1.    15 Jan 2016 #1
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 125
    Win 10 preview 10074

    The Windows "Start" button on taskbar doesn't work with left-click

    I have four computers running Win10. On two of them the windows "Start" button on the task bar doesn't work. So I can't get to Settings or Apps. I can right click on the Start button and get the "right-click menu". All of the other task bar buttons work.

    What's going on with this? It used to work. For a while it didn't work on my laptop, now that is working but on two other desktop computers it doesn't work. All computers have same Win10 version and latest updates (although hardware differs some between them).

    Can I add the "Settings" and "All Apps" shortcut I would normally get left-clicking on the Start button to the Start button's "right-click menu"?
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  2.    15 Jan 2016 #2
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 299
    Win-10 Pro x64

    Hey CountryBumkin-

    See if there's anything in HERE that might offer some help.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    15 Jan 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    SouthWest, FLorida
    Posts : 465
    Win 10 Pro (x64), OSX 10.11

    To access the Settings use the Windows Key + I

    To access all program, press the Windows Key the select All Apps
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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