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Windows 7: Strange Taskbar icons

03 Mar 2009   #1
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 
Strange Taskbar icons

Each time I have booted in today, the Taskbar icons look like this.

They seem to be instances of Notepad and WLM that were open during the previous session, closed before shutdown , then reappear like this on reboot.

WLM and FF icons that were pinned to Taskbar are gone and need to be repinned - Faststone capture seems to OK.

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Strange Taskbar icons-taskbar7048-2-2009-03-04_045849.jpg

Anybody else getting this?




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04 Mar 2009   #2
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Something ended up in the startup folder by the looks of that! Have you tried copying a shortcut for FF off of the Start>Programs and pinning it to the taskbar?

WLM is simply added to the favorites bar here and not even on the taskbar so I can't help you with that one. Instead WM is pinned since I managed to get that going.
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04 Mar 2009   #3
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

Thanks for the reply, yes that's exactly what I did - they repin ok.

I used Glary reg cleaner to find the entries for the duff shortcuts and remove them. They have stopped appearing now of course.

SIW2
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04 Mar 2009   #4
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

That will do it. The new entries were autoloading on you. I bet you are relieved at seeing things back the way they should be.
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