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Taskbar Icon shows space where icon should appear

Q: Taskbar Icon shows space where icon should appear

Recently my battery icon disappeared on my taskbar and in its place is a blank spot. When I turned the power icon display off and back on, the space went away and reappeared. I turned my Wifi icon display off and back on and where the wifi icon once appeared, the battery icon displayed and a blank space appeared next to it where the wifi icon would be displayed. I've included two screenshots to show my issue: Is there anything else I can do other than a system restore to a previous version? I feel as though ever since my warranty ran out (literally two days after) I've had nothing but annoyances with this computer and have had to do too many system restores. Thanks.

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I need help getting to the bottom of this, not sure why it's happening, or when it started happening, maybe a week ago...

I get a seemingly random icon flash on the taskbar for no more than a few miliseconds, so i checked
event viewer to track down what was happening and the only thing i can find is 2 events in the subcategory
Application that states the source as RestartManager
and the event ID as 10000 and 10001, these both appear every time the icon flashes on the taskbar

I think this issue is also causing fullscreen flash vids to show the taskbar and a loading circle on the cursor... also Battlefield 4 likes to get a black screen then when i alt-tab i'm back to the game without any crashing or any error besides this ominous
black screen

I'm running 8.1 legit

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I have just re-installed my OS. After I installed Adobe Photoshop CS6 64 bit, I pinned it in my taskbar. The icon of the desktop shortcut looks good, but in the taskbar, this is how it looks:

How could I solve this problem?

A:The icon shows in taskbar as "unknown icon"

Hello barbu110 and welcome to Seven Forums.

It's possible that your icon cache became damaged or corrupt for some unknown reason. You could try rebuilding it and see what happens.

Icon Cache - Rebuild

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When i open IE7 it loads for a min or 2 and everything is blank including the blue window bar (XP SP2) but it does have a IE icon. Firefox closed itself while i was typing this b4 and it popped back up 5 min later with everything that Ive written before 0_o. ugh -_-

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:01:49 PM, on 7/29/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Firewall\msfwsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\winss.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\winssnotify.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\Gro... Read more

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A small question. When I installed W7, the icons on the task bar displayed a small image of the program when I did a mouse-over. Now the have a text line giving info. Can't find how to change back. Didn't try to change in the first place. Thanks, Don

A:mouse-over icon on taskbar shows text

Hello Djangelico, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you using an Aero theme?

If you are, then double check these items: You must be have True Color (32 bit) set instead of High Color (16 bit).
The desktop composition and Animate controls and elements inside windows options need to be enabled in Visual Effects.
The Desktop Window Manager Session Manager and Themes Services need to be set as Started and Automatic.
Refresh or update your WEI score. You will need an WEI score minimum of 2.0 in both Graphics & Gaming graphics in order for Aero to be activated.
Hope this helps,

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I have a home premium vista 32 bits and dial up.The icon on task bar says I'm not connected but I am.I'm typing to you right now. How can I fix this?

A:[SOLVED] connection icon on taskbar shows not connected but I am

If you have IPV6 go to network properties and uncheck IPV6 then restart your computer.

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Could anyone tell me of a firewall (free or paid) that has a taskbar icon that turns to flickering lights whenever internet activity takes place.  I use Windows 7 Pro and would really appreciate anyone letting me know of such a firewall.
I have XP on a second older computer with ZoneAlarm Pro and I love how ZoneAlarm's little 'Z' in the taskbar changes to flickering lights to let you know when there's internet activity.  I have no idea why the company decided to remove this wonderful feature from later versions of the program.  This feature is invaluable for letting me know if there is NO activity where there SHOULD BE ... or if there IS activity when there SHOULDN'T be.
I found a small utility call 'LanLights' that put an activity light in the taskbar, but what I really want is a firewall that has that feature built-in as part of the program.

A:Firewall with taskbar icon that shows internet activity

I believe that Comodo FW as a tray animation.

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I put a shortcut to a program at the bottom of my desktop. Can I move the icon closer to the taskbar? there is too much space between the two. I drag it as far as I can and it just asks if I want to pin it to my taskbar.

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i did something by mistake with my mouse and i dunno what happened, my volume icon no longer shows up, i tried to activate it back but i cannot. this picture might explain it.

i try to turn it on but i cannot even click it

picture in attachment

please help me, Thanks

A:My Volume icon no longer shows on my taskbar, ( Picture included )

Did you click on "Restore Default Icon Behaviors" in the panel you show?

