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taskbar buttons wont bring windows to front

Question: taskbar buttons wont bring windows to front

Whenever i click on a button for a window in the taskbar instead of bringing it to the front it makes it flash orange like a messenger window. Also i cannot right click on the taskbar window buttons but i can right click the taskbar itself.

other thoughts:
windows xp pro sp2
internet explorer 6

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This is the second time I've gotten this bug, and it seems to occur roughly two weeks after a fresh install.

Long story short, I pin all of my favorite applications to the taskbar and when I click on a running program, I expect it to bring focus to that program (bring it to the front). Instead, it flashes yellow and the window that I want stays behind every other window. The only program that does not do this is Digsby for whatever reason. Basically, the only way to see an existing window is to minimize all of the windows in front of it and only clicking on the window itself will give it focus. That's partly a lie, because I've discovered that a series of clicks on the taskbar icon will do it, namely: right click, left click, right click, left click. I don't want to have to do four clicks when one normally works.

I am running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit acquired through the MSDN program for students (Academic Alliance or something). I do know that I never had these issues in the beta with Ultimate edition.

Thanks.

Answer:Taskbar bug, doesn't bring programs to front.

I am also having this problem. I'm using Windows 7 Professional 32-bit and am having the same symptoms. Clicking a program on the taskbar doesn't bring it to the front, it just blinks yellow/orange. I have to Win-tab or minimize windows in front of the program to get to it. Any help on this would be most appreciated.

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I have an MP830 Canon scanner.. typically when you hit the scan to PDF (duplex or otherwise) option on the unit.. Vista (x64) will then pop up the scanning interface and save the pdf to the harddrive (based on the settings that are stored in mp navigator v2.2.. which still look fine)..

I cant get this to work anymore..

It will work fine if i first launch MP Navigator..

But upon pressing the hard button on the printer, i just get the vista wait cursor for a half second.. then nothing.

I've tried reinstalling mp navigator and the printer driver to no avail..

Anyone have any thoughts?

Thanks

Answer:Canon MP830 printer hard buttons wont bring up the scanner PC interface anymore...

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Originally Posted by markm75


I have an MP830 Canon scanner.. typically when you hit the scan to PDF (duplex or otherwise) option on the unit.. Vista (x64) will then pop up the scanning interface and save the pdf to the harddrive (based on the settings that are stored in mp navigator v2.2.. which still look fine)..

I cant get this to work anymore..

It will work fine if i first launch MP Navigator..

But upon pressing the hard button on the printer, i just get the vista wait cursor for a half second.. then nothing.

I've tried reinstalling mp navigator and the printer driver to no avail..

Anyone have any thoughts?

Thanks




I'm thinking it may have something to do with missing registry keys for launching the app, but i forget where these are stored..



I also suddenly cant even scan from MPNavigator itself.. i get "scan failed".. my scanner driver is installed as Canon MP830 right now.. (I've turned off the printer, removed everything, registry included, then reinstalled twice now with no luck).

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Hello, trying to find some key+click combination to bring all windows for a given application to the top of z-order. For example, I have several Putty terminal windows open in the stacked taskbar icon and I want to display all of them, not just the last used. The only work-around I have found so far is to shift+right-click and "minimize all windows" followed by "restore all windows". Any simpler way to do this?

Answer:Bring to front all windows for a certain application

+1 +1 +1...
Completely surprised that this has received no response in almost two years (698 days). Are droidix and I the only Win7 users who use more than one window of the same application and would like to bring them all to front at once?.

Without even going into third party applications - what if you just want to open two or more explorer windows to copy files from folder to folder? Win7 has given us new "side-by-side" and "stacked" window arrangements that help with this but as soon another application covers these it take many mouse clicks and/or key combinations to display them all again.

Hey Microsoft! Please add a "bring group to front" context menu command to the taskbar! <-- this will probably fall on deaf ears so if there are any third party developers out there that can do this I would gladly pay for the application, could be your road to riches.

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I just upgraded my Lenovo E520 laptop to Windows 10 last week. All went fairly well except I have a problem bring focus to some windows. I see past forum topics with this problem (threads 14765 and 19244) but no resolutions so I'm starting a new thread. For example, I have my Firefox browser in the forefront of my desktop and two MS Word 2010 documents minimized. If I try to bring focus to one of the Word documents, I can hover over it but not bring it into focus. When I click the file to the left, it disappears and the Firefox browser window retains focus. However, when I click the second file (to the right), it comes to the foreground and obtains focus.
The order of the files does not seem to matter. I can close one file and then reopen it and it might be able to then get focus directly from the taskbar. Once I have one of the Word documents in the foreground, I have to click on the Firefox browser 3 times to get it to obtain focus. The only consistency is that clicking on a window in the taskbar 3 times in succession is guaranteed to give it focus if the first time doesn't work.

As I read my own description of this problem, it seems completely unbelievable that this would be a valid problem but it is. The only workaround I can see is to have each application/window in its own desktop but that's also silly.

Here's a video of the full problem description:

Answer:Cannot use the taskbar to bring other windows to the forefront

Is switching apps with Alt-Tab working OK? That would be viable workaround until some solution come up.
This sounds really annoying

Edit: could the non appearing word document be in the off screen position? Did you work before on two screen or something like that?

Ie: right click on problematic doc and select move. Then move it with keys.

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This started this morning. Running Windows 10 Pro. I can run the browser (Chrome), luckily. Word also. But I cannot most other apps (I think), like WinSCP, but not Calc, not Notepad++, not Notepad. If I try to run Calc, it loads in the task try and if I hover the mouse over it I can see the image of it. Same with Notepad++, But if I click on the icon, nothing happens. Word is fine when loading or clicking on the task try icon. Same with Chrome. Same with Edge, Firefox, Visual Studio. So far, limited to Notepad, Notepad++ and Calc but there could be more.

More: Explorer as well.

WELL, not exactly. I use a program called Agent Ransack to search the desktop. I don't use it much but I know that you can click on an Explorer icon and choose the folders you want to search. I did that and explorer came up OK. BUT not from the Start Menu or task bar.

Unfortunately running Explorer from this program limits me to selecting folders.

Answer:Cannot bring some apps to the front

Switch to and bring to the front in Task Mgr does nothing.

If I run Word and then File->Open-Browse, I can use Explorer no problem. Just not from Start or Task Bar.

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This started this morning. Running Windows 10 Pro. I can run the browser (Chrome), luckily. Word also. But I cannot most other apps (I think), like WinSCP, but not Calc, not Notepad++, not Notepad. If I try to run Calc, it loads in the task try and if I hover the mouse over it I can see the image of it. Same with Notepad++, But if I click on the icon, nothing happens. Word is fine when loading or clicking on the task try icon. Same with Chrome. Same with Edge, Firefox, Visual Studio. So far, limited to Notepad, Notepad++ and Calc but there could be more.

More: Explorer as well.

