I usually try to keep my task manager in the notification area/system tray, so I can monitor my CPU usage. Also, it gives me the ability to pull up the task manager when AOL freezes my machine up. Every now and then, I lose the ability to "hide" my task manager in the system tray. There's no icon when I pull up the window and none appears when I minimize. Yes, I have a checkmark on "hide when minimized". I normally have the TM icon in the tray. I can't figure out what is causing this malfunction, but I will put this question up for 500 points, because I haven't been able to find an answer to it ANYWHERE. Hopefully, someone here can help me figure it out.
I'm including a screen shot with TM open. You will notice there is no icon in the system tray, even though task manager is......oh......wait...act
ually, as I'm taking this screen shot I notice that my icon is back and now it minimizes fine. WTF??? My computer hasn't been off all weekend and has been on all day!! I don't get it, but now it's working fine. I'll still leave this question up, because I already typed it out, but I don't know what I did differently that made it suddenly start working. I opened TM and suddenly it worked. The only other thing I can think of is that I closed out a tab of my website in IE7 when I was getting ready to take the screen shot. Thanks.