Windows 10: Weird recurring problem: can't click anything until Cortana is killed via Task Manager

Discus and support Weird recurring problem: can't click anything until Cortana is killed via Task Manager in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Randomly happens every couple of weeks. I suddenly can't click anything. I can't even close any window that's open. I have to press ctrl-alt-dlt, and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/Slowmac123, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. Weird recurring problem: can't click anything until Cortana is killed via Task Manager


    Randomly happens every couple of weeks. I suddenly can't click anything. I can't even close any window that's open. I have to press ctrl-alt-dlt, and use my arrow keys to go to Cortana (since I can't click or scroll anything) and kill it.

    Another issue is that I also can't click anything in the start menu until I kill Cortana, or restart my computer - but the problem inevitably finds it way back then next day.

    Does anyone know why this is happening?

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    /u/Slowmac123, Oct 29, 2020
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  4. Weird recurring problem: can't click anything until Cortana is killed via Task Manager

    Microsoft To-Do - Duplicate Recurring Tasks

    All my recurring tasks in the To-Do app are being duplicated. So when I mark a recurring task complete, an exact copy of that occurrence appears on the list with the same due date and sub tasks, but the task and all sub tasks are marked incomplete. This
    means that I have to check every sub task and main task complete twice for every recurring task I have. Before marking the next occurrence complete, only one instance of that recurring task appears on the list.

    I tried deleting all my recurring tasks (including all previously completed occurrences) and creating the recurring tasks again from scratch, but I am still encountering the same problem.

    How do I get rid of the duplicate occurrences permanently and prevent them from being created again?
     
    Devin Walz, Oct 29, 2020
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