WELL, not exactly. I use a program called Agent Ransack to search the desktop. I don't use it much but I know that you can click on an Explorer icon and choose the folders you want to search. I did that and explorer came up OK. BUT not from the Start Menu or task bar.

Unfortunately running Explorer from this program limits me to selecting folders.

Answer:Cannot bring some apps to the front

Switch to and bring to the front in Task Mgr does nothing.

If I run Word and then File->Open-Browse, I can use Explorer no problem. Just not from Start or Task Bar.

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Hi,

Can someone help me with this as i really can't think of how to do it, a quick Google search hasn't helped either and the only other place i could think of that is as useful as Google is... Seven Forums

I would like a Batch or VBS file to do the following (or something that will at least do it)

I have 1 PC with 1 Monitor...
I have 2 browser windows running full screen...

I would like to open/display/bring them to front alternately automatically.
How can this be done?

Example in readable form, well i hope:


Code:
:Start
Bring to front
"browser window 1"
Pause=30seconds

Bring to front
"browser window 2"
Pause=30seconds
GOTO :Start

Regards,
JDobbsy1987

Answer:Batch/VBS File, 'Bring To Front' help

Unless they are different browsers, it could be impossible to program something that would be able to discern "window 1" and "window 2" across many different browsing sessions.

Can you explain more of why you'd like to do this so we can think of other ways to possibly address it?

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Hi,

I am working with a powerpont presentation where I have put a logo in the slide master, it needs to show on every page. So here is the problem. On some slides I have to insert pictures that cover up the portion of the logo that is saved on the master. However, the part of the picture that is covering up the logo is just dead white space, and I figure there is a way to make the logo always go to the front.

Let me know if anyone has any ideas or needs more clarification.

Thanks.
dw1256
 

Answer:Bring image to front in PowerPoint 2010

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I was waiting for the new version of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon before purchasing my next laptop. I was greatly disappointed by the radical changes to the keyboard layout and the lack of physical mouse buttons. I was also considering the ThinkPad T440s, but that too lacks physcial mouse buttons. It is a completely different ergonomic / usability experience when there are no physcial mouse buttons. I have owned several Apple laptops since the first unibody aliminum Macbook was released in 2008 (without any physcial mouse buttons) and I am never as productive using any those laptops as when I am using my ThinkPad T420s. There are times when I need the precision of having physical mouse buttons and I also like to rest my thumb on the mouse buttons while positioning the cursor for certain tasks. This is simply not possible anymore with any of the ThinkPads. Please bring back the physical mouse buttons. Lenovo could easily make this a configuration option to cater to all of their potential customers. I believe there would be strong sales for the configurations that include physical mouse buttons. I simply cannot bring myself to buy another ThinkPad because of this, and it is a shame, because ThinkPads were nearly perfect before this change.





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Answer:Please Bring Back Physical Mouse Buttons!

I would in particular like a solution where I could rest my fingers on the buttons. Now clicking left while touching on the right side will be recognized as a right click Also it can really slow down my workflow not being able to click more than one button at once.And the clickpad has significantly harder travel, I don't like getting arthritis in my knuckles. Making optionally available physical buttons will increase the likelyhood that my next laptop will be a thinkpad again by a lot.

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BRING BACK BUTTON ON TRACK PAD - This is more of me begging than anything.I have nothing but disappointment with my HP Envy laptop, it is terrible for actual work.  When I have to work withing spreadsheets i find that lack of mouse buttons makes cell selection and other operations a mess.It really sucks, everyone talked me into keeping this laptop because of the sale price, but I basically paid 700 dollars for something that mainly stays off.  Only use is hooking up to TV on occaision. what a freaking waste. I have to buy a new laptop AGAIN - but I want buttons and your designs suck. Thank you for making this life even more disappointing.  What is next?  taking away the enter key?

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Hello friends i m new here
i just joined the forum
my 1st thread here

ok the thing i wanna ask is about windows 7 taskbar

i wanna make the windows 7 taskbar looks like windows vista taskbar
for that i enable the quick launch toolbar
then after that i set the quick launch buttons to large icons.....

and thats it
this is my problem
when i set large icons for quick launch
my taskbar buttons moves little bit upwards freeing some space at the bottom of taskbar
check the screenshots for in-depth issue

now i wanna ask as we know there is a little twick in windows 7 registory which can enable us to increase the width of taskbar buttons
but my problem is different
i wanna know is there any twick which can enable us to increase or decrease the size of taskbar buttons vertically
i mean i wanna inccrease the height of my taskbar buttons
is there any way to do it...

waiting for replies

thanx in advance

Answer:Windows 7 taskbar Buttons Issue

Hello Onlyeuro, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if this may be able to help.

Taskbar - Change Icon Button Width Size

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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How do I get rid of icons I do not want (from the XP Taskbar)? Even deleted programs leave this litter behind and it is hard to find what I want among all the junk.

Answer:Windows XP taskbar buttons delete

remost17, Do you mean the icons in the Quick Launch area aside of the Start button or the icons in the Notification area aside of the clock? Need more info.Tufenuf

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I like to use Sticky Notes. But it's taskbar button is always full width on the taskbar. This takes up too much room on the taskbar. Is there a way to faviconize it like you can tabs in some browsers? Is there an addon that I can install? I know nothing about Windows Registry settings. I always thought it was wise to leave them alone.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Faviconize Windows 7 Taskbar Buttons

Hello Dwight,

Not really, but here are some options you might see may help as a workaround.

Use small icons on the taskbar.

or

Taskbar - Change Icon Button Width Size

Hope this helps some,
Shawn

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Hi everyone, whenever I shut down and restart my computer (HP mini netbook) my task bar resets to the old windows task bar/windows and buttons. I would have to re-change it to the Windows XP in the theme section for it to go back to normal every time I sign in for it to go back to the original, is there any solution to this problem? is it a virus or malware that changes it back on purpose?? Never had this problem so hopefully someone can help me out, appreciate it and thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Old Taskbar/Windows and Buttons on Restart??

hiya,there may be some help here,line 54.http://redirectingat.com/?id=1402X5...re.co.uk/forum/34141-35-windows-desktop-reset
 

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The taskbar icons or buttons are not working on my Windows 10 PC. They have become unclickable and nothing happens when I click on these taskbar icons.
This happens only sometimes.
Please help.

Answer:Taskbar icons or buttons not working in Windows 10

It happens to be sometimes too. The Taskbar icons just do not respond.
The best thing to do would be to restart File Explorer. It helps. Open Task Manager, locate Explorer, right-click on the process and select Restart.

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hi, don't know what has happened but i've tried to restore taskbar to default and nothing seems to work. i have shown my desktop on taskbar in the past, but has recently changed to just icons instead of the full text ballon. now they are small and i can't read then when minimised. same for open programmes. can you help, thanks

Answer:taskbar-open windows have small buttons!