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As stated in the title, the Network icon on the taskbar in the bottom right, always shows the disconnected Ethernet, even while I am connected to wifi. I've also tried connecting it via the Ethernet port, and it still shows the disconnected Ethernet icon. Also, not sure if this is related or not, but at every boot, windows tries to install an unidentified-unnamed device. I will post screenshots of the problems.

Here's the screenshots.

A:Internet Taskbar Icon shows Ethernet unplugged when connected via wifi

Quote: Originally Posted by NickFizzer

As stated in the title, the Network icon on the taskbar in the bottom right, always shows the disconnected Ethernet, even while I am connected to wifi. I've also tried connecting it via the Ethernet port, and it still shows the disconnected Ethernet icon. Also, not sure if this is related or not, but at every boot, windows tries to install an unidentified-unnamed device. I will post screenshots of the problems.

Here's the screenshots.

If you can post a screen shot of your ipconfig/all it will help me to see the adaptor that is causing the problem.

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For some reason FireFox doesnt want me to use my own icon for it in the taskbar. ill change the icon, pin it to the taskbar, click the new icon and itll open up a new firefox default icon on the taskbar so there will be 2.

anyway around this?

A:FireFox Taskbar Icon, Makes Duplicate Taskbar Icon's

Let's fix the duplicate icon first, open Firefox from the pinned icon you have already after the second one opens up unpin the first one and pin the second one that should stop the duplicate icon.

Now the icon go to C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar then right-click on the Firefox shortcut click on properties make sure you're in the Shortcut tab and click on the Change Icon Button. After you open up Firefox again icon will revert back to the default icon because it opens up Firefox.exe you would have to change the icon in the .exe for a permanent change.
AppData is hidden is this tutorial Step #3 to unhide it File and Folder - Hide or Unhide


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So, pretty self explanatory, I have this super bizarre problem, whenever I have my taskbar set to small icons in the properties, the taskbar icons are all wrong, for example, the Windows Task Manager will show up as Google Chrome (application seem to take a fancy for that icon) or Adobe Lightroom will show up as the Windows Picture Viewer. I have searched everywhere, and all I can find are cases of missing icons, which is not my problem. Perhaps this is linked to the other problem I am having. (Half of monitor is out of sync.)

A:Bizarre: Windows taskbar shows improper icons in small icon mode

Don't know if I can help but will also try take a look at your problem.

First, just to be clear, note the 3 groups of icons along the bottom of screen image below. On left are Quick Launch icons, middle are open programs, on right are notification icons. Which group(s) are wrong when small? Also, can you right click a wrong icon and select Pin to Start Menu. Does it get pinned with the right or wrong icon?


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Hi, all of a sudden and for no reason, various icons have stopped loading for both the programs and files used by these programs: 

Microsoft Edge
Various Windows Programs

The programs still work fine but I would like to have the icons back.
This seems to be a problem that many people are having but I can find no definite solution. 

Any ideas?

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I don't want to combine my windows, but when i have only one window open in any program, i know what it is and don't need to see the label as that makes the whole taskbar filled up pretty fast.
Is there a way to hide labels when there is one window open, and show labels when having multiple windows?
I've tried googling it but it doesn't seem like it is possible with some program either.

A:Taskbar, only icon when one window, icon+label when multiple windows?

Nevermind, catered to my needs by altering the minimum width of the taskbar "entries".

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2 problems:
1) no IE icon on desktop or in programs. i have internet access through verizon. i recently got windows update to install IE7 in the hope that would restore the icon/program but the only way i can access the internet is via the verizon browser. i clearly installed IE7 because now the "sidebar" of my verizon browser says that "sidebar i currently not compatible with IE7...". so why can't i get the IE7 icon in my program list or desktop?

i have attached the HijackThis file

2)my volume controls have disappeared from my windows taskbar and i'd like it back. do you know how?

A:Lost IE icon and sound controls icon from taskbar

go to control panel/display/desktop. go to bottom. an click on custom desktop. an see if there's a check in Internet explorer. if not put one in it an click OK an then apply an see if that puts it back. buy if there is a check in it? uncheck it an then hit OK then apply. an then redo it an see if it helps?


