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Anonymous
December 5, 2004 6:31:03 PM

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I am running WinXP Pro (Service Pack 2 installed). In the Windows
Notification Area I am unable to change the behaviour of any of the icons;
e.g.: an icon showing "Hide When Inactive" will only allow that as does
"Always Hide" or "Always Show". Any ideas as to what the problem is? Also,
clicking on "Restore Defaults" does nothing at all.

What I am saying is that there is no choice. Whatever an icon is displaying
(Hide When Inactive, Always Show, Always Hide) is what you have. I right
click on the task bar, left click properties, left click customize, click on
any icon, click on the carat and the only choice available is the one on
display.

Alan.
Anonymous
December 5, 2004 6:31:04 PM

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Alan,
Clearing the past items might help. See: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=283084

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Alan Solomano" <alsol@melbpc.org.au> wrote in message news:cou2ue$sed$1@possum.melbpc.org.au...
I am running WinXP Pro (Service Pack 2 installed). In the Windows
Notification Area I am unable to change the behaviour of any of the icons;
e.g.: an icon showing "Hide When Inactive" will only allow that as does
"Always Hide" or "Always Show". Any ideas as to what the problem is? Also,
clicking on "Restore Defaults" does nothing at all.

What I am saying is that there is no choice. Whatever an icon is displaying
(Hide When Inactive, Always Show, Always Hide) is what you have. I right
click on the task bar, left click properties, left click customize, click on
any icon, click on the carat and the only choice available is the one on
display.

Alan.
Anonymous
December 5, 2004 6:31:04 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

Try this: Right-click on the taskbar and remove the tickmark from 'Lock the
Taskbar'.

Ted Zieglar

"Alan Solomano" <alsol@melbpc.org.au> wrote in message
news:cou2ue$sed$1@possum.melbpc.org.au...
>I am running WinXP Pro (Service Pack 2 installed). In the Windows
> Notification Area I am unable to change the behaviour of any of the icons;
> e.g.: an icon showing "Hide When Inactive" will only allow that as does
> "Always Hide" or "Always Show". Any ideas as to what the problem is? Also,
> clicking on "Restore Defaults" does nothing at all.
>
> What I am saying is that there is no choice. Whatever an icon is
> displaying
> (Hide When Inactive, Always Show, Always Hide) is what you have. I right
> click on the task bar, left click properties, left click customize, click
> on
> any icon, click on the carat and the only choice available is the one on
> display.
>
> Alan.
>
>
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Anonymous
December 6, 2004 7:21:19 PM

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Thanks Ted, but doing this makes no difference to the problem I have posted.

Alan.

"Ted Zieglar" <teddyz@notmail.com> wrote in message
news:eu%23m6eo2EHA.936@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Try this: Right-click on the taskbar and remove the tickmark from 'Lock
> the Taskbar'.
>
> Ted Zieglar
>
> "Alan Solomano" <alsol@melbpc.org.au> wrote in message
> news:cou2ue$sed$1@possum.melbpc.org.au...
>>I am running WinXP Pro (Service Pack 2 installed). In the Windows
>> Notification Area I am unable to change the behaviour of any of the
>> icons;
>> e.g.: an icon showing "Hide When Inactive" will only allow that as does
>> "Always Hide" or "Always Show". Any ideas as to what the problem is?
>> Also,
>> clicking on "Restore Defaults" does nothing at all.
>>
>> What I am saying is that there is no choice. Whatever an icon is
>> displaying
>> (Hide When Inactive, Always Show, Always Hide) is what you have. I right
>> click on the task bar, left click properties, left click customize, click
>> on
>> any icon, click on the carat and the only choice available is the one on
>> display.
>>
>> Alan.
>>
>>
>
Anonymous
December 6, 2004 7:22:36 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

Thank you Ramesh but I do this often and it makes no difference.

Alan.

