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At different times the network, sound, or power icons stop appearing in the taskbar. When I go to properties of the taskbar, the missing icons are greyed out so they cannot be turned on. The next time or several startups later, the icons either show up or are available in the Properties dialog box to be turned. Why is this happening and how can I stop it.

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  • rone1701 Dec 13, 2008

    My hide inactive icons was unchecked when this problem is occuring. Thanks anyway

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Right click on your taskbar then choose properties. On the bottom of the box opened, there is a check box with label "Hide Inactive Icons". Uncheck the box.

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A tool bar keeps popping up at dottom on the screen. It runs across each box with last being a ? mark then goes away. How do I stop this?


. .This all i could find on the internet,not sure if it will help.
this was related to the notification area (f.k.a. System Tray). Specifically, the "Action Center" notifications were causing the taskbar to pop-up every few seconds. I went into the Taskbar properties, and selected 'Customize' within the Notification area. I chose the 'Hide icon and notification' option for the Action Center icon. I'm sure that some of the other icons could cause this issue, as well. You just need to use trial and error to figure out which one is causing the problem. OR, I suppose you could choose to hide all of the icons if you don't care to see any of them in the system tray/notification area.
Steps:
1. Right click the taskbar
2. Select Properties
3. Click the 'Customize' button in the section labeled 'Notification area'
4. Find the suspect program (Action Center, in my case)
5. Click the drop-down next to the icon of the offending program
6. Select the "Hide icon and notifications" option
7. Click 'OK' to close the Notification Customization screen
8. Click 'OK' to close the Taskbar properties menu..
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Oct 25, 2017 | The Computers & Internet

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Hacking Your Way Through the Interface


Use Registry hacks to make a grab-bag of great interface changes.
Hidden in the mazes of the Registry are countless ways to hack XP's interface. Here are some of my favorites.
Hide All Icons in the Notification Area
The System Tray, also called the Notification Area, is the small area on the far-right side of the Taskbar, in which utilities and programs that run in the background, such as antivirus software, show their icons.
I don't find it a particularly intelligent use of screen real estate, so I'd prefer not to see the icons there. To hide them, run the Registry Editor [Hack #68] and go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Policies/Explorer. Among other things, this key controls the display of objects throughout XP. Create a new DWORD called NoTrayItemsDisplay. Assign it a value of 1. (A value of 0 will keep the icons displayed.) Exit the Registry and reboot.
While you're at the HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Policies/Explorer key, you can also delete the My Recent Documents icon on the Start menu. Create a new DWORD called NoRecentDocsMenu. Assign it a value of 1. (A value of 0 will keep the icon displayed.) Exit the Registry and reboot.
Hide Only Certain Icons in the Notification Area
You might like to display some icons in the notification area but hide others. If so, you can hide icons on a case-by-case basis. You'll do it by delving through menus, though, not by hacking the Registry. Right-click on the Taskbar and choose Properties → Taskbar. The Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog box appears. This dialog box, as the name implies, lets you control how the Taskbar and Start Menu look and function.
In the Notification area of the dialog box, check the box next to "Hide inactive icons," then click Customize. The Customize Notifications dialog box appears,
Click on the program's listing in the Behavior column, and choose from the drop-down menu to hide the icon when the program is inactive, always hide it, or never hide it. Click OK twice. Your changes will take immediate effect.

on Mar 17, 2008 | HP Pavilion a1410n (ER890AA) PC Desktop

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I just want to see what my notifications are?


To view hidden icons at any time, click the arrow next to the notification are on your taskbar. CONTENTS: Option One: Hide or Show Icons in Notification Area Icons in Settings app.
You did not say which version of OS your laptop has.

Change how icons appear in the notification area

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The volume bar keeps appearing on the middle screen on my laptop hp dv7


My suggestion is to set the 'Start Menu' and 'Notification area' to default settings.

1) Right-click the Start icon and select Properties.
Click Taskbar tab > click 'Customize...' in Motification area' section.
Uncheck 'Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar' (it looks like you have this on)
Click 'Restore default icon behaviors'
test to see if taht fixes the issue.

If all is OK, Re-check the 'Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar' if you like and test again.

I hope this helps.

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My icon for the battery power monitor has dissapeared from my taskbar can you help me get it back please


Do you have Windows 7? If so, you can right-click on the bottom right corner of your desktop (try right-clicking the time/date), where the icons for volume control, wireless, battery, etc... should be and select Properties. You should then see a screen where you can turn on/off the icons/notifications for battery power (sometimes my volume control disappears and i have to do this.
Otherwise you can go here, Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Notification Area Icons and you should find the same thing. Then just turn on your battery power icon/notifications.
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Volume Control - The volume icon does not appear in the notification area (system tray)
Go to Start/Control Panel/Sounds and Audio Devices.
On the Volume Tab under Device Volume, put a check in the box that reads: Place volume icon in the taskbar.(Classic View)

If that has been tried:
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EXPAND -R X:\I386\powrprof.dl_ C:\Windows\System32 (X- is your CD location)
Once done: Go to Start/Run and type in: regsvr32 stobject.dll
or
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For those who like to do it manually, open the command prompt and type the following two commands one by one:

From the command prompt, type
"taskkill /f /im explorer.exe"
"explorer.exe"

Hope it helps.

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Sound icon doesn't show up on bottom toolbar


Right click on any blank part of your taskbar, then left click on Properties, a windows titled "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties" will open : click on the "Notification Area" tab, then, under Syatem Icons, put a check mark on "Volume", then click on "Apply", click on "OK" and the "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties" window will close and you will have the Volume (Sound) icon in the Notification Area of the Taskbar.

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First, right click on the taskbar and select Properties from the right click menu.

Alternatively, you can go to the Control Panel and type the word 'taskbar' in the search box from the upper-right side. Once the search results are loaded, click on the link that says 'Customize icons on the taskbar'.

The Taskbar and Start Menu Properties window will show up on your screen. Here, go to the tab called Notification Area. In the System icons section check the Volume box and click on OK.

The Volume Mixer icon will now show up in the notification area of your taskbar

I hope that this information was helpful and thank you for contacting the experts.

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Vista wont let my adjust my Volume


try restarting the computer, then go back to the Notification Area for your Taskbar, then verify if the volume icon is active for you to select.

otherwise, check this site
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http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-xp-tips/sound-or-volume-tray-icon-missing-in-windows-vista/

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Disappearing icons in notification area of taskbar


Open task bar properties, from control panel, choose taskbar and start menu. Uncheck the check box at the bottom of the window.

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