lost my little e and desktop icon on taskbar

  sarah-280539 10:35 19 Oct 04


I've had to reinstall XP and I used to have a little icon on the taskbar for internet explorer and desktop. Does anyone know how I can get them back. Also how do I turn of the XP yellow balloons that keeps popping up and telling me things I already know! Thanks

  rawprawn 10:45 19 Oct 04

Go to Start/programs/Accessories/ IE. There should be an icon there just click on it and drag it to your taskbar. If the icon is not there go to IE in windows exlporer for it and do as above.

  JonnyTub 10:45 19 Oct 04

To disable balloons:

1. Goto Control Panel
2. Click Folder Options (in the classic view)
3. Click the View tab
4. Unselect the Show pop-up description for folder and desktop items option
5. Click OK

To restore icons:

Right click on taskbar, go to toolbars and click on whichever toolbar you want to appear in the taskbar.

  rawprawn 10:49 19 Oct 04

click here for ballons, there is a small download that will do it auto, but I can't put my finger on it at the moment. I will look around.

  sarah-280539 10:49 19 Oct 04

I've written that down for future reference now!

  ventanas 12:57 19 Oct 04

To get the desktop icon back do the following:

Open Notepad and type exactly as below (only one space between lines)






Save the file as Show Desktop.scf and drag it's icon to the Quick Launch toolbar, or anywhere else you want it.

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