Windows 10: Taskbar icons have changed

Discus and support Taskbar icons have changed in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Hi, The icons for windows store and Edge have mysteriously changed on the taskbar. The icons remain perfectly okay on the desktop and programme list... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Donttalktosh, Sep 22, 2018.

  1. Taskbar icons have changed


    Hi,

    The icons for windows store and Edge have mysteriously changed on the taskbar. The icons remain perfectly okay on the desktop and programme list but appear as tiny 'squashed' ones on the taskbar. I have tried unpinning and re dragging the perfect desktop ones onto the taskbar but they still don't display properly. Have restarted pc with no success. Any other icon I can drag onto bar and they display correctly. Edge opens perfectly from the incorrectly displayed icon. Not a major problem, just has me a little perplexed. Any help with this would be gratefully received, Thanks

    :)
     
    Donttalktosh, Sep 22, 2018
    #1
  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, Sep 22, 2018
    #2
  3. MCK
    mck Win User
    Cannot change desktop icon


    Sometimes a desktop icon changes from what it was to a plain white folder. Might be something I did but not sure what.

    To change it to the icon I want, I go:
    1. Rt-click icon > Properties > Change icon
    2. I select the icon I want from the thumbnails of icons.
    3. Click OK
    4. Click Apply
    But the icon does not change. It just stays looking like a white folder.
    HOWEVER, if I pin the icon to the taskbar, the icon on the taskbar does look like the icon I selected in step-2. So the change is registered with Win10 but the icon on the desktop just doesn't change.

    Any ideas on how to fix this?
     
  4. Mark Ole Win User

    Taskbar icons have changed

    Taskbar icons

    Hi,

    To address your concern, follow the steps below on how to show hidden icons on the taskbar.

    • Open Settings, and click on the Personalization
      icon.
    • Click on Taskbar on the left side, and click on the
      Select which icons appear on the taskbar
      link under the Notification area section on the right.
    • Turn on Always show all icons in the notification area at the top

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Mark Ole, Sep 22, 2018
    #4
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