Hide/Unhide button missing from taskbar notification area

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Recently, the little left/right arrow button is missing in my taskbar
notification area. This is the little button to hide/unhide inactive icons in
the taskbar.

I did not have system restore active so no need to try restore.
I have tried some second source utility programs to hide/unhide icons to no
avail.

I have tried logging in as different user, no luck. I have tried enabling
and disableing
the "hide inactive icons" checkbox in taskbar properties with no luck.

Just can't get that little round button back.

Gurus, a little help please, I have icons all over the place in the taskbar.


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If it works, "water go, spagetti stay"
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Never mind folks, the damn thing came back on it's own.

    I didn't do anything to bring it back. Very strange.

    Thanks anyhow.

    "Ron" wrote:

    > Recently, the little left/right arrow button is missing in my taskbar
    > notification area. This is the little button to hide/unhide inactive icons in
    > the taskbar.
    >
    > I did not have system restore active so no need to try restore.
    > I have tried some second source utility programs to hide/unhide icons to no
    > avail.
    >
    > I have tried logging in as different user, no luck. I have tried enabling
    > and disableing
    > the "hide inactive icons" checkbox in taskbar properties with no luck.
    >
    > Just can't get that little round button back.
    >
    > Gurus, a little help please, I have icons all over the place in the taskbar.
    >
    >
    > --
    > If it works, "water go, spagetti stay"
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