WinXP Taskbar Help

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by DanJericho, Feb 1, 2002.

  1. DanJericho

    DanJericho Guest

    My question is related to the icons in the system tray. You know when you go to the taskbar properties and then click the "Customize" button to the right of the "Hide Inactive Items" checkbox, there's a list of programs that shows up. Well, under "Past Items", there are still a few programs listed there that I have uninstalled, and I would like to remove them from the list, but I don't know how to. If anyone could let me know how this can be done, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
  2. terrypin

    terrypin Guest

    Interesting question. Just checked and I too have several referring to extinct programs which I'd like to remove, if only for tidiness. Registry seems obvious place to store this list. But one of mine was GoBack, and there's no mention of it in Registry. Puzzling...

    Terry, West Sussex, UK
  3. Hilander

    Hilander Guest

  4. terrypin

    terrypin Guest

    1) Am I composing these messages correctly please? I can see no way of replying to a *specific* post. No conventional threading seems possible. One result is that I can't tell whether a comment is being addressed to me or to the OP. Am I missing something fundamental here please, or is this a deliberate restriction to avoid digression?

    2) Also, do I have to continually use Back/Forward keys to refer to the thread to which I'm replying? (Or open two browser windows., of course.)

    3) Assuming Hilander's reply "Here you go, It's about half way down:Inactive Icons" was to DanJericho, I think he's missed the point.

    Terry, West Sussex, UK
  5. Hilander

    Hilander Guest

    You are doing it right. To answer a specific post in a thread, use the quote button in the lower right of the post you want to answer. And in this case, it seems you had the same question as the OP so the answer was to all.

    If I read it right, unless it's a long post, all you have to do is scroll down below the Submit Reply button to see the thread. If it's a long post than it should have a link and will open a new window

    Since you both seemed to have the same question about inactive icons this was addressed to both.
    I wasn't as clear as I should have been (long day) but if you read that thread it asks the same question, and about halfway down is the registery location for taskbar icons and how to clear it out.
    Hope that helps
  6. terrypin

    terrypin Guest

    Sure does. And, yes, that does indeed answer the OP and me! I'm off to try it in a minute.

    Terry, West Sussex, UK