The taskbar hide inactive icons are gone, the little icon"<<" are gone. Tride with the taskbar properties to get it back, swith between hide icons and not hide, but I can't get it back. Is there any whay to get it back by changing any reg values or something else?
Don't think so, I saw the little round icon that you can klick on to unhide the inactive icons before I had a explorer crash, after that the icon are gone. I know how it works because it worked before I made a reinstallation of the XP and before explorer crashed. When you change the setting in the taskbar propertise you can see the little round icon with the two arrows, (MS picture) but when I change between those two settings (hide inactive icons) I don't get the round icons on the taskbar. So I thought some settings in the registry have been corrupeted (so it doesn't switch between these two settings).
Well, did a little experimenting. Try this: Start> Settings> Taskbar and Start Menu> Make sure the "hide inactive icons" checkbox is checked then click the customize button. A list of what's currently running in your tray will pop up. Highlight one by clicking on it and select "always hide" from the little pull-down menu. Click apply and see it your little circle dude shows up. If it does then you don't have anything that XP considers inactive at the moment.
No I didn't install pcAnywhere. I've got the little circle dude back - I just follow what Lonman wrote. But my icons doesn't hide (the one I've set to hide when inactive), is there a time setting in the registry to tell when they should hide (hide after 1min or hide aftare 5min) ?
i have the same problem. they USED to hide. sometimes they still do. i know how to change the "hide all the time, and hide when inactive" option. i have NO PROBLEM FINDING WHERE TO DO THAT OK??? lol
*sigh* anyways... so, they're inactive for 30 min, they hide (past tense) now, they're inactive all night long, and they're not hidden.
I ALSO WANT TO TIMING OPTION. where can i find how long it takes to be considered "inactive". i wish to set it to 20 min.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS