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Pinning a url icon to the taskbar

Question: Pinning a url icon to the taskbar

In prior versions of windows I was able to drag and drop an icon of an internet URL onto the task bar so that I was able to only click one icon to get to a spacific web site. I dont seem to be able to accomplish this in Win 7. Am I missing something??
How can I do this.
Thank

Dean

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Answer: Pinning a url icon to the taskbar

Go to the site in question. Drag the icon of the site to task bar. It appears when you right click IE icon.

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Is there any way to do this? I can't do it from the "Devices & Printers" windows and when I make a shortcut of my printer on my desktop I can't send that to the taskbar either.

Thanks

Answer:Pinning the Printer icon to the taskbar

Hello XNemesis,

You might see if creating the shortcut in the tutorial below may work for you. It opens the Printers folder where you can see your printer, and is able to pin to the taskbar.

Printers Shortcut - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Something weird has happened to my taskbar. I have a few programs pinned there and everything was okay. Then today I unpinned Firefox from there because I wanted to change the icon I was using. After deciding I didn't like it I tried to go back to the one I was using but when I pinned it back to the task bar this problem occurred:

As you can see when I click on the silver Firefox icon, it opens up a new firefox icon (default icon) in a separate place, taking up unnecessary space. I can't figure out how to make it go back to the way it was where everything stayed within the silver icon.

Answer:Strange problem with pinning an icon to taskbar

It is indeed the browser being opened but the problem is it used to open up within the silver icon (the default firefox icon you see to the right has basically taken its place). It's a bit of an annoyance because it takes up the little space I have on my taskbar before things start getting combined and messy.

Sorry if what I'm explaining is confusing, it would probably be easier to show with a video or something.

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I installed Word 2013 onto a new computer some time ago. Windows 7 Home Premium SP1. Pinning has never worked. I can drag, I can right click and select pin, I can do whatever I want, but nothing appears and it just stays blank. Neither do recently opened items show up on a right click of the icon. Pinning/recent items works on everything else (e.g. Adobe, Explorer), including Outlook. I tried reinstalling but it still wouldn't work. I couldn't find much to go on so I gave up and have done without pinning. Recently I turned on "store and display recently opened items in the start menu and the taskbar" and suddenly I was given another clue as to what the issue is - Excel still shows nothing BUT in Word's recent items I'm getting *Adobe* files (see screenshot, file names removed for privacy): http://i.imgur.com/3wOOU60.png) I can pin adobe files to word's icon. I googled again and I still don't see anything about this but I'm just wondering if anyone has come across this and can help. Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:Microsoft Office - pinning not working/or pinning wrong (eg adobe pinning to word)

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Question: Pinning To Taskbar

Hi All

I am new to windows 8 but have been finding my way around, One problem I am finding is that some websites I visit to "Pin To Taskbar" seem to only show a blank icon! No name but text but when you change the text it doesn't change on the icon? strange one particular site is the Nationwide bank page cannot seem to get an icon with a name on it?

Anybody got any ideas as to why this happens on only a few sites?

cheers!

Answer:Pinning To Taskbar

Hello Gatewaya, and welcome to Eight Forums.

It depends on what favicon is used by the site for what icon the URL shortcut will have on the middle of it's page icon. I have a icon for Nationwide bank for me, so you might see if deleting your temporary internet files and history and reloading the site may help.

If you like, you could also pin the site in the jump list of the browser's icon on the taskbar.
Jump Lists - Pin or Unpin Items - Windows 7 Help Forums
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Question: Pinning to taskbar

Since I last did a clear cache I can no longer get pinned pages to stay pinned in the form I pin them. In Facebook for example I pin it and it shows pinned but when I go out of IE it reverts to the generic page and I have to sign in again. This is the same with any of my sites that have a password and I have to sign in each time....help please

Answer:Pinning to taskbar

OmaW welcome to Sevenforums,

This happens every time when browser history (cookies in particularly) is deleted.

Please go to Control panel - Internet Options - General Tab - Browsing history section
and make sure that option Delete browsing history on exit is NOT ticked.

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Question: Pinning to taskbar

Not a huge issue more of just something i was curious about, why cant the "computer" desktop icon be pinned to the taskbar? I know that it is possible to pin the windows explorer but i want it to have the computer icon or at least the c drive icon.

Answer:Pinning to taskbar

I haven't found the reason why it's not possible to pin the Computer icon to the superbar. Maybe it's because it belongs in the explorer - who knows. You can pin it, though, if you really want to. There are some guides already posted around here somewhere. You basically create a shortcut, then point that shortcut to where the My Computer icon points to, then pin it to the superbar.

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Hi guys, I'm having a serious problem here. I wanted to add a folder to my windows explorer pinned folders so that I can right click on the windows explorer icon on the taskbar and have my popular folders right there. When I first setup windows 7, I did this by right clicking on the folders I wanted and clicking "Pin to Taskbar." Now, when I right click on folders, there is no such option. Even libraries only have the option to "Pin To Start Menu" which is strange because I had already pinned a library to the windows explorer icon on the task bar, which means that must have been an option before because I don't know how else I would do it. Can someone please explain to me how I can add more folders to the windows explorer icon? This is very frustrating

Answer:Pinning To Taskbar??