Please create a "screen-dump" and upload it to click here Then please post the address to your image (so me and others can see what you mean more easily)

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Since someone in my school deleted some virus files and cleaned up my PC a little (HP Notebook, Windows 10) I have been unable to start the Windows Start menu. The button on my keyboard is not working and if I click it nothing happens. I am able to click on the explorer and chrome on my taskbar though. The icons on the right aren't responding either; brightness, volume, wifi, notifications. I've tried many things including restarting explorer, use Powershell like one site recommended but nothing worked. I could reset my PC to factory settings but I really want to know if there's another solution because I don't want to lose certain software. If there is none that'll have to do.
Thanks in advance!

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Why is this happening? It's as if I need to bring up an invisible program in the background by clicking on the taskbar to ge the thing working. Not only does the VOLUME buttons not work, MUTE and MIC toggle buttons don't work as well. Does anyone else have this issue? Surely I can't be the only one.. This problem is consistent. Running Windows 7 with latest OS updates AND thinkpad updates.

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hi all of u. i have found a lite gameing 64bit xp. its cool. but i have a problem with (Visual Effects-Active window tracking-Focus & bring to front on mouseover).

i found one it says

When the mouse is moved over an open window it automatically sets the focus to that particular window. It does not bring the window to the foreground of the open windows.

Registry Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse
Modify/Create the Value Data Type(s) and Value Name(s) as detailed below.
Data Type: REG_DWORD [Dword Value]
// Value Name: ActiveWindowTracking
Setting for Value Data: [0 = ActiveWindowTracking Disabled / 1 = ActiveWindowTracking Enabled]
Exit Registry and Reboot

but it wont work

can any one tell me how to stop it. itssss a great problem for me. is there any patch or something for bring it to normal pllllzzzzzz help

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I want to see all task bar buttons and not have them grouped. XP Taskbar menu offers check "Group similar taskbar buttons." I leave this unchecked, then Apply, then OK. XP still groups the similar buttons (e.g., Word doc1, Word doc2, etc.) instead of having these ungrouped. Ideas? Suggestions?
 

Answer:XP Taskbar fails at NOT Group Similar Taskbar Buttons

Hi arthurk and welcome

Have you also 'locked' the taskbar option? Rightclick on the taskbar and see if there is a tick next to this item. If not, Rightclick again and choose Properties and see if there is a tick next to Taskbar and Group Similar Taskbar Buttons.
 

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So i used IOBit Advanced System Care 5 to tweak some settings and apparently I messed something up lol I have reset them to default but it still does the same I have restarted several times, I haven't tried a system restore yet as that sometimes can cause problems beyond what it's worth, but I am willing to do it if it will help!

As you can see from the picture, when I have a single window open the button in the taskbar is stretched to fill the entire taskbar, if I open 2 they each take up 50% of the task bar and so on. I would like to return to normal sized buttons but I have no idea how to go about that!

Thanks in advanced if anyone can help, and PS I hope this isn't a repeat question I used the search function but the only threads I could seem to find were about stretching the taskbar across multiple monitors which is not what this is abut. so sorry for that if this is a common question

Answer:Buttons on Taskbar stretch to fill entire Taskbar

Welcome aboard, Charles Darwin Nice name

Advanced System Care 5 makes such a mess is reported earlier, too . First what I am to say you that windows 7 does not need any advanced system care at all . All these programs are not enough able to care windows 7 system. The inbuilt disk cleanup utility and CCleaner is enough for the OS.

Now let us discuss about the fix. If some registry backups are made by Advanced System Care 5 , restore those backups first.

If not fixed yet, follow SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker .

Another idea to fix it may be by applying the System Restore to an earlier date than occurrence of that mess.

If still not fixed, try Taskbar - Change Icon Button Width Size .

At the last point, you can always perform a Repair Install , when no other fixes are working.

Please post back with results

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On the taskbar I have blue rectangle button ?Minimize all windows?, which allows me to access my desktop.

The problem is that if I have many windows open (for example, 30 windows), and I press this button, several of the windows titles on the taskbar become blinking orange.

Please don't say that ?window title blinking orange on the taskbar when the application needs your attentinon?. I know this. In my case approximately half of taskbar buttons (for ex., 12 of 30) become blinking WHEN I press ?Minimize all windows? button.

Full system reinstallation did not help.

Answer:Taskbar buttons blinking orange when I press «Minimize all windows» button

Hello Santon,

You might see if opening the Ease Of Access Center in the Control Panel, and selecting the Use text or visual alternaltives for sounds with the option below selected instead may help.
Hope this helps,
Shaw

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I keep getting a bluescreen and lockup when I turn on the laptop then mainscreen pops up and I bring cursor down to the taskbar and freezeup . Any help would be appreciated .
I have a BSOD file I saved .
 
 

 

Answer:bluescreen at startup when I bring cursor down to taskbar

Hi
 
Have you booted the system in to "Safe Mode" ?. If yes, how the system works in "Safe Mode" ?.

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I Have IE 10 But Can't Find it to Switch then How do I bring it Down to the Taskbar Start Menue

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In Wind 7 32 bit, how to bring my sound icon back in the task bar. Note that I can not turn the volume "on - off" in the "Turn System Icons On or Off" pane, in "Notification Area Icons". Another word it has been locked on "Off" and I can not turn it to "On".message edited by aaparsi

Answer:I can not bring my volume icon back in the taskbar

Open the Local Group Policy Editor, locate ?Remove the volume control icon" and set it to disabled.http://www.top-password.com/blog/fi...If it doesn't work, open the device manager, and update or reinstall the audio driver.

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I cannot find anywhere in the docs that explains the logic behind the unmarked buttons on the front panel. It was by accident that I discovered that if you place your hand an inch or so away from them, they will illuminate.  Once you get them lit up, they only stay lit for a few seconds. Is there any way to program them to stay lit?  The fact that they are un-marked makes this arrangement very difficult to use and I really do not want to start putting labels on the computer. Unless I am missing something, this seems like a really poor way to have to use the buttons. Also, where in the documentation does it even discuss this? Thanks!

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Hello,
i have a Satellite A30 Notebook, on which I freshly installed WinXP (not from Recovery CD). It runs now so far also perfectly. Now I look for the drivers for the front Buttons.
I could not find it in the A30 download (Controls driver!?!?) Can someone say to me, where I can find these? With thanks in advance!

