Windows 10: How can I backup/restore the system tray layout?

Discus and support How can I backup/restore the system tray layout? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have a Dell Latitude 7490 laptop which is normally connected to a docking station using USB-C. The docking station is connected to two monitors which... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Brundle, Sep 2, 2019.

  1. Brundle Win User

    How can I backup/restore the system tray layout?


    I have a Dell Latitude 7490 laptop which is normally connected to a docking station using USB-C. The docking station is connected to two monitors which each run a resolution of 1920x1200. The built-in monitor runs 1920x1080, but I don't use it when connected to the dock (lid is closed).

    I have the the task bar set up "Vista style" with the quick launch tool bar, buttons with text and the clock in the system tray displayed on one line (no date showing). This works fine both when using my external monitors and when using the built-in monitor and no external monitors. The problem occurs when I start my computer and use the built in, then plug into the docking station to keep working on the externals, now my taskbar is wide, the clock is displaying on two lines, with the date on the first line and time on the second. I need to log out of
    Windows and back in in order for the taskbar/tray to look right again.

    I have tried restarting explorer.exe, but that in itself does not work, a complete logoff/logon is required.

    Is there a way to backup the settings when the setup is to my liking and so I could just import a .reg file to get it back? Or, are there other, better solutions to this problem? I'm attaching two images in case my description was not sufficiently clear. Any help appreciated!

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    Brundle, Sep 2, 2019
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  2. AlphaUMi Win User

    Icons Layout Backup


    Hi! I wonder if there is a way or a program that allows to save the desktop icons positions and layout. I don't mean that I have an issue with icons not preserving their position after a reboot, I mean I would like to have a backup in order to restore my layout quickly, for example after restoring the icon cache ecc...

    I remember that, in the XP times, there was a dll (well, two: one for saving and one for restoring). Any suggestion? How can I backup/restore the system tray layout? :)
     
    AlphaUMi, Sep 2, 2019
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  3. Tom Kunzo Win User
    System Restore & Backup For Windows10

    What I mean is that in Windows7 there is a facility for auto-backup at certain dates (especially when Windows performs an update) from where one can restore the system to an earlier and trouble free state.

    I noticed that there is no such auto system in Windows10.

    Thank you.

    Regards,
     
    Tom Kunzo, Sep 2, 2019
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  4. sumasage Win User

    How can I backup/restore the system tray layout?

    Free hard drive backup/restore program?

    I am looking for a free (freeware) program that will back up and restore a hard drive. I'm looking to clone a few external hard drives. If the program will backup the used space instead of the whole drive this will be awesome! Thanks for any suggestions.
     
    sumasage, Sep 2, 2019
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