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Show cpu and ram usage in taskbar?

Q: Show cpu and ram usage in taskbar?

I would like to be able to monitor my cpu usage and physical ram usage in the task bar, much like how windows 7 has a desktop gadget.
Google search has told me to use task manager, and to check the "hide when minimized" option, and it'll display the square green and black meter.
But for some reason when I tried to add a shortcut to task manager to my startup folder, that little graph never shows up anymore.

Also in the past, when I installed windows media center on my desktop, there was a little icon added that was black/green/yellow/red that monitored cpu usage. I can't seem to find that..
So does anyone know of a program that can monitor cpu usage AND physical ram? I'd appreciate it.

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A: Show cpu and ram usage in taskbar?

Goto C:\Windows\System32 and right click the taskmgr.exe and create a shortcut.

Cut and paste that on your desktop.

When you activate it and then minimize it, you get the little green icon in the Task bar.

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I have Windows XP on my computer. For some reason when I am on a web page or a word processor, the taskbar, which usually shows up as a strip right below the screen, does not show up. When I am on my desktop, that strip on the bottom does show up. How can I get it to show up again on the bottom when I am on a web page or any page? Thank you very much. Murrar

A:taskbar does not show up

Are you sure it's not in full screen mode?
Try hitting the F11 key
If your keyboard has an F-lock key you might need to hit that first

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My taskbar icons next to my clock will not show up anymore! I am on my notebook, and I want the sound and battery icons to show up there, but they won't anymore. I enable them, disable them, apply, restart, it doesn't matter, they won't come back. The only icons that show now are messenger, my touchpad icon, and daemon-tools. I noticed it happened after i went to task manager and closed all the processe opened by my user name in order to try to get a game to start (thats what the tech guy told me to do) Now, now mater what I do, I can't get my icons back. Thanks in advance


OS: WinXP Pro SP1+ all updates

P4 2.8Ghz
Radion Mobility 9000

A:Taskbar icons don't show

Sounds like some info may be missing from your registry. If you have Windows XP do you have a restore point you can revert to from a time before the problem had occurred?

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This symptom has been described here, but I have not seen any solution: Programs don't show on the taskbar of windows XP Pro Sp1a.

I have run full system scan of NAV and Housecall - clean apart from bytverify which is uncleanable (MS patch was applied for the VM problem).
I have run spybot and all is clean.
I have made all verifications regarding the greeting virus - clean

BTW, the other users that I have on this machine show normal behavior.

Please help

A:Programs don't show in Taskbar, XP Pro

You could try running the edit on line 240 here

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Hi everyone. My MSI Apache shows blank page icons instead of of the windows icons. How can I change that?

Sent from my LG-H872 using Tapatalk

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Is it possible to set this via the registry?

Does anybody know the key for this?

A:Always show all icons on the taskbar box

Click on the arrow in the system tray and then choose Customize... A new window will open, and you just need to check the option "Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar". Click OK and you're done.

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Hi everyone,

Is there a way to display the number of instances of an application.

See The unseen evolution of the Windows 7 Taskbar | Within Windows - Milestone 2

A:Taskbar - Show no. of instances of an app

Here's to hoping the number thing becomes an option, or someone creates a little freeware to do this...

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Ya, I just turned the computer on today the taskbar was there then 2 seconds later it is gone...any solutions?

A:Taskbar does not show up on startup...

anyone? i need some help fast!

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I have Windows 7 Home premium. All of a sudden tonight my taskbar hides when I do anything else; web, apps, etc. It is not set to "auto-hide." What can I do to get it to stay visible all the time?

A:how do I get taskbar to always show in Windows 7

when you right click on it, select properties, has it been unlocked?

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I have a gateway notebook running Windows XP. There are 2 user accounts, each with administrative rights. I recently installed SP2, defragged the hard drive, and cleaned up some spyware and adware with spybot and adaware. I am also running Norton Anti-Virus and all definitions are up-to-date. (This is my college daughter's computer). All ran fine after doing this, but after the next boot, the taskbar completely disappeared. I was finally able to get it back, but only by selecting the quick launch toolbar. If I deselect the quick launch tool bar, the whole taskbar goes away. The real problem is that programs no longer show up on the taskbar when they are opened (Word, Excel, IE, Trillian, etc). And, if I open a program, and then minimize it, it goes away completely as though it were closed, but if I open task manager, the application is still running. I have to close the applications from task manager. The really odd thing is that this is only happening on one of the user accounts (my daughter's). The other user account is functioning normally. Short of creating an additional user account or using system restore and starting all over, does anyone have any ideas on how to repair this? Thank you.

