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

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

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?

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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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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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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 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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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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Got a weird thing going on. When I rightclick - especially when using Windows Explorer - the computer hangs for about 20 sec, shows a clean desktop for a split sec and then comes back to normal without WE(shuts down) . It doesn't happen all the time, but most of the time I rightclick.
I have tried to reinstall XP, but every time I got a clean install it happens. I might be wrong, but it seems to have started after SP2 install.
Plz, does anyone have any ideas...?

Thx, Fred
 

Answer:XP Home locks up when rightclicking

Do you have divx?
They have a problem with sp2.Dont know if they have resolved it.
 

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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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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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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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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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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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When I right click on the desktop for a new folder, txt, rtf and etc. Nothing opens. I found a place that explains how to add an item in the registry. Even that didn't work.

Any suggestions? This is a new Win8 HP Pavilion desktop. Thanks so much! Jack

Please forgive me. I have solved this. I had the setting turned off SHOW DESKTOP ITEMS? What a dunderhead I am starting off this day.

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So when i rightclick a .exe file exoplorer will chrash and restart.. started happening since i switched back to nvidia optimus. earlier i had it set for discrete graphix in bios.i have the original lenovo driver installed, then updated to latest from nvidia.cant seem to manually update the intel driver though. any suggestions? im thinking explorer is crashing due to switchable graphix issue when rightclicking a .exe file. what can i do ? reinstalling the nvidia driver doesnt help. I refuse to go back to older driver since i need this to play BF4.  thanks!  /M













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:w530 - explorer.exe crashes vs rightclicking .exe files.

ok this is too funny.. ive been searching for days to find solution, and once I write here i resolve it myself.. the problem was contextmenuhandlers. Regedit > "HKCR \*\shellex\contextmenuhandlers" here i found a folder for a program called NetID for secure cards identification i recently installed.. deleted the folder and now rightclicking works again for .exe files..  horray for google.. lock thread pls.

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Clicking on any of my drives A,C,D,E,F I go to search results as if I clicked search.I have to rightclick,(avoid the highlighted word search)and click open or explore to get to any of them.Mesh Elite A6 Pro PC with Win. XP.Have I done something to the registry?

Answer:Access all drives by rightclicking,butnot directly

'easy' click here'hard' click here

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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: 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
 

Answer:icon in 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

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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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
 

Answer:USB icon gone from taskbar

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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

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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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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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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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: 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: 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: 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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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

Answer:icon on taskbar

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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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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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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: 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: 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: 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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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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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: 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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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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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

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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Can anyone please tell me how to get rid of an annoying icon - 'Local area Connection' (like the online icon). It is disabled but I don't know how to remove it.Windsor

Answer:Unwanted Taskbar icon

Right click on the taskbar>>Click properties>> Click 'Customise next to the 'hide inactive icons' checkbox>>Find the local area connection icon on the list>> Select always hide from the dropdown menu beside it.Hope this helpsJoE :o)

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I run windows 7 64 bit professional build 7600 and i'm searching the file that shows the "blinking" of the icons when something needs your attention (like new MSN message)
i could find around 6 in the aero.msstyles but now it's Blue/Yellow which looks quite awfull.

I hope you can help me.
Feel free to ask.

Answer:Icon attention in the Taskbar.

I just feel like reviving that.
It really drives me insane.
Is it hidden in the Registry or how does Windows get the damnit Color?

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Icon is missing when I pin a programme to the taskbar.

Answer:Icon missing when I 'Pin to Taskbar'

  
Quote: Originally Posted by xXSevenXx


Icon is missing when I pin a programme to the taskbar.


Going to have to be a little more specific than that.

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Hi, this morning I have a new icon in my taskbar and a popup on my desktop regarding "SmartDraw VP" that asks me to "click to continue". It's the first I've heard of this program and Googling did not tell me much. Picture of icon/popup attached.

Not sure that I should click it.. How did it get there and how do I get rid of it?

No other problems, AVG free anti-virus and Malwarebytes scan is clean.

