Systray bug? Buttons on taskbar hidden?

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  1. Posts : 978
    Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (x64) Build 19045.2846
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    Systray bug? Buttons on taskbar hidden?


    I've had this problem for a while. Sometimes after an update, it stops, but I never know when It's gonna come back.

    In certain, specific instances, systray buttons get hidden after either being manually moved to the taskbar, or placed there when they when activated are in the "Select which icons appear on the taskbar" settings.

    Here's the sequence when manually moved.

    1. First two buttons moved to taskbar

    Systray bug? Buttons on taskbar hidden?-tray2.png

    2. Third button, Onedrive, moved to taskbar. Now, we can see the blank area created to the right of the original two buttons, under which the Onedrive button has been hidden

    Systray bug? Buttons on taskbar hidden?-tray3.png

    3. Fourth button, Google drive, moved to taskbar Now, both Onedrive and Google Drive hidden

    Systray bug? Buttons on taskbar hidden?-tray4.png

    4. Fifth button, Volume, moved to taskbar. Onedrive and Google Drive revealed, but Volume is hidden

    Systray bug? Buttons on taskbar hidden?-tray5.png

    So, they are not only hidden, but inaccessible as well. As you can imagine, it's a real nuisance. I really hope this can be figured out.
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  2. Posts : 2,959
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
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  3. Posts : 17,001
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #3

    You cannot move icons between the SysTray & the Taskbar.
    You can move things between the SysTray & the 'hidden' items of the SysTray [the upside down ^ symbol in your case]. That's what I think you are doing.
    - Your SysTray is self-regulating [as if its width was unalterable] so it's hiding things that it does not have room for. They all do that to some extent but I've never seen such a very narrow SysTray so haven't seen it be quite as aggressive as yours.
    - What is using up all the room on your Taskbar & making the SysTray so squashed? Do you have twenty Taskbar Toolbars or something? The Taskbar Toolbars you show are themselves very squashed up.


    Ignore me. I do not know what it is you are showing. I have never seen a SysTray volume icon to the left of a >> symbol.

    All the best,
    Denis
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  4. Posts : 55
    Windows 10 Home x64 22H2
       #4

    sometimes happens to me, causing lag to my taskbar. I dunno why MS fixes this.

    Windows 10 Taskbar Not Working? 8 Common Issues and Fixes
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  5. Posts : 978
    Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (x64) Build 19045.2846
    Thread Starter
       #5

    PantelisWin said:
    sometimes happens to me, causing lag to my taskbar. I dunno why MS fixes this.

    Windows 10 Taskbar Not Working? 8 Common Issues and Fixes
    Hi PantelisWin,

    Are you saying that you have the same symptoms, or also have taskbar issues, but different?

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    Hi pepanee,

    I "think" that had an effect. At least it may be the closest thing to a fix I've ever been offered.

    I tried it, and my screen when dark grey. I thought at first it crashed my machine, but I believe it may have been due, at least partly, to the fact it was doing it's work. Part of the process was a restart, which I had to force, and afterwards, initially, nothing changed.

    However, sometime later, after leaving it idle, I returned to it and things were "fixed', kinda. I dunno, maybe I restarted prematurely, and it had to finish It's work after relaunching? Anyway, it once again reverted back eventually, for a short time, but now it's back to normal. Today, first thing, I had two buttons side by "side up there" (never seen that before), but when I removed them and put them back, I couldn't duplicate that. Really weird.

    I will say, unless it's strictly coincidental, that's the first time something worked, and I'm very grateful, but I'm gonna cross my fingers :)

    Thanks

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    Try3 said:
    I do not know what it is you are showing. I have never seen a SysTray volume icon to the left of a >> symbol.
    Hi Denis,

    I can see where that would be confusing in this scenario, but the stuff to the left are actually desktop toolbars.



    The problem I'm describing is the systray button behavior, to the right.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Systray bug? Buttons on taskbar hidden?-desktop.png  
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  6. Posts : 17,001
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #6

    Yes, I had noticed the Taskbar Toolbars but am still baffled by seeing that volume icon in the position it was [to the left of a >> and therefore on a Taskbar Toolbar] but then seeing it was affected by your moving icons between the SysTray & the SysTray's hidden portion.

    Best of luck,
    Denis
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  7. Posts : 55
    Windows 10 Home x64 22H2
       #7

    Hello kitpzyxmsir, yes I have similar problems. This is might due to my slow 2ghz athlon cpu. When
    I open my pc, right after when the taskbar displays, some hidden icons, doesnt open at all. Also, I have to
    wait, a long wait because the taskbar icons dont opening right after I insert on windows.
    It is what slow cpu's is in general, and my taskbar has 3 full lines of programs (25 in each) so 75 program
    icons totally.
    It's how cpu behaving on windows and the opposite.
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  8. Posts : 17,001
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
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    To both of you,

    I never think it is wasted effort to check:
    - if the problem is also evident for another user account [even if you have to create one for test purposes], and
    - if the problem is also evident in Safe mode. - Boot into Safe Mode - TenForumsTutorials There will be far fewer icons to move about in Safe mode but there ought to be enough to decide if the fault is evident or not.


    Strictly-speaking, I ought to suggest the following action only if the fault also affected another user account but did not affect Safe mode.
    I never think it is wasted effort to reinstall the display driver whenever there is abnormal visual activity such as this.
    - - The point is to reinstall not check for updates.
    - - Reinstall even if it is using the same version as the currently-installed one.
    - - The act of reinstallation would overwrite any corrupt driver components and re-register components such as dlls with the OS.
    There is no diagnostic test for such display driver corruption. Reinstallation might have no good effect other than eliminating the display driver as a potential cause of the fault symptoms.


    Best of luck,
    Denis
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  9. Posts : 978
    Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (x64) Build 19045.2846
    Thread Starter
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    Try3 said:
    - if the problem is also evident for another user account [even if you have to create one for test purposes], and
    - if the problem is also evident in Safe mode. - Boot into Safe Mode - TenForumsTutorials There will be far fewer icons to move about in Safe mode but there ought to be enough to decide if the fault is evident or not.
    Strictly-speaking, I ought to suggest the following action only if the fault also affected another user account but did not affect Safe mode.
    I never think it is wasted effort to reinstall the display driver whenever there is abnormal visual activity such as this.
    - - The point is to reinstall not check for updates.
    - - Reinstall even if it is using the same version as the currently-installed one.
    - - The act of reinstallation would overwrite any corrupt driver components and re-register components such as dlls with the OS.
    There is no diagnostic test for such display driver corruption. Reinstallation might have no good effect other than eliminating the display driver as a potential cause of the fault symptoms
    Certainly worth a try, but which driver should I use? The default one offered by WU, or the optional one, or the one from Intel?

    EDIT: Sorry, overlooked the part about "- - The point is to reinstall not check for updates."
    Last edited by kitpzyxmsir; 06 Apr 2023 at 19:09.
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  10. Posts : 17,001
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #10

    If it's an Intel display adapter & the display adapter was obtained separately from the motherboard then Intel.
    [otherwise the source would be the computer maker for pre-built computers]


    Best of luck,
    Denis
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