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    Minimize not on taskbar

    I have a user who is running Windows 95. He says when he minimizes a program, it is NOT visibly going to the taskbar -- no button on taskbar. He can see the start button and systray, so the taskbar is there. He can alt-tab to switch active programs, so they are not closing -- they just aren't visible on taskbar.

    I have never heard of this before, and this user is in a branch of ours out of state, so I can't go see for myself.

    Do any of you know if there is a Windows setting that allows someone to turn off their minimize to taskbar feature? Any idea what I should check. No one here has ever heard of this.
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    Re: Minimize not on taskbar

    Any specific program? - or all programs?
    Are there any other minimized applications on the taskbar when this happens?

    The only thing that comes to mind is if there are too many apps minimized and the Taskbar starts a second row - but you should get a down-arrow to lead you to it....

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    Re: Minimize not on taskbar

    From what I've been able to determine (via phone) is that it is all programs. Have tried to have him check to see if the active programs are simply slid way over to where they are small, but he says they are not. Happens even if just one or two programs. I'm clueless on this one.

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    Re: Minimize not on taskbar

    Thanks Leif!
    At least this gives me a starting point to work with. I had searched the Knowledge Database with no luck -- must not have done my query as well as you did!

    I'll let you know what we figure out (if we do!)
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    Re: Minimize not on taskbar

    Check out this thread http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showflat.p...rt=1#Post191758, same problem but was in Outlook only.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Minimize not on taskbar

    Well, looky there.
    When I did a forum search (before I posted) - I searched all of Windows 95 posts for information -- didn't look under "General Office Solutions" forum. Thanks for the link! Getting closer to an answer!

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    Re: Minimize not on taskbar

    DaveA -- That was it EXACTLY! Thanks so much. As the other forum pointed out, it was that OTMS.EXE file that apparently this user had at sometime downloaded. Got that uninstalled and everything is now fine.
    THANKS
    Pribb

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