flashing taskbar

By conehead88
Dec 8, 2005
  1. Today when I went onto my computer, and was using AIM when i received new im's it no longer flashed orange at the bottom to tell me... i tested it in all of the programs i know use this to warn me of things and none of them flash anymore. What could casue this... i didn't install anything.

    Windows XP Home SP2
    Intel Pentium 4
    2.4 GHz
    768 mb of Ram

    Thank you very much
  2. meatologist

    meatologist TS Rookie Posts: 134

    No idea what that could be - too obscure.

    Have you tried scanning for spyware and viruses etc ?

    download spybot or something and scan that sucker
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,173   +989

    Many programs will cause this when they are displayed in FULL SCREEN mode,
    and a dialog box needs to be displayed. The dialog box is under neath the full screen and the flashing is to alert you to use the smaller display so you may see the dialog.

    For reasons like this, I seldom use FS to allow access to other icons and directories :)
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