (the highest for my video)
32-bit color (again, the highest)
96 DPI
2-row taskbar (see image, above)
No screensaver
Default theme


A:Solved: XP System Tray - Clock Display

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I've got this icon in my system tray

and I'm not entirely sure what it is. (it's the 4th one from the left)

I can't click on it (right or left) and it doesn't give me any information when I hover over it.

I left the computer on and walked away for about 2 hours, came back and saw it (wasn't there when I left) and it seems to have closed my MSN. I can't launch it again either.

Any ideas what it is?

Thanks for reading.

A:[SOLVED] Unknown icon in my System Tray

Hi JS,

That looks like a 'shared Disc' icon...do you have any external HDD's etc.?

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I'm on Windows XP SP2:

I'm having problems "losing" some of my system tray program icons... for instance my volume control is marked as "place volume icon in taskbar" yet it doesn't show up. I also have another program that loads on startup and its icon doesn't show up either in the taskbar, yet I know it's loaded because I can see its process in Task Manager. I can kill the process and reload the program, and it will then show its icon in the system tray like it should.

If I right-click on Start and select properties, go to the "task bar" tab, I unchecked "hide inactive icons" and still can't get my poor lost and lonely icons to show up.

Any advice on how to get the icons back?

A:Solved: Lost system tray icons... (anybody seen them?) :-)

You can go to Kelly's Korner under the N's and scroll down to Notification Area. There are several tips to try there-the easiest might be to password protect your account instead of 'autologon'. Apparently autologon users often see this problem...

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A:Solved: Instant Access in my system tray

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A:Solved: Yellow Shield in System Tray

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A:Solved: my startup programs (system tray) are not always there

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