the last couple of days i've had a few glitches with the icons in the system tray. yesterday the volume icon disappeared - but there was still a blank space which if you clicked on it brought up the volume sliders panel. that was relatively easy to fix - i simply went to the appropriate panel in the control panel and clicked to deactivate and reactivate the icon - and it reappeared. today it came up at boot as per normal. today my modem icon has disappeared - this normally flashes away merrily to let me know i'm online. today it's gone and there is no blank space where it should be. it's no biggy - perhaps it will reappear at reboot/reconnect - the question is why have my icons suddenly started playing up? - are they getting bored? or do they have a secret life?