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Windows 7: Two Control Panel Icons on Taskbar

20 Apr 2009   #1
gpm97457

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 
Two Control Panel Icons on Taskbar

Ok guys, don't know where to put this in. So I hoping for the best. This happens to me on every build that I install (7000, 7057, 7068, and 7077). I right click on the taskbar, go to toolbars, and select Desktop to show desktop icons on my taskbar. I always get two icons for control panel settings. It doesn't bug me b/c I can right click and delete the second icon. My problem is how do I keep it from doing it again every time I reboot the PC. Is there something in the registry that is doing this?


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20 Apr 2009   #2
Maka

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7100 RC x86/Windows XP SP3 x86 (Dual Boot)
 
 

Happens to me too.It's annoying to say the least.
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20 Apr 2009   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello GMP and Maka,

I'm not sure if this is what you mean, but you might try using this option below to pin a Control Panel icon on the taskbar to see if it works better for you.

Control Panel - Pin to Taskbar

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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20 Apr 2009   #4
gpm97457

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

Actually it's on the right side of the taskbar.

Before and after

my mistake, homegroups icon took some time getting out of bed, here what it really looks like.

notice the two gear shifts i want only one of them,


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20 Apr 2009   #5
Orbital Shark

 
 

I believe it because it's allowing you to select Control Panel as a whole or you can select the individual components within Control Panel without having to navigate Control Panel itself.

It does seem a bit strange though :s
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20 Apr 2009   #6
mariojas

Windows 7 x64 build 7232
 
 

how did you guys pin down the trash can? like that whever i do it i just get a folder icon
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20 Apr 2009   #7
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mariojas View Post
how did you guys pin down the trash can? like that whever i do it i just get a folder icon
Try this thread

Recycle Bin - Pin to Taskbar

Hop it helps
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20 Apr 2009   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hi Mariojas, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can use this to pin it to the taskbar.

Recycle Bin - Pin to Taskbar

Hope this helps,
Shawn

EDIT:
LOL, beat me.
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20 Apr 2009   #9
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
LOL, beat me.
Certainly makes a change mate LOL
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20 Apr 2009   #10
mariojas

Windows 7 x64 build 7232
 
 

its great thanks, but i wish i could drag stuff there and rightclick recycle
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