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Windows 7: The old 'i'll hide your tray icon' ploy

29 Jul 2009   #11
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

maybe it's the particular apps that are badly behaved and need to be rewritten - my icons remember what i want them to do, so i don't think it's 7.


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29 Jul 2009   #12
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

And I thought I was crazy. Ok, keep the comments down.

It happened to me ALL the time in XP. Not so much in Vista, And I have not noticed it in W7, yet.

And yes it is incredibly annoying.

I searched and tried different solutions and never identified the culprit.

But as has been mentioned, in moving from XP>Vista>W7 (actually triple booting right now) not only did the OS change but my apps and/or the app versions changed.

I always suspected it was an app specific to me as it did not/does not occur on any of my clients XP or Vista boxes (thank goodness).
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29 Jul 2009   #13
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Happens to me ONLY with the little smiley faces ment be used when giving feedback about Office 2010 Tech Preview.
The old 'i'll hide your tray icon' ploy-2010_feedback.gif
Sometimes they appear after the boot, sometimes not.


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30 Jul 2009   #14
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Well in one way i'm happy there's other sufferers out there, as they say shared suffering is double the fun.
the Smilies i uninstalled immediately, but they had the nasty habit of changing from hidden to show all the time.

So i guess it's still OS related, with Vista i've already tried all the tricks (reg hacking whatever) to no avail.

Oh well, if that's the worst ....
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30 Jul 2009   #15
billdo

Windows 7 x64 rtm
 
 

It happened to me a few times, but once again I was able to trace the problem back to registry/temp file cleaning program.In my case it was CCleaner.Just had to adjust cleaning settings and never had issue again.
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30 Jul 2009   #16
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billdo View Post
It happened to me a few times, but once again I was able to trace the problem back to registry/temp file cleaning program.In my case it was CCleaner.Just had to adjust cleaning settings and never had issue again.
yes i did that too with Vista (though not with ccleaner) but the issue kept returning after a while. I guess that it's the frequency with which you min to tray.

I hate a cluttered desktop, but i also don't like lot's of icons on the taskbar. So i minimize most to the tray. It's pretty full at times, but i only keep the most frequently used icons visible.

Though the issue is less pronounced then with Vista so there is progress
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31 Jul 2009   #17
TheVinesKid

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 7600 RTM
 
 

did you do an upgrade install from Windows Vista?
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31 Jul 2009   #18
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheVinesKid View Post
did you do an upgrade install from Windows Vista?
no it's a double boot. I seem to notice a pattern though. It seems that apps where you can set the Titlebar Close button to minimize to tray are the most prone to disappearing from the tray.

Sofar Mailwasher, Speedfan and Comodo disappeared regularly.
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