I didn't know what op was talking about either ,but thanks to Edwin now I do ,I never used hidden icons in winxp always turned off one I didn't want running at start-up , there for I only ever had 2or3 showing down by the clock .
now with win8.1 I do the same thing ,only antivirus \spyware programs running at startup,so I still don't need hidden icons ,I know ,"who gives a fugg"
Oh don't don't be so hard on yourself. My PC is powerful enough to leave even the things I'm not using very often but I keep them hidden so I have more room on my taskbar for Bing Desktop search box: Attachment 56441
Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Lenovo H530/10130 OS Windows 10 Pro 64 bit CPU Intel Pentium G3220 @ 3.00GHz Motherboard LENOVO SHARKBAY (SOCKET 0) (BIOS Version IEKT31AUS) Memory 16GB (2x 8GB Kingston) Graphics Card 1024MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 7000 series (MSI) Sound Card Realtek High Definition Audio & AMD High Definition Audio Device Monitor(s) Displays LG 32LD350 HDTV Screen Resolution (1920x1080@60Hz)
Keyboard Logitech K330 Mouse Logitech M325 Hard Drives C: Samsung -> SSD 850 PRO 512GB(RAPID Mode off)
F: Libraries & S: Hyper-V VM's -> Samsung SSD 850 EVO 1TB
D: System Images & O: OneDrive -> HDD Seagate Barracuda 2TB Internet Speed 25+/5+ (+usually faster) Browser IE11 as primary / CHROME as backup Antivirus Windows Defender & Malwarebytes Anti Exploit Other Info Optical drive: MATSHITA DVD-RAM SW830
Router: FRITZ!Box 7490
I also have Windows 10 Home on my ASUS X54C laptop
Hidden Icons Lots of hidden immersive icons in C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll unless you click on them, (or change the window color!)
Hidden Icons - Edwin000's library
Hidden items stay hidden I unchecked the Hidden Items but those items did show up in the system drive. What could be wrong?
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