Drag folder to the explorer icon on taskbar and it will be pined there.


http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ram-links.html

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Hi,

I'm currently having a problem where pinning any kind of shortcut to the taskbar via its context menu doesn't do anything. That is, a pin doesn't appear on the taskbar, and in the location '%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar' no shortcut file is created.

I recently upgraded to Windows 10 Professional from Windows 7 Professional. That may be the cause.
Another potential factor is that previously, I have followed this guide (using both methods described) in order to further customize my system. The reason I mention that is because in researching I read the answer posted here. Unfortunately, I have not been able to fix the problem by undoing the first method of that guide; also there is no way to undo the second method of that guide, and I have been unsuccessful in fixing the problem by following the solution that answer describes (I couldn't find the 'Inkfile' folder). By the way, is it wrong that the 'link' key I deleted in following the process to undo the first method hasn't reappeared after restarting?

I'm not sure what to try next.
I would really appreciate some help... sorry to be foolish enough to try and customize my system a bit, if that is what caused this issue.
For now, I guess I'll have to use shortcut toolbars on my taskbar. Or is there a registry location where I can at least go in and, say, add a key with a shortcut address and icon address to add a pin with those properties?

Thanks in advance,
Felewin

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I've made a bunch of desktop shortcuts recently. Now, I would like to move them from the desktop to the task bar like I used to do in XP. Can't do it. Why, and are there any alternatives?

Answer:Pinning shortcuts to the taskbar?

Not clear what you have tried.

Works for me to rt click a shorcut and select pin to taskbar.

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Hello-

Today we are having an issue pinning a Shortcut (SpeedTest) we created to the Taskbar. We established

a legitimate icon for the shortcut as well. The trouble is, when we drag the shortcut to the Taskabar we get a

word balloon that reads 'Pin to Opera'. I have searched, read tutorials here, checked 'gpedit.msc' options, etc.

to no avail. Please note attachment. Also, when right clicking the Shortcut, there's no option to 'Pin to

Taskbar'.

I don't recall ever having this issue before. Could someone please help me out here?

Thank-you!

tim

Answer:Taskbar Pinning Issue

Hi Tim,

May I suggest you follow this tutorial created by Brink:
Start Menu - Reset Pin To Area

This should resolve your issue. Please post your results back.

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I'd like to be able to pin Gmail icon to the task bar, but it attaches to my Mozilla Icon. On windows xp and window 7, the icon link always showed in the TB. Have tried 4 or 5 times, but still no luck. Anyone know how to do this?
Thanks
Sonnyboy

Answer:Pinning Gmail to Taskbar

sonnyboy said:

I'd like to be able to pin Gmail icon to the task bar, but it attaches to my Mozilla Icon. On windows xp and window 7, the icon link always showed in the TB. Have tried 4 or 5 times, but still no luck. Anyone know how to do this?
Thanks
Sonnyboy



Look here, method shows from .exe file try that. Is this an application also in All Apps ?
'Pin to taskbar' and 'Unpin from taskbar" Apps in Windows 10

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Man. I hate having to relearn how to do everything. I want to pin the snipping tool to my taskbar like I had on my old computer. It's throwing me that I have to go into the start checkerboard thing and go searching for the application every time. (Ugh, I don't even know the terminology anymore.) How do I do this? At the very least, I'd like it on my desktop - someplace where I can launch it quickly when I need it.

Answer:Pinning an application to the taskbar - Win 8.1

Never mind, figured it out. When I launch the app I simply right click to pin it. That was an easy one!

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP 1
New install as of today

Is is possible to pin a vbs script to the taskbar? I have a vbs script that opens a putty connection to a server. The reason I use that as opposed to a batch file, is that it keeps the command prompt from opening in the background. I have tried creating a shortcut to the .vbs and pinning that, but it's the same result. If someone could please let me know if this is possible I would greatly appreciate it!

Answer:[SOLVED] Pinning to taskbar

Hello welcome to TSF. Have you tried dragging and dropping it to the task bar? Which results do you get when trying the other ways any errors?

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Is this possible? By default, pins lock to the left side, but is it possible to lock SOME of the programs to the right? (Not in the notification area)

Answer:Pinning programs to the RIGHT of the taskbar?

This fine tutorial will show how to pin folders to the right.
Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Folder

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How do I pin a shortcut to the task bar? I have a shortcut on my desktop that I frequently use, and I want it to be on the task bar - it is the address to a documents file that I use all the time. When I drag and drop, it won't stick there.

thanks,
carl

Answer:Pinning Shortcuts to Taskbar

Hello Carl,

If you right click on the shortcut, does it have a "Pin to Taskbar" option?

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ram-links.html

If not, could you post a screenshot of the properties page (right click) with the General tab showing?

