Windows 10: Taskbar not Working

Discus and support Taskbar not Working in Windows 10 Tutorials to solve the problem; Are you clicking on icons at the taskbar but nothing happens? Or are the icons not shown on your taskbar? Or even worse, is the taskbar not there at... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Tutorials' started by Win10 FaQ, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. Win10 FaQ
    Win10 FaQ New Member

    Taskbar not Working

    Are you clicking on icons at the taskbar but nothing happens? Or are the icons not shown on your taskbar? Or even worse, is the taskbar not there at all? Follow the methods below in order to fix your issues with the taskbar, and get right back to doing more enjoyable things Method I: [...]

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    Win10 FaQ, Jul 11, 2018
  2. Pavan_N Win User

    Taskbar not working

    Hi Frank,

    In addition to Sumit Dhiman suggestion I suggest you to follow the link below and follow the troubleshooting steps


    Troubleshoot problems opening the Start menu or Cortana

    The troubleshooting steps suggested in the link above applies to Taskbar too.

    Do let us know if you are able to use Taskbar. Thank you.
    Pavan_N, Oct 21, 2018
  3. Windows 10 Taskbar is not working and "fixes" don't fix it.

    Hi Carole,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community and being a part of Windows 10.

    I understand your concern about accessing Taskbar on Windows 10. We will help you with resolving the issue.

    Provide us the additional information to understand the issue and assist you better:

    • What exactly happens when you press Alt+Tab keys from the keyboard to switch between the apps?
    • Have you made any changes to the operating system prior to this issue?
    • What are the troubleshooting steps you have tried to resolve the issue?

    As you said Taskbar is not working, and you will minimize all the opened apps to access the one you wish to from Taskbar. Be clear with how exactly you are trying to accessing the apps from Taskbar.

    Step 1: I suggest you to check if you have enabled the Auto-hide option for Taskbar, if so try to disable and check if it helps.

    Steps to enable auto-hide Taskbar:

    • Right click in the empty space on the Taskbar, click on
    • Under Taskbar tab, uncheck the Auto-hide the Taskbar option, click on
      Apply and Ok.

    Step 2: I suggest you to install all the pending updates on your device.

    • Connect to the internet.
    • Press Windows key and type
    • Click on Check for updates.
    • Under Windows Updates, click on
      Check for updates.
    • Try to install the updates being shown.

    Hope it helps. Get back to us with an updated status of this issue and brief description for further assistance.
    Deepika Gowda, Oct 21, 2018
  4. Yaqub K Win User

    Taskbar not Working

    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, Oct 21, 2018

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