Assuming you can get other info you may need from the HJT log... Thanks!
HJT with WordWrap:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:49:34 AM, on 6/26/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

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:\Program Files\Comodo\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
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Hey guy's, my icon's have gone missing from the bottom right of the taskbar? there not under the arrow icon either.

Does anyone know how i can get them back?

Click here

Answer:Taskbar icon's missing?

You mean your system icons like volume, network etc.?

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I have lost the IE 10 icon on the Windows 8 consumer review OS taskbar ( through my own actions ). Does anyone know how I can get the icon back to my taskbar?

Answer:IE 10 icon on Windows 8 taskbar

Go to the Start Screen search, type Internet Explorer, it'll show the Metro icon for IE, right click, and at the bottom there are four options, choose pin to taskbar.

Taskbar - Pin or Unpin Apps in Windows 8

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Question: Eset Taskbar icon

Hi,
I am unable to open little menu when I right click on the Eset icon in the taskbar.
It works for a few minutes when I first startup my computer. A few minutes later it stops working or if I open the Eset smart security window it also stop working. Sometime the icon disappears altogether.
I switched from ESS 4 to 5 rc and the icon hasn't disappeared yet but I can't open the little, quick access menu. I am running Windows 7 Pro 64 bit.
Can anyone help?
Thanks in Advance!
 

Answer:Eset Taskbar icon

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I now have a flashing icon on my toolbar comprising a white x on a red background changing to a white question mark on a blue background.
When I am on the internet 3 or 4 pop up adverts open up - how can i get rid of this pest? BTW I have a log ready from hijackthis.
 

Answer:Flashing Icon on Taskbar

Welcome to MajorGeeks.com, please follow our standard cleaning procedures:

Run ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ & RUN ME FIRST Before Asking for Support


Make sure you check version numbers and get all updates.
Very Important: Make sure you tell us the results from running the tutorial...was anything found? Were you unable to complete any of the scans?...Were you unable to download any of the tools?...Did you do the on-line scans as suggested? etc.

After doing ALL of the above and you still have a problem, make sure you have booted to normal mode and run the steps in the below thread to properly use HijackThis and attach the log:

Downloading, Installing, and Running HijackThis

Make sure you also rename HijackThis.exe as suggested in the procedures. Use analyse.exe for the new name. This is very important due to some new infections going around..
When you return to make your next post, make sure you attach the following logs and that you have run these scans in the following order too:
CounterSpy Log - only for Windows XP, 2K, & NT users
AVG Antispyware Log - ONLY IF NEEDED you were not able to run CounterSpy. - only for Windows XP, 2K, & NT users
Bitdefender Log - from step 6
Panda Scan Log - from step 6
runkeys.txt - the log from GetRunKey.bat
newfiles.txt - the log from ShowNew.bat
HijackThis Log
NOTE: You can only attach 3 files in a single message so it will require that you use two messages to attach all of these logs!
 

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I have both desktop and laptop set up on 10. The desktop has "Search the web and Windows" on the task bar. It's not on the laptop. How do I get it. Thanks.

Answer:search icon on taskbar

Look here, possible it is disabled on laptop https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...0-taskbar.html

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Just had the latest Win 10 update, .After 3 hours of waiting I have now lost the ordinary search icon.

I do not use Cortana, I just want the search icon (magnifying glass type) on the tasbar and not the Cortana one.

How do I achieve this? Win 10 pro

Answer:Search icon on taskbar

right click empty space on the taskbar click cortana select show search box. ignore the cortana icon when searching or better yet disable cortana. i believe the cortana icon stays with search box regardless.

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I can't fathom out this weird problem, on my Icon in the taskbar for Internet access It has a Red cross at the bottom right corner of the Icon, but my Internet connection works fine, so does my Home Network to my old XP machine and to my Smart TV and Blu Ray player, even to my Mobile phone.

Anybody know why it's got this red x on it please ?

Answer:Red X on Internet Icon in the Taskbar

Hi Atomic245,

The 'Red cross' Network icon in the 'system tray' indicates a connection that is not being used. Since your PC is connecting fine to the internet, it is likely that you have more than one 'Network connections' available for use. It is also likely that the system is connected to the internet either through 'Ethernet or Wireless'; and the other one is installed/disabled.