A:Programs don't show on taskbar

Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!

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My son downloaded a task bar called Radio 123. I don't know how to get rid of it. Since that happened, my nav and taskbar don't show in Firefox.

A:Firefox Nav and Taskbar do not show


Originally Posted by 1420mellon

My son downloaded a task bar called Radio 123. I don't know how to get rid of it. Since that happened, my nav and taskbar don't show in Firefox.

I think I need to reset my default. Any help?

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Hi all,
How to disable Show desktop icon at bottom right. Please let me know the solution.

Thanks in Advance
- Raj

A:*Need help on taskbar (Show desktop)

I dont have it in front of me, but it should be aero-peek

right click on My Computer and go to Properties
go to the tab Advanced
Click on Settings in the Performance Section
there should be a list of checkboxes, Uncheck the one for Aero-Peek

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I Logged onto my computer this morning and instead of getting the normal taskbar and being able to do what I want, my Libraries folder popped up and I got no taskbar. I can't use any keys or shortcuts on my keyboard. Only the mouse and open programs through the folder window. There was no error message in the booting process and it was fine last night. Please help, I have no idea what to do! It sucks

A:HELP PLEASE... Taskbar doesn't show!

Right click where the task bar should be and see if you can change properties.


Do you have a start button?

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Hey i have a 9800gt and it won't show my gpu usage in EVGA Percision and using Nividia nTune.I have the latest drivers i got from the nividia website.The version of the drivers i have are currently have are the
257.21 WHQL drivers

Im using-
500Watt Power Supply
Windows Vista 64
9800gt 1024mb
Im not quite sure about anything else because this is just a stock computer with a few things added
My computer model is a HP pavilion a6700f.

Thanks and if there's anything else i forgot to mention please let me know.

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I use to have an icon on my XP task-bar that would allow me to open my desktop and minimize all open programs to the task-bar. Is there a way to do that in Windows 7?


A:How do I put a Show Desktop icon on taskbar

At the right (or bottom) end of the taskbar is a small "Show Desktop" rectangle.
Will that work for you?

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yea i have my task bar on auto hide and when i put my mouse down at the bottom on the screen the task bar trys to show up it kind of dose but it will not come up high enough and i can even see the start button also my sound just quit al of a sudden. before this all happened they was both working fine then i rebooted my pc and this happened what can i do to fix them both? i have also tryd reinstalling the soundblaster live CT4780 drivers but that didn't work. i have an on board sound card so i have that disable and still no sound from the sound blaster card. anyone know what happened or what is going on? please help thankx

A:Solved: taskbar will not show al of a sudden

Might be a case of corrupt explorer.exe or explorer.exe not loading on bootup.

1. Boot up your system
2. Logon
4. File Menu > New Task (Run...)
5. Type explorer.exe > OK

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I was sick of windows and decided to switch to linux. I found amazing linux distribution which is called Elementary OS Freya and looks just amazing. Really nice and minimalist. Unfortunately I'm an 3D artist so I'm a software dependent so I can't use linux because the support for programs is horrible. Even though I managed to get Maya working on linux I've got wrong drivers for my AMD graphics card. I tried downloading drivers from AMD web page, but those drivers made my computer to crash and I had to restore linux and try again. So I was pointless because even graphic drivers wasn't working at all, so I had to switch back. Windows is really good, stable and reliable OS and the program support is amazing, but I'm just got tired of all the same looks. It's just so annoying. Lets take file explorer for example. There's a lot of buttons and everything that nobody's using and it just looks horrible and you have to customize shit out of it to get rid of all that stuff. So as you may have understood I'm trying to make Windows 10 look more simple, minimalist and eye-catching. Linux has this amazing thing that you can change desktop environment. For example Freya OS is basically Ubuntu, but with different desktop environment. Ubuntu's using Unity and Freya's using Pantheon. And the thing is, that if you want to get the looks of Freya OS on Ubuntu you don't have to reinstall your OS. You just install different desktop environment and boom, as soon as you restart your pc Ubuntu lo... Read more

