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Windows 7: Taskbar "Show hidden Icons" button - win 7

09 Aug 2014   #1

Win 7 HP 32bit - sp1
Taskbar "Show hidden Icons" button - win 7

Hi All

When I activate the “Show hidden icons” button on the taskbar the pop up menu appears. However, when I move the cursor to activate any one of the icons the pop-up menu then disappears.

Has anyone experienced a similar problem before & resolved the issue?

NB. I cannot use SFC Scannow, as it would destroy many of my bespoke settings!

Thanks in advance for any helpful info!


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09 Aug 2014   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Ich,

If you mean for when you check the Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar box, then it's normal to no longer see the arrow menu and see all icons in your notification area on the taskbar.

Notification Area Icons - Hide or Show System Icons and Notifications
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09 Aug 2014   #3

Win 7 HP 32bit - sp1

Hi Brink

Thanks for getting back so quick!

Unfortunately this problem is unrelated to your solution. This could have been caused by the taskbar icon cache been made corrupt at a certain point in time, I don’t know.

To make this a bit easier to understand if I have an app running with its icon in the default l/h/s of the taskbar and I move the mouse over the icon as you are aware a minature window appears of the app, however when I move the mouse to click on the app image it disappears in the same way as the “show hidden icons”pop-up does. The ironic thing is if you keep the l/h mouse button on you can negotiate to the pop-up & app image without a problem!

Looks like I’m going to have to live with it.

Anyway once again thanks for your quick response.

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09 Aug 2014   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

I see now. You might see if enabling last active click may work better for you to see and click on the taskbar thumbnail previews of opened apps.

Taskbar Last Active Click - Enable or Disable
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