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Windows 7: Icons disappearing

22 Sep 2014   #1
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 
Icons disappearing

I have a certain number of program icons set to always show.

They will show for a while and then disappear.

I prefer not to pin to the taskbar.

Thanks for any advice.

Paul




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22 Sep 2014   #2
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Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

When they are not appearing on the system tray, are you sure the programs are actually running?
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22 Sep 2014   #3
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

They are not running - that's the problem.

I have to then start them.

What is really confusing, is that the programs that I checked to only show notifications, do stay in the system tray.
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22 Sep 2014   #4
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PSCO2007 View Post
They are not running - that's the problem.

I have to then start them.

What is really confusing, is that the programs that I checked to only show notifications, do stay in the system tray.
So when you reboot your PC, the icons are not showing in the system tray until you manually start the program(s)? Or the programs are running and the Icons are not showing in the system tray?

Typically when a program is not actually running in some way, the icon will not be there.
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22 Sep 2014   #5
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

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So when you reboot your PC, the icons are not showing in the system tray until you manually start the program(s)
Right - this seems to happen after I reboot - but certain program icons remain regardless. (even though they are not running).


What's the point in checking "always show" if it ignores it?
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22 Sep 2014   #6
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Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

If you want those programs to start automatically, you're going to need to have them set to start upon startup. Otherwise, you will have to continue to manually start the program for it to be in the system tray.

Option 3 (or whichever you prefer)
Startup Programs - Change

Which icons are always displaying when they shouldnt?
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22 Sep 2014   #7
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

The icons that disappear are : Yahoo Messenger, Faststone capture and Yowindow.

Also, it makes no diffeerence if I start the programs, they just disappear in a few minutes.

I just checked in msconfig and the programs I mentioned that are disappearing are checked to start.

Could it have anything to do with Temp File Cleaner by Oldtimer?
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23 Sep 2014   #8
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

It seems to be Temp File Cleaner by Oldtimer that was causing the problem.

Since yesterday, after rebooting and not using that program, all icons are there.

I knew it closed browsers, but didn't realize it also closed certain programs as well.

Thanks for your time in answering this thread.
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23 Sep 2014   #9
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PSCO2007 View Post
It seems to be Temp File Cleaner by Oldtimer that was causing the problem.

Since yesterday, after rebooting and not using that program, all icons are there.

I knew it closed browsers, but didn't realize it also closed certain programs as well.

Thanks for your time in answering this thread.
Dang I knew I was forgetting a thread.

Sorry for not continuing to help but I'm glad you got it fixed!
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