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23 views

Window Vista Taskbar Always Freezes

I have a Windows Vista (yeah, I know ugh) laptop. After start up the taskbar always freezes. The work around is go to Start Task Manager, Processes tab, select "explorer.exe," and click End Process. ...
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1answer
43 views

What is this icon on the task bar?

I'm talking about the 3rd icon from the left, that looks sort of like an envelope. It's curious, because I often get several of these, but they mysteriously "evaporate" when you mouse over them, so ...
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1answer
210 views

Stacking toolbars in a multi-row taskbar in Windows Vista

I have a high taskbar (two rows) in Windows Vista, and I want to stack toolbars (which tend to be designed to take up one row). The default behavior is side-by-side only. See image: top of image ...
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1answer
998 views

Set height of Windows Vista taskbar buttons

I have the taskbar on the left side of the screen because my monitor is so wide, and the buttons are a bit too flat for my liking. How can I increase their height, so that they look more like Windows ...
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1answer
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Battery icon missing from task bar

I used to have an icon on the Windows Vista taskbar showing the battery amount remaining (laptop). It has mysteriously vanished. How can I get it back? I followed the Windows FAQ (see How can I hide ...
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2answers
132 views

Sound Icon is missing - Vista Home Basic

In my Vista Home Basic (laptop) today suddenly I noticed that sound icon is missing from the task bar. UPDATE It works from another login on the same laptop.
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3answers
90 views

What's normal Taskbar behavior (windows)

I'm a fairly new user to windows, and Vista is my first version. I'm a bit confused about the taskbar -- either its behaving oddly or I'm just confused, or I've broken something. When I've got a lot ...
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1answer
94 views

How to make Windows Vista taskbar to appear immediately?

I have set to keep taskbar hidden. When I move mouse to screen edge, it appears. But it is slow for me:) I would like to make it to appear immediately. Any ideas? EDIT: Only what I found is to ...
2
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1answer
533 views

Taskbar unresponsive after unlock

I have my computer set to lock itself after a period of inactivity. When I unlock it again, the taskbar is unresponsive for well over a minute, meaning I cannot use the start menu or click on any ...
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2answers
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Show Desktop causes a taskbar item to blink/flash indefinitely

Sometimes when I use Windows's "Show Desktop" button (the one built into Quick Launch), one of the items on the taskbar starts blinking/flashing and won't stop until I give it focus. This doesn't ...
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1answer
3k views

Windows Taskbar - Prevent some applications from grouping?

This probably applies to either Vista or Windows 7...they both have a feature where it will group windows from the same app under a single button. However I have one application I want it to never ...
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5answers
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Why does the clock in the notification area freeze?

I have noticed a bug in the Windows Vista taskbar clock (not the gadget one, the regular good old taskbar time). Sometimes, not that often, the clock display freezes and sticks to e.g. "7.41". And ...
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How to get the Vista taskbar to span multiple monitors?

I can't for the life of me get the vista taskbar to span multiple monitors. I've searched and looked far and wide, and alas the only pseudo-solution i can find is Ultra-Mon, but a) it doesn't quite ...