Can't open Windows Icon


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #1

    Can't open Windows Icon


    I just bought a new desktop with Windows 10 All worked OK. I put some information on it And now I can not use the left click on mouse to open Windows start icon on the task bar. the left click will open other apps and the right click works on the Microsoft icon to bring up the control panel, printers, etc.
    how can I get the Microsoft icon to open up.?
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  2. Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 20H1
       #2

    That's how the Start (Microsoft) icon works in Windows 10.

    Left click shows a list of apps to open on the left side, and any tiles on the right side.

    Right-click shows System functions.
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  3. Lance1's Avatar
    Posts : 779
    Windows 10 Professional x64 21H1
       #3

    Welcome to TenForums George Lawshe. This link will give you a number of options to try, so you can get the start to function again.

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  4. Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 20H1
       #4

    See the first post -

    George Lawshe said:
    the left click will open other apps and the right click works on the Microsoft icon to bring up the control panel, printers, etc.
    It works...just not what he was expecting.
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  5. Berton's Avatar
    Posts : 11,944
    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
       #5

    Left-clicking the Start button [Windows logo] or pressing the Windows key opens the same thing/view on my computers, both Pro and Home, itemized list and Tiles then clicking one of those opens a program.
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  6. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 13,703
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1266
       #6

    OldNavyGuy said:
    See the first post -

    It works...just not what he was expecting.
    That's not what he said:

    And now I can not use the left click on mouse to open Windows start icon on the task bar
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  7. Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 20H1
       #7

    Not how I read it -

    the left click will open other apps and the right click works on the Microsoft icon to bring up the control panel, printers, etc.
    how can I get the Microsoft icon to open up.?
      My Computer

  8. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 13,703
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1266
       #8

    Once again we wait for the OP to respond, sigh.
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