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Taskbar and Start Menu Properties

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by LondonLad, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. LondonLad

    LondonLad Flightless Bird

    Hi
    After I have run the FixIt program from Microsoft to clear past items now
    when I
    Right click Taskbar
    Click Customize
    Costomize Notifications Current Items with the behavior column right click a
    current item you get a drop down box with 3 options
    Hide When Active
    Always Hide
    Always Show
    The problem now is I get the drop down box with arrow but no selection, or
    in other words it is stuck on hide when active.
    How can I correct this please?

    Ron
     
  2. Donald Anadell

    Donald Anadell Flightless Bird

    "LondonLad" <LondonLad@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:EB25559A-F944-481C-8B4A-ECF613DC2790@microsoft.com...
    > Hi


    > After I have run the FixIt program from Microsoft to clear past items now


    I assume you mean you ran the following Fixit:

    "How do I clear past items from the Customize Notifications dialog box in
    Windows XP"
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/283084


    Did you verify that the "fixit" worked, by restarting your computer?

    Did you try using a Restore Point dated prior to running the Fixit?

    Have you tried reducing the size of the "Active title bar" in order to get
    the drop down menu items back?

    Right click Desktop, and select properties.
    Left click on the Appearance tab and then the Advanced button.
    Select the "Active title bar" item.
    Reduce the size of the bar.

    Good luck,

    Donald Anadell



    > when I
    > Right click Taskbar
    > Click Customize
    > Costomize Notifications Current Items with the behavior column right click
    > a
    > current item you get a drop down box with 3 options
    > Hide When Active
    > Always Hide
    > Always Show
    > The problem now is I get the drop down box with arrow but no selection, or
    > in other words it is stuck on hide when active.
    > How can I correct this please?
    >
    > Ron
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  3. LondonLad

    LondonLad Flightless Bird

    Hi Donald
    Yep that's it thanks for that, I did try and restore but that failed "Unable
    to Restore" was the message.

    Ron

    "Donald Anadell" wrote:

    >
    > "LondonLad" <LondonLad@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:EB25559A-F944-481C-8B4A-ECF613DC2790@microsoft.com...
    > > Hi

    >
    > > After I have run the FixIt program from Microsoft to clear past items now

    >
    > I assume you mean you ran the following Fixit:
    >
    > "How do I clear past items from the Customize Notifications dialog box in
    > Windows XP"
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/283084
    >
    >
    > Did you verify that the "fixit" worked, by restarting your computer?
    >
    > Did you try using a Restore Point dated prior to running the Fixit?
    >
    > Have you tried reducing the size of the "Active title bar" in order to get
    > the drop down menu items back?
    >
    > Right click Desktop, and select properties.
    > Left click on the Appearance tab and then the Advanced button.
    > Select the "Active title bar" item.
    > Reduce the size of the bar.
    >
    > Good luck,
    >
    > Donald Anadell
    >
    >
    >
    > > when I
    > > Right click Taskbar
    > > Click Customize
    > > Costomize Notifications Current Items with the behavior column right click
    > > a
    > > current item you get a drop down box with 3 options
    > > Hide When Active
    > > Always Hide
    > > Always Show
    > > The problem now is I get the drop down box with arrow but no selection, or
    > > in other words it is stuck on hide when active.
    > > How can I correct this please?
    > >
    > > Ron
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  4. Tim Meddick

    Tim Meddick Flightless Bird

    Try deleting these two registry values :

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\TrayNotify]
    "IconStreams"=""
    "PastIconsStream"=""

    ....then clear the check-box for "Hide inactive icons" in the "Taskbar and
    Start Menu Properties" (press [ok] to exit), then reboot.

    Hopefully, when you logon again, all will have corrected itself, and you
    can hide inactive icons once again from "Taskbar and Start Menu
    Properties"...

    ==

    Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)




    "LondonLad" <LondonLad@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:EB25559A-F944-481C-8B4A-ECF613DC2790@microsoft.com...
    > Hi
    > After I have run the FixIt program from Microsoft to clear past items now
    > when I
    > Right click Taskbar
    > Click Customize
    > Costomize Notifications Current Items with the behavior column right
    > click a
    > current item you get a drop down box with 3 options
    > Hide When Active
    > Always Hide
    > Always Show
    > The problem now is I get the drop down box with arrow but no selection,
    > or
    > in other words it is stuck on hide when active.
    > How can I correct this please?
    >
    > Ron
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  5. Donald Anadell

    Donald Anadell Flightless Bird

    "LondonLad" <LondonLad@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:A6C95541-A42F-4072-869A-FF724A3379E1@microsoft.com...
    > Hi Donald
    > Yep that's it thanks for that, I did try and restore but that failed
    > "Unable
    > to Restore" was the message.


    That "Fixit" deletes a couple of Registry values, see Tim Meddick's reply in
    this thread for the values that are actually deleted by the Fixit.

    Did you try resizing the "Active title bar", as described in my previous
    post?

    Good luck,

    Donald Anadell


    >
    > Ron
    >
    > "Donald Anadell" wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "LondonLad" <LondonLad@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:EB25559A-F944-481C-8B4A-ECF613DC2790@microsoft.com...
    >> > Hi

    >>
    >> > After I have run the FixIt program from Microsoft to clear past items
    >> > now

    >>
    >> I assume you mean you ran the following Fixit:
    >>
    >> "How do I clear past items from the Customize Notifications dialog box in
    >> Windows XP"
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/283084
    >>
    >>
    >> Did you verify that the "fixit" worked, by restarting your computer?
    >>
    >> Did you try using a Restore Point dated prior to running the Fixit?
    >>
    >> Have you tried reducing the size of the "Active title bar" in order to
    >> get
    >> the drop down menu items back?
    >>
    >> Right click Desktop, and select properties.
    >> Left click on the Appearance tab and then the Advanced button.
    >> Select the "Active title bar" item.
    >> Reduce the size of the bar.
    >>
    >> Good luck,
    >>
    >> Donald Anadell
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> > when I
    >> > Right click Taskbar
    >> > Click Customize
    >> > Costomize Notifications Current Items with the behavior column right
    >> > click
    >> > a
    >> > current item you get a drop down box with 3 options
    >> > Hide When Active
    >> > Always Hide
    >> > Always Show
    >> > The problem now is I get the drop down box with arrow but no selection,
    >> > or
    >> > in other words it is stuck on hide when active.
    >> > How can I correct this please?
    >> >
    >> > Ron
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >

    >>
    >>
    >> .
    >>
     

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