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    Broken Customize Notifications (XP Home SP2)

    New computer. Yesterday I was able to customize the icons in the notifications area. I've locked and unlocked the Taskbar a few times, but right now it's unlocked.

    I can get to the Customize Notifications window, and the text boxes with down arrows appear as they should when I select a current item. But clicking the dropdown arrow doesn't do anything. I've restarted a few times, but the thing is still broken. Any ideas?
    Lou Sander
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    Re: Broken Customize Notifications (XP Home SP2)

    Try turning off and then back on the "Hide Icons" check box.

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

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    Re: Broken Customize Notifications (XP Home SP2)

    Not a solution, but perhaps a workaround: can you switch between the options using the keyboard? Pressing H should select 'Hide when inactive', and pressing A should toggle between 'Always hide' and 'Always show'.

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    Re: Broken Customize Notifications (XP Home SP2)

    You might want to pay a visit to Kelly's Korner. She has a number of entries on her "Tweaks" page if you search (Ctrl-F) for "notification" not the least of which is an entry on Line #294. (Troubleshooting Windows XP, Tweaks and Fixes for Windows XP)

    She also has a Taskbar repair program that covers problems with the Notifications area. (Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!)

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