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Adjusting the time to "Hide inactive icons"

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Anonymous
August 26, 2005 2:59:03 PM

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Is there a registry key to adjust the time it takes for XP to "hide inactive
icons" on the taskbar (by the clock)?

I sometimes want to have icons displayed for about 20 minutes and other
icons to just disappear after about 2 hours.

I already know about the "Always Hide" and "Always show" feature. I want to
know about the way to adjust the time to hide an inactive icon on the taskbar.

P.S. What is the default time in XP for an inactive icon to disappear? 1 hour?
Anonymous
August 26, 2005 8:56:26 PM

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I believe this is hard-coded in and cannot be changed. I have
not heard that anyone has found a setting adjustment for this.

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
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"cmcarthy" wrote:

| Is there a registry key to adjust the time it takes for XP to "hide inactive
| icons" on the taskbar (by the clock)?
|
| I sometimes want to have icons displayed for about 20 minutes and other
| icons to just disappear after about 2 hours.
|
| I already know about the "Always Hide" and "Always show" feature. I want to
| know about the way to adjust the time to hide an inactive icon on the taskbar.
|
| P.S. What is the default time in XP for an inactive icon to disappear? 1 hour?
August 28, 2005 3:39:24 AM

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

cmcarthy wrote:

> Is there a registry key to adjust the time it takes for XP to "hide inactive
> icons" on the taskbar (by the clock)?
>
> I sometimes want to have icons displayed for about 20 minutes and other
> icons to just disappear after about 2 hours.
>
> I already know about the "Always Hide" and "Always show" feature. I want to
> know about the way to adjust the time to hide an inactive icon on the taskbar.
>
> P.S. What is the default time in XP for an inactive icon to disappear? 1 hour?

Not that I know of.

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Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
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