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Anonymous
January 27, 2005 4:00:00 PM

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

lost all my messages-so am re-posting my question:

at start| properties |taskbar |customize (hide icons,etc.)
there are two categories: current items and past items
mine is all wacky
i have "always hide" set but three still show up in my task bar on my far
right screen
in past items-there are a number that i longtime ago removed the programs. i
have them all set to "always hide", except for mail notification.
how do i fix this miss with regedit?


thanks
terry
ps Dell said to do a Repair XP. I tried and didnt make a darn difference. XP
Repair seems a little drastic. I suspect that an item in the Registry can be
edited.

I also did try this that someone on the newsgroup suggested (however it did
not work):


remove past/current items that have been run in your systray

You can see which previous items that have been run or are currently running
on your system tray by clicking on Start >> Settings >> Taskbar and Start
Menu, tick the box that says "Hide inactive icons" then click "customize".
There you will see a list of Current and Past items. If you would like to
remove the past items then follow these steps:

1. Start Regedit. If you are unfamiliar with regedit please refer to the FAQ
on how to get started.

2. Navigate to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\TrayNotify

3. Delete the keys PastIconsStream and IconStreams

4. Exit regedit and restart Explorer.

5. To end explorer right clicking anywhere on the systemtray and choosing
"Task Manager". Click on the "Processes" tab and find Explorer.exe. Click
the End Process button. Your whole systemtray should dissappear.

6. To restart Exporer, while still in Task Manager, go to the "applications"
tab and choose the "New Task..." button. Simply type Explorer.exe and click
OK.



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Anonymous
January 29, 2005 5:45:01 PM

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

What do you mean by all wacky :?) You might try removng from startup the
three that don't hide (start > run > msconfig > startup) reboot and then add
them back (check first in "past items to see if "always hide" is specified)
if you want them to load and see if that changes things. When you remove
"past items" you need to terminate the explorer.exe process before you
attempt to delete the two keys http://windowsxp.mvps.org/PastItems.htm .


"TTT" <wn@gtemail.net> wrote in message
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> lost all my messages-so am re-posting my question:
>
> at start| properties |taskbar |customize (hide icons,etc.)
> there are two categories: current items and past items
> mine is all wacky
> i have "always hide" set but three still show up in my task bar on my far
> right screen
> in past items-there are a number that i longtime ago removed the programs.
> i
> have them all set to "always hide", except for mail notification.
> how do i fix this miss with regedit?
>
>
> thanks
> terry
> ps Dell said to do a Repair XP. I tried and didnt make a darn difference.
> XP
> Repair seems a little drastic. I suspect that an item in the Registry can
> be
> edited.
>
> I also did try this that someone on the newsgroup suggested (however it
> did
> not work):
>
>
> remove past/current items that have been run in your systray
>
> You can see which previous items that have been run or are currently
> running
> on your system tray by clicking on Start >> Settings >> Taskbar and Start
> Menu, tick the box that says "Hide inactive icons" then click "customize".
> There you will see a list of Current and Past items. If you would like to
> remove the past items then follow these steps:
>
> 1. Start Regedit. If you are unfamiliar with regedit please refer to the
> FAQ
> on how to get started.
>
> 2. Navigate to
> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\TrayNotify
>
> 3. Delete the keys PastIconsStream and IconStreams
>
> 4. Exit regedit and restart Explorer.
>
> 5. To end explorer right clicking anywhere on the systemtray and choosing
> "Task Manager". Click on the "Processes" tab and find Explorer.exe. Click
> the End Process button. Your whole systemtray should dissappear.
>
> 6. To restart Exporer, while still in Task Manager, go to the
> "applications"
> tab and choose the "New Task..." button. Simply type Explorer.exe and
> click
> OK.
>
>
>
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>
>
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