Please follow these steps to capture more information:

1. Click 'Start' and type 'ncpa.cpl' (without quotations) in 'Search box' and tap 'Enter' > Capture and share details

2. Click 'devmgmt.msc' (without quotations) in 'Search box' and tap 'Enter' (Device Manager Opens) > Locate and Expand 'Network Adapters' category > Capture details of all 'devices' that are listed underneath (Also check if any of these devices has a question mark/exclamation mark' besides it) > Also check 'Other Devices' category and share details of any device that is listed with a 'mark' besides it.

3. Open Command Prompt and type 'ipconfig /all' (without quotation) and tap 'Enter'. The window will display detailed information about the working of 'network connections' in the system.

Do reply with the information; would be glad to assist.

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This is not really a problem more an annoyance. I have network with a NIC card in each machine in the taskbar of the client is the two screen flashing icon thar represents the NIC card connection. Sometimes I get another two screen flashing icon that represents my BB modem. This icon seems to disappear and reappear erractically, it was there for weeks and then suddenly disappeared then a week or so ago it appeared again, yesterday I turned on my computer and it had disappeared. As I say not a great problem just an annoyance, so can anyone shed any light on this? How can I get it back to stay.

Answer:Where has my modem taskbar icon gone?

have a look in controlpanel/networkconnections/properties and tick the show icon in notifacation area when connected box.also right click the taskbar and select properties tick hide inactive icons/customise and click on the icon for the connection and select always show.

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I can?t seem to drag an icon to my taskbar. Is there any other way that I could put an icon on my taskbar? Thank you. Murrar

Answer:putting an icon on the taskbar

Are you referring to the Quick Launch toolbar? Right-click the taskbar, select 'Toolbars' on the context menu and then select 'Quick Launch'. Dragging an icon will only work if there is a toolbar open in the taskbar. Unless you have some sort of system tweak installed. Good luck!

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After rebooting my computer this morning, the red x remained on the network icon in the taskbar. I right-clicked on it and selected "Diagnose & Repair" and it said no problems were detected. I am able to use the Internet. I normally leave my computer on. Due to weather I shut it down last night. When I turned it on this morning and booted up this is the situation. Normally if I have this red X I can't connect. Can anyone advise?

Answer:Red X thru network icon in taskbar

Welcome
Sounds like a small malfunction
Try a reboot
If that does not work go to search by the start button and type notfication
In the notification area untick the network icon
reboot
Then retick the icon. It should be ok.

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I am running windows xp home.I have contracted some malware that has placed an icon in my taskbar telling me I am infected with spyware and need to purchase their product. It refers to SpyFalcon and seems to be very resilient. I have run spybot, adAware, and a-squared, all in safe mode. They have cleared several Spywares from the computer but dont seem to touch the icon in the task bar. Also while in safe mode, I ran smitRem.exe along with FixSF.reg. Nothing has removed the taskbar icon. I then tried SmitFraudFix and checked my computer with Panda online. I have attached files of both scans as well as a Hyjackthis logLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 11:41:16 AM, on 5/18/2006Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXEC:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.0\Apps\apdproxy.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exeC:\Program Files\MySoftware ... Read more

Answer:Taskbar Icon (spyfalcon)

Hello,Welcome to Bleeping Computer Please download, install, update and scan your system with the free version of Ewido Anti Malware: http://www.ewido.net/en/download/1. When installing, under "Additional Options" uncheck "Install background guard" and "Install scan via context menu".2. When you run ewido for the first time, you will get a warning "Database could not be found!". Click OK. We will fix this in a moment.3. From the main ewido screen, click on update in the left menu, then click the Start update button.4. After the update finishes (the status bar at the bottom will display "Update successful"), click on the Scanner button in the left menu, then click on the Start button. This scan can take quite a while to run, so time to go get a drink and a snack....5. If ewido finds anything, it will pop up a notification. You can select "clean" and check the boxes "Perform action with all infections" and "Create encrypted backup" before clicking on OK.6. When the scan finishes, click on "Save Report". This will create a text file. In your reply please post the log from Ewido and a new HijackThis log. How is your computer running?

