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I cannot see the taskbar

Recently, i hacked my taskbar and I cannot see the taskbar and some of my folders are not accesable.

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Since this was a recent change you can very easily reverse it with system restore. Start, all programs,system tools,system restore. Choose a restore point before you changed things and windows will change it back.

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1.Click on the start button and type in regedit and hit Enter.
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Access My Documents from the Taskbar (XP and Vista)

Right-click an empty section of the Taskbar and select toolbars, then New Toolbar. Navigate to the My Documents (XP) or Documents (Vista) folder and click the OK or Select Folder button. In its default position to the far right of the Taskbar, the toolbar provides menu access to the entire contents of the folder.

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Windows live messenger login but contacts cannot list


First i should say, this had to be a paid solution lol

  1. On the taskbar, right-click Start, and then click Explore.
  2. Click Tools, and then select Folder Options.
  3. Click the View tab.
  4. In the Advanced Settings list, select Show hidden files and folders, make sure Hide extensions for known file types is not selected, and then click OK.
  5. In the Windows Explorer window, click View, select Explorer Bar, and then verify that Folders is checked.

then

  1. On the taskbar, right-click Start, and then click Explore.
  2. Navigate to the folder C:\Documents and Settings\Your Windows logon name\Contacts\Your Messenger e-mail address.
  3. Delete all of the files in the folder.
  4. Navigate to the folder C:\Documents and Settings\Your Windows logon name\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Live Contacts\Your Messenger e-mail address.
  5. Delete all of the folders and hidden folders in the Your Messenger e-mail address folder.
  6. Close Windows Explorer, and then try to sign in to Messenger again.

Try this for windows xp.


for vista

  1. On the taskbar, right-click Start, and then click Explore.
  2. Click Organize, and then click Folder and Search Options.
  3. Click the View tab.
  4. In the Advanced Settings list, select Show hidden files and folders, make sure Hide extensions for known file types is not selected, and then click OK.
  5. Click Organize.
  6. Under the Layout menu, verify that Navigation Pane is selected.

then

  1. On the taskbar, right-click Start, and then click Explore.
  2. Navigate to the folder C:\Users\Your Windows logon name\Contacts\Your Messenger e-mail address.
  3. Delete all of the files in the folder.
  4. Navigate to the folder C:\Users\Your Windows logon name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Contacts\Your Messenger e-mail address.
  5. Delete all of the folders and hidden folders in the Your Messenger e-mail address folder.
  6. Close Windows Explorer, and then try to sign in to Messenger again.

A bit big, ryt?




Apr 01, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Live Messanger

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First i should say, this had to be a paid solution lol

  1. On the taskbar, right-click Start, and then click Explore.
  2. Click Tools, and then select Folder Options.
  3. Click the View tab.
  4. In the Advanced Settings list, select Show hidden files and folders, make sure Hide extensions for known file types is not selected, and then click OK.
  5. In the Windows Explorer window, click View, select Explorer Bar, and then verify that Folders is checked.

then

  1. On the taskbar, right-click Start, and then click Explore.
  2. Navigate to the folder C:\Documents and Settings\Your Windows logon name\Contacts\Your Messenger e-mail address.
  3. Delete all of the files in the folder.
  4. Navigate to the folder C:\Documents and Settings\Your Windows logon name\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Live Contacts\Your Messenger e-mail address.
  5. Delete all of the folders and hidden folders in the Your Messenger e-mail address folder.
  6. Close Windows Explorer, and then try to sign in to Messenger again.

Try this for windows xp.


for vista

  1. On the taskbar, right-click Start, and then click Explore.
  2. Click Organize, and then click Folder and Search Options.
  3. Click the View tab.
  4. In the Advanced Settings list, select Show hidden files and folders, make sure Hide extensions for known file types is not selected, and then click OK.
  5. Click Organize.
  6. Under the Layout menu, verify that Navigation Pane is selected.

then

  1. On the taskbar, right-click Start, and then click Explore.
  2. Navigate to the folder C:\Users\Your Windows logon name\Contacts\Your Messenger e-mail address.
  3. Delete all of the files in the folder.
  4. Navigate to the folder C:\Users\Your Windows logon name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Contacts\Your Messenger e-mail address.
  5. Delete all of the folders and hidden folders in the Your Messenger e-mail address folder.
  6. Close Windows Explorer, and then try to sign in to Messenger again.

A bit big, ryt?




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1. Use Keyboard Shortcuts Using the mouse, you can drag-‘n-dock windows to either side of the screen, or drag it to the top to maximize it. These keyboard shortcuts are even faster:
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  • Win+Up Arrow and Win+Down Arrow maximize and restore/minimize
  • Win+M minimizes everything
  • Alt+Up, Alt+Left Arrow, Alt+Right Arrow navigate to parent folder, or browse Back and Forward through folders in Explorer
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2.Rearrange System Tray Icons
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3. Access Jump Lists with the Left Mouse Button Jump Lists usually show up when you right-click on a taskbar icon. However, they can also be accessed by holding the left mouse button and dragging upwards. If you’re using a laptop touchpad or a touch screen, this is convenient because you do not have to click any button to access a context menu.


4. Add Any Folder to FavoritesYou can add any library or folder to the Favorites section in Windows Explorer. To add a folder, navigate to it in Explorer, right-click Favorites in the left navigation pane, and select Add current location to Favorites. Now you get quick access to your favorite folders in all File->Save As dialogs!


5. Pin Frequently Used Folders to the Taskbar Right-click, drag, and pin your favorite folders to Windows Explorer on the taskbar. They will now show up in the Jump List when you right click on Explorer giving you quick access to your favorite folders.


6. Pin Control Panel to the TaskbarYou cannot pin the Control Panel to the taskbar via the Start Menu or by drag and drop. Open the Control Panel and right-click its taskbar icon to pin it to the taskbar. An advantage of this is that Control Panel’s Jump List allows quick access to recently used functions.


7. Create Keyboard Shortcuts for Programs You can create keyboard shortcuts for any program in Windows 7. Right-click the program icon and select Properties. Select the Shortcut tab, click in Shortcut key, to set the keyboard shortcut for that program.


8. Open Command Prompt in Any Folder Like the command prompt? Miss the ‘Open Command Window Here’ Windows XP power toy? Press ‘Shift’ when right-clicking on a folder to get that option in the context menu. This also works on the desktop. No power toy required!


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10. Adjust Screen Text with Clear Type Use Clear Type Tuner for the best look on your LCD monitor or laptop screen. Run ‘cttune.exe’ from the Start Menu search box, or go to the Control Panel Display applet, and select Adjust ClearType Text from the left.


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1. Use Keyboard Shortcuts Using the mouse, you can drag-‘n-dock windows to either side of the screen, or drag it to the top to maximize it. These keyboard shortcuts are even faster:
  • Win+Left Arrow and Win+Right Arrow dock the window to the left and right side of the screen
  • Win+Up Arrow and Win+Down Arrow maximize and restore/minimize
  • Win+M minimizes everything
  • Alt+Up, Alt+Left Arrow, Alt+Right Arrow navigate to parent folder, or browse Back and Forward through folders in Explorer
  • Win+Home minimizes/restores all open windows except the active window
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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.

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