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Can I get Past Items returned to Current Items in the Notification area on the Taskbar in Windows XP?

Posted on 2003-12-02
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Is there an easy way to get Past Items back to Current Items status in the Notification area on the Taskbar in Windows XP with editing the registry?
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This where they are in the regisitry

IconStreams and PastIconsStream
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\TrayNotify
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CO is right. In *some* cases, restarting the shell is necessary otherwise it may fail to work (in some configurations).

The following fix rectifies the problem:
Remove Past Items From Notification Area [Tip 53]
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Clear Past Items from the Notification Area
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=283084
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MarkRush, did it solve the problem and why is the grade C?. Also, CO gave the apt answer the points to be shared if his comments helped you.
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