Hi, I somehow removed all my icons from the start menu and I've attempted to put them back. But the icon that is usually in the toolbar near the clock is gone. This icon tells me how much space is on the drive and its health and such. please advice.
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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.
3.Uncheck "Lock the taskbar" and "Auto-hide the taskbar." Check "Show Quick Launch." Since the Quick Launch box isn't available in some systems, you may need to right-click on the taskbar area, choose "Toolbars" and then select "Quick Launch."
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.
Usually, with a dropdown toolbar, you can put the cursor all the way to the top of the screen and with the toolbar visible, right click on it to activate a control menu from which you can stop it from dropping down, unlock it and move it to either sidr, or even turn it off altogether.
If this doesn't work, try entering yout laptop model name in Google search followed by "disable dropdown toolbar" for blogs and forums for your laptop model that may have a specific command or trick for your machine.
Click on "Programs" and find the program for which you want to create an icon
Move your mouse pointer to the program you want to use
Depress and hold down the right mouse button while you drag the icon to the Quick Launch toolbar section of the Task Bar
When you release the right mouse button, a short menu will appear
Choose "Create Shortcut(s) Here." An icon will be created in the Quick Launch toolbar on the Taskbar
Deleting Icons from the Task Bar
Move the mouse pointer to the icon you want to delete
Right-click on the icon
Choose "Delete" from the short menu that appears. The icon has been deleted, but the program is still available to you on your hard disk
NOTE: If you have carefully followed the steps above to add the icon to your Quick Launch toolbar, deleting it will NOT delete the program from your computer, it will simply remove the icon from your toolbar. The program will still be available to you.
Also you can "Drag" the program, to the bar, and "Drop" it on it.
Check out a freeware application called StartupCPL at http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml. This places a Startup icon in your Control Panel which, when opened, lists all applications on your PC with a check box for each one. Simply put a check mark in each application you want to open minimized on startup. By the way, it states it is for Windows ME and 2000, but I have had it on XP for quite a while and it works fine.
Go to the start menu, all programs and find activate license (it will be a set of key icons and may be also found near the clock on the bottom toolbar). Open this and hit, activate over phone. Choose, change product key and it will allow you to enter the new key. Once done, click activate.
Hi. To get your browser icon back, (probably it's been hidden) you only need to go to your main menu, press the menu button again, and you should see the "Show All" option, select it and now you'll see the hidden icons in grey color. When you come over the hidden icons and press menu button, you can select to hide or show them. And when you do the "Show All" steps again and select it again, this time you'll hide your icons selected as hidden. Hope this helps.
Using your toolbar preferences you can move them back to the bottom and then click the lock taskbar option to prevent this from happening again. You can access this by right mouse clicking on the taskbar then select properties. Hope this helps.