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I installed a program yesterday and pinned an icon onto my taskbar. I've noticed today that the icon has gone and has been replaced by the default windows icon (red, blue white). Even if I go into properties, change icon etc, nothing happens.
What can I do?
Thanks to whoever can offer suggestions.

A:Taskbar icon is replaced with default windows icon

Try rebuilding the Icon cache.
Icon Cache - Rebuild

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I have created a shortcut icon which takes me directly to my Online Banking Login page.
I would like to place this icon (an image of a padlock taken from windows icon cache) on the taskbar.
My problem is, when I drag the icon to the taskbar a popup asks me if I want to 'Pin to Internet Explorer'...this is the only option given.
If I drop the icon onto the taskbar it changes my 'Padlock' icon to that of Internet Explorer...Clicking on this IE icon still takes me to my Online Banking Login page but I find it confusing having an IE icon.

Does anyone know how I can have my 'Padlock' icon showing on the taskbar.



A:Adding Online Banking Icon to taskbar changes to IE Icon

jan18, try the tips here

How to Pin a Website (Windows)

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At Windows 7, I created 3 program shortcuts which execute same executable. Then I changed icons for second shortcut and third shortcut. When I launched the executable from the second and third shortcut, the taskbar icon of the executable will be that of the shortcut icon instead of the executable MainForm icon. In XP and Vista, it will use MainForm icon in the taskbar. Is this the intended behaviour of Windows 7?

A:Windows 7 use shortcut icon as taskbar icon

Looks that way...

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ever since my last factory restore my network icon shows i am in a local access only but i have access to the web, like right now i am on this forum but my computer says i only have access to the internal network. i asked this question in the newsgroup and they said to make sure the services for the network were put down as automatic and that they were started, this is the reply i got:

Double check to make sure that you have the have the Services "Network
Connections", "Network List Service", "Network Location Awareness", and
"Network Store Interface Service" set to Started and Automatic. If these
are not, then it can cause the Network icon to not function properly.


Hope this helps,

well he was partially right, there was something not running and one of them was manual. but it still does the same thing, hope someone can help me. also it seems to occur mostly when my aircard is connected, it is pcmcia btw. it is from t-mobile and i disabled the wifi antenna on the air card since my laptop already has one and it (aircard wifi) is being a pain because it is trying to connect even tho my laptop antenna is connected, which it's why it is disabled.

edit: my apology i wasn't aware that the newsgroup and forum where interconnected but the issue is still not fixed, hope someone else has an idea

A:network icon taskbar icon not showing right

*bump* no one can help me further?

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i accidentally un-pinned(!) a taskbar icon from taskbar. Now if i pin the program again to taskbar the icon opens up in another icon. How can i make it open to same icon
Note that the program was first pinned to taskbar during installation of program.
The program is Mozilla Firefox

A:How to do taskbar icon to open with same icon and not thread

this is a simple one , open firefox from your taskbar, when the other firefox icon shows pin that one to the taskbar also, then unpin the first one, then drag the newly pinned ff icon to where you want it on the taskbar

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Guys please see the attach image and help needed regarding this , How can I get back my Icon

A:"My Computer" Icon shows as Folder in Taskbar


Try rebuilding the icon cache:

Icon Cache - Rebuild

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I had a search hijacker on my Internet explorer (safesear.ch) and on my Chrome browser I had trovi. I removed both. Below are some issues which I did not have before, please help me resolve those
- there is a padlock icon on IE icon which is on the task bar,
- I terminate Chrome and check running processes with task manager, there are two or three Chrome processes still running.

A:Padlock icon on IE icon on taskbar

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Please right click the existing shortcut and click on Unpin this program from the Taskbar,
If you also have a shortcut on your desktop right click and delete it as well,
Close all open ie windows,

Click Start and click on All Programs If ie is also listed as your recently opened programs right click it and Remove from list,

Click on All Programs,
See if ie has a shield on that listing if not Open and right click it on the taskbar and Pin to Taskbar,

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Wish I had a better title, but I wasn't sure how to word this.

Basically what's happening is I have 2 instances of Firefox (different versions and different folder locations) and one of the instances is not opening where it's icon location is.

Example Screenshot:
As you can see. The far left instance does not want to open where it's icon location is.
The far right version always does it.
Even if I unpin the currently working instance (blue/orange icon) to only house 1 firefox instance (grey/black), the grey/black instance will still not open like the blue/orange instance current does (in it's own icon).
Hopefully this isn't confusing for anyone. I searched for a few terms to see if anyone had this problem and nothing came up, maybe I wasn't wording my searches correctly.

