Here is the problem or to be more precise problems:
- Task Bar icon disappears
- Task Bar icon changes place on its OWN (as if it was possessed)
- YOU CAN NOT move the icon to where you want it to be!
- In some instances you can only move an icon when the application it refers to is ‘open,’ i.e., running
No, I do not have a virus or anything. I checked. People have been having similar problems with the Task Bar icons from day one — even when this thing was but a Release Candidate.
So here is the story.
I have its icon pinned to my Task Bar (see graphic above).
Yes, given that I am a sucker for discipline and order, my Task Bar icons are ordered … FireFox, Windows Explorer, Windows accessories, TOOLS (System Mechanic, TEMP PROBES), Control Panel, Snipper …. Applications … and last Calculator.
All was fine. CoreTemp icon was next to System Mechanic ahead of the ASUS SmartDoctor. This had been the case as of December 12. No problems.
Now that I know that this rig runs cold, I rarely check temps. Monday night I decided to do a quick check. Went to invoke CoreTemp.
NO ICON. Windows 7, YOU SUCK!
Found the application in the Program Folder. Invoked it. Told Windows 7 to pin the icon to the Task Bar. It did.
Moved it to its designated place. Next to System Mechanic. No problem.
Wednesday night Adobe updated Acrobat to 9.3. Looked down at my Task Bar. The bloody CoreTemp icon had MOVED … on its bloody own … and was now at the end of the ‘list’ … after the bloody calculator icon.
Tried to move the damn thing. It wouldn’t move. Did I already say that Windows 7 sucks? If I didn’t, ‘Windows 7 sucks … sucks big time.’
Couldn’t move the damn icon. Damn YOU MSFT.
Yesterday, I had an inspiration. I started up CoreTemp. Then I tried moving the icon. It moved. All day yesterday, the icon was in its right place.
Today, it is back … in the wrong BLOODY place. Windows 7 sucks. Windows 7 sucks bad.
This is beyond the bloody pale.
So I have been doing some thinking and checking.
As we know MSFT is asleep at the wheel. No Windows 7 updates.
So this Task Bar icon problem could have been caused by three OTHER applications … all of them very capable of devious behavior: System Mechanic, Adobe Acrobat or bloody FireFox.
I don’t know. But the only things NEW on my system in the last week are: System Mechanic 9.5.6, Adobe Acrobat 9.3 and FireFox 3.6.
My wife will most likely brain me … given what I have spent. But once I get the current book out and settled … I am genuinely going to evaluate Macs. Windows 7 sucks, Windows 7 sucks bad.
Good luck. If you don’t currently have Windows 7, DON’T bother. Stick with XP or evaluate Macs.