PS: Sorry for my bad English!! :)

Answer:Satellite A30: Need driver for front buttons

Hi

the packages you need are available from the download page.
First of all you need to install the chipset pack (not for the keys maybe but for the health of the whole system):
http://support.toshiba-tro.de/tools/Satellite/sa30/win-xp/csutil-sa30-xp-5011015.zip

then you probably need to install the powermanagement to get the hardware drivers that makes it possible to accesss the buttons from the applications:
http://support.toshiba-tro.de/tools/Satellite/sa30/win-xp/pwrsav-sa30-xp-11701.zip


Finally one or both of theese packes makes the buttons come alive:
http://support.toshiba-tro.de/tools/Satellite/sa30/win-xp/ekey-sa30-xp-117001.zip
http://support.toshiba-tro.de/tools/Satellite/sa30/win-xp/easy-sa30-xp-100.zip

good luck

Tom

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My website is published now but although my web hosts - hosts.co.uk (namesco) support FP extensions, even they cannot work out why my link bars (which were created in FP2003) do not work but hover buttons in small tables elsewhere do...what is going wrong? Hosts.co.uk said just re-publish and it might fix but it has not Any ideas? Thanks Sodausa

Answer:HOVER BUTTONS AND FRONT PAGE

Do you have a link to the site?

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Hi, does anyone know if it's possible to disable the front buttons on TC Edge 91z? I'm gonna use them in an public environment and don't want people to be able to turn them off.

Answer:TC Edge 91z - disable front buttons?

i don't remember having control for these buttons in the bios, other than physical disconnection of these control i would think no.

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ok im doing some school project where we have to make a online portfolio but
the buttons wont load when i go to the website and they dissapear when you roll over them
 

Answer:front page buttons not working

Much more info is needed from you. Did you create the website? How? What are the buttons for?
 

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Hey there, i've just discovered a problem with my version of frontpage XP, when i insert a hover button into a web or page the hover button dosn't show up in the preview or browser :S. I never had this problem with frontpage 2000, but when i installed 2000 again it displayed the same anoying problem. does anyone know what the hell is happening and how to fix it?

Answer:MS Front page XP: Hover buttons

Did the advice I gave on click here work??

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Just recently, I cannot bring a task to the foreground by clicking it's icon in the taskbar. This used to work really well. Now if I click the icon, it flashes orange, but nothing else happens. This seems to happens with all windows.. file lists, openoffice shreadsheets, opera browser.. but .. mozilla seems to work fine, so maybe this is related to a mozilla setting ? I am running mozilla ESR 17.0.6 (downloaded from my company's approved application site). Also, in the past week I tried using an external projector to display on a conference room, could that be related ? I have windows7 professional, and pretty much up to date with fixes due to my company's pushing on/installing fixes automatically. Any help would be appreciated, this is quite annoying.
Thanks !

Answer:Unable to bring a window to foreground by clicking icon is taskbar

What is the make and model of this computer? Please use the following link to provide us with information about your computer so that we can assist you.How to Publish a Snapshot using Speccy Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it. Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size. Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, copy it and paste it in your next post.

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Is it possible to change hover button properties and hyperlinks on one page and then save them throughout the entire web? Thank you Simon

Answer:Front Page 2000 Hover Buttons

With FrontPage you can apply 'themes' which may extend to hover buttons and hyperlinks (not certain).Failing that, you may want to look into CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) whereby you could define properties in a .css file and get your pages to refer to it. This way, you only need to change properties in one place (the .css file) and it will ripple through to all pages that refer to it. Keith

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Is it possible to change hover button properties and hyperlinks on one page and then save them throughout the entire web?Thank youSimon

Answer:Front Page 2000 Hover buttons

This is another one for web design forum

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The media control buttons on front not doing anything either when machine (Sat Pro M30) is off or on. Is there something I need to do to configure them or is this a hardware fault?

Hugo

Answer:Satellite Pro M30 : media control buttons on front not doing anything

Hi,
to run Music CD?s in "offline mode" I pushed and hold the Mode button, till the blue LED of the CD Symbol in front turned on.
After that I inserted a Music CD, and the Notebook played it very well in "offline mode".

But for this time I had to study the handbook actually.

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For some reason, my front buttons (play, pause, stop etc.) for wmp have stopped working. If I run wmp and try pressing any one of them, nothing happens. I've tried to find a driver replacement, but I'm not sure which one to download to fix this problem.

Any suggestions? Thanks

Answer:Satellite 2400 - Front buttons not functioning

Hello

Check please settings in ?Toshiba controls properties? under Media Apps tab. You can find it in Control panel.

Bye

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Hi mates ,
I install new windows for my laptop from external XP3 version i did not use the recovery CD
and i keep the drivers in external HHD , after installing the new OS i install the devices i have on my laptop ..i did not install all the drivers in the recovery folder ..every thing is working very good except the front buttons(play ,record ,brightness up and down........) plus the function button not work too........

could some one telling me what is the driver for the buttons or link to download it.

merry Christmas for all and happy new years .

regards

Nour

Answer:Qosmio F30-140 - Toshiba front buttons don't work

On the Toshiba European driver page choose the F30 PQF32 series.
There you can find the Common Module and Controls.

These both software parts have to be installed to get the Toshiba control buttons working!!!


Greets

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The front buttons don`t works. I can`t turn up and down the sound or take on or off the light on the computer.
I can`t push a button to take next song.

Do anybody have a good answer on that?

Answer:Front buttons don`t works Qosmio X300

Hi

I think you are talking about the Toshiba Control buttons.
This buttons are controlled by software which is a part of VAP (value added package).
I would recommend removing the old VAP. Then to clean the OS using the CCLeaner and finally after an further notebook reboot you could reinstall the VAP again!

Check if this helps?. Usually it should?

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Hi, one of the mouse buttons at the front of the pad came apart a few weeks ago, and today so did the second one!  there are a lot of videos showing how to replace a keyboard key, but none about how to replace these mouse buttons. No sign of any damage / broken pieces. Photo attached This is not a machine used alot either. Any help would be greatfully received! BTA

























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Answer:Can you replace t410 front mouse buttons???????

I cannot tell if the plastic clips are damaged without close inspection, but it looks like the 2 rubber cups that provide the spring for the buttons are missing.  I have never done very well getting them to attach to the base and I have tried several adhesives. 
 
You can replace the touchpad from the keyboard, but taking it apart is easier the 2nd time and the cable clips are fragile.

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I'm wondering if it's possible to customize the function of the three buttons at the front of my R400?

At the moment they seem to do nothing. I would like to use two of them as PgUp and PgDn when in tablet mode viewing documents.

Using the program "Toshiba Button Support" I'm only capable of setting the "mail" button below the display.
The documentation, forum, knowledgebase do not mention anything regarding the R400 and the three buttons. At least not how to set their function.

Is customizing them possible at all?

Answer:How to customize 3 buttons at front of Portege R400?

Hi

What buttons do you mean exactly?

As far as I know there are 5 different buttons;

- Power button
- Cross-functional button
- ESC/Display rotation button
- Windows security button
- Toshiba Email button

The user manual should provide the details to the single buttons.
But as I?m not mistaken, the button configuration is not changeable. It?s fix.

You are right about the Toshiba button support utility; This utility controls the functionality of the mail button. This is only one button which can be configured and you could assign a application to it.

