Windows 10: Issues with Icons in Taskbar on Windows 10

Discus and support Issues with Icons in Taskbar on Windows 10 in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I cannot left click on the Windows icon, sound icon, internet icon, and time/date icon. Only right click works on those icons. For icons like browsers,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by DernDude, Jun 13, 2021.

  1. DernDude Win User

    Issues with Icons in Taskbar on Windows 10

    I cannot left click on the Windows icon, sound icon, internet icon, and time/date icon. Only right click works on those icons. For icons like browsers, only the left click works and not the right click. Originally, I could not left click on the search bar either but after restarting Windows Explorer in the task manager, it works now. How do I fix the issue for the other icons?

    DernDude, Jun 13, 2021
  2. Yaqub K Win User

    System Icons on taskbar


    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, Jun 13, 2021
  3. Rose Cal Win User
    Blank icon on taskbar windows 10

    Hi Jirad,

    Corrupted system files or application may be one of the possible causes why some icons in your Taskbar is missing. To efficiently assist you, kindly answer the following questions:

    • Have you made any recent changes prior to this issue?
    • Does this happen only with the 3 apps you've mention or with other application also?
    • Are you getting any error messages when you tried to click those apps with missing icons in your Taskbar?

    Meanwhile, we suggest that you follow the steps shared by Guru Khan G on this
    thread on how to troubleshoot missing Taskbar icons. This will also help you
    scan for corruption and restore corrupted files/Windows corruptions error.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
    Rose Cal, Jun 13, 2021
  4. Issues with Icons in Taskbar on Windows 10

    NIGHTMARE icon in windows taskbar

    Ok ... this is really an annoying thingy in Windows Vista that till today. My top wish list is to solve this !!! *Bang Head :banghead:*Bang Head :banghead:*Bang Head :banghead:*Bang Head :banghead:*Bang Head :banghead:

    See attached pic ... for eg. open My Computer ... icon is of course as shown - the My Computer default Vista icon ... after you browse? *swoosh* kind of black magic ... it changes to that icon with the green arrow ... browsing back to My Computer it remains like that ... with the green arrow!!!

    This happens to any and all folders ! ... When you load it ... it comes up with the default folder ... after exporing through folder it changes ... and remains like that.

    For info : have tried a fresh installation of Vista to make sure that no bug got in. So must be some DAMN Vista settings

    Thanks mates ... hope you enjoy this puzzle !
    ragingspeed, Jun 13, 2021

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