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Windows 7: Tray Icon not refreshing

09 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
[SOLVED] Tray Icon not refreshing

Hey I'm looking for solution but couldn't find any so im writing here. Im using MPC-HC with DirectVobSub (VSFilter), and everytime I load video i get green arrow icon in tray, anothere and anothere one. It should remove old and display new, but it dosnt remove old one. But when i hover on icon it get removed, and only working one is there. Im using same windows with same cccp and before format i didnt have any problem, now i do. It's cosmetic problem but very anoying, and i dont want to reinstall windows just because of it. Any ideas how can i fix it ? I tried reinstallig software, using other version - nothing helped. all my recovery points got same problem so going back wont help

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09 Jan 2011   #2
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

There is a problem with the system tray, it does not automatically refresh properly, and it also does not automatically remove old icons.

The only way I have found to overcome this is to use a registry change:

Notification Area Icons - Reset

If you now right click in the system tray and choose "Customize notification icons" you will see that your icons are now up to date and should refresh properly until at some point you have to do it again.

I don't know of any other reliable way to do this. Take care when editing the registry, and always make a backup before you do so.

Regards....Mike Connor
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10 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Dear Mike Connor, Thanks you for you tip - I did what was needed but aparently it didn't solve my problem. I can see it did reset notification area icons by clicking customize and there is "fresh" list of icons, but sadly my "not removing old DirectVobSub icon" problem is still there. It's funny how same system on same machine with same software installed can work in two diffrent ways. What I tried and didnt work out: - rebuilding IconCache.db - killing and starting explorer.exe - update vsfilter - reset notification area icons edit: when i unregistre and regisrty vsfilter back it work good for first time (first opening mpc-hc) then when i close it and open again problems get back. I tried with newest and oldest vsfilter and still have problem.
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10 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Official old 2.37 Fix'ed problem. Nor 2.38, 2.39, 2.40 fix'd it, just old 2.37. So its related with vsfilter then. Thanks
Thanks for tips
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