missing task bar item

Questions and Answers : Windows : missing task bar item
Message board moderation

To post messages, you must log in.

AuthorMessage
Mike

Send message
Joined: 5 May 06
Posts: 4
Credit: 983,578
RAC: 9
United States
Message 2029565 - Posted: 27 Jan 2020, 22:07:44 UTC

the setiathome icon seems to have disappeared from my windows task bar so I now have no way to control things. yet I have 4 processes consuming 99% of my cpu. how do I get the task bar item back.
ID: 2029565 · Report as offensive
Profile Jord
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 9 Jun 99
Posts: 15183
Credit: 4,362,181
RAC: 3
Netherlands
Message 2029570 - Posted: 27 Jan 2020, 22:25:16 UTC - in response to Message 2029565.  
Last modified: 27 Jan 2020, 22:25:27 UTC

Via the Start menu->BOINC->BOINC Manager. Or just type BOINC in search.

Apparently Windows removes the pinned icon when you update BOINC, because the installer will uninstall the previous version.
Not much that can be done about that, other than laboriously pinning BOINC Manager to the task bar again.
ID: 2029570 · Report as offensive
Richard Haselgrove Project Donor
Volunteer tester

Send message
Joined: 4 Jul 99
Posts: 14391
Credit: 200,643,578
RAC: 874
United Kingdom
Message 2029582 - Posted: 27 Jan 2020, 23:07:22 UTC - in response to Message 2029570.  

Since you're still up, ask whether he's talking about the main task bar, or the notification area near the clock. That one will still be present, but hidden. Can be configured.
ID: 2029582 · Report as offensive
Profile Jord
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 9 Jun 99
Posts: 15183
Credit: 4,362,181
RAC: 3
Netherlands
Message 2029583 - Posted: 27 Jan 2020, 23:20:49 UTC - in response to Message 2029582.  

Since you're still up
I am not. Lying in bed, listening to the wind battering my window, pondering if I should get up to close it. But I'm just warm.

Besides, didn't you just ask him that? 😁
ID: 2029583 · Report as offensive
Mike

Send message
Joined: 5 May 06
Posts: 4
Credit: 983,578
RAC: 9
United States
Message 2029590 - Posted: 28 Jan 2020, 0:05:27 UTC - in response to Message 2029582.  

windows main task bar
ID: 2029590 · Report as offensive
Mike

Send message
Joined: 5 May 06
Posts: 4
Credit: 983,578
RAC: 9
United States
Message 2029664 - Posted: 28 Jan 2020, 14:11:52 UTC - in response to Message 2029570.  

tks, that did the trick. I needed it when I noticed that work was not suspended when I was using the machine as seti taking up 99% of cpu.
ID: 2029664 · Report as offensive

Questions and Answers : Windows : missing task bar item


 
©2021 University of California
 
SETI@home and Astropulse are funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, NASA, and donations from SETI@home volunteers. AstroPulse is funded in part by the NSF through grant AST-0307956.