Windows 10: Disappearance of Windows 11 Taskbar Icons after Switching Virtual Desktops

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  1. ln Ch Win User

    Disappearance of Windows 11 Taskbar Icons after Switching Virtual Desktops


    Windows 11 22H2In Windows 11's built-in virtual desktop feature, there is a high probability that icons of active applications on the current desktop may not be displayed when switching between different virtual desktops. The icons only appear when I click on the respective application. I have attempted to resolve the issue through restarts and using Sfc and Dism for repairs, but the problem persists. An essential configuration to note is that the taskbar is set to display windows only from the current desktop.

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    ln Ch, Nov 24, 2023
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  2. HDMR Win User

    Major Taskbar/Virtual Desktop Bug

    I have given up on Microsoft fixing this issue, clearly a major problem for anyone who uses the virtual desktop feature (obviously the folks at MS don't).

    Fortunately, there is a fix for this. Look for "taskbar tweaker". It's free. Once installed, right click on the tray icon and select advanced options. Scroll down the list and look for "virtual desktop order fix" and change that to 1.

    This fixes the issues of taskbar icons moving when switching between desktops!
     
  3. Desktop Icons disappeared

    Hi Kinsley,

    • Are you referring to the desktop icons?
    • When did the icons disappear? Did you make any changes to the system Settings?

    It's possible that your device is in Tablet mode. I suggest you to turn it off and check if the icons appear. To do so, select the
    Action center icon on the taskbar (the little message box next to the date and time), and then select
    Tablet mode to turn it on or off.

    Also refer the following thread which discusses about a similar issue.

    Redirecting

    Hope this helps. Keep us updated with the status of the issue to continue assisting you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Azaruddin Syed, Nov 24, 2023
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  4. crionsynx Win User

    Disappearance of Windows 11 Taskbar Icons after Switching Virtual Desktops

    virtual desktops

    Click the Task View button beside the search box/icon in the taskbar.

    Click +Desktop to add Virtual Desktop

    Hover your mouse to Desktop1 to show list of open Windows

    Drag and drop each Windows to target virtual desktop
     
    crionsynx, Nov 24, 2023
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