Icons in notification area missing

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In XP Pro is there a way to remove items from the notification area (r/h end
of taskbar) showing in customise. Programs no longer installed and not
showing in the notification area. Many of these items never show even
altered to always show.Icons next to many are incorrect too.
I'm hoping that after removal if possible that these will reload correctly
after their programs are reinstalled.
The hide -show icon rarely shows and when it does only one icon is hidden
even when all are selected to always show.


Linz
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Delete the IconStreams and PastIconsStream values from the following
    registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\
    TrayNotify

    How to Clear Past Items from the Notification Area
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;283084

    For an automated edit, go here...
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    Read the instructions at the top.
    Scroll down to and click on...
    53. Remove Past Items From Notification Area

    --
    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:%230G9z9AdFHA.412@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
    Linz <gtext_nospam_@alphalink.com.au> hunted and pecked:
    > In XP Pro is there a way to remove items from the notification area (r/h
    > end of taskbar) showing in customise. Programs no longer installed and not
    > showing in the notification area. Many of these items never show even
    > altered to always show.Icons next to many are incorrect too.
    > I'm hoping that after removal if possible that these will reload correctly
    > after their programs are reinstalled.
    > The hide -show icon rarely shows and when it does only one icon is hidden
    > even when all are selected to always show.
    >
    >
    > Linz
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Wesley,

    Thanks for the advice.

    I did a manual registry edit.That cleaned out the past items ok.
    Some are still not appearing after activating them from startup under
    programs but I may need to reinstall these programs to fix that.

    Is there a way I can fix the absence of the show-hide icon that's gone
    missing. It was missing before the registry edit.

    Appreciate any help you can give.

    Linz


    "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:%23FrSVTBdFHA.2760@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > Delete the IconStreams and PastIconsStream values from the following
    > registry key:
    > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\
    > TrayNotify
    >
    > How to Clear Past Items from the Notification Area
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;283084
    >
    > For an automated edit, go here...
    > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
    >
    > Read the instructions at the top.
    > Scroll down to and click on...
    > 53. Remove Past Items From Notification Area
    >
    > --
    > Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >
    > Wes
    > MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >
    > In news:%230G9z9AdFHA.412@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
    > Linz <gtext_nospam_@alphalink.com.au> hunted and pecked:
    >> In XP Pro is there a way to remove items from the notification area (r/h
    >> end of taskbar) showing in customise. Programs no longer installed and
    >> not
    >> showing in the notification area. Many of these items never show even
    >> altered to always show.Icons next to many are incorrect too.
    >> I'm hoping that after removal if possible that these will reload
    >> correctly
    >> after their programs are reinstalled.
    >> The hide -show icon rarely shows and when it does only one icon is hidden
    >> even when all are selected to always show.
    >>
    >>
    >> Linz
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Linz,

    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_n.htm

    Scroll down to
    Notification Area

    (or do a Ctrl + F for Notification Area)

    See Chevron is missing: and Icons are missing or disappear, reappear:

    --
    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:uvBrE%23BdFHA.580@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
    Linz <gtext_nospam_@alphalink.com.au> hunted and pecked:
    > Wesley,
    >
    > Thanks for the advice.
    >
    > I did a manual registry edit.That cleaned out the past items ok.
    > Some are still not appearing after activating them from startup under
    > programs but I may need to reinstall these programs to fix that.
    >
    > Is there a way I can fix the absence of the show-hide icon that's gone
    > missing. It was missing before the registry edit.
    >
    > Appreciate any help you can give.
    >
    > Linz
    >
    >
    > "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:%23FrSVTBdFHA.2760@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    >> Delete the IconStreams and PastIconsStream values from the following
    >> registry key:
    >> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\
    >> TrayNotify
    >>
    >> How to Clear Past Items from the Notification Area
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;283084
    >>
    >> For an automated edit, go here...
    >> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
    >>
    >> Read the instructions at the top.
    >> Scroll down to and click on...
    >> 53. Remove Past Items From Notification Area
    >>
    >> --
    >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >>
    >> Wes
    >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >>
    >> In news:%230G9z9AdFHA.412@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
    >> Linz <gtext_nospam_@alphalink.com.au> hunted and pecked:
    >>> In XP Pro is there a way to remove items from the notification area (r/h
    >>> end of taskbar) showing in customise. Programs no longer installed and
    >>> not
    >>> showing in the notification area. Many of these items never show even
    >>> altered to always show.Icons next to many are incorrect too.
    >>> I'm hoping that after removal if possible that these will reload
    >>> correctly
    >>> after their programs are reinstalled.
    >>> The hide -show icon rarely shows and when it does only one icon is
    >>> hidden even when all are selected to always show.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Linz
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    For some users, setting the very first icon to Always Hide, restores the
    arrow/chevron. Note: It does take time for it to become effective.

    Icons are missing or disappear, reappear: This happens for most Auto-Logon
    users.

    Methods/workarounds: Log off and Log back on, password protect your account
    or disable SSDP and uPNP Services.

    Disable SSDP and uPNP Services (Line 156)
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    Or if you are running XP SP1 uninstall UPnP from Add/Remove Windows
    Components.

    Added info:

    Troubleshooting the Notification Area
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_n.htm#na

    Troubleshooting the Volume Control Icon
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_v.htm#volume

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

    --

    All the Best,
    Kelly (MS-MVP)

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


    "Linz" <gtext_nospam_@alphalink.com.au> wrote in message
    news:uvBrE%23BdFHA.580@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > Wesley,
    >
    > Thanks for the advice.
    >
    > I did a manual registry edit.That cleaned out the past items ok.
    > Some are still not appearing after activating them from startup under
    > programs but I may need to reinstall these programs to fix that.
    >
    > Is there a way I can fix the absence of the show-hide icon that's gone
    > missing. It was missing before the registry edit.
    >
    > Appreciate any help you can give.
    >
    > Linz
    >
    >
    > "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:%23FrSVTBdFHA.2760@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    >> Delete the IconStreams and PastIconsStream values from the following
    >> registry key:
    >> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\
    >> TrayNotify
    >>
    >> How to Clear Past Items from the Notification Area
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;283084
    >>
    >> For an automated edit, go here...
    >> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
    >>
    >> Read the instructions at the top.
    >> Scroll down to and click on...
    >> 53. Remove Past Items From Notification Area
    >>
    >> --
    >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >>
    >> Wes
    >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >>
    >> In news:%230G9z9AdFHA.412@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
    >> Linz <gtext_nospam_@alphalink.com.au> hunted and pecked:
    >>> In XP Pro is there a way to remove items from the notification area (r/h
    >>> end of taskbar) showing in customise. Programs no longer installed and
    >>> not
    >>> showing in the notification area. Many of these items never show even
    >>> altered to always show.Icons next to many are incorrect too.
    >>> I'm hoping that after removal if possible that these will reload
    >>> correctly
    >>> after their programs are reinstalled.
    >>> The hide -show icon rarely shows and when it does only one icon is
    >>> hidden
    >>> even when all are selected to always show.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Linz
    >>
    >
    >
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