Help With Windows Taskbar (if your really good with a PC (XP) i need you)

!!TASKBAR TASKBAR TASKBAR!! Ok guys here's the deal, i started my computer about 3 days ago and i have had this problem ever since. When ever i try to minimize a program to my taskbar ,i can't see it. By this i mean that it is minimized but it is like it's hidden i see nothing in my taskbar, but when i do: CTRL,ALT,DELETE , i can see that the program is running. All i want to do is see my minimized, running programs. Please Help Me, Rick NOTE: if this is not a clear explenation of my problem please tell me. I will be pleased to help.I relly need this fixed

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gyromild10 years ago
I had this problem on my toshiba notebook..

It turns out, there are programs/program updates out there that can mess with with your taskbar.. (im my case its the google toolbar, i've read about musicmatch causing the same problem).

I used this handy VBScript tool to restore it (thanks to whoever wrote it)

You can view the script in notepad, if youre curious to see what it does..
rickick (author)  gyromild10 years ago
thanks that will be helpfull if that happens again i will know what to do
rickick (author) 10 years ago
Its ok guys i figured it out! i just did a system restore of 4 days ago!
westfw rickick10 years ago
So what was the problem?
NachoMahma10 years ago
. This may work. Maybe not. . Right-click on the Taskbar and select Properties. . Uncheck "Lock the Taskbar" and make sure the minimized apps area is full-width. . Make sure "Hide Inactive icons" is not checked.
rickick (author)  NachoMahma10 years ago
Thanks alot, but i already tried all of those. I would like to hear more sujestions if you have any. Thanks , Rick
. That's all I can think of. :( . It might help others if you clarify whether you're talking about the "text" minimized windows in the middle of the Taskbar or the icons in the Notification area (on the right side of the Taskbar, usually where the clock is).
rickick (author)  NachoMahma10 years ago
i am talking about the text icons! thanks thats good feedback