blank taskbar icon

  jimmer409® 18:53 07 Feb 2005

andyone help please, recently i have noted that if i open several pages i.e. various links from the main page, when i start shutting down, i always end up with one icon in the taskbar with just a white rectangle to the left. running xp home sp2, hope you can understand

  jimmer409® 20:03 07 Feb 2005

may first thread might not be clear, the blank icon seems to be the result of having several web pages open in different windows, and as you close them you end up with the blank icon, it will not reopen any page nor will it go away until until you right click select close.

  jimmer409® 05:54 08 Feb 2005


  jimmer409® 18:29 08 Feb 2005

should have also said using oe6

  EdFrench 18:35 08 Feb 2005

It sounds like a pop up.
Are you using a pop up stopper?

  Indigo 1 18:39 08 Feb 2005

Is it coloured or is it just like a 'raised button' effect the same colour as your taskbar ?

  jimmer409® 18:42 08 Feb 2005

thanks, yes i do use norton and bt yahoo p/u stoppers, but the problem has only recently cropped up, nothing pops up, just get the blank window with the white block in the taskbar

  jimmer409® 18:47 08 Feb 2005

thanks indigo, no there is no icon or text, you know if you open several windows each has it's icon in the task bar so you can see whats running, switch, close, etc, this is exactly like a normal icon, but is described earlier.

  Indigo 1 23:15 08 Feb 2005

It does sound familiar, I think it was happening to me for a while but I can't remember how it got fixed .... sorry.


  Hairy Yeti 23:29 08 Feb 2005

Have you run the usual anti spyware apps?

  jimmer409® 05:56 09 Feb 2005

yes have ran all spy/ad removal programs, virus checked, running norton a/v and f/w

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