Windows 10: Gray start menu icon?!?

Discus and support Gray start menu icon?!? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Lately I've noticed whenever Google Chrome ends up as one of the most-used programs on my start menu that its icon is completely gray. Here's what it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by rexxfan, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. rexxfan Win User

    Gray start menu icon?!?


    Lately I've noticed whenever Google Chrome ends up as one of the most-used programs on my start menu that its icon is completely gray. Here's what it looks like.

    https://goo.gl/photos/CELjBKm9CnNwhGKx7

    If I turn off the display of most used programs and then back on again, the Chrome icon goes away (as expected) but when it eventually comes back its gray again.

    I tried clearing the icon cache to solve it, but it didn't help. Any ideas on how to solve this? I'm on Insider Preview build 10565 and can't recall if I had this problem on the previous Insider build, so I am not sure if this is a Windows issue or a Chrome issue or what.
    --
    bc

    :)
     
    rexxfan, Oct 26, 2015
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  2. Yanuh Win User

    After updating to Windows 10 Anniversary Edition, my Start menu doesn't function properly

    I frequently pin items to the start, and rearrange them into intuitive groups. Ever since the update, icons can no longer be rearranged without the start menu hanging.

    More specifically: I can pin newly installed programs to the start menu, and both new and old tiles can be clicked, and refresh their content, however, when you try to drag a tile somewhere, the start menu grays out as normally expected, but then the tile held
    in the mouse disappears, and can't be dropped anywhere. The start menu remains grayed out even after releasing the mouse. The tile chosen to be rearranged is nowhere in sight, and the only way to make the start menu not grayed out anymore, and the tile to
    reappear, is to unpin it from start, and then pin in back again, but then we're back at square 1.
     
    Yanuh, Oct 26, 2015
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  3. msyverw Win User
    Start menu has apps which don't work, Start settings grayed out

    In case anyone else is still having the grayed out options problem a year after this was posted, if you look in

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu Places

    The options that are grayed out probably aren't there. If you want to turn one on, just add a shortcut to it in that folder.

    Personally, my Settings button wasn't showing up, so I found it in the Start menu's list and dragged it to the desktop. Then I dragged the new shortcut to the Start Menu Places folder and voila! It was no longer grayed out. Hope this helps someone.
     
    msyverw, Oct 26, 2015
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