Windows 10: Windows 10 problem with duplicated icons in taskbar, broken Jump Lists

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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       06 Aug 2015 #1

    Windows 10 problem with duplicated icons in taskbar, broken Jump Lists


    Ive been recently having a problem with duplicated items in taskbar and broken Jump Lists. Im now using Windows 10 but this problem occurred in Windows 8.1 too but then it somehow fixed itself. Some programs that I pin to taskbar have a tendency to duplicate themselves when clicked on. For now, Ive noticed this behaviour only in Skype and Spotify but its still very annoying since duplicate icons take valuable taskbar space and even moremake Jump Lists of those programs broken, meaning that you can still see tasks program developers provided but after you click them nothing happens.

    Ive tried loads of times pinning, repinning, deleting whole User Pinned folder from %appdata%/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Quick Launch, clearing Jump List folders manually and automatically with Command Prompt commands as suggested here with no luck. The only thing I did achieve was when I pinned Skype to taskbar in my other user account, then copied the newly created shortcut from Use Pinned folder to my User Pinned folderthis made Skype Jump Lists working but duplicate icon in taskbar remained.

    Ive recently found a tutorial which may force taskbar to use only one icon per app but I cant check this right now as 7+ Taskbar Tweaker isnt yet officially available for Windows 10 users.

    Thank you for taking your time and reading my message, any suggestions would be appreciated,


    P. S. I dont know if this is related but I cant pin any Control Panel item to Quick Access whilst I can pin folders. Interesting side of this is that pinned Control Panel items appear in File Explorer's Jump List but after clicked I get a message that item is unavailable and that it might have been moved, renamed or removed.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 1 Unpinned but with working jump lists and pinned but with broken jump lists.PNG   2 Unpinned but with working jump lists and pinned but with broken jump lists.PNG   3 Shortcut properties' comparison.jpg  
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  2.    19 Aug 2015 #2

    I'm new to windows 10 and experiencing duplicate task bar items but ONLY for firefox. My work computer also has a recent upgrade to W10 and it is NOT having this problem. It's annoying. I've tried unpinning and repinning from the start screen shortcut and from the actual executable file itself. I've also tried unpinning the original and pinning one of the duplicates.

    Nothing is working to fix this bug.
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