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Windows 7: Ghost icons left on taskbar

21 Mar 2009   #1
miss carrie

Seven
 
 
Ghost icons left on taskbar

I keep getting these ghost icons that won't leave. I tried reinstalling, but they're coming back. Any ideas? The last time they filled the whole taskbar.

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21 Mar 2009   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Your image isn't showing up for me... neither is your link
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22 Mar 2009   #3
johngalt

 

I have seen this issue reported multiple times on various builds - it was a lot more prevalent for me personally on build 6801, especially with Irfanview, but not so much no on build 7048.
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22 Mar 2009   #4
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I get this sometimes, I just either click on the taskbar or the image itself and it goes away.
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22 Mar 2009   #5
miss carrie

Seven
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
I have seen this issue reported multiple times on various builds - it was a lot more prevalent for me personally on build 6801, especially with Irfanview, but not so much no on build 7048.
Interesting. Irfanview is the only specific program that left these behind - this example is a dialogue box I think. Is there any way to flush these out, even if I have to replace the others? The last install had a good 20 of them.
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22 Mar 2009   #6
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hello miss carrie,

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

The store for pinned items is located here. C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

Gary
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22 Mar 2009   #7
johngalt

 

It is not a pinned item, though, but a ghost of the application as it was running after it has ceased to run.

I have found that the application is hanging , and even task manager was not always successful on getting it removed.

However, I can officially say that, thus far, on build 7048 x86-64, I have not had it happen once. On 7048 x86, it has happened twice - but both times if twas an application hang, and when the application caught up the item did finally go away.
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22 Mar 2009   #8
miss carrie

Seven
 
 

Thanks.
Worked on the first try!
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