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Old 05-27-2008, 07:34 PM
Keith W
 
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System Tray Arrow Missing
This is a minor but irritating little fault that has cropped up on my wife's
PC. I reinstalled Windows XP on the machine about a month ago to give it a
larger hard drive and tidy up the crud. All has been well and it updated
to SP3 satisfactorily some three weeks ago. Now, it has suddenly lost the
little left pointing chevron at the left side of the system tray that allows
you to open the tray wider to display the inactive icons. Any ideas how to
get the chevron back please?
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(If you can't laugh at life, it ain't worth living)


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Old 05-27-2008, 08:03 PM
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Re: System Tray Arrow Missing
Is 'hide inactive icons' turned on?
"Keith W" <invalidaddress@invalidaddress.invalid> wrote in message
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> This is a minor but irritating little fault that has cropped up on my
> wife's PC. I reinstalled Windows XP on the machine about a month ago to
> give it a larger hard drive and tidy up the crud. All has been well and
> it updated to SP3 satisfactorily some three weeks ago. Now, it has
> suddenly lost the little left pointing chevron at the left side of the
> system tray that allows you to open the tray wider to display the inactive
> icons. Any ideas how to get the chevron back please?
> --
> Keith Willcocks
> (If you can't laugh at life, it ain't worth living)
>



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Old 05-27-2008, 08:26 PM
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Re: System Tray Arrow Missing
You need to make one of the items "Always Hide". To do this,
right-click on bottom task bar, Select Properties and now click on
Customise Tab (next to Hide Inactive Icons). Select one of the items
and change it to "Always Hide". Click Apply. click OK

Hope this helps.


Keith W wrote:

>This is a minor but irritating little fault that has cropped up on my wife's
>PC. I reinstalled Windows XP on the machine about a month ago to give it a
>larger hard drive and tidy up the crud. All has been well and it updated
>to SP3 satisfactorily some three weeks ago. Now, it has suddenly lost the
>little left pointing chevron at the left side of the system tray that allows
>you to open the tray wider to display the inactive icons. Any ideas how to
>get the chevron back please?
>
>

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Old 05-27-2008, 08:27 PM
Keith W
 
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Re: System Tray Arrow Missing
Yes, it always has been and I have just checked again to make sure. This
happened all of a sudden. The only visible icons are Comodo Firewall, AVG
Anti Virus, Roboform and the LAN (two little monitors). All others are not
showing and unobtainable due to the missing chevron.
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Keith W
Sunbury on Thames
(If you can't laugh at life, it ain't worth living)


"Unknown" <unknown@unknown.kom> wrote in message
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> Is 'hide inactive icons' turned on?
> "Keith W" <invalidaddress@invalidaddress.invalid> wrote in message
> news:g1hnm7$vno$1@news.albasani.net...
>> This is a minor but irritating little fault that has cropped up on my
>> wife's PC. I reinstalled Windows XP on the machine about a month ago to
>> give it a larger hard drive and tidy up the crud. All has been well and
>> it updated to SP3 satisfactorily some three weeks ago. Now, it has
>> suddenly lost the little left pointing chevron at the left side of the
>> system tray that allows you to open the tray wider to display the
>> inactive icons. Any ideas how to get the chevron back please?
>> --
>> Keith Willcocks
>> (If you can't laugh at life, it ain't worth living)
>>

>
>



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Old 05-28-2008, 06:04 PM
Elmo
 
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Re: System Tray Arrow Missing
Keith W wrote:
> This is a minor but irritating little fault that has cropped up on my wife's
> PC. I reinstalled Windows XP on the machine about a month ago to give it a
> larger hard drive and tidy up the crud. All has been well and it updated
> to SP3 satisfactorily some three weeks ago. Now, it has suddenly lost the
> little left pointing chevron at the left side of the system tray that allows
> you to open the tray wider to display the inactive icons. Any ideas how to
> get the chevron back please?


A few scripts collected by Kelly.. you can edit any one to see what it
does before trying it.

Line 53. (r-h column) Hide or Show Inactive Icons - Notification Area
Line 88. (r-h column) Hide Inactive Icons and More
Line 134. Hide All Notification Area Icons - Undo
Line 294. (r-h column) Hide or Show Notification Area Icons
Line 117. Restore Taskbar and Start Menu
Line 164. Restore Taskbar to Default Functionality
Line 195. (r-h column) Restore Desktop Icons and Taskbar
Line 298. Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

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Old 09-24-2008, 03:58 AM
Milli
 
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Re: System Tray Arrow Missing

Wow that was great! I was having the same arrow problem the other
fellow was having with his wife's computer, and I was tweaking
everything! Can't tell you how much this little bit of info helped! It
never occurred to me to click on an always hide. LOL...thanks so much!
This wasn't a big problem, but it was getting on my nerves that I
couldn't find what to do, and looked in MS info to boot and didn't find
a thing to address this the way you did.


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Old 09-24-2008, 06:42 PM
Kelly
 
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Re: System Tray Arrow Missing
For most users, setting the very first icon to Always Hide, restores the
arrow/chevron. Also be certain that the "behavior" of each of each icon is
what you want it to be. Right-click each, to make changes.

More information here:
Troubleshooting the Notification Area
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_n.htm#na

--

All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP/DTS&XP)

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

SupportSpace
www.supportspace.com/pages?aiu=kellyskorner

"Milli" <Milli.3g85yy@nntp.nospam.local> wrote in message
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>
> Wow that was great! I was having the same arrow problem the other
> fellow was having with his wife's computer, and I was tweaking
> everything! Can't tell you how much this little bit of info helped! It
> never occurred to me to click on an always hide. LOL...thanks so much!
> This wasn't a big problem, but it was getting on my nerves that I
> couldn't find what to do, and looked in MS info to boot and didn't find
> a thing to address this the way you did.
>
>
> --
> Milli
> Posted via http://computerhelpforums.net Forum to USENET Gateway
>


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