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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Although the morning,
I would pin a few sites in the taskbar, looking, I found it had left click on the icon next to the site name in the address bar down to the taskbar and let go, when I do, the site will pin in the Google Chrome icon located in the taskbar, based on a short video when we stayed in the taskbar, there should be a small line that is inserted or is to be outside, I do not have that little line but a black disc with a diagonal slash, and in addition to that pin in Chrome is here I must descend all the way down below the last row of icons, if I put myself in the group of icons I crossed the black disk is really curious!. someone would have an answer. thank you
lecervier.
PS. I am under 64-bit Win.7 my browser is Google Chrome

Answer:Sites in taskbar pinning

Hi Le Cervier and welcome to W7 Forums

This is an English forum. Please provide a translation of your post.

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How does one pin onto the taskbar the desktop? In other words, let's say I have several windows open and I want to get straight back to the desktop without having to minimise each of the windows first. How's it done?
 

Answer:Taskbar pinning issue

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Hi. Is it possible to pin a specific file to the taskbar like was possible in Windows Professional? I'm only seeing a way of pinning a program to the taskbar. Thank you, Grainne

Answer:Pinning a file to the taskbar

You can create a shortcut to the file and pin this to the taskbar.

Thare are also the Jump Lists for files for any applications that are pinned, these may be left to cycle through recent files or specific files may be pinned to the jump list

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I cannot get some icons, My Computer, Control Panel etc., to pin to the taskbar in W7. It keeps pinning them to Windows Explorer.

I have just bought a new computer running W7 because my old computer running XP suffered from old age.

In XP all you had to do was click on the icon, unlock the task bar, and drag the icon to the taskbar, but that doesn't work in W7

So how do you pin icons to the taskbar in W7.

Thanks.

Answer:Pinning icons to taskbar in W7

im using win 8 atm so cant check, but if you open control panel cant you then right click the icon on the taskbar and select pin to taskbar.

im not so sure about computer, it may be possible to track it down in the "C//windows" folder then crete a shortcut , what i do is in an open explorer page , click computer in the left side of the window tree

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Since Win7 does not seem to have the 'All Programs', it is a little clumsy to e.g. pin programs to the taskbar. Right now I do it via the program files. Is there an easier way??

Answer:Pinning programs to taskbar

Yes, open start menu, and type the name of the program you want. Right-click it, select advanced, and pin to taskbar.

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I know about the tutorial explaining what to do using the toolbar method, but I don't like the separator between the Recycle Bin and the rest of the icons. There is another recommended method of pinning the Recycle Bin by creating a shortcut and using shell:recyclebinfolder, but this stopped working. In fact, all my folder shortcuts I created and pinned to the taskbar by using explorer.exe in the target stopped working.

Is there any other working methods out there so that I can put the Recycle Bin icon anywhere I want on the taskbar without seeing the separator?

Thanks.

Answer:Pinning Recycle Bin to Taskbar

Enable the Quick Launch toolbar, and put all of your pinned items there, instead of pinning them to the taskbar.

Quick Launch - Enable or Disable

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I'm having trouble pinning items to my taskbar and getting them to stay there. Every time I turn my computer back on the items have disappeared from my taskbar.
 

Answer:Solved: Pinning to Taskbar

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When i pin a website to the taskbar it goes to the windows store and not the address it shows

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Hi:
I'm trying to pin a Gmail shortcut and a few forums shortcuts to the taskbar, but I'm not having any luck doing this.
I'm able to pin programs to the taskbar without a problem though so I'm wondering if somebody can tell me how this can be done in Win 7 Ultimate.

Answer:Pinning website shortcuts to the taskbar

It would show up if you right click the Internet Explorer icon

EDIT: The way to do this would simply be to save them as a favorite on the favorites bar and then drag them over the IE icon and drop them there

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Hello,

I am currently trying to pin some remote applications to the taskbar. I have created shortcuts and pinned them to the taskbar only when I click them, they don't show active. Instead, a new item opens up on the taskbar... so now I have two icons to do the job of one. Any way around this?

Answer:Pinning RDP's to taskbar... not behaving as expected

Hello cokewithvanilla,

Are you able to "Pin to taskbar" the second icon that opened on the taskbar?

If so, does using that pinned icon instead, and removing the other, work to only open that one?

Hope this may help,
Shawn

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I am trying to pin a document to the taskbar. However, what gets pinned is the program that opens the document and not the document itself, so instead of just clicking on the icon to open the document I need to right click on it and then select the document.

Is there any way to pin the document itself so that clicking on the icon will open the document?

Answer:Pinning documents to taskbar instead of programs

No, but you can choose document from jump list...
Right click on the program icon and jump list with recent opened files will pop up...

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How do I pin a shortcut to a website to the task bar?

Answer:pinning shortcut to website on taskbar

Hello tjs,

Welcome to Seven Forums. ]

Unfortunately, you cannot pin a shortcut to the taskbar. What you can do is pin your web browser whatever it is to the taskbar and then pin the shortcut to the browsers jump list. The other alternative is to create a new toolbar from a folder that contains the shortcut. Info here if needed: Quick Launch - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps.

