right hand toolbar - vanishing icons?

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Running XP Pro with all updates. Periodically it decides not to show
running programs in the right hand toolbar. It always shows the
network icon, Messenger and my anti virus program, but mislays stuff
like Clipmate, my Calendar program etc - all of which are running but
inaccessible from the toolbar.

How do I sort this out? A corrupted registry key or somethiong?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    You might have to set the system to open some apps after startup to get the Notification icons to show.

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    Mark L. Ferguson
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    "Pete" <peteroe@REMOVETHISwritebros.org> wrote in message news:7g7sc1h2dbj3u4321sdm0aine8rbs0ga8q@4ax.com...
    > Running XP Pro with all updates. Periodically it decides not to show
    > running programs in the right hand toolbar. It always shows the
    > network icon, Messenger and my anti virus program, but mislays stuff
    > like Clipmate, my Calendar program etc - all of which are running but
    > inaccessible from the toolbar.
    >
    > How do I sort this out? A corrupted registry key or somethiong?
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    It is called the Notification Area.

    Notification area icons are missing at startup
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/trayicons.htm

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    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:7g7sc1h2dbj3u4321sdm0aine8rbs0ga8q@4ax.com,
    Pete <peteroe@REMOVETHISwritebros.org> hunted and pecked:
    > Running XP Pro with all updates. Periodically it decides not to show
    > running programs in the right hand toolbar. It always shows the
    > network icon, Messenger and my anti virus program, but mislays stuff
    > like Clipmate, my Calendar program etc - all of which are running but
    > inaccessible from the toolbar.
    >
    > How do I sort this out? A corrupted registry key or somethiong?
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    "" wrote:
    > Running XP Pro with all updates. Periodically it decides not
    > to show
    > running programs in the right hand toolbar. It always shows
    > the
    > network icon, Messenger and my anti virus program, but mislays
    > stuff
    > like Clipmate, my Calendar program etc - all of which are
    > running but
    > inaccessible from the toolbar.
    >
    > How do I sort this out? A corrupted registry key or
    > somethiong?

    Sounds like it just hiding inactive icons, easy fix. Right clikc empty
    space on task bar > Properties then deselecte "Hide Inactive icons"
    clikc ok, and now it will display all icons all of the time.

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    On Fri, 8 Jul 2005 11:12:07 -0600, "Wesley Vogel"
    <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote:

    >It is called the Notification Area.
    >
    >Notification area icons are missing at startup
    >http://windowsxp.mvps.org/trayicons.htm

    Thank you for this. I'd tried a search in Knowledge Base, but hadn't
    found your link.

    It seems shutting off SSDP discovery service is the only workaround,
    since logging off and on again (the other suggestion) doesn't work for
    me.

    One of life's annoyances then....

    pete
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Pete,

    If you do not have a home network, you do not need the SSDP Discovery
    Service running.

    It may not need to be running even if you do have a home network.

    [[*If you don't have any of these devices, disable it. If you do have home
    networking devices set up, test it out on Disable. If any device stops
    working, set to Automatic.]]
    http://www.beemerworld.com/tips/servicesxp.htm

    SSDP Discovery Service
    http://web.archive.org/web/20041128020314/www.blackviper.com/WinXP/service411.htm

    SSDP Discovery Service
    http://www.theeldergeek.com/ssdp_discovery_service.htm

    SSDP Discovery Service
    http://snakefoot.fateback.com/tweak/winnt/service/stuv.html#SSDPSRV

    --
    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:5oquc1toj301ekv2osn2v0fr0aasmdl25m@4ax.com,
    Pete <peteroe@REMOVETHISwritebros.org> hunted and pecked:
    > On Fri, 8 Jul 2005 11:12:07 -0600, "Wesley Vogel"
    > <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote:
    >
    >> It is called the Notification Area.
    >>
    >> Notification area icons are missing at startup
    >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/trayicons.htm
    >
    > Thank you for this. I'd tried a search in Knowledge Base, but hadn't
    > found your link.
    >
    > It seems shutting off SSDP discovery service is the only workaround,
    > since logging off and on again (the other suggestion) doesn't work for
    > me.
    >
    > One of life's annoyances then....
    >
    > pete
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