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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Which operating system do you have ? The Window's taskbar organizes open and running programs, provides a quick way to access application shortcuts, and gives easy to access to important computer functions and utilities via the system tray. Most users of Windows center their workflow around the Window's task bar for its convenience and ease of use. With the clock function automatically enabled, users can add the date to their task bar while increasing the space for more application shortcuts.
Add The Date To The Taskbar In Windows XP/Vista Right-click on your Window's taskbar and click "Lock the taskbar" option to remove the check mark next to it and unlock your taskbar. If there is no check mark next to it, do not click it as your taskbar is already unlocked. Move your cursor to the top edge of the Start menu and wait for it to change into a double arrow. Click and hold the left mouse button and drag your mouse upwards until the taskbar physically changes in . When it does, it will add the day and the date under the time. Add The Date To The Taskbar In Windows 7 Right-click on the Window's taskbar and select "Properties" from the resulting menu. Click the check box next to "Use Small Icons" to disable the option. The icons will get slightly larger and the date will appear under the time. Click "Apply" followed by "Ok" to save your changes and exit the window.
This model Toshiba laptop indicates you have Windows 7 installed as your operation system
Please look at the bottom right of your taskbar, there should be a little white speaker facing right, or put your mouse pointer over it and it will tell your what is is.
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.
If you cannot find the icon to perform this task, right click on any open area of your bottm taskbar and then click on properties to go to the properties of the taskbar. Click on the "blue" box to go to a list on icons and options to be displayed on your taskbar. Select the features you would like and then click OK. You then can perform the adjustments as directed above.
Try these steps.
Open RUN (go to start--> run) then type NCPA.CPL, this will open the available network connections on your PC. Now check whether network driver is Enable or Disable. If its Disable you need to Enable. Right Click on that icon and select Enable.
If that doesn't work try the next step. Right Click on the Taskbar and select Properties. Now you can able to view the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties. On the Taskbar Tab Click on Customize. There you can able to view your current items. Select your network there and select the option Always Show from the drop down list.
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.
Open the Control panel
2. Open the "Sounds and Audio Devices" icon.
3. Verify the "Place volume icon in the taskbar" checkbox is checked. If this option is not available or is grayed out, skip to the next section of this document.
4. If you were able to check this box, click ok and close out of this window and the Control Panel.
5. Double-click the sound icon in the Systray and verify that all the sound volumes are mid-way or higher.
Check ur registry. Check if the sound registry key is enabled or disabled. There could be an error in registry, run registry cleaner reg in out to scan for errors.
You have only increased your taskbar size, don't worry...
Right-click on an empty part of the taskbar, and ensure the "lock the taskbar" is unchecked.
Next, position your mouse right on the top edge of the taskbar, your mouse should change to two black opposing pointing arrows. Hold left-click, and drag the taskbar down.
This will reduce the taskbar back to the way you're used to.
Hope this helps, and please rate this answer.
anything that comnnects via usb as a portable device will be in the taskbar somehere normally a little grey icon with a green arrow above it, right click it and select the remove hardware device you need to remove.