Taskbar Icons remain after program is closed

Taskbar Icons remain after program is closed

Post by Dave Potte » Sat, 09 Aug 2003 02:05:29


Hi,

In my stores we use Win98 on 400mhz processors with minimum 256 mb RAM
and we are running Office XP and maybe 2 or 3 other programs on a semi
regular basis. First, I realize that the processors are ancient and
they're probably stressed to the max. Second, Upgrading the processors
is not an option. Now to my question:

What causes the task bar program icons (not the system tray icons) to
remain on the task bar after the program has closed (they do not
contain a title or anthing, the blank button just stays there). I have
seen as many as 25 of them just sitting there and when you click on
them they go away.

Any thoughts on this would be helpful and appreciated.
Dave
 
 
 

Taskbar Icons remain after program is closed

Post by Brian A » Sat, 09 Aug 2003 06:40:34

Dave,
From the now gone to XP ng, Rick Rogers aka "Nutcase" MS-MVP:
These "ghost" buttons are often cured by updating the video drivers. They began
appearing around the release of IE5.0. Changing screensavers can often help as well.

Other possibilities include:

1) The Win98SE Mapped drives Shutdown update
2) The Win98SE 1394 Storage Supplement

If you have installed any of these updates and don't actually need them, you can try
uninstalling them through the .inf's they placed on your system. They would be:

1) 260067un.inf
2) 242975un.inf

Also, another method to try is to delete this key from the registry and reboot:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StuckRects

*NOTE* Please use caution when working within the registry. Changes made here are
generally immediate. Making the wrong change or carelessly changing/deleting keys can
render your system unbootable. If you are unsure about any change, don't do it.
Before you make any changes to the registry, know how to backup and restore the
current one from a command prompt.

How to Manually Restore the Windows 98 Registry
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;EN-US;q221512

Hope this helps,

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers aka "Nutcase" MS-MVP - Win9x - http://www.yqcomputer.com/
Associate Expert - WinXP - Expert Zone -
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Win98 Help - www.rickrogers.org


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Brian A.

Jack of all trades, Master of none. One can never truly be a master as there is
always more to learn.

 
 
 

Taskbar Icons remain after program is closed

Post by PCR » Sat, 09 Aug 2003 14:28:04

I get them mainly from running a screen saver or Defrag. That means it
is quite rare, since I have turned off screen saver (R-Clk Desktop,
Properties, Screen Saver-- None.) You may have to scroll the dropdown
window up to see "None".

Otherwise, it is quite harmless & a fine exercise for your index finger.

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Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
PCR
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| Hi,
|
| In my stores we use Win98 on 400mhz processors with minimum 256 mb RAM
| and we are running Office XP and maybe 2 or 3 other programs on a semi
| regular basis. First, I realize that the processors are ancient and
| they're probably stressed to the max. Second, Upgrading the processors
| is not an option. Now to my question:
|
| What causes the task bar program icons (not the system tray icons) to
| remain on the task bar after the program has closed (they do not
| contain a title or anthing, the blank button just stays there). I have
| seen as many as 25 of them just sitting there and when you click on
| them they go away.
|
| Any thoughts on this would be helpful and appreciated.
| Dave
 
 
 

Taskbar Icons remain after program is closed

Post by Brian A » Sun, 10 Aug 2003 12:09:04

You're welcome Bob, from whichever you're thanking.

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Brian A.

Jack of all trades, Master of none. One can never truly be a master as there is
always more to learn.




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