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Dozo
24-11-2005, 09:09 AM
I recently reformatted,reinstalled Xp, everything going fine apart from one annoying feature, the auto hide for the taskbar will not work no matter what I do. I have ticked "Hide inactive icons" in properties for taskbar. Nothing I do seems to make any difference. Any suggestions would be most appreciated.

Robby
24-11-2005, 09:16 AM
gidday,

right click taskbar, click properties, place a tick, in auto hide taskbar,
click, ok all the way out.

cheers,

Robby

Myth
24-11-2005, 09:18 AM
Within that menu also.. click on customise, then hide any icons you dont want to see.
Click on the icon, and select always hide

Dozo
24-11-2005, 01:17 PM
Thanks for the suggestions, but I have done all that and still nothing happens.
Normally there is an arrow on the lefthand side of the taskbar, that is not there and I presume "Hide Inactive Icons" won't work until the arrow appears.

Jen
24-11-2005, 04:55 PM
Are any of the icons actually "inactive"? Try changing the systray icons to always hide for each of them and see if the tray arrow appears.

ferrite
24-11-2005, 05:50 PM
find ure prefetch folder open it and delete the contents,and restart .this will cause xp to rebuild the file of icons and may fix the problem.

Dozo
24-11-2005, 07:20 PM
Thank you very much Jen. I did what you suggested and it now works perfectly. Very much appreciated. I had tried everything and nothing worked.