A:Do not show running programs on taskbar

So since I've got no help I continued on searching and found a program called QuickHide which hides all the applications from taskbar which was exactly what I was looking for. With that program I could use Dock instead of taskbar and programs don't appear on a taskbar. However, there's nothing perfect and controls of that program sucked. You start the program, then you press CTRL for hiding the icons and Shift for showing icons again. So guess what happens when you write and press Shift for typing capital letters, yes, the icons reappear which was disappointing. But if you would press End key then the program would terminate. And if you pressed End while icons where hidden it doesn't matter if you press shift or whatever, icons doesn't show up again which is perfect. So I did a lil bit more research and put together a simple Visual Basic script which, on startup, launch QuickHide.exe then waits for a 5 seconds because my pc is a bit laggy at startup so I need like 5 secs to be sure that program is running, then script simulates CTRL and End keys. So basically script runs QuickHide, then hides icons and the terminates program. Which is perfect, because when you start any program from dock, nothing appars on the taskbar. So if you want to have the same thing I'm putting the script here under my text and I'm attaching the screenshot showing dock, programs running but not showing on a taskbar.



set shl = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
shl.run "C:\U... Read more

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I have had this computer for a year or so and about a month ago, the little boxes on the blue taskbar at the bottom of the screen stopped showing up. I can still open the windows with the ctrl alt delete command to open the task manager, but theres no way to switch between two open windows without that. Anyone no what's wrong?

A:Help!!! taskbar won't show open windows

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I just purchased a new Gateway DX4300 (OS is Windows Vista XP Home Premium 64-bit), and my taskbar will not show up. I have tried going through the control panel > Taskbar and Start Menu, but it will not let me into it. I'm not getting a prompt or anything, it just will not let me in. How can I make my taskbar visible?

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I'd like it on the left next to the start button.
I know how to enable the quick launch bar and this includes it but the icons are really small and i don really need anything else over there.
I have the short cut that was posted on this forum and was wondering if there is a way of pinning it to the taskbar on its own.

Thanks for any help.


A:How to add the show desktop shortcut to the taskbar

Hello Dave,

The taskbar already has the Show Desktop feature built into it if you wanted to use that option instead.

Unfortunately, that shortcut can only be pinned inside the pinned Windows Explorer taskbar icon, or in the Start Menu pin area.

Hope this helps,

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I see that the time is displayed but in spite of setting date it does not show on the taskbar, what am I not doing or doing wrong?

Thanks for responding

A:How do i get the OS to show both date and time on the taskbar?

If you would like the date in the System Tray along with the time, right-click on the Taskbar (ensure that Lock the Taskbar is deselected) then drag the top edge of the Taskbar upward until it snaps to twice its normal height. The clock displays three lines rather than one, showing the current time, the day of the week, and the current date.

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On my taskbar on the right side is a little up arrow. When I mouse over it, it says "Show hidden icons". When I click on it, it shows some little shortcut icons. Not all programs does this but some do. I have a program that I would like to put it's shortcut icon in the "show hidden items" ? Anyway to do this?

A:show hidden icons on taskbar?

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I'm running Windows XP, and my taskbar has decided to play a very annoying trick on me - when I minimize windows, instead of going to the taskbar, they go above the taskbar, where I can only see them if I'm viewing the desktop. Please help! Thank you so much!

A:Minimized Windows Don't Show on Taskbar

Try this http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...port/kb/articles/Q123/7/52.asp&NoWebContent=1

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Noticed on a browser picture submitted by another member that the task-bar displays the time and date. Mine only displays the time.

Is this a windows 7 option I can turn on? Looked in properties but could not find out how.

A:How to show time and date on taskbar?

Hello Manuel,

You can get the time and date by setting the "Short date" format using dd-MMM-yy as below.

Date Format for Taskbar System Tray - Show Full Day and Month Names

Hope this helps,

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how do I put "show desktop" icon in taskbar....

thank you...

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I was downloading a split archive, an avi video, in 8 parts
I wanted to see if the parts were genuine, so i built it with winrar with only 4 parts. then when i tried to play it, my realplayer said that it was being used by another process. So i copied the built version to another spot and it played fine, and it was genuine.
then i clicked cancel on winrar and it deleted the original built file.
then i went to delete the one i watched and explorer said it was being used by another process. so i reset and tried again but the same thing happens. it also makes explorer want lost of cpu when i single click it.
so i went to task maneger and ended every process that moved. including one i thing was called 'explore', when i ended it, everything but my desktop background dissapeared. so i reset it using the special button on my keyboard
and when it was back i used command to kill it, but i couldent figure out how to get into the folder called other stuff so i coppied the whole command program to where the file i wanted to kill was. then i tried to kill it using 'delete' but nothing happened. so i used 'erase' and it not only killed th file i wanted but all the peices of it. then i realised none of my windows show up on the taskbar. and afew minutes ago i tried to put the language bar on the taskbar and it dissapeared. a bunch of other weird stuff like that is happening as well.

