My green USB remover arrow is gone

By macx
Sep 30, 2005
  1. I've got several USB devices that I need to use
    the green USB remover arrow to safely remove.

    I recently installed AVG, and about that time the
    green remover arrow is gone.

    Don't know if that had anything to do with it
    or not.

    I'm running some of the devices thru a hub.

    Any ideas on how to get it back into the
    bar at the bottom?

    Is "Eject" an equivalent action?

  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Rightclick the taskbar, select Properties, then UNtick the field on the bottom left, that says 'Hide unused icons'
  3. macx

    macx TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 712

    Hello again. Seems you're always jumping in and helping me learn things!
    I'm vigorously trying, but always seem to be behind the curve. Wish I knew
    as much about these things as I do cars & hot rods!

    Actually, I'd look at that already, but that option isn't listed in there.
    (Remember, the 98SE)

    A month ago before I found this Forum I had trouble with some things I
    couldn't figure out so took it in for some help. Before that, I had quite
    a number of icons in the lower right Taskbar. The tech obviously did
    something because a number of those disappeared. I looked for that
    "Hide Unused Icons" thing but couldn't find it. HELP wasn't any help either.
    Seems like I'd seen it before, but of course can't remember where.
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Nowadays one assumes that people have XP unless indicated otherwise.
    Did you install any new USB devices or drivers recently?
    Under W98 there is no such green arrow anyway, that's only for W2K and XP.
  5. macx

    macx TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 712

    My apologies - I have had other financial priorities
    more pressing than keeping up with the latest
    and greatest in the PC world - what I had was
    perfectly acceptable for my needs until I ran up
    against doing home video.

    To reiterate, I did have the USB removal arrow
    for some time after I had taken the unit in to
    have some problems taken care of that I couldn't
    work out.

    Since then, I've only added a 2nd USB memory
    card reader.
  6. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    See my answer in your other post.

    PS: Try and keep the subject in ONE post if you can.
  7. macx

    macx TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 712


    Actually, I think I just forgot I had already
    posted the first one.
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