Windows 10: Portions of Task bar dead

Discus and support Portions of Task bar dead in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Toshiba Satellite L55-A5226, W10 Pro Problem just popped up today. I can't launch any program from the task bar. Clicking on the search box does... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Mr Ed, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. Mr Ed Win User

    Portions of Task bar dead


    Toshiba Satellite L55-A5226, W10 Pro

    Problem just popped up today. I can't launch any program from the task bar. Clicking on the search box does nothing, neither does clicking on the Windows logo. I can launch programs from the desktop OK, and if I place a desktop item on the task bar, that item will launch. Because of this problem, I can't launch my Edge browser. What can I do to get the task bar working again? I need an answer soon since this is my only computer now (other was stolen 2 days ago)
    Fortunately, I had Google Chrome already installed

    :)
     
    Mr Ed, Apr 14, 2019
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  2. Cannot modify Task Bar settings

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    I understand your concern and will be happy to assist you.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if the issue persists.

    • Right click on the Task Bar.
    • Uncheck the option " Lock the Taskbar."

    Hope this helps.
     
    Arvind Ram, Apr 14, 2019
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  3. Windows 10 task bar -- how to adjust the bottons portion vs the icon portion?

    The buttons at the left of the task bar are so numerous that they are scrolled, and the icons at the right of the task bar are taking 2/3s of its width. In the past, the icons at the right appeared in a little group that I'd click on to view...I would like
    to return to this....I did not change anything intentionally.

    So, how can I make the "button" portion of the taskbar (the part to the left where pinned and running programs are displayed) extend more to the right and not require scrolling? And at the same time have the task bar icons at the right side of the task
    bar appear in a "click to see all" sort of group or tray?
     
    JimmytheBike, Apr 14, 2019
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  4. Portions of Task bar dead

    Task bar

    Task bar sits high off the bottom om the screen.

    Upper portion of window is not visible
     
    SidneySherwood, Apr 14, 2019
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