A:My Taskbar dosent show any of my windows

I fixed it
I made another user account
anyone who knows anything, it would still be appreaciated

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System spec: Win2K Service PK4, Office2K.
I have 3 profiles on my pc :- administrator, user with admin rights, user without admin rights. I connect to the internet through an ADSL broadband modem. I have enabled the "show icon in taskbar when connection is active" under all the profiles so that its clearly obvious when the connection is live.

However, it does not display for the user without admin rights. The icon displays only when I enable admin rights for this user.

How do I resolve this? I need to have this profile without admin rights for the kids and also be able to see the icon in the taskbar when the connection is active.
Any help?

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Ive been searching the internet all last night and today and found absolutely nothing that matches my problem.

Im trying to fix someones computer, it had been hit with a virus, and would close internet explorer whenever you would open it. Simple enough, used windows explorer to go online and download a better antivirus than what they had, and got rid of the virus easy enough.

The main problem, is that their taskbar doesnt display at all. I mean, the clock shows up fine, but no taskbar icons appear. Some will say to check if they are hidden, they arent. In fact, where the checkbox is, to hide inactive icons, that and the Customize... button are both grayed out, I cant click them.

Ive tried the fix someone recommended from Kelly's Corner, and it only succeeded in tripling the time it takes for the computer to boot. This computer has XP Pro SP2 on it, and I have no idea how to fix it. I was told it was in the registry, but I have no idea how to fix it if it is.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Icons on Taskbar wont show

I forgot to mention, that this only happens on one user.

The other user is just fine, its only the one user whos taskbar doesnt display properly. I personally have never seen anything like it.

Again, help would be greatly appreciated.

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Is there a awy to make it so Windows 8.1 does not show any of the Modern Apps in the taskbar?

For instance, I like to keep NotePad8, Weather and some others running, but I don't want them taking up Taskbar realestate since (as far as I'm aware at least), those Modern apps will remain open until I close them for good by moving to the upper left part of the screen.

So, if anyone knows of any methods I could try to do this, I would be all ears! I suspect there's probably something I could do in the registry, and if there is, maybe someone could attach a .reg file for me.

I'm also attaching a screencap of what I'm talking about.

Thanks a lot, everyone!

A:Is there a way to not show Modern Apps in the Taskbar?

This might be what you want---

Right click Taskbar & click Properties---

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Is there is a way to do this.
Before when I was on Windows XP,I was using a program called VisualTaskTips which had an option to display a preview of the window like here in Win7 and I had an option to choose how fast to see the preview once I point over the taskbar button(for the window).
The preview was set to be displayed instantly(it really was instantly)and when I move the mouse to another button in the taskbar,I had a preview of the next window instantly.

Currently on Win7 there is a delay before showing the window(I fix that with some guide from here...don't remember the link),delay before showing the next window when I move the mouse and kinda long delay before closing the preview window.

A:Show taskbar thumbnails as fast as possible?

How to Adjust Taskbar Thumbnail Delay Time in Windows 7 - AskVG

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I'd like to stop the taskbar appearing whenever my cursor is near the screen edge, and only have it appear when the win button is pressed. I have seen this issue addressed in an old thread called "how do you unhide taskbar with only windows icon key? - Windows ...", which was about the same problem. A member named "prisoner" seemed to have a solution, but I couldn't find a link and "prisoner" has long since moved on. I have tried to find a solution to this issue. I believe it could be solved in the registry using an 'autohotkey' program, but haven't found one that I could make work with my limited computer skills (I found one called 'pushtoshow' that worked for a while, then bugged out and I can't revive it). If anyone has a solution to this issue, or knows where I might contact "prisoner", I'd be very appreciative.


A:How to only show taskbar with Windows button?

You can post in that thread you mention and Prisoner should receive an email if he is still subscribed. In the meantime, checkout 7+ Taskbar Tweaker - RaMMicHaeL's Blog (not sure if it is capable of what you are trying to do though).

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It has come to my attention that there are many folk who wish to to be able to pin the desktop to the task bar to the left of there computer using windows 7 ?
For those of you who wish to do this there is a small utility available for you to do so.
As it stands at the moment the show /peek at the desktop is to the far right of the computer
As i say this unity will position back to the left hand side of your computer just like as in xp/vista
There are many tutorials going around on how to achieve this manually with various degree's of success and having evaluated on what's happening in many forums i felt it was time to put everyone out of there misery and post this link

Green Point Software UK Ltd - Home of CD Box Labeler Pro and Image Converter Pro

I am aware of a tutorial on this subject but feel there may be some struggling so if anyone else gets stuck we have the link here


A:how to pin show desktop to the taskbar in windows 7 ?

