Reverse order of system tray icons?


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John A.

I just got a new system with XP Pro (2000 no longer available, darn
it) and the one really annoying thing I can't figure out how to
"classic-ify" is the order of the icons in the system tray. They show
up in reverse order as compared to previous versions of Windows. Is
there a registry tweak or, dare I say it, a hex editor hack of an
executable or dll that will switch it?

Thanks for any insight. I am determined to find a way to fix this.
JA
 
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J

John A.

I just got a new system with XP Pro (2000 no longer available, darn
it) and the one really annoying thing I can't figure out how to
"classic-ify" is the order of the icons in the system tray. They show
up in reverse order as compared to previous versions of Windows. Is
there a registry tweak or, dare I say it, a hex editor hack of an
executable or dll that will switch it?

Thanks for any insight. I am determined to find a way to fix this.
JA
Just for the record, my "fix" was to eventually stop using Windows
2000 at work and get used to XP's way of doing it.

I guess next I'll have to get used to whatever shell games MS added in
7.
 
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Gloops

John A. wrote, on 13th May 2014 05:12 UTC + 2 :
Just for the record, my "fix" was to eventually stop using Windows
2000 at work and get used to XP's way of doing it.

I guess next I'll have to get used to whatever shell games MS added in
7.

Hello,

I had a few utilities to manage that on Windows XP Home (I think it
worked on SP2), I do not remember the name right now, but I imagine a
search should be successful, on "Windows XP notification area order of
icons".

Someone spoke of http://www.pssoftlab.com/pstf_info.phtml
which I do not know.
I saw it allows to hide and show an icon, which maybe is a way to have
it appear on the left of the bar.

But I remember much more handy applications that explicitly manage the
order of the icons, with an up and a down buttons. I had one that did
specifically that, and also a security product that included that
functionality.

The principle is that all icons are suppressed until the one you want to
move, and then they are shown again, but in the good order.
 
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Gloops

Gloops wrote, on 13th May 2014 13:44 UTC + 2 :
I had one that did
specifically that, and also a security product that included that
functionality.
I think the latter was WinPatrol.
 

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