Windows 10: Left click and slide up from taskbar not working. Solved

  1.    24 Jun 2018 #1

    Left click and slide up from taskbar not working.


    When I left click, hold and slide up a taskbar short cut like Firefox or Edge there used to be a pop up window thingy that would show some options like opening another browser window or a window in private. That feature stopped working and I can't find anything on Google probably because I do not know the correct terminology to search accurately. ( Jump list perhaps?) I would like to turn it back on.

    Thanks for any assistance.
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  2. davidhk's Avatar
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       24 Jun 2018 #2

    No guarantees. Give this tutorial a try...……..

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  3.    24 Jun 2018 #3

    Thanks David,

    It's working again for some reason.
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  4. davidhk's Avatar
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       24 Jun 2018 #4

    Athalwolf said: View Post
    Thanks David,

    It's working again for some reason.
    Well, keep your fingers crossed.
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  5. Bree's Avatar
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       24 Jun 2018 #5

    Athalwolf said: View Post
    It's working again for some reason.
    Have you restarted the PC? That can often fix things like this. Sometimes just signing out and back in again can be sufficient. The reason is that both will restart Windows Explorer which is what is responsible for showing the desktop and taskbar.

    Athalwolf said: View Post
    When I left click, hold and slide up a taskbar short cut like Firefox or Edge there used to be a pop up window thingy that would show some options like opening another browser window or a window in private.
    I didn't know you could do it that way. I've just tried and although it works, it does feel a little awkward to use (especially on a touchpad). Did you know that just right-clicking on the taskbar icon has the same result? That's what I've been using all these years.
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  6.    24 Jun 2018 #6

    Bree It is so much easier to right click isn't it I must be using left from habit.

    Off topic but I must say as a German that is is great to see England back as a contender at World Cup.
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  7. Bree's Avatar
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       24 Jun 2018 #7

    Athalwolf said: View Post
    Off topic but I must say as a German that is is great to see England back as a contender at World Cup.
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