Can't minimize to taskbar on a few programs.


  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Can't minimize to taskbar on a few programs.


    Hello,

    I got a very weird problem with my Win 10 Pro: I can't minimize some apps to taskbar, because the button is greyed out.

    It happens only after some uptime (I keep my PC running 24/7).
    After a reboot all is working fine again.
    I can't say what causes this problem but after some time the minimize button get's greyed out on a few programs.
    so far I noticed it with Notepad, MIRC and Outlook 2016.

    Here is a screenshot of Notepad where you can see the minimize button greyed out:

    Can't minimize to taskbar on a few programs.-minimize-button.png

    this is annoying af. I couldn't find anything about this issue on the web yet.

    someone told me this might be the behavior when switched to Tablet mode but that is definitely disabled.

    all hints are welcome!

    thnx
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  2. TheDeerDude's Avatar
    Posts : 31
    Windows 10
       #2

    After doing some research, I've found very little information on this.

    Run SFC Command in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials - someone claimed that running system file checker fixed this issue for them.

    Others said that restarting explorer or desktop window manager (dwm) helped, but I doubt this was a permanent fix.

    Would you mind running sfc and letting us know what it says, and if it fixed the problem?
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  3. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I couldn't find anything about this issue at all. good that you had some more luck!

    I did 2x sfc /scannow - found nothing

    then I did Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth - that was finished successfully.

    I will reboot now and check if something changed within the next few days.

    will update you asap.

    thnx for help!
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  4. TheDeerDude's Avatar
    Posts : 31
    Windows 10
       #4

    Good to know, thanks very much, will be waiting to hear back from you! I do hope that fixes it
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  5. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    somehow it became worse
    today I noticed that all new started notepads can't be minimized anymore. before it happened only with longer running processes.

    with switching to tablet mode I was able to force the active notepad to get the minimize button back. but it worked only for the active window and only twice. now it doesn't work anymore.

    here is a screenshot of new started notepads. none with minimize button.

    Can't minimize to taskbar on a few programs.-image.png

    any more ideas?
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  6. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #6

    another update: noticed that problem also on IrfanView and FlashFXP now too.
    But also with Chrome, though a little different: it still got the minimize button, but it doesn't work.
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  7. TheDeerDude's Avatar
    Posts : 31
    Windows 10
       #7

    I'm sorry to say, but at this point I'm clueless. Maybe someone else can chip in and suggest something?

    What do your "Tablet Mode Settings" look like?
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  8. Grom0X's Avatar
    Posts : 425
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       #8

    What graphic card do you have and drivers installed?
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