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Lock Icons in Clock Area Part of Taskbar

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Lock Icons in Clock Area Part of Taskbar


    Clicking any icon in the taskbar area near the clock while you have a keyboard that has options, like Japanese or Korean, and then having it switch to English, which doesn't have options, because the Taskbar's language is something else, causes the icon to "move" and then, if it is the last icon, get stuffed into the ^, which is really annoying.
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    Does anyone know how can I lock my icons so they don't move?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Shadow, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you like, you can set which icons you want to stay to Show icon and notifications in your notification area icons settings.

    Notification Area Icons - Hide or Show System Icons and Notifications - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Nope.

    If I can still click and drag to reorder them, then it doesn't help.



    Notice that I don't move my mouse at all. I want to be able to click an icon without worrying about it disappearing.
    Last edited by Shadow0144; 20 Jul 2014 at 11:55.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    One way would be to check the Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar box to see them all.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Then I end up with this mess
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    And volume will still make its way to the left every time I am using an Asian keyboard.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    What I posted earlier is the only thing I know of to keep them showing in the notification area.
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