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My Dell Inspirion 1501 taskbar icons are turning white

Taskbar icons are turning into white squares when I try to open something from the little arrow >> menu. After this happens, the Start menu won't open, after which I am turning off my laptop via Ctrl-Alt-Del. When I turn it back on, the taskbar looks normal, but the same thing happens again when I try to open something from the >> menu. Also, my desktop icons are acting weird - trash isn't recycling, when I try to move a file, it stays in its place but also appears wherever I move it (i.e., trying to delete file A results in file A in its original place and on top of the Recycle Bin). Is something wrong with the graphics? I don't have any huge programs installed so the memory should be good. Help Me!

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On the lower right of the taskbar, you'll see an icon that looks like the touchpad. If it is not visible on the taskbar, click the "show hidden icons" arrow. Right click the touchpad icon and check "Touch Pad Lighting" to turn them on.

If this icon is not available then you may have uninstalled or disabled the app from running.

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To adjust rotating display of laptop ,taskbar with all icons moves on different(bottom to top)

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Has your Windows taskbar suddenly moved to the side of your desktop screen or even to the top? This can be very disruptive to your daily computing, which may mean a loss of productivity at work. Your taskbar could have moved because of a glitch in programming or an inadvertent mouse click while you were focused on something else. The latter is more common and is usually the result of an unlocked taskbar.

Older Windows Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows XP and Windows Vista all utilize similar solutions for this problem. For the quickest route to returning the taskbar to the bottom of the screen, first place your mouse pointer over empty space on your taskbar (space not occupied by an icon or a button indicating an open program) and right-click. Look near the bottom of the menu that appears for the "Lock the Taskbar" listing, and make sure there is no check mark next to the listing. If there is a check mark, it means the taskbar is locked and cannot be moved, so click on the listing to deselect (and unlock) it. With your mouse pointer again over an empty space on the taskbar, click and hold the left mouse button and then move the mouse pointer to the bottom of the screen. When you release the left mouse button, your taskbar should have moved. As long as the taskbar is unlocked, you can also vary its height. Hold the mouse pointer over the upper edge of the taskbar until it becomes a double arrow (pointing up and down). Then click and hold while you drag the upper edge of the taskbar to the you desire. Once you have the taskbar where you want it, remember to lock it again by selecting the listing on the right-click taskbar menu.

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There are three options for moving the taskbar in the Windows 7 operating system. The first option involves right-clicking on an empty space in the taskbar and then navigating to the "Properties" menu (look near the center of the menu) to set the location of your taskbar on your screen. This menu also allows you to change or establish a number of other default settings relating to your Start menu and taskbar. The second option is exactly the same as the first process given for the Windows operating systems previously mentioned. And again, to prevent the format you have established from changing, lock the taskbar by right-clicking on an empty space of the taskbar and selecting "Lock the Taskbar" from the menu. The third option is a bit more involved and requires downloading registry files (files ending in ".reg"), saving them to your desktop and then double-clicking on them to merge them with your operating system. The files can be deleted after use.
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The taskbar is upside down and at the top of the screen

On Windows computers, you should have what is known as the taskbar. This is the gray strip that runs across the bottom of your computer and which displays icons for quickly accessing programs you frequently use. The taskbar also shows the "Start" menu, clock and icons for your Internet connections. Sometimes icons do not appear properly in the taskbar. This usually is because the computer is new and hasn't had icons placed in the taskbar manually, or because a default setting is off in the OS properties. Both are simple fixes.

1.Right-click the "Start" icon and select "Properties."

2.Select the "Taskbar" tab in the "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties" dialogue box.

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4.Navigate to the programs you want to show on the taskbar through the "Start" menu or on your desktop. Right-click the program and drag it to the taskbar. Choose "Create shortcuts here" from the menu that appears. The icon for the program should appear in the taskbar.

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By left clicking on that icon a popup will show up with a slider bar for volume control up or down as well as a little speaker icon to click and mute the volume.

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Cant find network system icon as turned off


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Please let me know about the status.

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My dell inspirion notebook starts up but only goes to wallpaper no icons or taskbar appear. Ive tried to reboot using f12 but it never goes to reboot it just restarts

hello, try this and see if it will be your fix.. when you are at your desktop right click and go to view and then select show desktop icons. This should bring everything up for you. If not let me know and we will go onto the next step.

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No volume icon or volume on my dell inspiron

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