Windows 10: Invisible icons on taskbar

Discus and support Invisible icons on taskbar in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Hi, So this problem has recently surfaced on my Lenovo laptop. It has the most recent version of windows installed. The problem is that certain apps... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by TedJenks, Aug 18, 2018.

  1. TedJenks Win User

    Invisible icons on taskbar


    Hi,


    So this problem has recently surfaced on my Lenovo laptop. It has the most recent version of windows installed. The problem is that certain apps (messenger, settings, mail etc.) will be clickable on the task bar, but are invisible. This doesn't affect them in the normal start menu, but when I search for these apps, a blank piece of paper replaces their usual icon there aswell. I looked online and saw this was a common problem, but so far have found nothing to fix it. I have seen the start menu troubleshooter recommmended a lot, but I cannot find it.


    Anyway here's what I've tried:

    • Running antivirus software
    • Pinning and unpinning apps
    • Restarting windows explorer
    • Unistalling display adapter and restarting
    • Manually rebuilding the icon cache with cmd
    • I did this :

    'Open Start, type: CMD
    Right click CMD
    Click Run as administrator

    Type in at the prompt OR Copy and Paste these one at a time : (Hit enter after each)

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    Also run the System File Checker utility:
    Open Start, type: CMD
    Right click CMD
    Click Run as administrator

    At the Command Prompt, type: sfc/scannow

    This will check for any integrity violations

    Restart your system'

    • Banging my head on the desk

    So far, none of these have proved successful, so any help would be appreciated.


    Thanks!

    :)
     
    TedJenks, Aug 18, 2018
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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, Aug 18, 2018
    #2
  3. Invisible icons in taskbar

    Hello.

    I upgraded to Win10 today, got it via Update center, and I have some issues.

    First of all, after boot and login, black screen appears, only mouse is visible.

    Task manager is working, but starting explorer.exe didn't help.

    Than everything appears after few minutes, but taskbar has invisible icons. Running apps, tray apps, even clock are invisible, don't highlight, but still clickable.

    All drivers and updates installed and fresh.

    Using Dell Inspiron laptop.

    Any ideas how to fix it?
     
    Artem Kheystver, Aug 18, 2018
    #3
  4. Invisible icons on taskbar

    Store icon is invisible on the Taskbar

    None of this works. I don't understand why microsoft forces update that always seem to have big problems. I now have 5 "invisible" icons in my taskbar and there are no icons for the store or any of the games that I have such as backgammon, spades, Yahtzee.
    jigsaw puzzles, or solitaire. This really pisses me off!!
     
    RogerZiegler, Aug 18, 2018
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