Annoying toolbar

  Freestyler 01:30 19 Jun 2004
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Help, a toolbar has suddenly appeared at the top of my desktop, it contains every icon currently on my desktop in miniature form, any ideas on how to get rid of it (Win XP)(It is on all open windows)

  hugh-265156 04:06 19 Jun 2004

im not entirely sure sorry but from your description im guessing its maybe the desktop shortcut toolbar.which can be handy if placed on the taskbar. are there any links to porn etc or is it just your desktop icons mirrored? if the latter then this is more than likely what it is.

try right clicking the displayed toolbar and select toolbars then untick 'desktop' if ticked.

alternativily drag it down to the taskbar at the bottom of the screen and right click it again and select 'lock the taskbar' to keep it there. now when browsing you can select items from the desktop without minimising the web page to get to them etc.

if this is not what it is then try running adaware and spybot to check for spyware nasties maybe click here click here

  Freestyler 16:39 19 Jun 2004

Thanks for reply huggyg71. but if I click and try and move it it just opens that program, ie it won't move.there is nowhere on the toolbar to right click without it referring to that button (it gives option of hiding or erasing that shortcut)but not all at once.

  Freestyler 16:40 19 Jun 2004

PS have run Spybot and AdAware, no luck

  rawprawn 16:53 19 Jun 2004

Hve you looked in Start programs in msconfig, one way round it may be to untick it if it's there?

  rawprawn 16:55 19 Jun 2004

Sorry, in case you don't know how. Start/Run/ type msconfig then click the start tab and look at what is there.

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