Windows 10: Inactive icons in taskbar

Discus and support Inactive icons in taskbar in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I ran an update of Windows today. It may have been available for a while. but I was out of the country and had switched my computer off. After Windows... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Ques Tion, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. Ques Tion Win User

    Inactive icons in taskbar


    I ran an update of Windows today. It may have been available for a while. but I was out of the country and had switched my computer off. After Windows installed, the icons in the task bar do not work for Excel, Office and the Photoshop Express that comes with Windows 10. The icons get highlighted on the task bar but the apps do not launch. When I click on the icon, a list of recent documents shows up. If I select any of them, nothing happens.

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    Ques Tion, Jan 17, 2020
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  2. 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, Jan 17, 2020
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  3. mk_ln Win User
    Vista x64 'Hide inactive icons'

    Hi, i recently installed Vista x64 on one of my drives. the good news is that it recognizes all my RAM (4GB), the bad news, so far, is that i no longer have the < or > to show or hide inactive icons (it is normally to the left of the clock and other icons in the bottom right side of the screen). is this a known problem in Vista x64? i have already tried to edit the registry thinking that the problem was there, but it wasn't. i have already enabled the settings in the taskbar so that inactive icons SHOULD hide, but the little arrow (< or >) doesnt show up; just a blank space where it should be.

    thanks in advance for any solutions or help.
     
    mk_ln, Jan 17, 2020
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  4. Mark Ole Win User

    Inactive icons in taskbar

    Taskbar icons

    Hi,

    To address your concern, follow the steps below on how to show hidden icons on the taskbar.

    • Open Settings, and click on the Personalization
      icon.
    • Click on Taskbar on the left side, and click on the
      Select which icons appear on the taskbar
      link under the Notification area section on the right.
    • Turn on Always show all icons in the notification area at the top

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Mark Ole, Jan 17, 2020
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