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Old 04-05-2008
Qu0ll
 
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Network and Volume icons gone missing from System Tray

Why? I can't get them back either by checking them in the Start Menu
Properties as they are both grayed-out or by rebooting. I still have
network & internet access and sound. Vista Ultimate SP1 x86.

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Old 04-05-2008
PaulB
 
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RE: Network and Volume icons gone missing from System Tray

Have a look at this article. Probably method 2 or 3.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/10...tem-icons.html
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"Qu0ll" wrote:

> Why? I can't get them back either by checking them in the Start Menu
> Properties as they are both grayed-out or by rebooting. I still have
> network & internet access and sound. Vista Ultimate SP1 x86.
>
> --
> And loving it,
>
> -Qu0ll (Rare, not extinct)
> _________________________________________________
> Qu0llSixFour@gmail.com
> [Replace the "SixFour" with numbers to email me]
>

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Old 04-05-2008
t-4-2
 
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Re: Network and Volume icons gone missing from System Tray


Qu0ll;701916 Wrote:
> Why? I can't get them back either by checking them in the Start Menu
> Properties as they are both grayed-out or by rebooting. I still have
> network & internet access and sound. Vista Ultimate SP1 x86.
>
> --
> And loving it,
>
> -Qu0ll (Rare, not extinct)
> _________________________________________________
> Qu0llSixFour@xxxxxx
> [Replace the "SixFour" with numbers to email me]

Hello Qu0ll,
That happened to me 3 days ago. Don't fish around . Do a system restore
at the date before you lost those 2 items. That's what I did.


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Old 04-05-2008
t-4-2
 
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Re: Network and Volume icons gone missing from System Tray


t-4-2;702032 Wrote:
> > Qu0ll;701916 Wrote:
> > Why? I can't get them back either by checking them in the Start Menu
> > Properties as they are both grayed-out or by rebooting. I still have
> > network & internet access and sound. Vista Ultimate SP1 x86.
> >
> > --
> > And loving it,
> >
> > -Qu0ll (Rare, not extinct)
> > _________________________________________________
> > Qu0llSixFour@xxxxxx
> > [Replace the "SixFour" with numbers to email me]> >

> Hello Qu0ll,
> That happened to me 3 days ago. Don't fish around . Do a system
> restore at the date before you lost those 2 items. That's what I did.

You might want to check this one out. After I got my network and volume
icons back,
someone claimed that he had the same problem and he solved it by :
Control Panel>Classic View>Taskbar and Start Menu>Notification Area
tab> the 2 boxes are blank but NOT greyed out. He just checked them and
that's it. Want to confirm his claim?


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Old 04-05-2008
Ramesh, MS-MVP
 
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Re: Network and Volume icons gone missing from System Tray

Notification area icons missing in Vista - The Winhelponline Blog:
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/no...sing-in-vista/

Removes the following Policies:

HideSCAVolume
HideSCANetwork
HideClock
HideSCAPower

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"Qu0ll" <Qu0llSixFour@gmail.com> wrote in message news:3354CDB7-1950-455A-B6A6-00E764ED20E6@microsoft.com...
Why? I can't get them back either by checking them in the Start Menu
Properties as they are both grayed-out or by rebooting. I still have
network & internet access and sound. Vista Ultimate SP1 x86.

--
And loving it,

-Qu0ll (Rare, not extinct)
_________________________________________________
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Old 12-06-2008
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someone claimed that he had the same problem and he solved it by :
Control Panel>Classic View>Taskbar and Start Menu>Notification Area
tab> the 2 boxes are blank but NOT greyed out. He just checked them and
that's it. Want to confirm his claim?


Yes it works!!
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Old 15-06-2008
Warbird8
 
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Re: Network and Volume icons gone missing from System Tray


Having similar trouble guys, Taskbar and Sart Menu Properties >
Notification Area only allow me to select Clock, the other 3 options
Volume, Network and Power are greyed out. As this is on my laptop and I
use it out and about quite a bit, its bloody frustrating to say the
least. Tried everything suggested so far and nada, getting real annoyed
by this. Anybody any ideas?


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Old 15-06-2008
Brink
 
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Re: Network and Volume icons gone missing from System Tray


Warbird8;747538 Wrote:
> Having similar trouble guys, Taskbar and Sart Menu Properties >
> Notification Area only allow me to select Clock, the other 3 options
> Volume, Network and Power are greyed out. As this is on my laptop and I
> use it out and about quite a bit, its bloody frustrating to say the
> least. Tried everything suggested so far and nada, getting real annoyed
> by this. Anybody any ideas?


Hi Warbird,

Welcome to Vista Forums.

Since you tried the other methods above with no success, then it sound
like this is more your problem described in this tutorial. Select to
show all System icons.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/13...tem-icons.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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Old 16-06-2008
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Warbird8 View Post
Having similar trouble guys, Taskbar and Sart Menu Properties >
Notification Area only allow me to select Clock, the other 3 options
Volume, Network and Power are greyed out. As this is on my laptop and I
use it out and about quite a bit, its bloody frustrating to say the
least. Tried everything suggested so far and nada, getting real annoyed
by this. Anybody any ideas?
Warbird8
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Did you also try switching from Vista (Default) style to Classic Style and back? I had the same problem, and it got fixed by this rather seemingly weird solution! That's VISTA for you (& us)!!
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Old 18-06-2008
Warbird8
 
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Re: Network and Volume icons gone missing from System Tray


Funny thing :o i re-booted and the options under Properties (when you
right click on the taskbar) where available again. Now if only my Laptop
will recognise by Ipod i'll be fine.....

Warbird8


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Old 25-09-2008
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Volume And Network Icons Missing

Ramesh, Ms-mvp, Thanks For The Link, It Worked Perfectly:)
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