Thanks for the tip Nick...

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I searched but didn't find the answer.

How can I put the Show Desktop icon in the taskbar? I just want the one small icon like we have in XP. Thanks.

A:Show Desktop Icon in Taskbar? I want it.

I dont know how to do that...but you can always use shortcuts

WINDOWS KEY + D = minimize all aplications and show the desktop
WINDOWS KEY + M = minimize all open windows

its faster and you dont have to click anything xD

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit, Build 18362, Installed 20191003030108.000000-300
Processor: AMD A6-4400M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 21 Model 16 Stepping 1, CPU Count: 2
Total Physical RAM: 16 GB
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7520G, 512 MB
Hard Drives: C: 583 GB (324 GB Free);
Motherboard: AMD PLCSC8, ver Base Board Version, s/n Base Board Serial Number
System: Insyde Corp., ver TOSASU - 1, s/n 4D353382S
Antivirus: Norton Security, Enabled and Updated

why does my cpu usage always show 50% or higher on windows10

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Just recently I noticed that the CPU is going all the time (The bottom of the laptop is very hot to the touch; and I can hear the CPU fan constantly going). Even when I get the CPU usage down < 5%, I can still hear it. Also, when I disconnect it from the outlet; the battery drains FAST. In the past it the laptop quiets down and cools off if left idle for awhile, so this is something that is happening recently.

After noticing it, I ran a scan with MBAM - it found and removed a few Malware.Trace registry keys but that didn't seem to help.

Anyway, thanks to everyone in advance for all your help (It really is appreciated)

DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Jennifer at 2:24:29.39 on Sat 04/04/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.502.87 [GMT -4:00]
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
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A:CPU never idles but taskmanager etc. show 0% CPU usage

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I bought a new desktop last year to run high-end software used for my degree; I installed Windows 8 on it, having got on with it on my laptop. I did notice though, after venturing into the Task Manager, that my CPU usage was at 100%. All the time. Even when idle. In fact, resource monitor says it's working at 108% load! I thought this was rather odd, so investigated further:

It appears that task manager divides the 100% usage proportionally between the processes using the CPU. So for example if Firefox, Word and Notepad were using 5%, 3% and 2% respectively, Task Manager would report 50%, 30% and 20% usage. I was initially concerned that my processor was going to take some serious damage to its life expectancy if it was being constantly loaded - but the performance monitor in Norton Anti-virus shows the CPU load to be much, much lower - where I'd expect it to be.

My system is an 3.4GHz i7, with 16GB RAM running 64-bit Windows 8 Pro. People have suggested a fresh install, but it's an almighty pain backing everything up and re-installing VPN servers and software through various security measures, so I'd rather not...

Any clues?

A:Why does task manager always show CPU usage at 100%? It's

Here's my task manager. I have two browsers open (sitting idle). Is this what you are looking at? If so, screenshot please:

Attachment 23950

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My OS Win7 Show and Hide an icon Continuosly. I just take a screen shot and attached here pls help to disable.

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If there is currently a way to "show taskbar" with a Voice Recognition command, I have missed it. At least it isn't prominently featured in any of the documentation, if it does exist. I would like to be able to show the (hidden) taskbar, and to proceed to do the usual actions, such as restoring a minimized task. Any general discussion of this topic would also be read with interest.

A:Speech Recognition New Features - Show taskbar

Welcome to the Seven Forums
I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 and I tried to unhide the taskbar by voice the only way I can get it to come up was to say "start menu" but that takes the focus away from any window that is open either maximize or minimize the only way I can get control of any window was with a mouseclick by voice.

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Is there a way to make only certain programs show their text in the Windows 7 taskbar? Under normal circumstances, I still want to use icon view, but some programs use their title bars to show information that I would like to see. Is there a registry tweak or anything to do this for those specific programs?

I looked through the tutorials but couldn't find anything related to this...

A:Show text from *specific* programs on taskbar?

wow, didnt take long for this to get knocked off the front page. hate to bump, but really want to figure this out...