Hopefully someone can give some insights.

A:Firefox "Pin to Taskbar" icon wont open in it's own icon.

right click the taskbar
pick properties
open the Taskbar tab

What is set for Taskbar buttons?
You could try Always combine, hide labels

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Hey all, my girlfriend is running Win 7 Home... she has always had the default Windows speaker "volume" icon down on her task bar by her clock. She uses it all the time to switch between her speakers and her headset, where she right clicks on the icon and selects "playback devices" and then changes between her soundcard/speakers and her usb headset.

Anyway, it disappeared last night.

Now open Taskbar, click on the "customize" link, get the window to select which icons appear... on the speaker "volume" icon under behaviors, it is set to "show icon and notifications"...


Then at the bottom click the link for "turn system icons on or off" and on that window, the icon is greyed out and set to OFF and it can not be changed to ON.

She's been bugging the heck out of me ever since to fix it.

We have no idea what changed it, or how it got changed.... we just know its been there and she's used it, for the past two years, and now its suddenly not there.

Any suggestions?

A:Taskbar Speaker Icon Missing and Greyed out on Customize Taskbar...

Hello Nyarlathotep,

You might see if step 9 in Option Two in the tutorial below may be able to enable the Volume icon again.

System Icons - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,

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I've noticed recently that the Network Icon in the System Tray takes about 5 minutes before it indicates that the network is operational. When my modem indicators show that I am good to go, even though the Network Icon shows a Red X, I can get Online without any problems. I am wondering as to what controls the Network Icon from showing the normal operating status after the modem has all indicators running? Before this, the icon was showing a normal Network status after the modem had all LEDs illuminated. Now, it takes about 5 minutes or so. Any ideas? OS is Vista Home Premium.

A:Network Icon shows Red X for 5 min.

It sounds like corruption, but nothing to worry about.
Try from another user account, see if that makes a difference
Try an sfc scan
Run 3 times if errors are found
System Files - SFC Command
Right click on the icon and then repair
System Files - SFC Command
Totally disconnect from the internet, reboot and then connect again.
Reset your modem

Be sure to reboot after each step that you try.
Finally if this is a new problem, you can try a system restore
System Restore - How to

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I have a home premium 32 bit HP.I use dial up.Sometimes when I use the computer the icon on taskbar says I'm not connected but I am. On some days when I start the computer, the icon is OK,but if I turn the computer off and restart 3 hours later then the icon has a red x on it but I'm still able to connect to the internet.

A:icon shows I'm not connected but I am

If you have access without problem there is no reason to concern yourself. Go to search by the start button. Type notification, in the notification area got to network notification and set it up to hide. The problem is gone and you are enjoying the computer and the internet.
You could try to right click on the icon and then troubleshoot, but I am not really hopeful using that approach.
I do not know of any other way to correct this small malfunction.

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So my problem is a little different than the others. I can't seem to get rid of my Windows Defender icon, despite the fact that I am not using it as my AV protection. I have the latest ESET Anti-Virus installed, which is listed on their websites as being compatible with the Anniversary Update. I don't have any entries for the icon in my Start Up list. However, the icon is still there. I can shut off Defender, but the icon remains. I don't want two active scanners running at the same time.

Is there a way to shut down Defender for good, or somehow tell Windows 10 I have other AV installed...so stop assuming I don't?

A:Defender Icon Shows - Using Other AV

Hey mate,

Using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to turn off Windows Defender should do the trick for you.

Windows Defender - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

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I got a new laptop and partitioned it into 2 NTFS partitions. All worked well but when I came fresh from the XP SP2 install, I noticed the second partition hadn't been formatted (b/c windows only formatted where it installed.) The second partion was E: and the DVD drive was D:

I then proceeded to format the partition with windows as NTFS and the long way, not short. Everything was working great. I then decided I wanted to change the letters around so that the 2 partions would be C and D and the DVD drive would be E. I did that through the disk manager in the administrative services in control panel. Now comes the problem.

The letters changed perfectly, and everything still works perfectly, but the icon for the second partition (now D) shows up as a CD/DVD icon just like my dvd drive (now E)

What can I do to make it look like a regular drive again?

