2 XP Problems

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by wingman411, Sep 8, 2003.

  1. wingman411

    wingman411 OSNN Senior Addict

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    1. My task bar will only go from 2 lines high or none (collapsed). when I have quick launch tool bar showing. When I don't show any toolbars on the taskbar it can go to one line high. Just started hapening.

    2. When I click on the arrow to expand and see the hidden icons in the systray, it only stays open for less than a second.

    Is this a Virus or just a freak accident?:(
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Are you using msstyles? That could be the trouble. Try a different msstyle.
     
  3. wingman411

    wingman411 OSNN Senior Addict

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    No, it even does it in classic mode. It is like there are so many icons in the quick launch toolbar that it forces it to two lines high.
     
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Try clearing the icons up>

    How To Clear the Past Items or Icons List in the TaskBar

    1.Open Regedit Navigate to:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\TrayNotify
    2.Delete the IconStreams and PastIconsStream values
    3.Open Task Manager, click the Processes tab, click Explorer.exe , and then click End Process .
    4.In Task Manager, click Applications, click New Task , type explorer , and then click OK .

    You might have to reboot. Can't remember.
     
  5. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    You could also try hiding some of the less important icons.
     
  6. wingman411

    wingman411 OSNN Senior Addict

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    In the systray, when I click on the < arrow it opens for just a fraction of a second. It should stay open so you can click on any icon that is inactive. That is the 2nd problem.

    The first is the task bar. I tried removing all the icons and it still stays at two layers high. If I turn off (don't show) the quick launch toolbar, it can be resized down to one layer.

    I hope I am explaining myself clearly for these 2 seprate problems.
     
  7. Vorpal

    Vorpal Guest


    There's this one little "sweet spot" that you can grab and drag to get back down to one line. It's so obvious but so easy to miss... it's driven me crazy a time or two. :)


    Unlock the taskbar and have the quicklaunch shown

    Click and hold down on the divider circled in red and drag up/down. You'll get it.

    Not sure about your second problem though.



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    hmmm.... I need a new sig image. :(
     
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