Regards

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My laptop called HP Pavilion dv6-1100so Entertainment Notebook PC
This laptop has front panel touch buttons above the keyboard for volume controller such as mute button, Volume Increase/Decrease buttons,Play,Next & Previous buttons, stop button and at last it has Wireless on/off button.These buttons were working by touching the buttons once.After 5 or 6 months usage,these buttons stopped responding when I touched them.I don't really get the reason.I tried to restore by using Windows Vista system Restore program but there is no change.I tried to see the device manager, but there is no visible error.But I can control these buttons using the keyboard and buttons from task bar system tray at the right corner.What shall I do?

 

Answer:HP Laptop front panel touch buttons problem!

ncvipf.

You may want to read this from HP,
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...ry&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=uk&lang=en&product=3927474

The document pertains to HP Notebook PCs with Windows Vista and Windows 7.
 

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Hi, just got myself the F50-12W. It's running Vista Home Premium.

First thing I did was go through the services list and the vista settings, turning off everything I don't need or use. Worked a treat. But..

Only problem now is I've managed to turn off the operation of the front panel buttons. They make the beep when pressed and do the wee glow thing to show they've responded.
But nothing actually happens.

Anyone know what I might have done?

Thanks.

Answer:Re: Qosmio F50-12W - Front panel buttons have stopped working

Hi

Really interesting, I had the same problem few days ago on my Qosmio F50? I have tried a lot of things and at the end of story I had to reinstall Windows because an application or Windows update wasn?t compatible with the software that controls the illumination buttons that you mean?

Anyway, I think in your case it?s the same. After you have disabled/removed some things and installed updates/applications the buttons are not working anymore.

First of all I must say it?s important that you don?t disable any Toshiba services or startup programs in msconfig. This can affect the function of the illumination buttons and FN keys so check this and enable all the Toshiba stuff.

If it doesn?t work after this you should try to reinstall the Value Added Package. This package contains the software/drivers for these buttons. You should follow my workaround:
1. Download the newest VAP for your F50 from the Toshiba website
2. Go to control panel > Add/Remove programs. Search for the Toshiba Value Added Package and remove it
3. Restart the notebook
4. Download and install CCleaner. This cool cleans the Windows registry and the system files. It should find some Toshiba registry keys that you should remove with CCleaner.
5. Restart the notebook again
6. Install the VAP that you have already downloaded
7. Restart again

You?re lucky if it?s work and if not you should look in the Toshiba button support. There you can allocate the different application for the multime... Read more

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Ok I purchased a used Alienware M7700 laptop and am very happy with the machine, except for the fact that all the software I got with it was the Alienware Xp disk. I do not have any of the utilities CD. so while the machine runs fine I am wondering if there is a way to pick up the utilities CD or a way to get those front panel buttons to work correctly...
 

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I cannot find anywhere in the docs that explains the logic behind the unmarked buttons on the front panel. It was by accident that I discovered that if you place your hand an inch or so away from them, they will illuminate.  Once you get them lit up, they only stay lit for a few seconds. Is there any way to program them to stay lit?  The fact that they are un-marked makes this arrangement very difficult to use and I really do not want to start sticking  labels on the computer. Unless I am missing something, this seems like a really poor way to have to use the buttons. Also, where in the documentation does it even discuss this?

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Hi,I'd like to disable the brightness, HDMI, and/or Power buttons of the monitor's front-panelof a Edge 92Z 3414 Is that possible e.g. in BIOS or with a Windows utility ? Couln't find anything in the manual. Thanks in advance!f.unta 

Answer:ThinkCentre Edge 92Z disable front-panel buttons ?

in the ThinkCentre M92z (non Edge version) the front panel control can be disabled in the BIOS menu (not sure about the HDMI).

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hi, i got this tablet pc but i front face buttons do nothing when pressed, so please anyone can tell me which driver do i need or where can i get it... or what should i do .... thank you

Answer:lenovo idealpad s10 3t front facing buttons driver please!!

my OS is windows 7 32 bits

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Hi everyone,

I would like to ask something regarding the Front Operation Buttons on my Protege M500 laptop. They are the 6 buttons above the keyboard which can lead me to the Internet Explorer, CD/DVD, Windows Media Player Play/Stop/Previous/Next.

They have been functioning well but have recently stopped to function all of a sudden.

And also, my volume wheel dial at the side of the laptop still works but does not show an indication of the volume adjusted on the screen anymore (it does previously). And this problem happened i think at the same time as the front operation buttons one.

I've already checked the 'Toshiba Control Buttons' under 'Toshiba Assist' and all the shortcuts have been specified there.

Can someone please let me know what can be done?

Thank you!!

Answer:Front Operation Buttons not functioning - Portege M500

Hi

I assume you are using the Vista OS.
This Toshiba Multimedia buttons are controlled Flash Cards which are a part of the VAP (value added package).
You can download this package from the Toshiba Australian page because the M500 seems to be a Toshiba Australian series.

I found the drivers here:
http://www.isd.toshiba.com.au

Reinstall this VAP and check the buttons functionality

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Hello for all Forum users and to whom who prefer Toshiba in one?s daily activity.

I am Qosmio F30-140 notebook owner since 7 month. I can say I?m satisfied with my notebook. But about 2 weeks back I have got some problem, which I can not resolve up to present day.

I use Windows Defender for protecting my PC from alert items, applications which I have cleared by this program once. There after I?ve discovered that keyboard?s panel buttons of Media Centre and Remote Control not responding and not functioning. I had trials to recover by Qosmio Player Recovery CD, but unfortunately all attempts were unsuccessful.

Please help me to resolve this problem because I am deprived of use my Remote Control in which I need so much.

With respect to you and best regards.
Dr.VugarVali

Answer:Front panel buttons & Remote Control issues in Qosmio F30-140

Hi

Looks you have simply messed the whole OS.
The usage and the reinstallation of the Qosmio Player recovery CD will not enable the Toshiba cotroll buttons and the remote controller.

In you case the driver reinstallation would be advisable; start with Common Module, Controls, Remote Control Manager.

If it does not help the usage of the Toshiba Recovery CD makes wonders! ;)

But note; don?t forget to backup your data because the recovery CD formats the HDD!!

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Pretty much what the title says.  Power led seems to work ok (either it is white when comp is on or off when comp is off).  Battery status led is white regardless of whether comp is running on battery or is plugged in.  Also white regardless of what % of battery is left.  Only time battery status led seems to work is when comp is in sleep mode.  Then it is white when comp is plugged in or off when not plugged in.  HD light never comes on.  Anyone have any info. on a software fix or is this always a hardware issue.  I'm running Win 7 64 btw.

Answer:G580 20150 led buttons on front of machine not working properly

Anyone?

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Hi

The Front Mode and Audio/Video Control Buttons Don't Work

Any ideas?

Thanks

Answer:M30 - Front Mode and Audio/Video Control buttons don't work

Hi

As far as I know the Toshiba Controls utility is responsible for key usage.
Did you try to install Toshiba Controls?
Check the Toshiba driver page for this driver.

