Why can't I see all icons in the system tray?

Question

I am having trouble with the system tray. Sometimes my standard icons will appear, sometimes they don't. How do I know if the programs are running, for instance, antivirus, pop up blocker, etc. If the icons are not in the tray, are the programs running? How do I get them to load each time I boot up? It 's not always the same icons that do or do not load...

Thanks,

Dan

Answer

This question was answered on October 20, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Next to the system tray is an arrow that should say 'show hidden icons' when you highlight it Click it to show all icons in the system tray The default setting for the system tray will show recently used or updated software (usually 4 or 5 icons) Most anti-virus and pop blockers open automatically at start up.

If you still don't see the icons in the system tray, then right click the system tray and select Customize Notification In this menu you can change the behavior of the icons to always or never appear in the system tray.

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Posted by Nathan of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on October 20, 2005