Windows 10: Task bar and desktop appears dim after sleep

Discus and support Task bar and desktop appears dim after sleep in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; I have a strange problem. When ever I leave my computer and it goes into hibernation or if I put it to sleep manually, the task bar, desktop and mouse... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by McGregorCiA, Dec 1, 2019 at 7:02 AM.

  1. Task bar and desktop appears dim after sleep


    I have a strange problem. When ever I leave my computer and it goes into hibernation or if I put it to sleep manually, the task bar, desktop and mouse cursor appears very dim. It's like the whole screen is very dim but if I open Google Chrome for example the actual website part appears normal and bright but the menus up top has the same weird dim effect. Same with file explorer. The only way to fix it seems to be to either log out and then back in or a re-boot. This fixes the issue and the screen returns to normal. I have had this issue since around September. And this is a desktop computer connected to my TV in the living room and not a laptop. Latest Windows 10 1909 update installed. I have tried to search for this issue but with no luck. I have also tried every power option under the sun but to no avail. Hopefully someone out there can shed some light on this bizarre issue. Unfortunately I can't provide screenshots because it all shows up normal when I do print screen.

    :)
     
    McGregorCiA, Dec 1, 2019 at 7:02 AM
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    Hello TaraKelley,

    For us to better assist you, kindly provide the following information:

    • Confirm which build is currently installed on your device. To check, follow the steps below:
    • Press Windows key + R, then type in winver.
    • Click OK.
    • Were there any recent changes made prior to this issue?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?

    Meanwhile, we suggest that you download and run the Start menu troubleshooter on this
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    Melchizedek Qui, Dec 1, 2019 at 7:05 AM
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    Search icon does not appear on the task bar

    I have a laptop and a recently I bought a desktop Pc running windows 10 home edition. The search icon (next to the windows symbol) does not appear on the task bar on the Pc. It does show on the laptop however. Why is it that? I click on the task bar
    with the right button of the mouse and a list appears containing the “search” link on the laptop but that does not appear on the Pc. Also the “cascade windows”, “Show windows stacked” and “show windows side by side” appear grey that is inactive. Both laptop
    and Pc run windows 10 Home edition. Could it be something wrong with the installation? I bought the Pc (a Dell inspiron) recently and today I installed the software. But why is it that the search icon does not show on the task bar and actually it is missing
    from the list that appears when I click on the task bar with the right button of the mouse? Any help would be welcome.
     
  4. Task bar and desktop appears dim after sleep

    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.
     
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