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Games showing in the task bar

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by mac, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. mac

    mac Flightless Bird

    I don't understand why some programs that start when the computer starts
    show minimized in the long task bar and others show inside the hidden icons
    next to the tray. For example: I installed Skype in two of my computers:
    In one it shows inside the hidden icons drop down grouping and in the other
    PC shows as minimized at start. Both are Windows 7 Home premium and neither
    shows in the startup menu.

    Can I control what goes in the hidden icons next to the tray at boot?

    Thanks,
    mac
     
  2. Parko

    Parko Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 12 Jun 2010 19:28:49 -0400, mac sgraffire:

    > I don't understand why some programs that start when the computer starts
    > show minimized in the long task bar and others show inside the hidden
    > icons next to the tray. For example: I installed Skype in two of my
    > computers: In one it shows inside the hidden icons drop down grouping
    > and in the other PC shows as minimized at start. Both are Windows 7
    > Home premium and neither shows in the startup menu.
    >
    > Can I control what goes in the hidden icons next to the tray at boot?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > mac


    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/windows7/products/features/jump-lists



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  3. KCB

    KCB Flightless Bird

    "mac" <macaaa@macaaa.> wrote in message
    news:HKUQn.1126$hw5.686@newsfe04.iad...
    > I don't understand why some programs that start when the computer starts
    > show minimized in the long task bar and others show inside the hidden
    > icons next to the tray. For example: I installed Skype in two of my
    > computers: In one it shows inside the hidden icons drop down grouping and
    > in the other PC shows as minimized at start. Both are Windows 7 Home
    > premium and neither shows in the startup menu.
    >
    > Can I control what goes in the hidden icons next to the tray at boot?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > mac


    You probably need to check the Settings for each program. Here is a general
    page that shows how to control which icons are hidden or shown:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/windows7/Change-how-icons-appear-in-the-notification-area
     
  4. mac

    mac Flightless Bird

    Thank you! Good information regarding the notification area.

    mac
     

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