Windows 10: Clicking taskbar icon does not minimize app

Discus and support Clicking taskbar icon does not minimize app in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; When I click on a taskbar icon of a program I'm viewing it doesn't minimize. My old computer did this. Is there a setting I can change to make this... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by Pfeiffman, Sep 26, 2022.

  1. Pfeiffman Win User

    Clicking taskbar icon does not minimize app


    When I click on a taskbar icon of a program I'm viewing it doesn't minimize. My old computer did this. Is there a setting I can change to make this happen?

    :)
     
    Pfeiffman, Sep 26, 2022
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  2. cyber Win User

    How to minimize the icons that appear when I right click any taskbar


    I have pinned MS Word and Excel to my taskbar and when I right click either icon, the last used files are listed. On Win 7 there was a way of increasing the number of files showing on this list, if I remember well. Since I have 5 pinned files on top of the list, there is not much space left for showing other files unless I find a way of minimizing the icons on the list.
     
    cyber, Sep 26, 2022
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  3. Yaqub K Win User
    System Icons on taskbar

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Communities.

    Are you referring to the clock system icon on the taskbar?

    If so, I suggest you to follow the steps mentioned below:


    • Click on the search bar on the taskbar.

    • Type system icons.

    • Under Turn System Icons ON or OFF, turn On the Clock and check with the issue.

    Hope it helps.
     
    Yaqub K, Sep 26, 2022
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  4. Clicking taskbar icon does not minimize app

    Minimize Chrome to taskbar with click

    I have always been able to minimize applications to the taskbar when clicking on that icon on the taskbar but lately Google Chrome wouldn't (every thing else minimizes when clicking on it)

    I can click on the Chrome icon on the taskbar to open the browser but when I click on the Chrome icon again, the browser will not minimize down (every thing else does though)...could it be something in Windows Settings?

    IF YOU HAVE THIS ISSUE AS WELL, RESET CHROME!!
     
    kansas-dude, Sep 26, 2022
    #4
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