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ZA, AVG and other start up not showing on taskbar

Q: ZA, AVG and other start up not showing on taskbar

When I restart my computer the only "extra icons" by my clock are my APC, Internet Icon and the volume icon. How can I get the Zone Alarm, AVG and other icons which startup when I restart my computer to show in the bottom right corner of my computer again?

Also, if I click on ZA it will add it to my taskbar area, but this doesn't work for AVG. I would like them to have icons anytime I restart my computer.

Thanks again for any help:)

I have windows vista, quad-core processer, 3 g ram....not sure if you need to know anything else.

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A: ZA, AVG and other start up not showing on taskbar

Go to the program options and tell it to start up at start up or go to MSCONFIG and tell it to start up in the start up (get to it by start>RUN>type msconfig)this is for windows xp but may work for you : other one :
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hello this is my 1st post and i hope it has a good ending. this is my prob-

no bottom taskbar/big green "start" button (whole thing)on the bottom of my desktop

ive already



-ctl alt delete/ apps/ new tasks/ explorer.exe

-hit the "windows" button

-jumped down, turned around, picked a bale of cotton

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A:HELP!Start menu and taskbar not showing up!

Have you tried going to My Computer > Control Panel > Taskbar Properties. And uncheck "autohide" and checking "always on top."

If that doesn't work, then try moving the cursor to the bottom of the screen and right clicking. If you get a different menu click "properties" and then click "always on top," and uncheck "autohide."
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A:Toolbar on taskbar should only be showing an arrow but is showing icon

Hello thewonkits, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I notice this happens when using small icons for a toolbar. If you like, you could unlock the taskbar, right click on the dotted separator line to the left of the two top far left toolbars (one at a time) click on View and Large Icons, then lock the taskbar to see if that may look ok to you. It will make the top row a bit bigger though.

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Theres also settings in the performance options that can affect the ability to pin things to the taskbar at least. Have you ran a sfc/scannow on this machine?

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A:taskbar showing just two icons; help!

Hello Yihwan,

It looks like you need to unlock your taskbar, drag the dotted lines separator just to the left of the blue circle icon (far right one) over to the left to decompress the other icons until the arrows to the right of the Chrome icon go away. After you get the icons dragged into the position you want, you can lock the taskbar again.

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Re the bar on the bottom, which I guess is called the Taskbar:

Have several icons on it, which is fine.

But it won't accept any more new ones if I try to drag some onto it.

I right clicked on the bar and pulled up the Taskbar Tab under properties.
I have the Lock The Taskbar box un-checked, and have also selected
Never Combine next to the Taskbar Buttons: line.

Seems like it's still trying to pin the icons to others, and Not show them visually as completely separate icons in the bar.

What might I be doing wrong ?

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A:Taskbar stops showing previews

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post back the result
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You have one of these Viruses, or similar;


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I had this problem before, and it was a virus. In fact, it was a trojan.
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Hi Jemi200,

If you right click on Malwarebytes and select 'Properties', then under the 'Shortcut' tab click on 'Change Icon' at the bottom. You should see the Malwarebytes icon there. Select it and hit OK, Apply and OK.

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A:[SOLVED] Not Showing Audio Icon On Taskbar

Method 1:
There is no option available in control panel volume settings to show volume icon like earlier operating system. In Windows 8 and 8.1 you can enable volume icon by modifying ?Turn system icons on or off? option.
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Method 2: If volume icon is missing and you can?t enable it from ?Turn system icons on or off? area, then that could be an issue with explorer process. The following two methods can solve the issue.
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b) Registry modification- Its recommended to take a backup before modifying registry.
Open registry editor in Windows and find out;
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify

After modifying registry keys, you need to kill and restart the explorer.exe process to take effect.
-- Source: Volume Icon Missing on Windows 8 or 8.1, How to Get it Back? --

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Not yet, but will do a periodic check to see if does happen. . .Thanks for the heads up. . .
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I suspect this is related to your malware problem you had here:

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You've done multiple system restores and get the same theme? Or what happens?

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