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Open Apps missing from Taskbar

Q: Open Apps missing from Taskbar

Not sure what I've done/allowed but all of a sudden I can't get my open applications to register as radio buttons on the taskbar. They are gone. Just happened and I can't think of a program I have added.

Toshiba portege with MS XP Tablet edition, IE 6.0 with sp2.

Any help would be appreciated.

obgyn59

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A: Open Apps missing from Taskbar

Go to Taskbar Repair Tool and download Minimized Programs Missing

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/open-apps-missing-from-taskbar.442515/
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A:Taskbar apps flash but don't open?

Did you ever get a response from the FF support forum?

Taskbar icons "flash," but don't open, among other things going wrong

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A:Apps running on desktop keep minimizing & taskbar missing

This sounds like your Explorer (Windows Explorer) is turning off and restarting intermittently...I don't know what to suggest other than getting any new important update that comes along.

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/58286-apps-running-desktop-keep-minimizing-taskbar-missing.html
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A:Option to show metro apps in taskbar missing

Hello Enitoni, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Did you install the Windows 8.1 Update yet?

That option is only available after the Windows 8.1 Update has been installed via Windows Update.

Taskbar - Hide or Show Store Apps in Windows 8.1 Update

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/51049-option-show-metro-apps-taskbar-missing.html
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A:Pinned apps in taskbar - Keep to the left of open windows?

Hello Synomenon,

By default, any opened app or window will be to the right of all pinned apps on the taskbar unless it is a pinned app, then it will show opened wherever the pinned app is already at on the taskbar.

If you like, you are also able to drag the pinned apps in any arrangement on the taskbar though.

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A:Taskbar-Open Apps on left, Quick Launch on right - can't reverse these

Hi and welcome to the Forum.
I found this " Note that you’ll need to right-click and unlock the taskbar before you can move the toolbar."
You might find this useful:
Quick Launch - Enable or Disable

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A:Open/minimized programs missing on my Taskbar

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 06:28:38 PM, on 7/13/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\eEBSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\Program Files\108Mbps Wirless Network USB Dongle\acs.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\IVT Corporation\BlueSoleil\BTNtService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\crypserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\OPHALDCS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Xerox\PanelMgr\ssmmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Oplmsb01.exe
C:\WINDOWS\VM_STI.EXE
C:\Program Files\Companion OneTouch\MFLaunchOT.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE2.0\OpwareSE2.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\108Mbps Wirless Network USB Dongle\WLANPRO.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\IVT Corporation\BlueSoleil\BlueSoleil.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: mssgr Object - {EC564D32-0F1A-4367-8A9B-4A9F57688D03} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsmgr.dll
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Xerox PanelMgr] C:\WINDOWS\Xerox\PanelMgr\ssmmgr.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LanguageMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\system32\Oplmsb01.exe OKI B4100
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BigDogPath] C:\WINDOWS\VM_STI.EXE VIMICRO USB PC Camera
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SSBkgdUpdate] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Scansoft Shared\SSBkgdUpdate\SSBkgdupdate.exe" -Embedding -boot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IndexSearch] C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\IndexSearch.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MFLaunchOT] C:\Program Files\Companion OneTouch\MFLaunchOT.exe "Laser Multifunction"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [OpwareSE2] "C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE2.0\OpwareSE2.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [updateMgr] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\AdobeUpdateManager.exe" AcRdB7_0_9 -reboot 1
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SUPERAntiSpyware] C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
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O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\RunOnce: [RunNarrator] Narrator.exe (User 'SYSTEM')
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/open-minimized-programs-missing-on-my-taskbar.595219/
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A:Missing open program buttons in taskbar

Someone on computing.net gave me this link which solved my problem:

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm

Why is Miscrosoft paid so much for bad software that needs an army of geeks working around the clock to repair? Maybe they should be sued in a class action for selling defective goods.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/missing-open-program-buttons-in-taskbar.237895/
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A:Open/minimized programs missing on my Taskbar

sometimes after explorer crashes the icons disappear from the taskbar that is normal. A reboot of the system will fix the problem
 

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A:windows 8.1 missing show windows store apps on taskbar

Hello Geryga, and welcome to Eight Forms.

The show Store apps on the taskbar option was part of the April 8th updates. Please check to make sure that you have all available Windows Updates installed, then check to see if you have the option afterwards. If you did install them all, then see if restarting the computer may help.

Windows Update - Check for and Install in Windows 8

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A:Taskbar Speaker Icon Missing and Greyed out on Customize Taskbar...

Hello Nyarlathotep,

You might see if step 9 in Option Two in the tutorial below may be able to enable the Volume icon again.

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Originally Posted by cxztiel


chrome is running with a blue line underneath but steam has a yellow line and it's half highlighted yellow but it's not downloading or running anything and it's been like that for the past 10 minutes

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What do you see instead?

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A:Java apps confusing taskbar

I want to bump this...

I'm running multiple java applications - each is grouping itself properly - except not under the pinned icon, but under a new one. This is very annoying!

Where could one post a bug report?!

http://www.sevenforums.com/software/3404-java-apps-confusing-taskbar.html
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Now the problem is only with battlefield bad company 2 when the game is running in the background instead clicking on it's icon to enter it and see what is going i want that when i move the mouse cursor over it it should show me in the small window the game. But instead i see only white small window.

A:Why apps in taskbar not showing preview ?

Hello @Chocolade, open control panel go to system, then advanced system settings. Click on the settings tab under performance, and make sure animations in the taskbar is checked.

http://www.tenforums.com/gaming/43482-why-apps-taskbar-not-showing-preview.html
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Hi. I have a brand new Hp Pavilion and while in the process of customizing my desktop and taskbar I found that i am unable to pin anything from the desktop or shortcuts I created (such as Microsoft Word, or the snipping tool) to the taskbar. I have tried all three methods to try and pin.
The only items pinned are the ones already there from the first boot.

I was hoping someone out there as some insight to this.

A huge 'Thank You" in advance.

A:Cannot pin shortcuts or apps to taskbar-Windows 8.1

Hello Marc, and welcome to Eight Forums.

I have a couple of questions.

Do the shortcuts still work?

Do you have the "Pin to Taskbar" item in the context menu of these shortcuts of application files?

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/42408-cannot-pin-shortcuts-apps-taskbar-windows-8-1-a.html
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Hey,

For some reason, I can't get any of the Office 2010 programs to pin to the taskbar on Windows 7 Home Premium. When the program is running, the jumplist has no button to pin the program. If I go into the Start Menu and hit Pin to Taskbar from there, it gives me a working shortcut on the taskbar, but the program creates a new taskbar button when it launches, completely ignoring the one that's already there.

Even stranger, I don't have this problem on my other computer running Win 7 Pro.

Any thoughts or suggestions?

A:Can't pin Office 2010 apps to taskbar?

Have you tried rt.click on the .exe for each program and pin, or drag and drop the exe onto the taskbar. See if that works.

http://www.sevenforums.com/microsoft-office/45700-cant-pin-office-2010-apps-taskbar.html
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This is Windows 7.  I have it set to never combine the icons in the taskbar, however, it still combines the like applications.  So all the Excel Windows will be grouped together and all the IE Windows will be grouped together.  I want to
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A:How to ungroup similar apps in the taskbar?

Please see this thread

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/d99ae342-2b2e-4498-9531-629450f2741b/action?threadDisplayName=ungroup-similar-program-tabs-in-task-bar

You will need a third party tool such as

http://rammichael.com/7-taskbar-tweaker

to ungroup items on the taskbar.

If using 7 Taskbar Tweaker, choose the option "Don't group" as shown below. 

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/0113bfa7-13fd-4779-bf79-5e2f8c47d674/how-to-ungroup-similar-apps-in-the-taskbar?forum=w7itproui
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So, if anyone knows of any methods I could try to do this, I would be all ears! I suspect there's probably something I could do in the registry, and if there is, maybe someone could attach a .reg file for me.

I'm also attaching a screencap of what I'm talking about.

Thanks a lot, everyone!

A:Is there a way to not show Modern Apps in the Taskbar?

This might be what you want---

Right click Taskbar & click Properties---

http://www.eightforums.com/performance-maintenance/49101-there-way-not-show-modern-apps-taskbar.html
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OK, here goes my first post.
I just restored a HP dv5 laptop to factory original. In setting it up the way I want, I noticed that Windows Media Player was pinned to the task bar. I unpinned it but it returns when the computer is restarted.
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How do I prevent Windows Media Player from being repeatedly pinned to the task Bar?

A:Pin/unpin apps to taskbar problem in Win 7/64 Pro

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I know Factory restore sounds like a great thing to do but it's not all that hot as you would expect because of all of the now expired trial software commonly know as junkware,
if you truly want a Fresh start see these for the best chance at a great re-install of windows 7,
This is most likely your best bet because computer manufactures stopped a long time ago from shipping reinstall disks with computers,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/219487-clean-reinstall-factory-oem-windows-7-a.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/316877-pin-unpin-apps-taskbar-problem-win-7-64-pro.html
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Any idea?


Thanks!

A:Restore Pinned apps in taskbar

Hello iomicifikko, welcome to Se7en Forums!

Start by having a look at the tutorial, at the link below.

Start Menu - Reset Pin To Area


Keep us informed!











Later Ted

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/1788-restore-pinned-apps-taskbar.html
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A:Right click on apps on taskbar. Broken?

Someone posted a solution in my thread.
Taskbar jump list has distorted icons and placing

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/69480-right-click-apps-taskbar-broken.html
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A:Taskbar has changed, icons missing and windows missing

I would try to do a system restore. Steps to perform that are found HERE

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/391036/taskbar-has-changed-icons-missing-and-windows-missing/
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I just noticed something. I hardly ever use Store Apps but I had cause to look at a couple just now.
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is that normal? I like it like this! The title bar does vanish and reappear as expected.

EDIT: I just did a little reading and see it's not just me. I also have the desktop 'drop shadow icon text' that just won't go away even after registry hacks.
I do hope Windows 9 doesn't inherit any of this kind of thing!

A:Taskbar remains on screen even in Store Apps.

Hello Mark,

Since the August 12th 2014 Windows Updates, the taskbar will on some PCs always show on the Start, apps, and PC settings screens if you do not have the taskbar set to auto-hide and you open the Start screen by pressing the Start button on the taskbar while on your desktop. If you multiple screens, then this doesn't apply.

If you do not have the taskbar set to auto-hide or you open the Start screen by pressing the Windows key, you will not see the taskbar on the Start, apps, and PC settings screens unless you open the taskbar using step 5 below.

Taskbar - Open in Windows 8.1

Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/53424-taskbar-remains-screen-even-store-apps.html
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A:Metro Apps remains on the taskbar and can't maximized

Hi there. Did you perform the DISM in the tutorial?

Will they go full screen by pushing Windows key + up arrow?

http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/46055-metro-apps-remains-taskbar-cant-maximized.html
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A:How to unmix the taskbar icons for symilar apps?

i dont use aurora so bare with me, are the taskbar icons for ff and aurora both the same,if so is it possible to change the icon for aurora, in the properties panel.

edit; on reflection this wont actually address the stacking problem.

http://www.sevenforums.com/software/212427-how-unmix-taskbar-icons-symilar-apps.html
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Hi all,
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I already contacted my IT department but they don t support Windows 8 only certain apps we use.
I know this forum is not for workrelated questions but I loose everyday 20 minutes because of this so I m getting really irritated.
I m not on FATCLIENT. I login to a Citrix Client.
I have requested an Admin account for the domain so I can make changes myself and start troubleshooting.
We have a citrix support line but these guys log tickets but can t seem to resolve the issue.
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Suggestions are welcome

http://www.eightforums.com/virtualization/72826-apps-don-t-stay-taskbar-windows-8-via-citrix.html
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Let's start a list! Only non-Microsoft apps...
foobar2000 (with plug-in)
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A:Apps with extend taskbar/jumplist support

  
Quote: Originally Posted by garbanzo


Let's start a list! Only non-Microsoft apps...
foobar2000 (with plug-in)
Mozilla Firefox (with extra program)



Power archiver (built in and its also got the ribbon interface)

http://www.sevenforums.com/software/10705-apps-extend-taskbar-jumplist-support.html
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Are you in the Desktop or in the Metro/Start screen?

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/69218-i-cant-see-icons-metro-apps-taskbar-windows-8-1-a.html
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A:Desktop Apps quit working, They just sit on the Taskbar

I will try upgrading to Win8.1 ??? I can't seem to do anything else without tools of any kind.

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/40474-desktop-apps-quit-working-they-just-sit-taskbar.html
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A:[HELP] All apps and programs disappeared from start menu and taskbar

creating the user account again? Or is that not an option?

http://forums.windowscentral.com/windows-10/436483-%5Bhelp%5D-all-apps-programs-disappeared-start-menu-taskbar.html
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A:Quick Question About Closing Apps/ Taskbar (Could someone test this? )

Hello Keyes,

This would be the Animations in the taskbar visual effects setting. It's normal for there to be a slight delay with the animation. If it's to long or jagged, then you may have something else running that's using a lot of resources causing a temporary longer delay for this.

If you like, you could turn off (uncheck) this setting to have them be instant instead.

Visual Effects Settings - Change

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/357340-quick-question-about-closing-apps-taskbar-could-someone-test.html
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A:Full-screen games/apps disappearing from taskbar

Originally Posted by Xax


I'm having a problem with certain full-screen apps and games disappearing from the taskbar. I can alt-tab to get back to them, however. I've found the problem affecting Hearthstone, XBMC, and Skyrim. Any ideas?

I'm running Windows 8.1 x64.



Did you install update 1, there are some changes affecting task bar behavior.

http://www.eightforums.com/gaming/45965-full-screen-games-apps-disappearing-taskbar.html
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A:Icons in taskbar refreshing when delete apps/files...

