What has happened to my Taskbar?


  1. Posts : 823
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       #1

    What has happened to my Taskbar?


    My TASKBAR suddenly went AWOL It had quite a large number of icons, probably around 50, almost all of which vanished. In fact the only ones left were in the overspill thingy. I transferred those to the Bar and a few more returned automatically, following a number of Boots, plus I added some back from the Start Menu but that procedure stopped working. I only have one 'line' of icons whereas I previously had four. Plus the Bar itself is not as it was: There is no overspill area, no up/down arrows to reveal hidden icons, no arrow to display the Desktop list, nothing to separate the Notification area etc. Most or all of the icons on the far left and right are present, eg. search, Cortana and Task View / battery /speakers / keyboard / Notifications etc. It is what should be displayed between them that is missing.

    I expected to restore the Taskbar in Settings but nothing tried there made any difference. It is the first time I have anything quite like that happen.
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  2. Posts : 12,493
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #2

    Is this similar to what you mean by "4 lines"? If so that is accomplished by Unlocking the Taskbar then dragging the top edge as high as desired. That setting should be retained if Moving it to either side or the top.
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  3. Posts : 823
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    No, what I mean is that I used to have 4 lines of icons, with 1 visible and the other 3 accessed by clicking an up / down arrow. So that if a line had 10 icons (apps etc) in total there would be up to 40 available. I only have the 10, on the single line shown plus the fact that the arrows are not shown. Also I notice in your clip that the Desktop up arrow is shown. This is no longer visible on my Taskbar.
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  4. Posts : 817
    Windows 10 Professional x64 21H2
       #4

    Do a system restore and go back to a time prior to this issue.
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