A:Partition shows up w/ CD/DVD icon!

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The picture that shows in my folder icons show twice in some and only once in others. I know how to change it to only one but the other picture pops up again in some and not in others. I'm Using windows 10.

How do I set it to only the picture I want.

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i install Uxtheme multi patcher and install Windows XP Theme with icons but i dont like that theme i switch back to normal theme but i think theres a Bug in the charms bar This PC seems xp my computer icon in charms bar but i search for solution but its for Desktop but my desktop This PC is not messed i tried everything like rebuilding iconcache by deleting the theme by Changing the icon in the personalization but it dosent return to normal
any other solution guys?

A:This PC icon in charms bar shows incorrectly

Hi Alvindale, welcome to Windows EightForums!
Try restoring default desktop icons in Personalization/Change desktop icons.
(Maybe uncheck "Allow themes to change desktop icons")
Click Apply and OK and maybe restart Windows.

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There's an HTML page at www.stevea.biz that has a simple button. When I look at it with Firefox or Chrome it's beautiful. When I look at it with IE7 it looks terrible (see figure below), like it was implemented as a 16x16 icon that's been blown up too large. It looks this way on three computers I have here but I've had other people tell me that it looks ok on their computer.

What's causing this? Is there some setting in IE7 I can make that will tell the software to render HTML buttons in full resolution instead this?

Thanks for any ideas.

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I've been researching this for ever and everything I try does not work. My computer tells me to reset my router or/and modem, I do it and still nothing. I have tried everything, even restored my computer and reinstalled all my motherboards drivers. Sometimes it'll show a yellow icon on my network bar and it shows my network name, so I connect to it, then it says unable to connect... I click the troubleshooting and it keeps telling me to reset my router or modem. I tried that several times and even waited 10+ seconds. Still it doesn't work. Someone please help. The only thing that works is my iPhones personal hotspot, which I can't use for long because it is expensive. I tried to disable the networks and enable again, that doesn't work. I restarted my pc that still doesn't work. I don't know what to do please help.
Under network adapters in device manager. It shows Atheros AR9485 wireless network adapter and Intel(R)82579V Gigabit Network Connection. If that helps. Thanks in advance.

A:No connections are available (Shows a X on the network icon)

Hi, Welcome to Sevenforums.

Try this.

Go to Control Panel, Network and Internet, Network and Sharing Center, then select Connect to a network (Connect or reconnect to a wireless, wired network connection).

You mentioned that you have installed the drivers, try to update the drivers for you network card.

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Hi all ...

Recently I've been getting a little blank Word icon showing up as processing. Has a blue title top and the window is blank.

It doesn't show up in the Task Bar or Windows Task Manager.

The only way I know it is there is using old school of Alt+Tab to toggle amongst programs, i.e., Outlook, Windows Media (music), Word and Internet. Yes, I obviously highlight it to bring it up but it doesn't come up.

To use the Alt+Tab toggle method there has to be at least two programs open. I've tried all the combinations above. It shows up but I still can't get it to come to the forefront.

I can't afford to buy my Norton virus update so I downloaded Avast and did a "thourough" scan (6 hours). Nothing. Nada. Zip. It still comes back.

I can get rid of it by re-booting. It seems my computer slows down when it shows up. Thus if I can't find it I can't get rid of it.

Class, any thoughts or suggestions????

A:Little blank Word icon shows up

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Hi,all, my Windows 7 shows red ?X? on network icon, but I'm connected, I just want to know the why, could someone tell me? thank you!

Sorry, I just uploaded a wrong pic

A:Windows 7 shows red X on network icon, Why?

You have 2 network connections, and one of them is not connected. ( Network 3 )

If you disable that network adapter in Device Manager that connection will be gone and so will the red x

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Problem: i installed a graphic shareware and those images i have on the desktop that used to look like an icon of the full image now show the logo of the program instead.

I uninstalled the program and i still have the same problem.

Question: what should i do to see those images (that I put on the desktop) as icons of the full image instead of a mini-logo?

Is there a way to choose as a property of an image that has been dropped into the desktop to see it as a mini image of the original?

thank you!

I run windows xp

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I'm having an issue with my WIFI....its more of an annoyance than anything.

When I'm on a fresh boot on my laptop (full shutdown then starting back up) my wifi connects just fine....perfect.

