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Tooltips for some taskbar icons are hidden behind the taskbar on a Windows XP-based computer

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When you move the mouse pointer over the taskbar icons on a Microsoft Windows XP-based computer, some tooltips are hidden behind the taskbar.
This issue may occur if you right-click and then open a file from a submenu in the Start menu. For example, this issue may occur when you click Start, point to My Documents or My Recent Documents, right-click a document, and then click Open.
To resolve this issue, use one of the following methods:
  • Log off and then log back on to the current account.
  • Restart your computer.
This is a known issue in Windows XP.

Article ID: 912650 - Last Review: 01/20/2006 22:15:46 - Revision: 2.2

  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
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