Windows 10: (win10, anniversary update) taskbar freezes

Discus and support (win10, anniversary update) taskbar freezes in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; sometimes the task bar freezes. i cannot open or close any program using the task bar icons. i cannot access the task manager by right-clicking on the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by ydaltak, Aug 20, 2016.

  1. ydaltak Win User

    (win10, anniversary update) taskbar freezes


    sometimes the task bar freezes. i cannot open or close any program using the task bar icons. i cannot access the task manager by right-clicking on the task bar. open programs continue to run all right. i uninstalled the last two programs that i installed before the problem. the only thing to do is access the task manager by control-alt-delete and restart the computer. has this happened to anyone else? what to do?

    :)
     
    ydaltak, Aug 20, 2016
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  2. Thairon Win User

    Microsoft Edge

    After installation of Win10 Anniversary edition, Edge icon disappeared from taskbar, does not show up in Apps.

    The Browser is still working but I would like to have the Icon on the Taskbar as it was before the update.

    Any suggestions? Anyone else with same problem?
     
    Thairon, Aug 20, 2016
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  3. Screen freezing after installing Windows 10 Anniversary update on the computer.

    Original Title: Win10 Anniversary Update Screen Freeze

    Hi There,

    am really in stress after updating my PC WIN10 anniversary update version 1607 OS build 14393.10,after all the install process is over and re booted the system and log into my account the screen get freeze and i cant able to work anymore right
    now am working in safe mode and cant able to uninstall any software or install the software in safe mode.is there any fix to work OS normal or should i have to role back to WIN7 its very urgent respond ASAP.
     
    Vigneshlogan, Aug 20, 2016
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  4. pitchuk Win User

    (win10, anniversary update) taskbar freezes

    I have exactly the same problem. Any fix yet, I have to keep restarting my PC which is really annoying when i'm writing my thesis
     
    pitchuk, Aug 21, 2016
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  5. bwinds Win User
    Have it too. Ctrl-Alt-Delete and then Task Manager, find Windows Explorer, right and then choose "Restart" - fixes this without a reboot.
    I wonder what all the non techie people do....
     
    bwinds, Aug 21, 2016
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  6. ydaltak Win User
    (i'm the original poster.) i'm trying an experiment. i have been asked if i was running a third-party antivirus program when explaining a problem i was having with windows 10. i am now running without that program being active and am waiting to see if the taskbar locks up. i guess i should give this a couple of days. i'll let you know what happens.

    as a side note: i cannot enter any text into the search box that comes with cortana. it displays 1 or 2 characters and then nothing. i will be checking on this also.
     
    ydaltak, Aug 21, 2016
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  7. ydaltak Win User
    thanks for the tip! this is better than rebooting all the time.
     
    ydaltak, Aug 21, 2016
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  8. (win10, anniversary update) taskbar freezes

    <<as a side note: i cannot enter any text into the search box that comes with cortana. it displays 1 or 2 characters and then nothing. i will be checking on this also.[/QUOTE]

    Having the same issue. In my case the cause is Zemana Free Antilogger. When I need the search box I temporarily disable the Keyboard Protection on Protection Modules, then I can type in the search box*Sad
    Not a perfect solution but I never heard back from Zemana support on this issue.
     
    Pulcinella, Nov 23, 2016
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  9. ydaltak Win User
    Having the same issue. In my case the cause is Zemana Free Antilogger. When I need the search box I temporarily disable the Keyboard Protection on Protection Modules, then I can type in the search box*Sad
    Not a perfect solution but I never heard back from Zemana support on this issue.[/QUOTE]

    eureka! if i turn off zemana, the search box works. i'll have to look into whether i'd rather have the protection or the search box. great find!
     
    ydaltak, Nov 23, 2016
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  10. You are welcome. I learned to live with it by switching Keyboard Protection off and on.

    On the subject of this thread :
    Still cannot work out the taskbar freezing on boot since the latest Windows 10 upgrade. Got to restart the computer. No other solution in this or other forums did work for me.*Mad
     
    Pulcinella, Nov 23, 2016
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  11. ydaltak Win User
    Still cannot work out the taskbar freezing on boot since the latest Windows 10 upgrade. Got to restart the computer. No other solution in this or other forums did work for me.*Mad[/QUOTE]

    Ctrl-Shift-Escape takes you to the Task Manager, find Windows Explorer (it's tricky because it moves around) and click on it, and then choose "Restart" - fixes this without a reboot. i can do this while a spreadsheet is open and music is playing and neither are affected. all that happens is the task bar blinks off and on and then it works.

    on a similar note: i still have problems with my desktop icons changing size and moving around. also, when i start a program by using a start menu icon, the menu does not go away when the program opens. i have to click on the program's screen and then the start menu goes away. not a big deal - just not right.
     
    ydaltak, Nov 24, 2016
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  12. on a similar note: i still have problems with my desktop icons changing size and moving around. also, when i start a program by using a start menu icon, the menu does not go away when the program opens. i have to click on the program's screen and then the start menu goes away. not a big deal - just not right. >>

    *Think Sorry, can't help you here.

    Thanks for the windows explorer tip it work fine.*Smile
     
    Pulcinella, Apr 4, 2018
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