I do get interesting problems…..this started recently (having behaved normally before)
I open Outlook express, and the toolbar is there, but it is blank. I right click on the menu bar and the box shows the toolbar ‘ticked’. I ‘untick’ it, then ‘re-tick’ it and the icons reappear on the toolbar and it behaves for the rest of the session.
Canard - as I said in my original posting, I can get it back by 'Unticking and reticking it' I had tried'customising' - no improvement.
Santos7 - That link sounds like a possible solution. But I tend not to mess with the registry until all other options have been exhausted.
The toolbar has now developed another quirk.... I now have two 'address book icons' on the toolbar! One launches the address book, the other launces my antivirus program (which is the next icon in the line). I have a feeling that I'm going to have to uninstall and reinstall my OE.....
If you right click on the Tool bar, disable Lock the Tool Bar and add/delete which icons you wish to appear from Customise, plus Text and Icon selections, you then have to Lock the Toolbar afterwards by enabling it.
Did you try the Registry tweak mentioned by Santos7? click here.
If you're afraid of messing up create a Restore point &/or backup the Registry. (see these if you need them - Use System Restore to Undo Changes if Problems Occur click here & How to back up, edit, and restore the registry in Windows XP click here.) Be careful & good luck, G
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