Windows 10: cannot access applications - taskbar is flashing on and off

Discus and support cannot access applications - taskbar is flashing on and off in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; The taskbar has disappeared on start up or is occasionally flashing . I cannot access any applications. I think u pdated to office 365 last week! In... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by juliedarroch, May 5, 2020.

  1. cannot access applications - taskbar is flashing on and off


    The taskbar has disappeared on start up or is occasionally flashing . I cannot access any applications. I think u pdated to office 365 last week! In task manager a lot of application appear suspended eg excel. i also tried to access spotify and it said server ip address could not be found. please reply to my email which i can access on my phone . How can I troubleshoot this? I am due to pay for my next year subscription on May 20th.

    :)
     
    juliedarroch, May 5, 2020
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  2. Windows 10 Taskbar sometimes on top of full-screen applications

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to change the Screen Resolution and check if this helps. Follow the steps below to do the same:

    • Press ‘Windows ’ key on the keyboard.
    • In the search box, type Settings
    • SelectSystem > Display > Advanced display settings.
    • Under Resolution, select a new value. We suggest you stick with the resolution marked
      "(Recommended)”.
    Also try locking and then unlocking the Taskbar and check if this helps. Follow the steps below:

    • Right-click an empty space on the taskbar.
    • If Lock the Taskbar has a check mark next to it, the taskbar is locked.
    • If it does not have a check mark, click Lock the Taskbar.
    Hope this information was helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.
     
    Andria Maria Mendez, May 23, 2020
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  3. kreed66 Win User
    windows 10 home missing pin to taskbar for installed applications

    I added a third step to the first suggestion, which worked for me:

    1. Choose start> All apps,

    2. Scroll to the application you want to pin, right click and then click
    Pin to taskbar.

    3. When the desired icon tile appears in the desktop box, left click on it and drag it into the task bar.
     
    kreed66, May 23, 2020
    #3
  4. Paolo Mag Win User

    cannot access applications - taskbar is flashing on and off

    Problem with a combine taskbar icons.

    Hello,

    In Windows 10, you can personalize the settings of your taskbar. If there are multiple applications opened, same applications will be combined under one taskbar button. If you want to change this setting, we suggest that you follow the steps listed below:

    • Press the Start button.
    • Click on the Settings app.
    • Select Personalization.
    • At the left side of your window, click on Taskbar.
    • Under Combine taskbar buttons, choose Never.

    Kindly update us with the results and if you have further queries, feel free to post back.
     
    Paolo Mag, May 23, 2020
    #4
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