"Ramesh [MVP]" <ramesh@nojunkmails.com@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:e33nwSo2EHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Alan,
Clearing the past items might help. See:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=283084

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Alan Solomano" <alsol@melbpc.org.au> wrote in message
news:cou2ue$sed$1@possum.melbpc.org.au...
I am running WinXP Pro (Service Pack 2 installed). In the Windows
Notification Area I am unable to change the behaviour of any of the icons;
e.g.: an icon showing "Hide When Inactive" will only allow that as does
"Always Hide" or "Always Show". Any ideas as to what the problem is? Also,
clicking on "Restore Defaults" does nothing at all.

What I am saying is that there is no choice. Whatever an icon is displaying
(Hide When Inactive, Always Show, Always Hide) is what you have. I right
click on the task bar, left click properties, left click customize, click on
any icon, click on the carat and the only choice available is the one on
display.

Alan.
Anonymous
December 6, 2004 7:22:37 PM

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Try right clicking on "Always Show" or whichever it shows.

--
Frank Saunders, MS-MVP, IE/OE
Please respond in Newsgroup. Do not send email
http://www.fjsmjs.com
Protect your PC
http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/


"Alan Solomano" <alsol@melbpc.org.au> wrote in message
news:cp0qb6$ns$1@possum.melbpc.org.au...
> Thank you Ramesh but I do this often and it makes no difference.
>
> Alan.
>
> "Ramesh [MVP]" <ramesh@nojunkmails.com@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:e33nwSo2EHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Alan,
> Clearing the past items might help. See:
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=283084
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "Alan Solomano" <alsol@melbpc.org.au> wrote in message
> news:cou2ue$sed$1@possum.melbpc.org.au...
> I am running WinXP Pro (Service Pack 2 installed). In the Windows
> Notification Area I am unable to change the behaviour of any of the icons;
> e.g.: an icon showing "Hide When Inactive" will only allow that as does
> "Always Hide" or "Always Show". Any ideas as to what the problem is? Also,
> clicking on "Restore Defaults" does nothing at all.
>
> What I am saying is that there is no choice. Whatever an icon is
> displaying
> (Hide When Inactive, Always Show, Always Hide) is what you have. I right
> click on the task bar, left click properties, left click customize, click
> on
> any icon, click on the carat and the only choice available is the one on
> display.
>
> Alan.
>
>
>
Anonymous
December 7, 2004 12:41:45 PM

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Thanks Frank, but this does nothing at all.

Alan.

"Frank Saunders, MS-MVP, IE/OE" <franksaunders@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:%23WXOBl62EHA.2624@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Try right clicking on "Always Show" or whichever it shows.
>
> --
> Frank Saunders, MS-MVP, IE/OE
> Please respond in Newsgroup. Do not send email
> http://www.fjsmjs.com
> Protect your PC
> http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/
>
>
> "Alan Solomano" <alsol@melbpc.org.au> wrote in message
> news:cp0qb6$ns$1@possum.melbpc.org.au...
>> Thank you Ramesh but I do this often and it makes no difference.
>>
>> Alan.
>>
>> "Ramesh [MVP]" <ramesh@nojunkmails.com@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> news:e33nwSo2EHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> Alan,
>> Clearing the past items might help. See:
>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=283084
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP Shell/User
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
>>
>> "Alan Solomano" <alsol@melbpc.org.au> wrote in message
>> news:cou2ue$sed$1@possum.melbpc.org.au...
>> I am running WinXP Pro (Service Pack 2 installed). In the Windows
>> Notification Area I am unable to change the behaviour of any of the
>> icons;
>> e.g.: an icon showing "Hide When Inactive" will only allow that as does
>> "Always Hide" or "Always Show". Any ideas as to what the problem is?
>> Also,
>> clicking on "Restore Defaults" does nothing at all.
>>
>> What I am saying is that there is no choice. Whatever an icon is
>> displaying
>> (Hide When Inactive, Always Show, Always Hide) is what you have. I right
>> click on the task bar, left click properties, left click customize, click
>> on
>> any icon, click on the carat and the only choice available is the one on
>> display.
>>
>> Alan.
>>
>>
>>
>
>
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