However, when I close the screen (its a laptop) and it goes into standby...when I wake it up again my wifi icon by the clock shows that its still obtaining an IP address or whatever (little yellow dot bouncing back and forth over the icon)....The icon will stay like this until the next time I reset the computer....but the entire time my wifi works as it should....its just the icon thats being weird.

Fresh install of Windows (as of two weeks ago)
Windows XP SP3 - all updates are current
Dell Latitude D610
Dell Wireless 1470 Dual Band WLAN Mini-PCI Card
Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller (wired cat5 disabled)
1GB ram
all drivers up to date

Like I said...everything is working as it should...but this is really annoying and I would like to get it resolved. Its done this since I've done the fresh install of Windows, so it has nothing to do with any software I've installed or any of the updates.

Thanks in advance for any help!

A:WIFI works, but icon by shows still connecting

Go to Start/Run and type CMD and press enter. In the Command Prompt type ipconfig /release and press enter. You IP address turns to Now type ipconfig/flushdns and press enter. Now type
ipconfig /renew. You should have a new IP address.

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hp pavilion 15 notebook pc 15- e038tx   ,when i am connected to the internet, icon on task bar not changed continuously shows red sign or cross,i am using data card (usb dongle) i browse download and upload good but but icon not shows you are connected please help me hp pavilion 15 eo38tx  windows 7 64bit

A:internet icon shows red cross when i am connected

Hi shah-aijaz, Sorry to hear that you are having issues with the wifi on your notebook. I have done some research and I have found that the computer that you have listed does NOT have Windows 7. Are you certain that you are giving the proper model number of your computer?  Please check the bottom of your computer and the product number should be listed on a white sticker by a bar code.


Please write back at your convenience.


Thank you.

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Hi All,
I have an HP 8600 printer/fax/scanner that I've set up to save my faxes to my computer. I've created a shortcut to the fax folder and pinned it to my task bar. As it is now I have to click on the folder when I want to see if a fax has come in. Is there a way to have the folder change in appearance to show when it has something in it?
The fax software is supposed to let me know when a fax comes in but it doesn't.

Thanks in Advance

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I've tried starting up my "tower" (cpu) and pressing F8 to getting in the administrators account. Of course everything was fine till the point I can't view icon's on my desktop, and when I click the start menu its all blanked out in black or white. Everytime I view a folder, the same with the icon's.. not sure what happened, but this is making it more difficult not for the images but that the start menu is all blanked out in another color or "transparent" as you might say, but im not sure. Any advice? Thanks.


A:Safe mode shows no icon's? *Problem*

Here is the final solution for your problem:
by Valerian E Partenie

Virus name: virtumonde.ggx - no info on the internet about this version!
Also it may be involved Troian.Fotomoto virus

As this is my FIRST "one on one" fight with a new generation of viruses, I'll describe you with my own words
what the virus did to my computer, what are the attack aspects and how I got rid of it!

Finally I MADE IT!!! After 3 days of work, trying to find the right cure, I found it!

Description of the virus:

It is a virus, that has 3 main things installed on your computer:
1.a link to it's site - in Internet temporary files - that can not be deleted (it comes back) if you are connected to the internet
2.an exe file - that is not identified by the scan program, because it is harmless itself but it's doing its job.
3.a dll file - that is identified by bitdefender, can be deleted but it comes back if you are on the internet
As he can be destroyed only from the safemode with no internet, that is the reason why he protects (hide) the safemode desktop!
(Try starting the computer in safemode with network support and you'll see that the desktop is fine!!!)
Well, I don't really know what is he doing when he gets out, like what information he sends and to whom,
but I can surely say that he is responsible for the following symptoms:


1. I can not access Safe mode!!! Black screen with no ICO... Read more

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Hi, I have an issue with charging my HP G62-b25SA notebook PC (on Windows 7 Home Premium).  I've noticed that when I plug in the adapter, the icon says 'plugged in, not charging'.  However, I notice that sometimes it will charge for between a few seconds to about a minute (when I first connect the charger) with the orange light showing before I get the 'not charging' message and the light turns blue. The charge does not seem to be going down unusually fast. I have run a battery check with HP Support Assistant and it says 'The battery is functioning correctly but it needs to be calibrated...'(Unfortunately, I can't calibrate it as I can't charge it to 100%...!) I've tried blowing dust out of vents in case it was a heat problem - bit of dust came out - doesn't seem to have made much difference though! I also tried removing the battery and start/ shut down and then replacing it and booting up- read somewhere it might help, but didn't appear to.  Also quite bizarrely, I left the computer switched off overnight (without the charger attached) and this morning when I booted it up, it had more charge than last night (about 50% instead of 40%). When I shut it down, 10 updates automatically installed - don't know if this had anything to do with it?? So really I just wondered if anyone can suggest what might be wrong? Should I buy a new charger or perhaps a new battery? Or is there anything else I can try? (I've read somewhere about inst... Read more