Gary

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Hi, I want to be able to pin the sound settings from the control panel directly onto the taskbar. There is no option though and the closest I've gotten is to pin the control panel to the taskbar. Is there any way to pin the actual sound settings?

Answer:Pinning the sound settings to the taskbar

The same options are there when you right click the speaker/volume icon in system tray.

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I currently have a .txt file that open up several times a day with Notepad. I want to pin this individual file to my taskbar so that when I click on the file it automatically opens up that file with Notepad. I cannot figure out how to do this.

I have tried making a shortcut to the file and then pinning that shortcut to the taskbar, but when I click on the Notepad icon, it opens up a blank Notepad page instead of the file. I can right click on the icon and then open up the file that way, but I want to be able to just click on the icon and open up the file.

Answer:[SOLVED] Pinning File to Taskbar

Hi xSORENSENx,

There is a good article here on how to do this. Just make sure that your target path is correct.

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I installed Windows 7 recently and am finally making it look and behave the way I like except for one thing I would appreciate help with.

You see, I'm on dial-up... Don't laugh it's still the only thing available where I live.

When I had Windows Vista and before that I always had shortcut icon in my taskbar I could click on to connect or to check the state of my connection. Now I have to click on the Network Sharing Center in the right hand corner, and it takes me 3 more clicks before I'm finally connected. I have to go through the same routine to check if I'm still connected or what speed I connected at. Also, I don't always manage to connect on the first try so I have to go through that routine many times. I did manage to create a shortcut by opening Adapter Settings and creating one from there but the problem is Windows 7 wont let me pin that shortcut to the taskbar. I don't know what is worse... Having to go through the 3 or 4 cliks to connect, or having to stare at that huge dial-up shortcut all the time on my otherwise pristine desk top? Oh, and thanks for the little file that allowed me to remove the Libraries Icon from my desktop. Was really happy to find that little gem.

Any suggestion with my current problem would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Pinning a Dial-up Shortcut to taskbar

Hello Ellebrius,

I'm not certain as to what specific area you need to have open to, but maybe this will help. It will allow you to create a shortcut that opens directly to your "Network Connections", and you can pin it to the taskbar.

Network Connections - Create Shortcut

If this is not where you would like to have the shortcut open to, then please post back to where instead. I'll see if I can get one for it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I'm using Win7 HP. If I create a new folder on my desktop, I don't see a "pin to taskbar" option when I right click on it. How do I enable that capability? Thanks.

Answer:Pinning items to taskbar question.

Hello Jacatone,

Only programs will have the "Pin to taskbar" option, but you can use the method in the tutorial below to pin the folder as a toolbar on the taskbar though.Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Folder
....or you could create a shortcut of the folder in Quick Launch on the taskbar.Quick Launch - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello everyone,

First post here and thanks for allowing me to be a part of the community!

My first question is while attempting to pin a website to the task bar in Edge I followed the directions and selected the "3 dots menu" and then selected "open with IE" option as instructed.

When I click on the webpage icon in the task bar the site indeed comes up but it is in Internet Explorer rather than Edge. Is there any way I can pin the site to the task bar and have it launch in Edge rather than IE? I understand it opens in IE because I opened the website in Edge and then told it to open with IE.

When I tried pinning the tab to the task bar in Edge I got the universal red circle with the line through it so I couldn't pin it unless I opened it in IE.

Ive noticed when I pin a website to the Start Menu that it will open in Edge. Is it not possible to have this happen by using the task bar?

Thanks so much for your help.

Appreciate interacting with you folks very much.

best,

rick

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Some of my program icons are broken on my taskbar. If i unpin them while they are running the icon returns, but when i pin it goes back to being broken. Ive been googling with no luck :/

Answer:Pinning Program Breaks Icon

Can you post a picture to demonstrate what you mean? See here: How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Seven Forums

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So I have Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird pinned to my task bar. However, when I check, use small icons, the icons for ONLY FF/TB disappear and are replaced by like the windows generic file icon. Does this happen to anyone else? (Win 7 Ultimate x64)

However, on my MSI Wind with Win 7 Pro (x86), this does not happen to the firefox icon (no TB installed on MSI Wind)

Any ideas?
Can anyone reproduce this?

Another interesting thing is that if I right click the LARGE icon, it shows the program and the option to unpin, that icon there is also that generic windows file icon.
 

Answer:Interesting issue, pinning mozilla stuff to Taskbar

I had some problems with icons disappearing on my with Revo Uninstaller for items pinned to the Start Menu. I deleted iconcache.db and rebooted to fix the issue.
 

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So I have Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird pinned to my task bar. However, when I check, use small icons, the icons for ONLY FF/TB disappear and are replaced by like the windows generic file icon. Does this happen to anyone else? (Win 7 Ultimate x64)

However, on my MSI Wind with Win 7 Pro (x86), this does not happen to the firefox icon (no TB installed on MSI Wind)

Any ideas?

