Windows 10: Non-Microsoft Applications Show a Generic Icon on the Windows 11 Taskbar

Discus and support Non-Microsoft Applications Show a Generic Icon on the Windows 11 Taskbar in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I have a new Surface Pro 8 running Windows 11. When I pin a non-Microsoft application such as Google Chrome to the task bar, the correct application... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by David at DRA, Oct 13, 2021.

  1. Non-Microsoft Applications Show a Generic Icon on the Windows 11 Taskbar


    I have a new Surface Pro 8 running Windows 11. When I pin a non-Microsoft application such as Google Chrome to the task bar, the correct application icon is not shown, but rather a "generic" icon a blue box inside a white box. The correct application name is displayed when I hover over the icon. The correct application icon is also displayed in the Start Menu. This makes it tedious to find the correct applications. How does one display the correct application icons for those that are not Microsoft?

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    David at DRA, Oct 13, 2021
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  2. jackin Win User

    How to fix taskbar showing generic blank icons on Windows 7 professional?

    How to fix taskbar showing generic blank icons on Windows 7 professional?


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    These icons correspond to Windows Explorer, IE and Office 365 programs.

    Steps i took to resolve issue, but did not help are:

    1. In order to fix generic blank icon issue on taskbar i killed explorer.exe and restarted it but this did not resolve issue.
    2. Ran quick repair on Office 365 & restarted Windows.
     
    jackin, Oct 13, 2021
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  3. Application Icons not showing in Windows 10 Taskbar

    I have noticed, that following a recent Windows 10 update, my taskbar no longer shows any pinned application icons like, for example, Windows Media, Microsoft Store, and also when I open an application, for example Microsoft Edge, this does not appear in
    the taskbar either.

    Also I am not able to pin to the taskbar any application icons now.

    The taskbar shows Cortana and other icons like date and time, but no Application Icons.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
    Andrew Millner, Oct 13, 2021
    #3
  4. Yaqub K Win User

    Non-Microsoft Applications Show a Generic Icon on the Windows 11 Taskbar

    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, Oct 13, 2021
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