A:HP G62 battery icon shows: plugged in, not charging

Hi Mel, Try the following. First of all, shut down the notebook, unplug the AC Adapter, remove the battery, and then hold down the Power button for 30 seconds. Now, plug in the AC Adapter without the battery inserted, start the notebook, open windows Control Panel, open Device Manager, expand the entry for Batteries, right click on and the Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery and select Uninstall - do not uninstall anything else here.  When the uninstall is complete, shut the notebook down, unplug the AC Adapter, re-insert the battery and then start the notebook on just the battery.  Windows will automatically reinstall the driver - leave Windows running for a few minutes. Shut down the notebook again.  Now plug in the AC Adapter ( with the battery still inserted ) and start the notebook to see if this has helped the issue at all. Regards, DP-K

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Dear folk

My desktop windows 7 64 bit was working fine til I walked up yesterday and there was a red cross on the network icon!!!

Ethernet cable working fine as when i hooked it to my laptop everything is working fine , means problem lies within the desktop and nothing wrong with cable or router port.

Troubleshoot that I had done so far :

Restarted desktop 3 times, uninstalled LAN driver, connected new Ethernet cable

What else I need to check to find out what is going on ?


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I am not computer literate at all, but this spycrusher got onto my computer. I uninstalled it and all the other things but there is still this flashing icon on my taskbar. how do i get it off?

A:Icon On My Taskbar Won't Go Away

Hello there,Please download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri)Open the file and it will extract the contents (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop.Please reboot your computer into Safe Mode. This is done by rebooting Windows and pressing F8 at boot/Windows startup, usually right after the beep. Then select Safe Mode from the list. Make sure you choose the option without Networking Support.Once in Safe Mode, open the SmitfraudFix folder again. Double-click smitfraudfix.cmd.Select option #2 - Clean by typing 2 and press "Enter" to delete infected files.You will be prompted : "Registry cleaning - Do you want to clean the registry ?"; answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter" in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the infection.The tool will now check if wininet.dll is infected. You may be prompted to replace the infected file (if found); answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter".The tool may need to restart your computer to finish the cleaning process; if it doesn't, please restart it into Normal Windows.A text file will appear onscreen, with results from the cleaning process, in case we need it later on.The report can also be found at the root of the system drive, usually at C:\rapport.txtWarning : running option #2 on a non infected computer will remove your Desktop background.If this does not solve your problem, download and run HijackThis:HijackThis Download SiteOnce it is downloaded, extract the zip file to C:\HJT and navigate to the... Read more

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while trying windows intune from microsoft
viewed this screenshot on MS site

wants this type of wi-fi icon ?

how ? plz guide

check screenshot

A:How To Get This Wi-Fi Icon in Taskbar ?

yea I would like to know also, and I Like that battery icon too! somebody please do tell! LOL

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as you folk's can see the icon on taskbar just vanished some times when i open lot of firefox pages includin some other applications as well so how can i fix this disappearance of the icons on task bar i mean the icon r there but identifcation disappears thx to all wait for the reply

A:Icon On TaskBar ?

That will depend on the Taskbar buttons setting (see pic). You ran out of taskbar real estate and that's why the descriptors vanished.

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I have Windows XP on my computer. How can I put an icon on my taskbar? When I try to drag it there the icon jumps back up. Thank you. murrar

A:icon on taskbar

I have Windows XP on my computer. How can I put an icon on my taskbar? When I try to drag it there the icon jumps back up. Thank you. murrarHi what icon are you trying to put on the taskbar, have you tried right click pin to taskbar, if you can give us more info maybe we can help you more

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I use a Vista Home Premium 32bit computer.....
I added program icons to the taskbar, but want to now remove them. I've tried
without success. Can someone help me please?.

A:Taskbar Icon

Just go to task bar icon, right click and then unpin.

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