Another interesting thing is that if I right click the LARGE icon, it shows the program and the option to unpin, that icon there is also that generic windows file icon.

Answer:Interesting issue, pinning mozilla stuff to Taskbar

Have you messed with your Icon Cache or played with any Icon Change apps lately?

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Recently something happened with my Windows 10, as I am not able to pin any PowerPoint documents to the taskbar (I still can pin the icon of the app) and can't see recent documents. Here's the result when I right-click on the icon ("Recent" and "Pinned" menus disappeared):

I would like the menu to look like the result of right-clicking on the Excel's icon (with "Recent" and "Pinned" menus; file names blurred on purpose):

How can I re-enable this kind of menu for PowerPoint?

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I just (March 30, 2011) installed the most recent Flash Player after the window popped up. Immediately the minimized Adobe window (in my taskbar) began to flash orange, and I could not close the page. I had to shut down and restart. And then I saw that all the documents that I had pinned to the Word icon in my taskbar had disappeared, and when I tried to pin a document, it wouldn't pin. Never happened before...awfully big coincidence... I just uninstalled Flash Player to see if that would fix the problem, but it didn't. Please help!

Thanks. As always.

Manuela
 

Answer:pinning to Word icon suddenly won't work

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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?

Answer: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

Jerry

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This is driving me nuts. I have two email accounts on my phone. One is my work, and the other is my Hotmail. They use to both be on the start screen. But in the past month or two something happened. Now, my work outlook email inbox icon keeps unpinning when my Hotmail syncs its inbox.
This is driving me nuts. I'm fully up to date. I've tried every way of pinning my outlook mail that I know of, even the documented way through the settings menu. No matter what, if I add it, it is unpinned in the course of an hour.
I managed to figure out it is unpinning when Hotmail is sync'ed. For gods sake... please someone tell me you have heard of this and know of the solution! Thanks.

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I have nicely pinned all my key stuff (Google Calendar, Gmail, google maps, etc. to the Win10 taskbar, but everything I open opens in Chrome.
If I click my iTunes taskbar-icon then iTunes opens and its taskbar-icon brightens and a little blue bar appears on its taskbar's bottom edge--iTunes opens FROM the iTunes icon.
If I click Google Calendar, G-mail, maps, etc., these icons remain black, and all this opened windows just stack up in Chrome very messily.
The intention was to have them open in Chrome but FROM their taskbar-icon, so they're nice and neat and separate and always right there conveniently.
How can I make pinned-to-taskbar stuff open from its own taskbar icon and not from Chrome?

Answer:How can I make pinned-to-taskbar stuff open from its own taskbar icon and not from Chrome?

Have you checked your default apps settings?

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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"...

HOWEVER.

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?

Answer: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,
Shawn

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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: 



.JPG
.PDF
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'm having a big problem. I screwed something up with my taskbar and I can't undo it.

I logged on as usual. An annoying message popped up at the lower right corner of the desktop, above, not in, the taskbar, alerting me to something I should download and install that I have no intention of downloading and installing. In the past, each time I've logged on and this message has appeared, I have simply clicked on "cancel" or just clicked the X at its upper right corner. But this time, I must have taken leave of my senses! Instead of just right clicking the X in its right corner, I clicked something else on it and a message window popped up. That message window advised me to either "download" the irrelevant auxiliary toolbar I have no need of and will not download and install, or click "cancel". But it also offered me the chance to click a checkbox next to "do not show this message again on taskbar". At least that's what I recall it said. So I clicked on that, in an attempt to keep it from popping up every time I logged on (removing the annoying message from the action center each time it popped up upon logon never had the effect of preventing it from popping up again the next time I logged on, which is why I tried this "do not show ..." choice this time).

But once I did that, I found I am no longer able to make two things work on my desktop taskbar with the customary left clicks.

It no longer does ... Read more

Answer:Action center icon and windows icon in corners of taskbar don't work

Hello and welcome to the tenforums

Have you done a restart to see if this sorts out the problem? (Note: a Restart does not use the hybrid shutdown process but instead does a full shutdown and restart)

Next thing to try is a repair of the system files: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2895-sfc-command-run-windows-10-a.html

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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.

Answer: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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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 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.

Thanks

Jan

Answer: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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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.
Florio

Answer:Taskbar icon is replaced with default windows icon

Try rebuilding the Icon cache.
Icon Cache - Rebuild

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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?
thanks
 

Answer: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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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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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?

Answer: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.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/59910-services.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn



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

Answer:network icon taskbar icon not showing right

*bump* no one can help me further?

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Currently, my OneDrive icon is sitting in the 'hidden icons' section. I have seen pictures of the icon sitting on the taskbar next to Edge, the store, and all the other taskbar icons... how do you get that icon on the taskbar? I have tried all the normal ways I can think of (click and drag onto taskbar, going into taskbar settings, etc) but I can't get it to be removed from the hidden icons area. Anyone know of a way? Could this have been something that was tested in the TP and changed for the RTM version?

