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Windows 7: strange problem in notification area icons?

29 Mar 2011   #11
Orbital Shark

 
 

Here's mine after having 7 icons showing...

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How many Icons do you have available to show? (a snip of your expanded grid would be handy )




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29 Mar 2011   #12
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

well here are my 5 icons -the Expand icon is not there, it will appear only if i remove 1 icon out of the 5


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29 Mar 2011   #13
Orbital Shark

 
 

That would indicate that you have all available icons on display already. To get the expand icon back you will need to set 1 of your notifications to only show notifications thus hiding it.

You'll notice that there are several icons that only show when a particular software (Task Manager) or Hardware (Safely Remove Hardware) is active and as such will not show at all times.
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29 Mar 2011   #14
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
That would indicate that you have all available icons on display already. To get the expand icon back you will need to set 1 of your notifications to only show notifications thus hiding it.
You are right!
and that's what i wrote as well: if i hide one of the five icons i get the expand icon back.

Just to make things clearer- you say that there is no way to get my current 5 icons and the expand icon as well?
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29 Mar 2011   #15
Orbital Shark

 
 

No there isn't as there are no more icons remaining. If you had a USB device plugged in you'd have a 6th icon available but as there is nothing left to pull from the grid to the notification area, Windows deems the icon useless unless certain criteria (software/hardware) are met.
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29 Mar 2011   #16
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
No there isn't as there are no more icons remaining. If you had a USB device plugged in you'd have a 6th icon available but as there is nothing left to pull from the grid to the notification area, Windows deems the icon useless unless certain criteria (software/hardware) are met.
I understood -thank you very much Orbital Shark for your detailed support and Patience
Thanks for other friends who try to help as well!
I'll mark it as solved.
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29 Mar 2011   #17
Orbital Shark

 
 

You're welcome

It's a pity we can't achieve what you want.
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29 Mar 2011   #18
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
You're welcome

It's a pity we can't achieve what you want.
Well, may be somebody will come up with a registry tweak
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30 Mar 2011   #19
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

If you drag your toolbar up to make the tray's clock area 3 lines, you can add many icons in the system tray - and have the advantage of a 3-line date and time - great for people like me that work out of the home (if you call "working the forums", work!) so every day of the week seems the same - I can just look down and see today is Wednesday. 3 lines in the tray clock area gives 2 lines for the tray icons. And it gives room for Quicklaunch to sit under the Task Bar, before the Address Bar, the end of which you see in the lower left.


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30 Mar 2011   #20
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Digerati View Post
If you drag your toolbar up to make the tray's clock area 3 lines, you can add many icons in the system tray - and have the advantage of a 3-line date and time - great for people like me that work out of the home (if you call "working the forums", work!) so every day of the week seems the same - I can just look down and see today is Wednesday. 3 lines in the tray clock area gives 2 lines for the tray icons. And it gives room for Quicklaunch to sit under the Task Bar, before the Address Bar, the end of which you see in the lower left.
Thanks Digerati,
2 lines for the tray icons is a brilliant idea
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