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Thread: Windows XP Task Manager (I think a setting got screwed up)




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    My close button dissapeared on task manager. I'm sure there is an easy fix but this is the first time this has happened to me. How do I get my close button back?

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    EDIT: try Alt+F4
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    Quote Originally Posted by minibubba
    try Ctrl+F4
    That does not work. Anyone else know what caused this?

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    i'm sorry, that was supposed to be ALT+F4

    as to what causes it, i'm not sure. although i think this has come up before a long time ago

    maybe the thread can still be found...
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    double click anywhere in the grey area around the list to get it back
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spongebob
    How do I get my close button back?
    Alt + F4 is one way to close the thing, but it doesn't get the button back (which is more convenient).
    I have a complicated method that might work, but first do searches in Google and on TweakTown.
    If stumped:
    In regedit (Starts > Run > Regedit), HKEY_CURRENT_USER_\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Task Manager seems to have preferences for task manager. I don't know how your taskmanager got all screwed up, but it might be evident in here. I'm going to attach my own registry entries, which you can download and double-click to overwrite yours. This might do absolutely nothing, but it might work. There is also a slight chance it would screw stuff up even more. Just in case, go to where I told you in regedit, right click on the Task Manager folder and click export. Double click on the file it saves if my file screws you up even more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yawgm0th
    I have a complicated method that might work, but first do searches in Google and on TweakTown.
    metallicat666 already got it, pretty simple actually ;)
    try it for yourself...
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    does it normally take you 2.5 hrs to write a post? :laugh:
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    Walked away while I as typing. Didn't come back for a while.
    I got to stop doing that. :oops:

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