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Old 21-12-2004, 11:10 PM   #1
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Can't see steam icon in system tray

This is another bitching thread on steam.

1. My HL2 and CS icon will not launch the games. Games are can only be launched from menu inside steam icon at the system tray.

2. Sometimes the steam icons appears at sytem tray, but most times it doesn't. I can see from task manager that it's running but there's no icon at tray.

Now after another steam update, I can't see the icon at all so no HL2 for me. Anyone seeing the same problem as me?

The person who thought up steam ought to be shot!!!!! bloody proggie from hell!!!
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Old 21-12-2004, 11:36 PM   #2
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Yes, unfortunately, I share the same problem. Even now I have my steam enabled but it's not in sight except the task manager. Just another steam bug I suppose. By the way, my games loads fine with me, it doesn't really affect me at all. I wouldn't want to reinstall because I have to UPDATE again, which is really very painstaking.

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Old 22-12-2004, 10:21 AM   #3
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Exactly! reinstalling this pos will take hours!! could you imagine if every game you buy in the future have its own services...God help us!
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Old 22-12-2004, 01:54 PM   #4
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yea.... same prob... launched steam but no icon in the task bar...

however only happens sometimes..

when it happens, juz gotta wait for quite some time

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Old 22-12-2004, 03:13 PM   #5
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Go to Task Manager to kill Steam.exe and relaunch Steam.
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Old 22-12-2004, 07:34 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by SpinFire
Go to Task Manager to kill Steam.exe and relaunch Steam.
Yea this is best method IMO.
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Old 23-12-2004, 12:58 PM   #7
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what's up with this STEAM man?? everytime i want to play CS:Source, i spend AGES updating and updating, and then still have to wait while "preparing to play"....takes about 5-10mins before i can even play anything.

what happen to the past when we can just double click on the game icon, wait for it to start up and go online immediately?
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Old 23-12-2004, 02:13 PM   #8
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Its getting better actually.
But in case you guys have problem starting up steam again.
Delete that blog file in the steam directory.
I am at work dont really remember the filename.
But when run into problem for me, deleting that file usually helps for me.
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