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my battery icon has gone

  1. #1


    tomuk Guest

    my battery icon has gone

    hi
    my battery icon has randomly disapeared from the task bar and it is dead
    annoyn cos i have to go into control pannel to change the power settings is
    there a way to get it back on the bar please
    thx

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  2. #2


    Mark L. Ferguson Guest

    Re: my battery icon has gone

    Rightclick the Start button, then Properties, Notification tab, uncheck the
    "Hide inactive icons" checkbox.

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    "tomuk" <tomuk@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:05A89A97-C010-4222-87A7-07FB3D5BD3E3@xxxxxx

    > hi
    > my battery icon has randomly disapeared from the task bar and it is dead
    > annoyn cos i have to go into control pannel to change the power settings
    > is
    > there a way to get it back on the bar please
    > thx

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  3. #3


    Dwarf Guest

    RE: my battery icon has gone

    Hi tomuk,

    Right click the start orb and select 'Properties'. Select the 'Notification
    Area' tab. In the section headed 'System icons', check that there is a tick
    in the checkbox next to 'Power'. The other three options in this section are
    also useful ones to display if you aren't already displaying them. They are
    selected in the same way as described above.
    Dwarf

    "tomuk" wrote:

    > hi
    > my battery icon has randomly disapeared from the task bar and it is dead
    > annoyn cos i have to go into control pannel to change the power settings is
    > there a way to get it back on the bar please
    > thx

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Bob Guest

    Re: my battery icon has gone

    Reboot.

    "tomuk" <tomuk@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:05A89A97-C010-4222-87A7-07FB3D5BD3E3@xxxxxx

    > hi
    > my battery icon has randomly disapeared from the task bar and it is dead
    > annoyn cos i have to go into control pannel to change the power settings
    > is
    > there a way to get it back on the bar please
    > thx

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Anne Guest

    RE: my battery icon has gone

    The checkbox next to "Power" won't let me check it off. Now what?

    "Dwarf" wrote:

    > Hi tomuk,
    >
    > Right click the start orb and select 'Properties'. Select the 'Notification
    > Area' tab. In the section headed 'System icons', check that there is a tick
    > in the checkbox next to 'Power'. The other three options in this section are
    > also useful ones to display if you aren't already displaying them. They are
    > selected in the same way as described above.
    > Dwarf
    >
    > "tomuk" wrote:
    >

    > > hi
    > > my battery icon has randomly disapeared from the task bar and it is dead
    > > annoyn cos i have to go into control pannel to change the power settings is
    > > there a way to get it back on the bar please
    > > thx

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Join Date : Jun 2008
    Posts : 7
    vista home premium, 64 bit
    Local Time: 20:29


     

    Re: my battery icon has gone

    I have the same problem that Anne has.... power icon does NOT show in taskbar, it is greyed out and CANNOT be checked in TASKBAR AND START MENU PROPERTIES/NOTIFICATION AREA. I have two IDENTICAL HP laptops, vista 64bit, one works fine, other does not... I find no way to turn the power icon ON.

    Inactive icons are NOT hidden on either machine.

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  7. #7


    Join Date : Jun 2008
    Posts : 7
    vista home premium, 64 bit
    Local Time: 20:29


     

    Re: my battery icon has gone

    update 6/28/08
    Another vote for instability in VISTA... all day yesterday I had this problem... also again this morning... greyed out.. I basically opened the registery editor, went to that area, discovered that the proper "hide" entries were not there and just shut the editor.

    Later, I went to see the settings...and BEHOLD... the power icon was available, I checked it and it popped up!!

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