Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
New member
1 0 0 0
Message 1 of 2
Flag Post

Task bar icons

HP Recommended
Microsoft Windows XP

I used to have my internet browser and any open items show in the take bar. Recently I have noticed that those are gone, even though I have a browser up and files. I have to go to the windows screen and search for my browser to pull it back up. Anyone know what is going on and how to fix it? 

HP Support Agent
HP Support Agent
14,452 14,454 1,434 1,722
Message 2 of 2
Flag Post
HP Recommended

Hi @Piercer14


Welcome to the HP Support Community. 


To better assist you - May I have the exact model name of the product? Refer to this document for steps to find the product details. Do not share any of your personal information such as serial, phone number, email ID, etc.


While you respond to that, try these steps -


Right click on Taskbar > Properties > Taskbar tab > UNCHECK 'group similar Taskbar buttons' > Apply> OK.


If the issue still persists, try these additional steps -


Step 1 Uncheck "Auto-hide the taskbar" -


Right click on taskbar, select properties and find "Auto-hide the taskbar" (under Taskbar tab).


Step 2 Disable desktop composition -


1. Right click Computer > Properties

2. Advanced System Settings

3. Under Performance click Settings

4. Tick (Enable) or Untick (Disable) Enable Desktop Composition

5. Apply


Step 3 Update the Drivers - 


1. Click Start, All Programs and then Windows Update.

2. Click Check for Updates on the left of the screen.

3. If any updates are available, go ahead and install them.


Hope this helps! Keep me posted. 


Please click “Accept as Solution” if you feel my post solved your issue, it will help others find the solution.

Click the “Kudos, Thumbs Up" on the bottom right to say “Thanks” for helping!


Have a great day! 

I am an HP Employee

0 Kudos
Warning Be alert for scammers posting fake support phone numbers and/or email addresses on the community. If you think you have received a fake HP Support message, please report it to us by clicking on "Flag Post".
† The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation