Windows 10: Windows Taskbar not showing pinned icons, open applications, etc

Discus and support Windows Taskbar not showing pinned icons, open applications, etc in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; [img] Here is a screenshot of my current view. On the taskbar, I can only access the start menu. Clicking on the search opens the pop up but I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by snake601, Sep 3, 2017.

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    Windows Taskbar not showing pinned icons, open applications, etc


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    Here is a screenshot of my current view. On the taskbar, I can only access the start menu. Clicking on the search opens the pop up but I cannot type anything. All keyboard shortcuts are working. I also can't see my pinned icons, or any of the icons in the bottom right corner. I also cannot click on the corner button which opens up my settings or the see desktop button.

    Is there a fix to this?

    Many thanks in advance

    :)
     
    snake601, Sep 3, 2017
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  2. Pin To Taskbar with multiple monitors does not work - can only pin to primary monitor

    Hi Navneet,

    I performed the steps with no errors and rebooted. Results are the same.

    Perhaps I should try to clarify the issue a bit.

    Current setup:

    - Windows 10 Pro with Quad monitor setup

    * Xeon E3-1276 @3,60GHz, 20GB RAM

    * Dual nVidia Quadro K620 video cards (4 monitors)

    - Under Taskbar and Start Menu Properties, I have the following setting:

    * Show taskbar on all displays

    * Show taskbar buttons on: Taskbar where window is open

    * Buttons on other taskbars: Always combine, hide labels

    I will use IE as the example here. By default, IE is pinned to the taskbar on the primary monitor/display.

    On the primary monitor taskbar, if you right-click on IE the option "Unpin this program from the taskbar" is present.

    Likewise, if I unpin IE from here (primary monitor) and re-open IE, I can right-click on the taskbar icon and select "Pin this program to the taskbar".

    If IE is pinned to the taskbar and I move the open IE window to another monitor, here is what happens:

    The IE taskbar icon is now present on BOTH the primary monitor and secondary monitor, even though the IE window is open only on the secondary monitor.

    When right-click on the IE icon in the secondary monitor, there are no unpin or pin options available - those options are present ONLY on the primary monitor.

    If you close and reopen IE from the primary monitor taskbar icon, it will reopen to the monitor it was last on (secondary in this example), but that is not the issue for me; taskbar icon location is the problem.

    Similarly, if any application is opened on another screen, it must be move to the primary monitor to be able to pin it to the taskbar.

    This was not the case in Windows 8.x - applications could be pinned to any (specific) monitor taskbar and appeared only on the monitor to which it was pinned.

    So if I have, say, 20 taskbar items pinned - I cannot have 5 on each respective monitor;

    they can only be "pinned" to the primary monitor, thus filling the taskbar. Far from ideal...
     
    Evan Leonard, Sep 3, 2017
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  3. Windows Live Mail Icon Placement

    I'm not able to pin the Windows Live Mail icon to the taskbar, even if the taskbar is unlocked. Other icons like Word, IE, Adobe, etc., pin with no problem.
     
    Spectre1911, Sep 3, 2017
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