Answer:onedrive icon on taskbar instead of hidden icon?

Ehm.. not sure if you tried this, but...
start menu > all apps > locate onedrive > right-click on it > select pin to taskbar

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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
Thanx.

Answer: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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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.

Answer: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,
Cheers.

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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.
Thanks.

Answer: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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Hi, when i make new shortcut for download folder with *explorer* and *space* in front of the path name, right click on folder and pin to taskbar,
when the download folder open, at the same time opened another folder (separate) "this pc" and i don't know why. This happens on W8.1
not on W7.

On W7 it's very simple (with the same method but on w7 it work well). I have try many methods, but none of them work. Have any idea of how?
Image example: https://image.prntscr.com/image/aNHdMlXSQO_jRwhhDT1-aQ.png
Image: left folder is the pinned folder, and the right folder icon opens when i click on the left folder (W8.1). 
Thank you.

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Hi!
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?

Answer: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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Question: Taskbar Icon

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?.

Answer:Taskbar Icon

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

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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

Answer: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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Question: icon in taskbar

Hi, new to the forum and also Win XP Home only had new system since Christmas was on Win ME before, I have an icon of 2 small monitors with a red cross in my taskbar the message when I run mouse over is 'Local Area Connection' a network cable is unplugged, no idea what this icon is for or if it's needed in taskbar, any help would be appreciated

system:
hp pavilion a708.uk Intel Celeron D330
256 mb ram
Win xp home
80gig hdd
dvdr/cdr combo drive
 

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hello everyone,I was arranging my icons on my taskbar and deleted them. I thought no big problem, I'll just drag them back from my desktop. I have the taskbar unlocked, and when I click on the handle to drag it to the right to make room for the icons it doesn't move. In the taskbar start menu, the quick launch doesn't stay checked. When I right click on the taskbar>tools> quick launch, I can't check the quick launch. I'm not having any issues. I did a system restore to no avail. That seldom works for anyone, but it seems we always do it. Obviously, I must have done something wrong, because when I deleted them, I deleted them all at once. Any suggestions would be most appreciated.Best Regards,Gil777t

Answer:Can't put icon in the taskbar

Use the search box and search for "Quick Launch" (Use the quotation marks).It should be  C:\users\(your username)\appdata\roaming\microsoft\internet explorer\quick launchThis is the folder your shortcuts need to be in, drag them there, maybe that will help.Edit: No need to drag them there, I just realized if you right click on a shorcut on your desktop there is an option to "Add to Quick Launch" . Just check to make sure you have the folder.

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Question: icon on taskbar

My son was downloading something on the computer last night and he said all these pop ups came up and now on the task bar there is an icon , a shield with a x in the center that says your computer is infected. When I click on ok it says would you like to update your security software and install registry cleaner? Once in a while it keeps popping up from that icon that my computer has detected spyware infection and has corrupted the registry. Virus program shows nothing, well it showed threat of bloodhound and said it cleaned it but that is it. How do I get this off my taskbar and how do I get all the icons off that I dont want to run. It takes so long to get into the internet because all of them have to go on the taskbar before anything can start. I have to wait for them to load and then exit them all. I have tried to remove things from the start area but it doesnt seem to affect the taskbar

here is a log to look at

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:45:13 PM, on 2/23/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.... Read more

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Hi,
I have created a VBS file, when i open it in the taskbar i get the standard 'Icon Missing' Type icon in the taskbar, and was wondering how to change it to a custom icon, like the one bellow (from my school)
All help appreciated.

Answer:Add Taskbar icon to .vbs

Did you try creating an actual shortcut to the .vbs file then right-clicking it and choosing Properties then Change icon? The icon you want to use has to be on the HDD in a Folder, usually in the same Folder as the file, and you'd choose that icon. It's best to save the icon as a .ico file and adhere to the size limit for it, can't be very large. Most icons associated with programs are embedded in their .exe file, maybe in a .dll file.

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Question: new taskbar icon

I just noticed that the windows store icon in the taskbar has gotten a face change. Now it's a shopping bag with 4 color squares of old.

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Question: Taskbar Icon

Not a major problem but, I would like to know how to remove it. When I hover my mouse over it, the balloon tip says..........

Safely Remove Hardware. It's located next to the time.

Like I said, It's not a major problem, BUT.

Thanks.....

LooY (",)
 

Answer:Taskbar Icon

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Hi, I was just wondering if anyone knows the name or anything about this taskbar icon? It's related to WIFi-LAN connections, and it may have to do with the Qualcomm Atheros 5007EG network adapter(MAY). I'm sorry if this is in the wrong section/topic; I'm new here. Thank you so much in advance!

Answer:Does anyone know the name of this taskbar icon?

Hello Extreme Nova,

It does appear to be a network icon, so my guess would be that it's from an installed network driver or software.

Does it open anything or have any options if you left or right click on it to help ID what it's for?

