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566784, Taskbar icons disappeared
Posted by lenjack, Sat Dec-12-20 02:28 AM
New W10 build, all updates. Suddenly noticed taskbar icons in notification area are gone. I know how to selectively place them, so I went into settings to see what happened. I went to "Select which icons appear on taskbar", and the page was completely blank. There was nothing for me to select. I ran system file checker, checkdisk, and the DISM,Restorehealth command, with no change. I've searched Google for this as well. Any ideas?

Running programs, do appear on taskbar, as they should, as do date and time.
566805, RE: Taskbar icons disappeared
Posted by lenjack, Wed Dec-16-20 10:13 PM
UPDATE...Problem fixed itself spontaneously. Noted on today's startup. No clue why. No overnight update to account for it. I'd be interested in any ideas why the problem arose, and why it resolved.
566806, RE: Taskbar icons disappeared
Posted by KJT, Thu Dec-17-20 12:13 AM
:clap: LOL It's Windows. Stuff happens. :clap:

The old axiom(?) - "If it won't compute, you must reboot." - probably applies. Or, sometimes simply logging off and then back on will do.

Once in awhile, not all my hidden icons appear. Logging on and off generally gets them to display.

Even when not shown, the missing icons' programs seem to be running as I can't try to start a program manually without getting a popup notice that the program is already open.

So. bottom line, something probably "glitched" during bootup and was loaded correctly on reboot.

Jim.





566807, RE: Taskbar icons disappeared
Posted by lenjack, Thu Dec-17-20 01:41 AM
Yes, we often shrug it off to "it's Windows". Actually, this lasted about 6 days, through about 20 reboots.
566808, RE: Taskbar icons disappeared
Posted by KJT, Thu Dec-17-20 02:09 AM
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Actually, this lasted about 6 days, through about 20 reboots.


Oh, you hadn't mentioned that. It would have driven me crazy searching for a solution if I had that happen to me.

Anyway, happily it's gone into spontaneous remission, at least for now.

Maybe an AV update caught and fixed something.

Jim.
566809, RE: Taskbar icons disappeared
Posted by lenjack, Thu Dec-17-20 02:22 AM
Yeah. I searched till I was blue in the face. Looked at 2 other forums with no response. I thought maybe others had seen it. Google had 5 or 6 possible solutions, none of which worked.