Can you make the XP System Tray stop auto-collapsing?

Posted on 2003-03-13
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Last Modified: 2010-05-18
I'd like the system tray to just display everything it has in it, and not try to shrink the inactive icons. Is there a setting or registry tweak that any of you know of to make it stay put?

It's not as if I let a lot of stuff run in the background anyway.

Thanks, -Souter
Question by:Sootah
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cosecant earned 500 total points
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Right click on your TASK BAR, go to PROPERTIES.  Then on the TASKBAR tab, at the bottom, there should be a box that says HIDE INACTIVE ICONS, uncheck that box, click APPLY, then OK.  Your problem should be fixed.

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Holy freaking crap. I can't believe I missed that.

Thanks ever so much.


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