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Question: Icon in taskbar

I have today installed Wanadoo Broadband and all is working fine, except I have an icon which is titled Safely Remove Hardware in the taskbar, when I right click on it tells me that I have to select an object to stop or eject, the only icon in the list is my usb modem, which I thought I have to keep connected at all times. I don't want to disconnect it every time I have finished with the net. I have stopped it from startup folder and tried to hide it from the taskbar, but it still appears whenever the comp starts. Any ideas on how I can get rid of this annyoning icon that isn't wanted in the taskbar, regards, Rhuddlan.

Answer:Icon in taskbar

i also have it with ntl broadband i hide it by clicking on a empty space on my task bar properties customise click on it and hide it ntl told me i should only use it if i wanted to remove my modem leo

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Question: Icon On TaskBar ?

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

Answer: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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Question: new taskbar icon

I just noticed that the windows store icon in the taskbar has gotten a face change. Now it's a shopping bag with 4 color squares of old.

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Question: Taskbar icon

How do I get rid of this?

Answer:Taskbar icon

Looks to me like it's part of the Desktop Toolbar, can't tell for sure so may have to remove/turn off the Desktop Toolbar.

Taskbar Toolbars - Remove in Windows 10

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Question: Taskbar Icon

Hello to all,

I share my Internet connection with my son. I'd like to have the Taskbar on his computer show the Local Area Connection icon ( the two little monitors side by side ) the same as mine does, but I've forgotten how to do that. Any help is greatly appreciated !

Thanks in advance,
Pete C.
 

Answer:Taskbar Icon

Hi Pete C.

Control Panel > Network Connections to show your Network Connections
Right click on a Network Connection and select Properties
On the General tab
Place a check mark in: Show icon in notification area when connected

Let us know if that works for you or not.
 

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A small but annoying prob. Used to be able to stop/eject my USB from the task bar, but now need to go into My Computer to eject it. How do I get the computer to visible show (on the taskbar) that its connected? Muusclan
 

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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?

Answer: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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Question: TaskBar Icon

I am trying to put my outlook icon on the task bar. I don't remember how to do it. Can someone help me? Others that I created a long time ago have an .scf at the end of the file name.

Thank you for your help.

lsnbwn
 

Answer:TaskBar Icon

Open Windows Explorer and go to:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10 double click on Office10 and
Scroll down to Outlook and right click and select create shortcut. With the shortcut on the desktop, drag and release it on the quick launch bar.
This is if you mean Outlook and not Outlook Express. If you have Outlook 2003, it will be in Office11
 

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Question: AIM taskbar icon

Not really a big deal, AIM works fine, but my XP system used to have the AIM icon on this picture

http://www.angelfire.com/il3/ez112442/images/crap/fff.jpg

now, it's the 98, 2000 Pro icon which is the yellow guy and a blue circle. Any have on XP have the same icon? Somethign different? Anything that in particular that could have done this change?
 

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Running Vista Home Premium x64 SP2.

This week an icon showed up in my task bar and I can't get rid of it, don't recall installing any programs to trigger this. Right click does nothing, Task manager(applications) doesn't show the program, so I can't end task, and I don't see any processes(unnecessary) that would be attached to this. When I Alt+Tab, it shows "Desktop" with a small window in the lower right hand corner.

I have attached pictures, if that helps.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Taskbar icon won't go away

Welcome
Run a full anti virus scan
Download and run a full scan with malwarebytes
If these find nothing, go back with a system restore to before the problem.
System Restore - How to

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Question: icon on taskbar

I have Windows XP on my computer. I have a dictionary icon on my desktop. But I can?t seem to drag that icon to the left side of my taskbar. When I drag it down it springs back up. How could i put it on my taskbar? Thank you very much. murrar.

Answer:icon on taskbar

Hello Right click on a blank area of the desktop.Select "Arrange Icons By".Do you have a check mark next to "Auto Arrange" ?A check mark next to "Auto Arrange" will cause an icon that is dragged to spring back to where it was when trying to move it from one place to another on the desktop, but it should have no bearing on adding an icon to the Quick Launch bar.Now, regarding trying to drag it to the taskbar...do you mean that you are trying to add that icon to the Quick Launch bar ?When you drag it to the Quick Launch bar, you left click on the icon, continue to hold onto the left click, and drag it.As you hover over the Quick Launch bar, do you see an I bar cursor (shaped like the capital letter I) in that spot on the Quick Launch bar where you intend to drop it ? Are you letting go of the left click of the mouse when you see the I bar cursor ?I don't think a locked taskbar will cause that. I just tried dragging an icon to my Quick Launch bar, and was successful in dragging/dropping it onto the Quick Launch bar. I tried it with/without a check mark next to "Auto Arrange", and with the taskbar locked/unlocked. I am unable to recreate your issue.See if this article helps (has screen shots):How do I add an application to the Windows Quick Launch Bar?http://www.askdavetaylor.com/how_do_i_add_...launch_bar.html

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For some reason recently, when I connect a usb device such as flash memory, the small icon does not appear any more in the taskbar (usually bottom right of screen) - the one I have always been told to click on to safely remove the device. Which I can't do now as the icon isn't there!!The computer still makes the "ding dong" sound as I plug a usb device in and again if I pull it out, but where has the icon gone, or to be more direct, what have I done?Any help much appreciated.

