1.    03 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Duplicate Icon in Taskbar


    One of my pinned items on the taskbar (MusicBee) refuses to act properly. It always shows two instances of the icon when the program is open.

    I tried unpinning the items, opening the program from it's folder and then right-click > Pin to taskbar but that creates a duplicate icon as well.

    I also checked C:\Users\MYNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar for duplicate shortcuts but there is only one.

    Any ideas?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Naamloos.png  
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    03 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 415
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    What I didn't read you did was uninstall/reinstall. Try uninstalling then reinstalling the program and see what happens.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    03 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Tried removing and re-installing, did not help unfortunately.
    After that, I tried running it in Compatibility Mode for Windows Vista, 7, 8 but that didn't work either.

    Funny thing is: it worked fine after my upgrade from 7 to 10 but it started acting this way when I accidentaly unpinned it and then repinned it.

    Maybe the program just acts funny on Windows 10, hasn't been updated since October 2014.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4.    03 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Posts : 7,158

    Same thing happens with iTunes and the one icon is a program icon and the other that appears is a UI icon when the program is opened but, nobody has figured out, (as of yet), why the two have to 'hang' on the taskbar when the program is open.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5.    03 Aug 2015 #5
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Same problem here, never happened before..
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	VFJPNCd.gif 
Views:	392 
Size:	209.1 KB 
ID:	28007
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6.    03 Aug 2015 #6
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    A have the same problem with programs Zoner Photo Studio 17 and BSplayer.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7.    04 Aug 2015 #7
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    I don't think it just specific programs. It's doing this with every single one, so im going to assume its just a bug in windows 10.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8.    09 Sep 2015 #8
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit

    Quote Originally Posted by NekoBlue View Post
    ... im going to assume its just a bug in windows 10....
    Hi NekoBlue,
    I think you're right. It seems to be a bug in Windows 10 pinning algorithm in connection with some program properties. In Windows 8.x I was successful to solve this issue by unpinning the program and pinning the spawned icon of running program. Now this trick doesn't work anymore.
    I've detected that the program Cyberlink doesn't show the mentioned effect on my desktop but on my notebook. So I've copied the Registry Key HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Taskband to my notebook and all was fine there. The REG_BINARY value Favorites is in connection with the folder %AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar\ mainly responsible for pinned items.


    On my desktop I've performed an upgrade from 8.1 to 10 leaving all programs and pinned items in place. So pinned Cyberlink item was taken over to Windows 10. You'll find a backup created with Taskbar Pinned Apps - Backup and Restore in Windows 10 (Taskbar Pinned Apps - Backup and Restore in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums)

    Duplicate Icon in Taskbar Attached Files
    Last edited by ChrisRaabe; 12 Sep 2015 at 10:08.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Get Windows 10 icon in the taskbar disappeared
I have a weird problem, I downloaded the Windows 10 ISO using the Media Creation Tool and now for some reason, the Get Windows 10 icon in the taskbar disappeared so I'm not able to get any alerts when it's ready to install. Any help?
General Support
Taskbar Icon Size
Hello everyone. I have small problem again. Is anyone know how to change the taskbar icon size? Because Windows 10 Taskbar icons looks so small too me. Here is different from Windows 10 to Windows 7. Thanks. 27697
How to Add a Print Icon to Taskbar
I am still adjusting from IE to Edge and Windows 10. How do I add a Print icon (or something similar) to the taskbar? Thanks!
General Support
Power icon on taskbar
The power icon, which isn't being displayed on the taskbar, is not selectable in the SETTINGS area, as described here... System Icons - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums What can be done to make it available?
General Support
No GWX notification icon in taskbar
Sir, I cannot see the GWX notification icon. I have a genuine copy of windows 7 running in my laptop and installed all the latest updates including KB3035583. It's been more than a week, still there is no sign of GWX icon. Please guide me as...
Installation and Setup
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:49.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 10 Forums