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  1. Posts : 230
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 1903
       #1

    Task View icon does nothing


    When I click on the Task View button nothing happens.

    FWIW I login with a LOCAL account not a Microsoft Account, so I'm guessing this feecher only works if one logs in with an MS account. Is that right? If so how the halibut is it supposed to work for Domain users?

    Dave
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  2. philc43's Avatar
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 20H2 Build 19042.868 and W10 Insider Preview Build 21343
       #2

    Which version of W10 are you currently using - I ask because the latest April 2018 update has introduced Timeline to Task View which has changed the way it operates.

    See this tutorial for more details: Open and Use Timeline in Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 230
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 1903
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I'm using the Feature Update 1803 version. The instructions talk in terms of saving the data to your MS ID. But I don't use my MS Id to login at all.

    Dave
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  4. philc43's Avatar
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 20H2 Build 19042.868 and W10 Insider Preview Build 21343
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    There has been a cumulative update KB4100403 released 3 days ago which might help.

    Cumulative Update KB4100403 Windows 10 v1803 Build 17134.81 - May 23


    Alternatively do the keyboard shortcuts work to activate task view: Win + Tab and Alt + Tab

    If you are not saving activity history then I would not expect timeline to work and it is probably turned off but the various tasks running on your system should appear.
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  5. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
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    philc43 said:
    There has been a cumulative update KB4100403 released 3 days ago which might help.

    Cumulative Update KB4100403 Windows 10 v1803 Build 17134.81 - May 23


    Alternatively do the keyboard shortcuts work to activate task view: Win + Tab and Alt + Tab

    If you are not saving activity history then I would not expect timeline to work and it is probably turned off but the various tasks running on your system should appear.
    The 2 key combinations work on one of my computers with Build 17134.81 even though I've removed the icon from the Taskbar.
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  6. Crizal's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 64bit
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    perdrix said:
    When I click on the Task View button nothing happens.

    FWIW I login with a LOCAL account not a Microsoft Account, so I'm guessing this feecher only works if one logs in with an MS account. Is that right? If so how the halibut is it supposed to work for Domain users?

    Dave
    Timeline only works with a Microsoft Account. On one of my computers with a local account, left clicking the Task View button just shrinks the image on the screen. Right clicking brings up a menu. With a local account, the keyboard shortcut
    Win + Tab shrinks the screen image and Alt + Tab puts the screen image in a small box.
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  7. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
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    Crizal said:
    Timeline only works with a Microsoft Account...
    Not true. I don't have a Microsoft Account, only local accounts. Timeline works better and goes back further (30 days) with a Microsoft Account, but I can scroll back three days, and a Timeline search finds events up to 15 day back even with a local account.

    Task View icon does nothing-timeline-search.png
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  8. Crizal's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 64bit
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    Bree said:
    Not true. I don't have a Microsoft Account, only local accounts. Timeline works better and goes back further (30 days) with a Microsoft Account, but I can scroll back three days, and a Timeline search finds events up to 15 day back even with a local account.

    Task View icon does nothing-timeline-search.png
    @Bree -- thanks for the correction! I'll have to check my settings to see if something's not correct as Timeline does nothing on my local account. I appreciate it.
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  9. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 19,100
    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
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    Crizal said:
    @Bree -- thanks for the correction! I'll have to check my settings to see if something's not correct as Timeline does nothing on my local account. I appreciate it.
    Yes, a number of others have reported it not working too. For me it took about a week before it kicked in, but has kept working since then.

    It may depend on precisely which apps you use. Not all apps get recorded. Of the browsers, only Edge seems to appear in Timeline. Firefox, Chrome and even IE don't. Most 'editing' types of apps do, from Notepad to Office, and image 'editors' such as MS Paint. Even my decades-old Paint Shop Pro 7 appears.
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  10. Posts : 230
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 1903
    Thread Starter
       #10

    >It may depend on precisely which apps you use.

    Aha! That makes sense ...

    Thanks
    Dave
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