Answer:USB Icon in taskbar - where is it?

I have just found this after a google, seems to answer your problem.click here

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Question: No icon in taskbar

"A network icon will appear in the taskbar in the lower right-hand corner of your screen and the picture of the two little computers will start to blink".This does not happen unless I connect to the internet first,then I have to put a check mark by "show icon in task bar"in network settings(while connected).I have to do this every time I am connected won't show icon unless I do it this way..The check mark won't stay when I disconnect from internet.
Has anyone else had this problem in (XP home)

Life is great and then you get a computer---oh boy
 

Answer:No icon in taskbar

The icons will not show up until you connect. (on a dialup) This is normal. When you disconnect from the internet, the icon disappears also. If you are on a LAN, you can turn these on also, when the LAN is disconnected, a RED X appears in the little TV icon. In other words, on a dialup connection, the icons are supposed to disappear when the connection is lost. Exception to this is on an external modem, then the icon should appear with a RED X through it when disconnected. Do you have an external modem? The LAN icon will always be present when a network card is installed. The LAN and Dialup icons look alike. I hope I understood your problem. If not, please post back with the exact type of connection you are using and as much info about where exactly you are going to reset you icon. Thanks
 

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An Icon has apeared in my taskbar. Its a mine that flashes into an exclaimation mark. It tells me the I may have critical system errors.It I open it up it trys to sell me a virurs/spyware program to sort it out.I already have MacFee and the blueyoner spybot software. they say everything is ok.How do I get ride of this from my taskbar?Hope someone can help, it starting to get on my pips a bit>

Answer:Icon In taskbar ?????

A bit more info needed. What is the progam it is refering to? This will enable others to try and find a solution for you.Try downloading cc cleaner from click here

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Question: 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. murrar

Answer: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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Question: Taskbar Icon

Hello guysMy Kasperky security suite icon has vanished, how do I get it back to the taskbar so it remains in view?I have a laptop with windows 7TIA

Answer:Taskbar Icon

Is that task bar or System Tray?

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I can't seem to get my mp3 player icon to show up in the taskbar after I plug it in. I have to go to the computer menu to click on it to show contents. I would like it in the taskbar after it is plugged in. Pls advise. Tks very much.

Answer:Taskbar does not keep mp3 icon

i dont think it will as it is acting as a drive, drives only show on the " computer" window.

however you could try clicking devices and printers in the start menu and see if it shows there.
if it does then right click it and create a shortcut.
you may be able to pin the shortcut to the taskbar.

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Question: Icon In Taskbar

WinXP Pro, bottom right taskbar has triangular shaped yellow icon with ! in center. What does this mean?? (What task is not responding as I click and it just disappears??) Thank you.
 

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Question: taskbar icon

I'm trying to configure the Intel PROset Wireless on my Y510 which I am supposed to open using the taskbar icon which I am supposed to find in the lower left corner of windows (Vista).  It looks like a flashlight (kind of) Alternatively, how can I open the darned thing up? TNaks

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Windows 10 Home
Recently, the Wifi/Internet icon has disappeared from my status bar, although it is checked in Settings.
It is shown in Hidden Icons as 'Not connected, No connections available'. This is strange as I am connected to the Internet and everything is working properly.
How can I restore the icon to my status bar please?

Answer:No wifi icon in taskbar

Uninstall device and driver in Device Manager, reboot and then reinstall Device with driver.

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I am not sure what i have done but i clicked something and now i cant find it. On the taskbar you can click a button and you go on menu.not thee one that looks like a flag or windows, its a house. I really need it back can someone help please
My laptop is g700 lonovo.

Answer:Cant find a icon on taskbar Help

Not quite sure which one you mean by a "house"
Right click taskbar and select Properties - Taskbar - Notification Area - Customize - check to see if listed and change Behaviours

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Hello, I've recently upgraded my Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 8.1 Pro and when the installation was done, this happened..
I get a grey background and a misplaced pin when I right-click on a icon in taskbar. I don't know why this happened, look at the grey background, that shouldn't be there, and the misplaced pin, that also shouldn't be there, but why are they? I've had Windows 8.1 before but this is the first time this happened to me.
I tried to update all updates in Windows Update but that didn't work, then I tried to reinstall Windows 8.1 Pro and update all of the Windows 8.1 Updates again but that didn?t work either.. Please help me?

Answer:Why do I get this when rightclicking an icon in taskbar?

See here-

http://www.eightforums.com/general-s...tml#post518146

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Having just gone over to using gmail recently, I wondered if there is any way that I can pin an appropriate icon on my taskbar as a quick way to open it?
 

Answer:Gmail icon on Taskbar?

If you are using an email client pin the program to the Taskbar. If you are using web mail access pin your browser choice to the Taskbar and make gmail a Home page or pin it to the Jump list.
 

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