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I want to put shortcut to websites, such as yahoo, or google, etc on the taskbar so the icon is not hidden behind main screen (like my dsktp shrtct is). When I look how to do it under google, it gives msoft site which says "Add Icons to the Desktop or Taskbar". Under that it has "To Pin APPS to the Taskbar" and "To Add Shortcuts to the....DESKTOP". Huh?? That makes it sound like it is not possible to add a google or yahoo shortcut to the.....TASKBAR. Sometimes they make what should be simple things to do sound so confusing.

Answer:How to put shortcut icon on taskbar

Hello Bill,

If you like, you could use OPTION ONE or OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to create a website shortcut that you can "Pin to taskbar".

Internet Website Shortcut - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hi hope someone can help ! SP3 has been downloaded to my xp computer,
I do not want to install this update, the yellow shield is sitting in my task bar hoping I will click it to install. How do I get rid of this icon? I cannot use "don,t show this update again" as it is downloaded.
Thankyou
danny6:

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Hi,
My Info.....Dell Inspiron 1720, purchased summer ?08, Windows Vista Home Premium, OEM, Service Pack 2, 32 bit, 4 GB ram,
Can't seem to get sound icon on taskbar. I used to go into Settings/Control Panel/Sounds and click on Show on taskbar but can't find that option anymore. I have downloaded a shortcut to Sounds onto the desktop but it is multisteps Sound Shortcut/Speakers-Headphones/Levels/ then I can adjust the sounds but have to do all that just to mute it!'

Thanks so much,
Barb

Answer:Can you help me get sound icon on taskbar?

Hey again Barb.
Notification Area - System Icons

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How can I get the volume icon back onto my task bar so that I can adjust the volume. I am running XP

Answer:Volume icon on taskbar

Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Audio.Put a tick in the "Show icon in taskbar" square.

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Icon on the taskbar by the little clock are there but you can't see them. How to I make them visable again? Thxs for any help
 

Answer:taskbar missing icon

Hi and Welcome to Major Geeks. Either I or someone else should be able to correct your issue.

What OS are ye running?

I'm assuming XP:

Is there a small "<" next to the clock? If so, can you press it, then will they show?

Also, follow this link:

http://www.xp-tips.com/control-notification-area-behavior.html
 

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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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OS XP sp2 . AMD Sempron 3000+ISP.Tiscali 512 kbps Broadband. USB connection.I like to keep the taskbar (Bottom right, near clock) clutter free of inactive icons.Just acquired new PC, and after installing audio devices, etc, I cannot get rid of the LAN icon with a bold red cross over it.I have selected ?Always hide?, in the Taskbar and Start menu Properties. But it reappears on reboot!None of the boxes are checked in LAN settings in Internet Properties.Is there another way to disable or get rid of it?

Answer:How do I disable/rid of LAN icon from taskbar?

Control panel, network connectionsright click the connectionchoose propertiesuntick "show icon in notification area when connected"That should do it - at least when connected it should not show up.

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Am having a frustrating problem with my taskbar, the icons keep disappearing after I reboot/shutdown the machine. Today the problem seems to be getting worse in that I can no longer (permanently) pin items to the taskbar. When the applications are open they appear there correctly, but if I close them they disappear from the taskbar.

Computer is an Asus ROG laptop, with Win10 Home. I've got 2 monitors hooked up to it, so its not running in tablet mode (which seems to be the only thing that normally causes this problem). Have also tried pinning the applications to the taskbar from the start menu with right clicking them from there and choosing "pin to start". Afterwards there is no change to the taskbar. Have right clicked on the exe files in the file explorer, chosen pin to start and then watched nothing change on the taskbar.

Prior to today I could restart explorer.exe from the run command and my pinned icons would show back up. Now that isn't working so am at a loss on where the actual problem might be. Any help/suggestions are appreciated at this point.

