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Windows 7: Program shadow?


22 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64 home premium
 
 
Program shadow?

I'm not sure what the correct term is so I'm not quite sure what to search for.

I recently updated my Process Explorer from 12.03 to 12.04. In the process, the program icon shadow is no longer co-located with the program icon on the taskbar.

I had this issue before but can't remember what I did to resolve it. Any suggestions on how to fix this?

See the example below. Note the program icon in the top left corner of the taskbar and the shadow in the bottom right corner. It normally shadows itself like the Firefox icons.




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22 Aug 2010   #2

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)
 
 

Hi speedlever,
Try right clicking the taskbar - properties
next to Taskbar buttons, click the drop down arrow and select never combine, click apply
Then change it back to always combine, hide labels, click combine, apply and ok.
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22 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 home premium
 
 

Thanks for that tip Orpheous. I thought that would fix it, but alas, it remains split. I can see the combined windows split and recombine when I choose and apply different options. But for whatever reason, PE1204 stays split regardless.

I know I saw this when I updated to 1203, but I just can't remember what I did to fix it.
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22 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Unpin Process Explorer (Top Left), then the one that is active (Bottom Right) pin it.
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22 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64 home premium
 
 

logicearth,

I tried that and got this error msg when I clicked on the active (now pinned )icon:

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22 Aug 2010   #6

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)
 
 

I think I see what the problem is...
The Process Explorer download link is for a .zip archive that contains a .chm file, an EULA.txt file and a standalone executable, procexp.exe
Try this little workaround:
Go to where you downloaded the zip archive (ProcessExplorer.zip from Process Explorer)
Right click the zip file, select "Extract All..."
Browse to Computer/C://Program Files/
click "Make New Folder" (and click through the UAC windows to allow yourself permission to make a new folder)
Name the new folder "Process Explorer" (or whatever else you want to all it), click ok, and allow
Click ok to extract.
Now you should see the 3 extracted files in your newly created folder.
Double click procexp.exe to run the program and watch the folder contents... Did you see what happened?
procexp64.exe appeared. If you exit or close the program, this file dissappears!

Before we go any further, delete the procexp64.exe shortcut from your taskbar.
Now, with procexp.exe opened, right click procexp64.exe and select copy, then in the Process Explorer window, right click in a blank space a click paste. This will result in a new file called procexp64 - Copy.exe.
Exit the program and rename the copy to procexp64.exe, then drag it to your taskbar to create a new shortcut.
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22 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64 home premium
 
 

Thanks Orpheous, that worked.

I know that I've never had to jump through those hoops before. I wonder what changed... or what I did to make it work last time? Oh well. I appreciate the help.
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22 Aug 2010   #8

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)
 
 

You're welcome
I haven't used this program for a long time, and can't remember if it used to be distributed as a standalone .exe like version 12.04 is now or an installer. If the 12.03 download was an installer, it might explain why you've been having problems with it. Anyway, glad I could help out!
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22 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 x64 home premium
 
 

AFAIK, PE has always been a stand-alone program. I wish I could remember what I did to fix it last time.

I'd already done most of what you suggested today... except for making a copy of the PE64 file. That was a new one on me. I tried to pin the PE64 file to the taskbar, but it wouldn't do it. I'll have to bookmark this thread so I can remember how to fix it for the next PE upgrade!
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22 Aug 2010   #10

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)
 
 

Just had another look at it, and I owe you an apology for overcomplicating the solution!
Instead of creating the copy of the procexp64.exe file, pasting it and renaming it,
just right click the procexp.exe file, click properties, compatibility (tab), and check run as administrator,
then you can create a shortcut to the procexp.exe as per usual and it will allow the 64 bit version to run.
Sorry about that!

*EDIT* Disregard this post please, the OP found that the shortcut created using this post didn't work. Use the one in post #6 instead
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