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Window disappears then minimized

When I minimize, there is no visible tab for restore. The software is still running, i.e. I can open task manager and it is there running.

This is in XP Pro on a Toshiba Satellite U200. The product listing below does not include the U200 so I just selected first listing.

Thank you in advance.


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Press the Esc key. If that doesn't do it, try the Space bar, or Enter key. Last but not least, the Tab key MIGHT do the job.

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1. Back up the Registry by creating a restore point.
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3. Navigate to the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Cla sses\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Wi ndows\CurrentVersion \TrayNotify.
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