Originally Posted by Markic I have a problem with refreshing icons in taskbar when delete files/apps/other and updating apps from store on my laptop. Simple icons disappeared for 2 sec and back again.
Any fix? the icons that disappear momentarily, are they in any way the same as the ones updating?
And which version of windows 10 are you on?

http://forums.windowscentral.com/windows-10/433312-icons-taskbar-refreshing-when-delete-apps-files.html
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Cheers
jimbo

http://www.tenforums.com/virtualization/23751-vmware-linux-host-w10-vm-cant-launch-apps-taskbar.html
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A:Blank Taskbar Icons for Windows Store Apps

Hi Dan,
Welcome to the forums, try this:Notification Area Icons - Reset - Windows 7 Help Forums

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/61467-blank-taskbar-icons-windows-store-apps.html
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http://www.eightforums.com/software-apps/74221-tombstoned-windows-store-apps-not-removed-taskbar.html
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A:Windows 8 taskbar issue (Apps wont show)

Some programs open with Hidden Icons. You can fix it by going to Hidden Icons / Customize / and choose Show Icon and Notifications.

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/39908-windows-8-taskbar-issue-apps-wont-show.html
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A:Where does Windows store list of apps pinned to the taskbar?

Here you go. C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned

Both Start menu and Taskbar are there.

Gary

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/2682-where-does-windows-store-list-apps-pinned-taskbar.html
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If anyone out there ever had such an issue...

A:Lenovo hybrid - apps won't be shown/pinned on taskbar

Hello Armonia, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The modern apps are full screen in Windows 8.1, and will cover the taskbar. You can use step 3 or 5 to open the taskbar while you have a modern app open to see it.

Taskbar - Open in Windows 8.1

Resetting and clearing all pinned items on the taskbar may be able to help with not being able to "Pin to taskbar" if it's corrupted.

Taskbar Pinned Apps - Reset and Clear in Windows 8

Hope this helps for now,
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http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/66483-lenovo-hybrid-apps-wont-shown-pinned-taskbar.html
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Exact same issue as in this thread but solution doesn't work for me: http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/61467-blank-taskbar-icons-windows-store-apps.html#post496628

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.....................I originally wanted to completely disable the UAC as the admin permission messages that popped for almost any/everything i wanted to do were very annoying. I dont remember exactly what i did, but it was something in gpedit or something similar to it.......................................

When did you do that ?
If it is not too long ago, and if you do remember the date, do a system restore.
Pick a date BEFORE you did the gpedit as your restore point.

System Restore Windows 10

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A:Windows 10 desktop Modern apps and taskbar no longer works

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Right click the start button and click on Programs and Features. (It's at the top.)
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/apps-wont-open-with-netscape-open.209001/
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Open Note Pad. Copy and paste the following to the Note Pad. Save it as Show Desktop.scf (Note the extension scf). Next drag and drop it onto the Quick Launch bar and your problem should be solved.

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A:Missing Apps

Hi, have you deleted them by accident? Or made a new user account? Are you connected to the internet? Try and reinstall them from the app store

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Originally Posted by Marios Georgiou


Hello,

I installed Windows 8 with the program PWBOOT in USB disk drive and some of the apps in the metro Start Screen they didn't installed. Also the Windows store app is missing so I can't download the apps from the Windows 8 store. What should I do to bring em there? I also have a Windows 8 disc. Can I write em without deleting all the third party desktop apps? If so then how?




See picture.
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Try this way
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Some great resources for troubleshooting windows store app issues on this tutorial:

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A:apps won't open at all??

Someone may be able to help, but they are probably going to want to know about what "update" you are talking and when it occurred.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/apps-wont-open-at-all.1132181/
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Hello bha, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You might see if using the tutorial below to run the "Windows Store Apps" troubleshooter may be able to help.

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A:Downloaded Apps are Missing and cannot reinstall

Finally. I found someone with the exact problem that i am having. I have been through the same process with the same results. Store says the apps are installed but they are no where to be found on the pc. I have also tried using the search function to find them by name. Did a windows refresh but it didnt fix anything. Does anyone know the answer to this? Im afraid to go through the process of reinstalling all of my programs before i get this resolved. Id hate to install them and then find out i need to go through a system restore to fix the problem! Thanks!

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A:Jeez! something else. Missing tray apps and UAC

A new account should start anew with everything. As for UAC, I have mine turned off, it would ask for permission no matter what I tried to open or start. Everything, of course, goes through files and it would make UAC warn you. It could be set NOT to run at startup.

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A:All apps and Charm Bar missing from Desktop

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A:cannot open windows 10 apps

I suppose you could try Services. Windows Store. Mine is set to manual trigger not sure if that is correct or not as I do not use it. if it is set to manual trigger or automatic try starting it if it is not already started.

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A:Apps take ages to open in Win 7

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