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Windows 7: Notification area, show hidden icons, stuck in the foreground randomly

04 Jan 2016   #1
Somacruz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Notification area, show hidden icons, stuck in the foreground randomly

Hello.

I am at random getting my Show Hidden Icons stuck in the foreground, and not dissapearing when I click anywhere else. Only way to fix it is to click the Show Hidden Icons button again.. it's a minor thing, but it's greatly irritating. Usually happens when I have clicked on a hidden icon in there, but that's not confirmed as again.. that happens at random, and sometimes when I didn't click anything. I posted an image just to show what I have in the hidden icons, I got a lot because I don't like it cluttering my notification area.




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04 Jan 2016   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

A few things you could play with to see if they might fix this:

Try a different theme.
Change the size of the taskbar buttons(icons) in Taskbar Properties.
Run a System File Check:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Start Windows with a clean startup:
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
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04 Jan 2016   #3
Somacruz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try a different theme.. that gets me thinking. I got 2 screens, and I'm using a software called Ultramon only to have 2 different wallpapers on 2 different screens.. could that be causing the issue?
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04 Jan 2016   #4
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I can't say for sure.
Can you temporarily disable it so you can see if that fixes the problem ?
That's what doing a clean startup should help with in finding the cause for a problem.

I've tried some "multi-monitor utilities" and they caused issues for me, so i don't use them
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04 Jan 2016   #5
Baddog22556

Windows 7
 
 

If the dual screen isn't the problem take a look HERE for some common icon problems in taskbar.
Just keep scrolling down until you see what you may need to do.
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04 Jan 2016   #6
Somacruz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Baddog22556 View Post
If the dual screen isn't the problem take a look HERE for some common icon problems in taskbar.
Just keep scrolling down until you see what you may need to do.
I think you didn't fully read. I'm speaking about the Show Hidden Icon area, not the whole taskbar. My taskbar is always visible, like I want it to be.
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04 Jan 2016   #7
Somacruz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
I can't say for sure.
Can you temporarily disable it so you can see if that fixes the problem ?
That's what doing a clean startup should help with in finding the cause for a problem.

I've tried some "multi-monitor utilities" and they caused issues for me, so i don't use them
I'm gonna have UltraMon shut down for a while, normally use my computer and see if I still encounter the issue I got.
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05 Jan 2016   #8
Somacruz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Somacruz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
I can't say for sure.
Can you temporarily disable it so you can see if that fixes the problem ?
That's what doing a clean startup should help with in finding the cause for a problem.

I've tried some "multi-monitor utilities" and they caused issues for me, so i don't use them
I'm gonna have UltraMon shut down for a while, normally use my computer and see if I still encounter the issue I got.
Well, it happened again yesterday. With UltraMon shut. Gonna go through the other options you posted.
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05 Jan 2016   #9
Somacruz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well the system scan said something about corrupt files but could not fix them. As I can't post the log here as it's too big I'll link it from my OneDrive.

CBS.log: https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resi...int=file%2ctxt

P.S. I changed it to TXT for easy-to-read inside OneDrive.com
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07 Jan 2016   #10
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I can't help with fixing SFC errors
You could create a new thread in the http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/ sub-forum.
From what I've read, the experts that know how to manually fix SFC errors, hang out there, and might be able to help.
Unfortunately the most knowledgeable expert i know of, @NoelDP, is under the weather and might not be able to help now.

My prayers and wishes to NoelDP in a healthy recovery.

If no-one can help you manually fix your SFC errors, you might consider a Repair Install or a Clean Install.
Here's a few tutorials that might help if you're interested:
Repair Install
Clean Install Windows 7
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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