Windows 10: Windows 21H1 Update - taskbar broken

Discus and support Windows 21H1 Update - taskbar broken in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; just installed this update and the taskbar is very broken.I turned off the new News and Interests feature but the notification area keeps getting... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Kiwi_Mark, Jun 10, 2021 at 8:12 PM.

  1. Kiwi_Mark Win User

    Windows 21H1 Update - taskbar broken

    just installed this update and the taskbar is very broken.I turned off the new News and Interests feature but the notification area keeps getting visually corrupted. Wave the mouse over it and it improves but the clock and some icons are off the screen. Eventually the entire notification area went off the screen. Changing taskbar settings like autohide and small icons and then changing back will get the taskbar to redraw - but the fix is only temporary.I have an HP Elitebook and 2x 27" monitors. The corruption occurs on which ever monitor is the main monitor. Corruption also occurs when using

  2. MDJ
    MDJ Win User

    Windows 10 problem with duplicated icons in taskbar, broken Jump Lists


    I‘ve been recently having a problem with duplicated items in taskbar and broken Jump Lists. I‘m now using Windows 10 but this problem occurred in Windows 8.1 too but then it somehow fixed itself. Some programs that I pin to taskbar have a tendency to duplicate themselves when clicked on. For now, I‘ve noticed this behaviour only in Skype and Spotify but it‘s still very annoying since duplicate icons take valuable taskbar space and even more—make Jump Lists of those programs broken, meaning that you can still see tasks program developers provided but after you click them nothing happens.

    I‘ve tried loads of times pinning, repinning, deleting whole User Pinned folder from %appdata%/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Quick Launch, clearing Jump List folders manually and automatically with Command Prompt commands as suggested here with no luck. The only thing I did achieve was when I pinned Skype to taskbar in my other user account, then copied the newly created shortcut from Use Pinned folder to my User Pinned folder—this made Skype Jump Lists working but duplicate icon in taskbar remained.

    I‘ve recently found a tutorial which may force taskbar to use only one icon per app but I can‘t check this right now as 7+ Taskbar Tweaker isn‘t yet officially available for Windows 10 users.

    Thank you for taking your time and reading my message, any suggestions would be appreciated,

    P. S. I don‘t know if this is related but I can‘t pin any Control Panel item to Quick Access whilst I can pin folders. Interesting side of this is that pinned Control Panel items appear in File Explorer's Jump List but after clicked I get a message that item is unavailable and that it might have been moved, renamed or removed.
  3. Taskbar Issue with Multiple Monitors


    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community. We understand the inconvenience caused and will assist you.

    Please share the information below:

    • Are you using a Local Account or a Microsoft Account?
    • What is the make and model of your PC?

    I suggest you to follow the steps provided below and check if it helps.

    • Right click on the Taskbar and select Properties.
    • Check if the option for Lock the Taskbar and Auto-hide the taskbar
      are ticked.
    • If they are ticked then uncheck the option for Auto-hide the taskbar.

    Also, suggest you to update the Display driver by following the steps below:

    • Press Windows key + X, select Device Manager.
    • Expand Display Adapters.
    • Right click on the driver and select Update Driver Software.
    • Follow the on-screen prompts to update.

    Hope the information is helpful. Feel free to
    write to us for any other assistance with Windows, we’ll be glad to assist you.
    Eeshwar Kumar, Jun 10, 2021 at 8:13 PM
  4. Try3 Win User

    Windows 21H1 Update - taskbar broken

    Issue(s) with 21H1 Update

    The Windows update list of installed updates has always been a confusing & incomplete list. I don't think you had a problem at all.


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