Bye

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I want to adjust in the first instance the brightness and contrast controls by using the buttons on the front panel. No way can I either move from one adjustment to the other, nor can I operate the up/down arrows to alter the brightness and contract settings. Dell talks of using the OSD menu ( presumably accessed by the front screen buttons) but again 'no luck', so I can't do any tests they want done.

I'm utterly stumped. Anyone able or willing to help? Please!

Answer:Monitor Dell ST2210: I cannot adjust settings with front panel buttons

How are you connecting the monitor? VGA? DVI? HDMI? Looking at the manual the adjustments seem to be only for VGA.

I have a couple of monitors (an ACER and a Viewsonic) and with DVI interface the "on the monitor" controls do not work.

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I'm looking for a certain website using Google. However, when I search on Google for his business or trade profession, I cannot find his website and I can't understand why. What am I doing wrong? Or, what needs to be done for the website to appear on Google?

Thanks.

PS. The operationg system I used is Windows XP and the web browser is Internet Explorer 8.
The website of his is http://www.elevatedfurniture.co.nz
 

Answer:Google wont bring up the website I'm looking for

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toshiba nb 505 cannot bring up some sites and is sow. also freezes. just bought the stupid thing.

Answer:nb freezes, slow. and wont bring up some site

Clean viruses from your computerClean junk files and repair registry using RegIn OutRun Disk DefragmenterBest Regards

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I am wanting to create a kiosk using the ideacentre A300 series. I can configure Windows 8 to function like a kiosk, but I can't get the physical buttons on the computer to either turn off, or to disable temporarily (I realize the buttons cannot be configured by windows). If anyone has any information regarding this request or if they have any information in regards to what type of touch interaction the display has (touch sensitive by heat, pressure, etc.). Thanks!

Answer:Information needed: Disabling front-facing touch buttons for full Kiosk mode

Have you found any solution?

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When ever I open any programs, no matter how many, the buttons for the open programs do not appear on the task bar at the bottom. I have tried all the obvious things and then some more.This happens in one user account only the rest are fine. The user in question has Admin rights.I am running Win Xp Pro Service pack 1 and have kept the OS updated from Win Updates.Please Help !!

Answer:No buttons appear on the taskbar

so basically there is something not configured in the admin account that is in all the others, i would think a process of elimination is requiredjohnny.

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Question: Taskbar Buttons

Is there a way to move the taskbar buttons around? Like to the middle for example. I tried moving my firefox to the right of the taskbar but it shot back to where it previously was.

Answer:Taskbar Buttons

The taskbar buttons can be rearranged by drag and drop.

to move the entire set to the right, Unlock the taskbar and
drag the Bar to the right. All buttons will be to the right side
of this limiter.

Right click the task bar and click on " Lock the Taskbar "

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Hi everyone,
Sorry to disturb with a petty and stupid problem like this one. Don't know how exactly I managed to do it , but my the buttons for running applications are gone from my taskbar. Can only switch between programs via ALT+TAB, which is not always convenient.
I have start button, quick launch tab, language tab and notification tray in my taskbar all working properly, but the actual buttons for running programs are not displayed. Also the dividing border is missing between the quick launch tab and the area where the buttons for running applications normaly appear (little 'engraved' dots line in Windows XP theme). And the taskbar itself looks like there is another one under it (two edges on top). However, draging it around the screen does not help.
Could you please suggest how to restore the default appearance of the taskbar.
Thank you very much,

Denis

Answer:taskbar buttons gone

Right click on the Taskbar, click Properties, is the Taskbar locked?

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And when I try to drag them over to the left next to the Start Orb, they just slide back to the right there. WTF? I can't find any options or anything I did that changed it.
 

Answer:Win 7: Why are my taskbar buttons over here?

Unlock the task bar and see if you rearrange things then. See if you have toolbars on as well.
 

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Question: taskbar buttons

My XP taskbar shows the same buttons on both sides the left and th right , how to keep them on the left only

Answer:taskbar buttons

Not sure exactly what you mean.What happens if you Right Click the taskbar and uncheck Lock the Taskbar.Look for any vertical lines/dots and drag them side to side.

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Hi all,

I've searched high and wide all over the internet to see if anyone has had this problem, and (possibly due to being quite difficult to describe) I've been unable to find a similar instance - but I would imagine it is an easy fix for someone in the know.

The problem: Since I upgraded to 10 I have an issue that occurs when I have multiple windows open; when I click the taskbar to switch program to something that is already minimised or in the background, such as a new settings screen, or any other screen which doesn't automatically maximise to full screen resolution, it will just disappear behind all other open windows. So for example, if I have chrome open and want to go to steam (or anything either unopened, minimised or in the background) I would click on the program in taskbar, the screen will flash up - but as soon as I move my cursor towards it (ie away from the taskbar), the screen that is already open will take priority and send the new screen to the back. This is rather frustrating and I've never had this problem before.

I'm not sure whether it is a taskbar problem or a window priority issue? But, I just can't seem to fix the issue.

To temporarily solve it, I have had to minimise all windows to get to the new window that I want - as it will just go to the back (unless I either quickly move my mouse to it, or if the screen is maximised and at the top already) and this isn't ideal.

Apologies for the extended description, but it is quite hard to explain. An... Read more

Answer:Taskbar bug: switching to another window -will not appear at the front

OK so after about 2 hours of messing around, I think I've found the problem. See this thread.

It seems it was a simple solution in the end (obviously!), but I'll leave this thread here just in case anyone has the same issue - for some reason when I installed windows 10, this option was checked already and was fairly difficult to find with the new settings screen on 10.

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For some reason i cannot pin anything to the taskbar in windows 10. (nothing happens when right click of dragging either)
I have used programs that give u the option and they dont work either.

Please someone help with what i should to fix the problem.

moonlighter

Answer:Programs wont pin to taskbar Help please in windows 10

Assuming what you meant was : there is the "Pin to Taskbar" option but it does not work when you click at it.

If that is the case, my suggestion is to do a system file check to look for corrupt files. It will try to do repair if any corrupt files are found.

Right click at Start button > click Command Prompt (Admin) > at the flashing prompt, copy/paste this.......
sfc /scannow

> press Enter.
It will take quite sometime.
When finished, it will give you one of the 3 reports...............(paraphrasing)
1. No integrity violation.
2. Found corrupt files and repair successful.
3. Found corrupt files but unable to repair.

If the report is #1, your solution lies elsewhere.
If the report is #2, check if your problems have been resolved.
If the report is #3, use this method................
In the same Command Prompt (Admin) windows, copy and paste this command...........

dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

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For some reason i cannot pin anything to the taskbar in windows 10. (nothing happens when right click of dragging either)
I have used programs that give u the option and they dont work either.

Please someone help with what i should to fix the problem.

moonlighter

Answer:Programs wont pin to taskbar Help please in windows 10

Assuming what you meant was : there is the "Pin to Taskbar" option but it does not work when you click at it.