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I just recently started having issues where if I click on a program in the taskbar, instead of it coming to the front, the icon in the task bar just blinks. If I click on it multiple times it will sometimes come to the front. I also can not right click on programs in the taskbar. Although I can right click on the taskbar itself. Alt-Tab will bring programs to the front. Also, when the logon screen appears, such as when I come out of screensaver mode, the logon box is flashing as well, i cannot begin typing my password until I alt-tab or click on the logon box, even though my cursor is blkinking in the password field. Spybot and Norton Antivirus run daily and come back clean. Only recent changes have been microsoft updates, Firefox updates and installing activesync for my Windows Moblile 6.1 phone. I have found similar posts (with no resolution) dating back to 2007. This is not the same issues as enabling drag and drop in the taskbar properties. This is really beginning to frustrate me.

A:Solved: Programs in taskbar don't show when clicked

Perhaps this could be of some service.

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I was infected with a scare-ware..I dont remember what it was called. I managed to get rid of that with spybot, but I am still experiencing some problems. For instance, when i boot up windows I dont have any desktop icons or the bar on the bottom with the start button.
Sometimes task manager doesn't work making it difficult to do anything at all. My internet cuts out entirely at times and I cant open any new connections but previously established connections remain open like ventrillo. I've used malwarebytes anti-malware, spybot search an destroy, and I also have avg installed.

A:Desktop icons and taskbar dont show up

Before much can be done about the malware removal, we need to establish how best you are able to use your computer at this stage.Windows Advanced Options MenuGetting into Windows Safe Modehttp://www.computerhope.com/issues/chsafe.htmFrom the Windows Advanced Options Menu, please try the following ...Choose "Last known good configuration that worked", and press <ENTER>. The computer will attempt to load Windows.If Windows does not start normally, try the same thing again .... and continue trying for 10 times, before you rule that option out as a means of getting your OS running normally.Why 10 times? Based on past experience, a successful result is sometimes achieved after several consecutive failed attempts.You can log in to Windows normally, but you end up looking at your desktop wallpaper/background image (not a plain blue or black screen?), but without icons/taskbar/start button. Is this correct?You implied that task manager works only sometimes (and I am guessing that you have been using Ctrl+Alt+Del): Does Ctrl+Shift+Esc bring up the Task Manger window reliably?Please try the following ...On the Applications tab of the Task Manager window, click on "New Task", and in the "Run" dialog box that opens type "explorer.exe" and press <ENTER>.Does a Windows Explorer window open, and can you use it to browse all the files on your computer?OR ... do you see a message?What happens when you attempt to start the system in Safe Mode... Read more

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Every once and a while my Taskbar (set to auto hide) won't appear when I move the mouse to the left side of screen where my Taskbar is. No big deal, but have to hit Ctrl - Esc to activate it. Then it's ok 'tll the next time.

A:Auto hidden taskbar doesn't always show.

Wouldn't it be easier to just tap the Window key instead?

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I got a strange problem on my Windows XP Pro desktop I never had before. All of sudden on the task bar the Quick Lunch show all it's short cut on the task bar. However, every time when I open a window ( Word, IE 6, etc, any application) the window never showed on the task bar. when i minimize it it disappear. I had to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to bring up task manager window to maximize the application window again.

the taskbar is not locked and i tried to move the borders but nothing helped

any idea how to fix that??

A:Windows icons Doesn't show on taskbar. please help..

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it's so frustrating. I spent the last four days trying to fix this problem. I also tried the SAFE MODE option at restart. Unfortunately it still didn't work at all. Please help me. I have this from doing Hijackthis. Thank you guys and girls!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:09:17 PM, on 11/20/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Anti-Virus\fsgk32st.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\BackWeb\7681197\program\fsbwsys.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Anti-Virus\FSGK32.EXE
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Anti-Virus\fssm32.exe
C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic Professional 6\IoloSGCtrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\Omniserv.ex... Read more

A:Desktop Icons and Taskbar won't show on XP at start up! Help!

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Excuse me, I'd like to ask for helping. I have a windows 7 in Asus 64bit. When I open a program, it won't visible in taskbar and when I minimize it, the minimized programs are shown outside the taskbar. Please help to solve it so that the opened program can visible in the taskbar. Thank you

A:opened and minimized program won't show in taskbar

Hi Meida, welcome to the Seven Forums.

I think the culprit is the Explorer process. To fix it you should run Windows system File Checker (SFC), see tutorial for instructions: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker.


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How to make my taskbar show full name of a program if it has space to do it?
Like this:

Don't mind Vista theme, its XP.

A:How to make taskbar show full name of a program

Hover the mouse cursor over it. No other way I know of. May be some 3rd party tool but I haven't looked.

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