Problems with desktop toolbar on Windows XP taskbar

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

Hi,

I have a couple of issues with the "desktop toolbar" that is enabled
by "Right-click Taskbar > Toolbars > Desktop" and appears to the left
of the systray. I was wondering if anyone could help resolve them:

1) When I first enabled the taskbar it appeared that its icons were
sorted in alphabetical order. But yesterday, when I couldn't find an
entry where I expected it, I noticed there are a bunch of program
shortcuts appearing above the others. It looks something like:

My Documents
My Computer
My Network Places
Recycle Bin
Internet Explorer
Alpha *
Bravo *
Charlie *
Delta *
Alpha
Bravo
Charlie
Delta
Echo
Foxtrot
Golf
Hotel

I've placed asterisks next to those I'm referring to. The programs
that appear there don't seem to have anything in common. Why is this
happening and how can I fix it?

2) I don't have the Internet Explorer icon on the desktop, nor is it
my default browser. But it appears near the top of the desktop toolbar
(as shown above), and when I attempt to delete it with a right-click >
delete, it comes back. Why is this happening and how can I fix it?

Thanks,

Ed
1 answer Last reply
More about problems desktop toolbar windows taskbar
  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Hi Ed,

    Run these cleaners and tehn repost.
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_c.htm#cleanup

    --
    All the Best,
    Kelly

    Microsoft-MVP Windows® XP
    2004 Windows MVP "Winny" Award

    Troubleshooting Windows XP
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com

    Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm


    "Ed Masters" <master_ed@mailup.net> wrote in message
    news:7b627f65.0407041743.6e28d822@posting.google.com...
    > Hi,
    >
    > I have a couple of issues with the "desktop toolbar" that is enabled
    > by "Right-click Taskbar > Toolbars > Desktop" and appears to the left
    > of the systray. I was wondering if anyone could help resolve them:
    >
    > 1) When I first enabled the taskbar it appeared that its icons were
    > sorted in alphabetical order. But yesterday, when I couldn't find an
    > entry where I expected it, I noticed there are a bunch of program
    > shortcuts appearing above the others. It looks something like:
    >
    > My Documents
    > My Computer
    > My Network Places
    > Recycle Bin
    > Internet Explorer
    > Alpha *
    > Bravo *
    > Charlie *
    > Delta *
    > Alpha
    > Bravo
    > Charlie
    > Delta
    > Echo
    > Foxtrot
    > Golf
    > Hotel
    >
    > I've placed asterisks next to those I'm referring to. The programs
    > that appear there don't seem to have anything in common. Why is this
    > happening and how can I fix it?
    >
    > 2) I don't have the Internet Explorer icon on the desktop, nor is it
    > my default browser. But it appears near the top of the desktop toolbar
    > (as shown above), and when I attempt to delete it with a right-click >
    > delete, it comes back. Why is this happening and how can I fix it?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Ed
Ask a new question

Read More

Configuration Taskbar Desktops Windows XP