Solved when I click customize taskbar icons in window 7 it does not

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January 10, 2018 at 13:46:06
Specs: windows 7, 2.793 GHz / 4 gig
when I click customize taskbar icons in window 7 it does come up on with the Customization window..
I red somewhere that this could be due to an incorrect registry command in the registry itself. Please tell me if this is true ? is not some registry fix ? that we can just install into the registry without having to type anything ?



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January 14, 2018 at 12:58:57
Please realize the difference between the taskbar & the Notification area. The taskbar is the entire bar at the bottom of the screen. The Notification area is the right end of the taskbar. IMO, the Notification area should be set to ALWAYS display ALL icons. One of the main reasons is so you can see when new icons "magically appear" after a software installation rather than having them hidden in the "overflow". An icon in the Notification area means something has loaded at startup & is running in the background. Many of the startup apps are unnecessary & just use up system resources so by havng ALL displayed, you will be able to spot a new one & then decide what to do with it.

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January 10, 2018 at 14:08:16
Please explain how you're attempting to go about it. My suggestion would be to right click on the Start button, click Properties, then click the Taskbar tab & do the following:

- uncheck all boxes under Taskbar Appearance
- Taskbar location: Bottom
- Taskbar buttons: Never combine

Under Notification area, click Customize...then check the box at the bottom that says "always show all icons...".

Click OK, then click Apply.

EDIT: if there are icons you want to remove from the taskbar, right click on the icon & select "unpin". If you want to add specific icons to the taskbar, go to Start > All Programs, find the icon(s) you want to add, right click & select "pin to taskbar"

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January 10, 2018 at 15:10:57
One additional point to add to the above. Be sure you don't have the "lock taskbar" checked.

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January 11, 2018 at 13:53:05
No ,I tried all that - when I click the customize icon -Nothing happens.



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#4
January 11, 2018 at 15:35:08
"when I click the customize icon -Nothing happens"

Please explain. There is no "customize icon" so I'm not sure what you mean. Could it be the "Customize..." button at the right/center of the Taskbar Properties window as shown below?

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Did you click on "How do I customize the taskbar?" at the bottom of that window? If the "Customize..." button doesn't work, go to Start > Control Panel (change "view by" to "large icons"), then click "Notification Area Icons". I suggest you check the box on the bottom/left - "Always show all icons and..."

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January 11, 2018 at 16:29:35
Are you trying to change the appearance of icons already showing on your desktop?

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January 13, 2018 at 17:46:38
right bottom on taskbar - Properties - customize taskbar icons - nothing happens.

Normally an option window comes up - asking U if U want to show taskbar icons only when active- and other options - this does not come up.



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January 14, 2018 at 11:16:35
Open Control Panel. Type Customize in the search box. Click "Notification Area Icons" Check the ones you want to see.

Doing the best I can here... And remember, there's always more than one path to success. :)


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January 14, 2018 at 12:58:57
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Please realize the difference between the taskbar & the Notification area. The taskbar is the entire bar at the bottom of the screen. The Notification area is the right end of the taskbar. IMO, the Notification area should be set to ALWAYS display ALL icons. One of the main reasons is so you can see when new icons "magically appear" after a software installation rather than having them hidden in the "overflow". An icon in the Notification area means something has loaded at startup & is running in the background. Many of the startup apps are unnecessary & just use up system resources so by havng ALL displayed, you will be able to spot a new one & then decide what to do with it.

https://www.sevenforums.com/attachm...


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