Answer:Taskbar Icon Troubles

Check operating system integrity, drive, user id,interfering services

Open administrative command prompt and type or copy and paste these commands:
1) sfc /scannow
2) dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
3) chkdsk /scan
4) net user test /add
5) shutdown /r
When the computer reboots log on with the new user named test.
Check the problems with the task bar to see if the are present or absent.

Additional options if problems persist after creating a new user:
place computer in clean boot > check performance
place computer in safe mode > check performance
perform in place upgrade repair and save files and applications

Let us know the results of steps 1 -5 and if you need additional help.

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When I installed the latest spotify, I get no desktop icon (or the default icon icon, which looks like a white square with some boxes on it, similar to the 'broken image' icon) and the same icon appears in the taskbar when the app is running.

The correct spotify icon appears in the system tray but nowhere else. Is there any way to fix this?

Thanks
Civ

Answer:Spotify - no icon in taskbar

Got the same problem

I have it pinned to the taskbar and the default white icon is a real nuisance to look at.

When I first installed it I could see the icon fine but I don't know what happened since.

I have solved it by creating a new shortcut for spotify.exe which I then pinned again to the taskbar. Hope this will stay this time

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I have several dozen programs installed on my Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit PC. One program in particular does not display it's icon on the task bar when opened, but rather displays a generic "blank page" icon. It's icon will be displayed if I create a shortcut for the program on the desktop, just not the task bar. I have tried re-building the icon cache, to no avail. Does anyone know how to fix this? It's driving me nuts.

Thanks for any and all replies!

Answer:Generic Taskbar Icon!

I have run into that issue frequently using 7Stacks Taskbar launcher utility. The only "solution" I've found is to use a custom icon. It happens frequently enough that I have a folder for these icons under Documents. I just search for a free icon suitable for the program. If you want the exact icon from the program itself you can use an icon extraction tool to extract the icon from the exe file. Save it as .ico. Then use it as "custom icon."

Inside the shortcut there should be an Advanced Button and inside that a button for Custom Icon or Change Icon.

This "blank paper icon" bug has plagued Windows as far back as 3.x(maybe longer. But I started using Windows with version 3.0.)

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I thought I was on to something following the instructions in this thread

New icon appears on Taskbar

to eliminate the second iTunes icon that opens on the taskbar but then I realized doing so leaves me with the icon labeled "iTunes(2)". Is there a way to rename it?

Answer:Can icon in taskbar be renamed?

if you can find itunes (2) in the start menu right clicking it should give you the option to rename.
failing that you could uninstall itunes and reinstall it with the new updates and you will only have one entry.

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I have an ethernet cable linked from my PC to my XBOX 360. I bridged my PC connection to the XBOX so that it can share my internet connection to access the console's online features. This is what the network area on my PC looks like:

The problem I'm having is in the taskbar. The internet icon just shows the bars with a red cross through them (as if to signify the internet isn't working), instead of before the bridge where it showed the speed levels of the internet with the coloured bars.

I know this is a minor thing, but is there any way I could get the icon back to its original state while keeping the bridge?

Thanks.

Answer:Incorrect taskbar icon

Rayman Welcome to SevenForums. Have you gone to right click start orb/properties/taskbar/notification area costomize/network/ show notifications? Have a play with this may give you a veiw you may prefer.

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I inadvertently clicked on something that added descriptions to the icons in my taskbar. How can I find the screen to reverse this annoyance? Thanks in advance!

Answer:Taskbar icon discriptions

Hi Captain Softie,

I'm not 100% sure this is what you mean, but perhaps try right-clicking the Taskbar and select properties. Look for the section that says "Taskbar Buttons." Click that and see if changing that selection to "Never Combine, Hide Labels" changes anything. (I was unclear if all of your taskbar icons are showing text or just the actives ones)

b1rd

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Hey chaps (and chapesses) - my Acer Aspire running Win 7 has stopped showing the audio icon on the Taskbar. Some websites have very annoying music or 'announcements' so I like to switch the sound off - now I can't without going via Control Panel.
I have looked in Control panel and found System Icons - and the Sound label is shown as OFF. But the little arrow next to it to change the state is greyed out so I can't turn it back on.
I tried the 'show all icons' under Notification Area Icons but the audio still doesn't show.
Any ideas?