If that is the case, my suggestion is to do a system file check to look for corrupt files. It will try to do repair if any corrupt files are found.

Right click at Start button > click Command Prompt (Admin) > at the flashing prompt, copy/paste this.......
sfc /scannow

> press Enter.
It will take quite sometime.
When finished, it will give you one of the 3 reports...............(paraphrasing)
1. No integrity violation.
2. Found corrupt files and repair successful.
3. Found corrupt files but unable to repair.

If the report is #1, your solution lies elsewhere.
If the report is #2, check if your problems have been resolved.
If the report is #3, use this method................
In the same Command Prompt (Admin) windows, copy and paste this command...........

dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

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For some reason i cannot pin anything to the taskbar in windows 10. (nothing happens when right click of dragging either)
I have used programs that give u the option and they dont work either.

Please someone help with what i should to fix the problem.

moonlighter

Answer:Programs wont pin to taskbar Help please in windows 10

Assuming what you meant was : there is the "Pin to Taskbar" option but it does not work when you click at it.

If that is the case, my suggestion is to do a system file check to look for corrupt files. It will try to do repair if any corrupt files are found.

Right click at Start button > click Command Prompt (Admin) > at the flashing prompt, copy/paste this.......
sfc /scannow

> press Enter.
It will take quite sometime.
When finished, it will give you one of the 3 reports...............(paraphrasing)
1. No integrity violation.
2. Found corrupt files and repair successful.
3. Found corrupt files but unable to repair.

If the report is #1, your solution lies elsewhere.
If the report is #2, check if your problems have been resolved.
If the report is #3, use this method................
In the same Command Prompt (Admin) windows, copy and paste this command...........

dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

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Hi,
The problem: all the buttons from the taskbar are disappeared. I try to put them back but nothing. When I try to pin a program shortcut, appear that it is already pinned, but I can't see it. Please help.
I tried with quick launch, they apear, but when I start a program the button is not activated.

Answer:Disapeared taskbar buttons

Sorry posted in wrong thread

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http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...Thank you Derek! I found this thread because suddenly my taskbar buttons In noticed were larger. I must have changed something inadvertantly. But I didn't know how to fix it. Your suggestion of reducing the caption buttons fixed the problem and returned them to how they used to be. Many thanks!Derek says:Assuming your taskbar is already set for small icons you could try this:Right click desktop > Properties > Appearance > Advanced button.In the Item box select Caption Buttons. If you reduce the size figure it will reduce the size of both the Taskbar and the Active Title Bar (they are linked). As a by-product the size of the icons in the taskbar will reduce too.

Answer:Taskbar Buttons too large

Derek had been doing that kind of good work here for close to 20 years.SkipAudares Juvo

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Mysteriously enough I am having the same trouble

I have done all the obvious
- restarted
- create and tried another profile/log on (the problem isnt happening there)
- searched the MS Knowledge base
- Browsed the MS Newsgroups which led me to http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm where I tried #240 and http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks2.htm#util - fixes - restore task bar to default setting
- I started in Safe Mode (problem still exists) and swapped to a different user still in safe mode (problem does not occur)

If I close the "Quick Launch Bar" (and dont have any other of the taskbar toolbars active) - I dont have a taskbar/start bar

In the Taskbar properties Keep the taskbar... and Group similar... are on/checked

Any suggestions? While this isnt disabling, its pretty annoying

R
 

Answer:missing taskbar buttons-pls help!

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Hi there,

As i have said in the title my taskbar buttons are having a problem. When i minimize a window, this usually goes to the taskbar. Well now it just goes straight to the bottom of the screen in little tiny windows. They can be restored to normal size. I havent been doing anything to do with the taskbar. It has suddenly decided to just do this.

Thank you for reading.
 

Answer:Taskbar Buttons Problem

Hi Ranger1992Easy,

Welcome to TSG. Whenever I minimise a Word document, for example, it will go to the bottom of my screen. What sort of program are you using that now does not minimise as before?
 

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Is there a way to put a shortcut on the taskbar that would perform a shutdown when clicked? And another one that would perform a restart?

Answer:Power Buttons on Taskbar?

Hello, I think this still works in W10

How To Add Windows 8 Shutdown / Restart Shortcuts To Start Screen, Taskbar And Desktop | Redmond Pie

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I seem to have my taskbar buttons at the large setting, but they would suit me better if they were 50% larger. On my screen they are about 6mm, less than 1/4". I can adjust the desktop icons easily enough. There is plenty of room on the left side of my 27" 2560X1440 monitor for bigger ones.

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everytime I open a new application the taskbar does not show a button for it. so if I minimize it I can't retrieve it. any ideas?

Answer:taskbar buttons disappeared

Welcome to TSF....

Try this:

Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm

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Is it possible to stop the taskbar buttons from flashing.

I know why this is happening happen but I don't like it nor do I need need it.

Thanks

A

Answer:Taskbar buttons flashing

Hello Aperture.



Have a look at the tutorial at the link below to see if changing the "flash" time will make them easier to deal with for you; be sure to keep us informed.

Taskbar Button Flash - Change Flash Count

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The buttons that normally appear on the taskbar whenever we open programmes are no longer there. I have tried many ways to retrieve it but to no avail.

Can anyone help please?

Answer:No more program buttons on taskbar

Hi

Possibly you have enabled the option in the taskbar and start menu properties:
"Hide inactive icons"

Check it.

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Hi all

I'm having a problem with my taskbar buttons. They attempt to display the full directory they represent. For example, three of them display "C:\Documents and...." becasue they attempt to display the full directory. It's a new computer and I don't remember my old XP installation doing this. It makes negotiating between windows difficult because it is difficult to see which folder is being represented.

Is it posible to change it so that only the specific folder name is displayed?

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Taskbar buttons problem

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Why is it that after using my PC for a wale the buttons on the Taskbar will not reponed anymore. To be able to use tham again I have to RESTART my PC each time?

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Hey guys,

Loving windows 7 so far. The only gripe I have is I'd like to find a way to use buttons and not labels on the taskbar without combining - for example, if I'm using multiple firefox browsers, it collapses into the same icon. I'd prefer to have different icons for each different browser to eliminate the extra mouse click or hover time required.

Does anybody know if this is possible yet?

Cheers,

Jonny

Answer:Keep taskbar buttons but don't combine?

Hello Jonny,

You might see if adjusting the width if the taskbar buttins to a smaller size may be able to hide the text and have it look the way you wanted when set to not combine.

Taskbar - Change Icon Button Width Size

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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My computer runs with Windows XP Media Center 2004. For some unknown reasons, it has two sets of taskbar buttons. Every window opened has two buttons in the taskbar. The taskbar has the following buttons from left to right: Start, Quick Launch buttons, first set of program buttons, second set of program buttons, active background prgrams and clock.

How do I get rid of one set of the taskbar buttons? Please help, thanks a bunch.
 

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Is it possible to re-arrange the Taskbar buttons? I notice Windows automatically arranges them in the order in which the programs/items were opened. I like to have my email program first, but if I have to close and re-open it, Windows puts it in the last position. Other than closing everything and re-opening in the sequence I want the buttons to appear, is there a way to allow me to move them to the sequence I want?

Thanks!

Jaums
 

Answer:Re-Arrange Taskbar Buttons?

You may have a different setup to me, but all I would do is right click them and drag them to where I prefer them.
 

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Why is it that some Taskbar buttons combine and some don't? Currently, I have FireFox, IE, Safari, Outlook and Windows Explorer pinned to my Taskbar. When I start Firefox, Outlook or Windows Explorer, the windows group to the program icon on the Taskbar. If I launch IE or Safari, the windows don't group to the program icons but rather open a new button to the right of my 5 program icons. I have a funny feeling that it wasn't always that way. Does anyone know why?? PS. I'm on Ultimate 64bit

Answer:Some Taskbar buttons not combining

I've noticed this over the past several weeks as well.  For me, it dealt more with programs updating and newer versions changing the pinned programs' shortcuts.  Here's the simple steps I've taken to remedy this (though I'm not aware if this will work between updates):
Open program that isn't combining properly, so it shows uncombined in taskbar.
Unpin original link from taskbar.
Pin newly-opened program from an opened, uncombined program-- do NOT pin from Start Menu or other shortcut.
This happened with Google Chrome, AIM, and iTunes.  All 3 have been updated recently, so that may be the culprit.  Since I've unpinned and re-pinned, everything seems to work as it should.  Appears to be an issue with shortcut handling and the combined buttons.  Just pin from the opened program itself and all is well.

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Hello,

I have a problems on TaskBar that when I open a folder or any program it will normally show the buttons at the TaskBar.

ex: [START] [My Documents] [Internet Expl...] < [] [] [] 3:12 PM

The above example is the normal TaskBar sould shown.

But now it's doesn't show anything except the [START] the background running program (MSN Messenger and others) and the clock.

I don't no what cause this problems I tried to search your forums and fixing the Windows with Norton System Work but I still couldn't fix it or solve it.

Only my User Account. The other account work well.
I think there something corrupted like in the reg.

Can you help me to solve this problem?

Thank You!
 

Answer:Missing TaskBar Buttons

TSG thread you might have a look at.
 

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Is there a registry edit, or a utility that someone is aware of that would let me reposition my open apps on my taskbar? Let's say i am tabbing between two application primarily, and want to have them right beside each other, but i opened them in an order that placed them at opposite ends of my taskbar (i have around 10 apps open usually). Anyone know of something that does this? Minimalism is important to me (ie: i don't want to install huge reskinning prgs if possible).

Thx in advance
 

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my taskbar buttons appear like this:


when it's supposed to be like this.


please help me.

Answer:Please Help! I've got problems with my taskbar buttons.

Right-click the taskbar >choose Properties > uncheck "use small icons"

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On my wife's side of the XP system, when an application is minimised, it does not appear on the taskbar.

Answer:tool buttons on taskbar

Try click here

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Is there a way to put a shortcut on the taskbar that would perform a shutdown when clicked? And another one that would perform a restart?

Answer:Power Buttons on Taskbar?

Hello, I think this still works in W10

How To Add Windows 8 Shutdown / Restart Shortcuts To Start Screen, Taskbar And Desktop | Redmond Pie

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I seem to have my taskbar buttons at the large setting, but they would suit me better if they were 50% larger. On my screen they are about 6mm, less than 1/4". I can adjust the desktop icons easily enough. There is plenty of room on the left side of my 27" 2560X1440 monitor for bigger ones.

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Is there any way to have the pinned buttons in more than one row similar to XP and Vista when a deeper taskbar is chosen?

Answer:Have pinned buttons in taskbar in more than one row?

Welcome to Seven Forums HairyScot. Right click the taskbar, untick Lock The Taskbar. Put your cursor on the top and drag the taskbar to double size. Lock the taskbar. If you mean on a normal sized taskbar, then not that I'm aware of. A Guy

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Hi,

All of a sudden i'm having problems with programs in the task bar.

If i have three programs open (say for argument Outlook, Solitare and Firefox). If all three are maximised but firefox is in the foreground i would normally click on Outlook in the taskbar to bring it to the foreground. However, now when i click on the Outlook tab (or whatever it's called) it just flashes orange at me and doesn't come to the front. If i click on it again it minimizes and a third click will maximise it to the front. If i then try to switch to firefox by clicking on the tab it flashes orange at me, minimizes on the next click and maximises to the front on the third.

It's driving me up the wall.

Any advice?

Phil
 

Answer:Programs won't maximize/com to front from taskbar when clicked

Taskbar Repair Tool Plus
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm
 

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When I click an icon on the taskbar, then the corresponding application window is not moved to the front of the screen. The taskbar icon flashes for a few seconds and then remains highlighted ,as if it is waiting to be moved to the front. When I want to see a window, I am now forced to minimize all other applications that are in front of it. I haven't been able to figure out the exact pattern of the problem, since sometimes the icons do respond by moving to front. The rest of my machine seems to working fine. I have performed an "sfc /scannow" command, but that gave no results. I have tried to reboot the machine and to restart the explorer.exe. I have checked for programs clogging up the cpu resources but the cpu is hardly used. There is also enough memory left on the machine.

Another sympton is that the taskbar icons on the right do not respond well, their menu's may 'hang' (they stay visible after being used), or the menu does not appear at all after right clicking.

I am runnning windows 7 on a HP Pavilion dv7 notebook.

Answer:Clicking taskbar icon does not cause move-to-front

Try a repair install. sfc /scannow cannot catch everything, so hopefully the repair will.

~Lordbob

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Let's say I have 5 programs on my taskbar. IE, calculator, word, excel and ppt. Let's say I have IE open. If I try to click on another program on taskbar, it does not show up over the IE. Same as any other program that is opened, when clicking on the taskbar program it will not show up in front of the program that is currently displayed. I have been unable to fix it in any settings. The only way I can fix it is to reset computer, but the issue comes back in the next several hours or days. Then reset again. Is there a way to fix so when program A is displayed and I click on program B from taskbar that it shows up in front of program A? It is annoying that I have to minimize the current program to see the other program. (difficult to describe issue, hope this makes sense).

Answer:Multiple programs taskbar. When one open others do not appear in front

Almost surely caused by some program you have installed or a theme you have modified.

You could also try using Clean Boot to see if you can find the cause that way.

If no help, set it up again then create an image backup of the working system.
Then make changes or install software one at a time and test. When you find the culprit, uninstall it and see if that fixes the problem. If not restore the image then make changes and install programs but leave out the one causing the problem.

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My taskbar is staying open over all widows whatever i try even though it is set on autohide.

Answer:windows 10 taskbar wont auto hide

Transferred to the Windows Help forum from Tech Helproom.

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