Answer:Missing Taskbar Icon

Some answers here.

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I have a FireFox icon on my Taskbar. This morning I find that when I click on it to start the service, another Firefox icon appears on the Taskbar. The new icon is the "running" program and the other icon does not show running.

Have run Malware Anti-Malware, Spybot and Super AntiSpyware with nothing showing.

Any help with this?

Thanks

Answer:New icon appears on Taskbar

did you update firefox recently?

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How do i get a print icon for my taskbar

Answer:How do I add printer icon for my taskbar

Which taskbar. Windows desktop or a browser.

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Windows 7 .... 32-bit

One simple question:

I have a MS Word .doc as an icon link on my desktop. I want to pin that icon to the taskbar. How do I do that?

I've read the tutorials, but it's nil to me. I need a simple, straight-to-the-point answer. I don't understand all this "show desktop" stuff.

I wonder why M$ made this so complicated in W7.

Answer:Pin Destop Icon to Taskbar?

Hello hamneggs,

Welcome to 7 Forums.

I don't know of a way to pin a file shortcut to the taskbar. You could Quick Launch - Enable or Disable and put the shortcut there or you can pin the word.exe to the taskbar and then pin the shortcut to the jump list.

Hope this helps.

Gary

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this icon is called Exif Launcher, does anyone know wht it is, not sure where it has come from & it has never been used

Answer:What is this icon on the bottom taskbar?

click hererelated to Fuji cam perhaps ?

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New to BC, but have been viewing for a long time.
My turn....
 
Need help identifying strange icon that appeared in taskbar a few days ago.
See pic.
Mouse over - nothing. Right or left click - nothing.
I can pick it and move it to the hidden icon area.
Not the keyboard functions, as I removed it and replaced it with another make keyboard.
Computer clean, AVG, Malwarebytes, SuperAntispyware, etc.
Appears every time I boot/reboot.
Haven't installed anything recently (intentionally....lol).
 
Nothing in msconfig obvious.
Haven't gone through the process of turning them off one at a time yet.
 
Anyone else seen this?
 
Thanks in advance.
 
Jim

Answer:taskbar icon - Box with "A" inside

Post a screenshot ot said icon, please.
 
Louis

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I got latched onto spy dawn. I was successful in getting it unistalled. I have run several programs on my computer and it shows no viruses or spyware.
However, I still have a blinking blue, question mark, icon in my taskbar. When it is highlighted with the mouse is says system alert. When it is double clicked it opens a solicitation page for spy dawn. I cannot get rid of this annoying icon.
My system is Windows ME
HELP!
Bigjt

Answer:Annoying Icon In Taskbar

Try one more scan with this in Safe Mode it is very effective on SpydawnSuperAntiSpyware By the way Welcome to bleeping computer

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Hey Guys,

I recently fresh installed W7 and am loving it but i have noticed that itunes would normaly be only one icon that is active on the taskbar, even if the program is open, i would only see one icon there. But now when i open it, it opens up another icon, so theres two on the task bar, one thats the app thats open and the other one being the icon i click to launch. Anyway i can get it back so that its just one icon that is in use and not two?

Sorry if it doesnt make much sense, i can take a screendump if needed.

Answer:iTunes Taskbar Icon

Hello Mike, Welcome to the Forums!

I think I will take you up on your offer to post a screenshot. In case you need instructions, http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html

Thanks,
~Jonathan

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i have an ADSL(crossed) icon in mt taskbar,it is not used,i have tried to always hide but it keeps re-emerging,can i remove it completely from the taskbar without removing it from my system

Answer:ADSL icon in taskbar

I tried to do the same as you with a network connection that I don't use. The same happened to me, it keeps re-emerging. I cannot find anyway of getting rid of it. Maybe you can't do it.

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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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