Windows 10: Missing Icons in Taskbar Solved

  1.    16 Aug 2015 #1

    Missing Icons in Taskbar


    According to all I have read there should be a Properties Icon shown when you right click a blank area of the Taskbar in W10. There should also be a Task View icon to the right of the Start icon. I have neither of these. If I right click the Taskbar (blank area) I get 4 options: 1. Show app icons. 2. Show all notification icons. 3. Show touch keyboard button. 4. Show language switcher. That's it but no Properties. Any help offers?
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       16 Aug 2015 #2

    Merlin1944 said: View Post
    According to all I have read there should be a Properties Icon shown when you right click a blank area of the Taskbar in W10. There should also be a Task View icon to the right of the Start icon. I have neither of these. If I right click the Taskbar (blank area) I get 4 options: 1. Show app icons. 2. Show all notification icons. 3. Show touch keyboard button. 4. Show language switcher. That's it but no Properties. Any help offers?
    Sounds like you're in 'Tablet Mode'.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html
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  3.    16 Aug 2015 #3

    Thanks for that


    It must have been staring me in the face but I missed it.
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  4.    24 Nov 2015 #4

    Tablet Mode


    Edwin said: View Post
    Sounds like you're in 'Tablet Mode'.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html
    Thank you Edwin... you are the best!!
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  5.    27 Jan 2016 #5

    Icons randomnly missing from taskbar


    Edwin said: View Post
    Sounds like you're in 'Tablet Mode'.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html
    Only in the last week I am having a problem where the task bar pops up at random intervals (i have auto hide on) with nothing on it except the "task view" icon. Sometimes one or more windows I have open are closed at the same time. Becoming very annoying. I do not have tablet mode on.
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  6.    15 Feb 2016 #6

    When i hit properties i get an error message that says " This file does not have a program associated with it performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel."
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  7.    16 Feb 2016 #7

    SpaceCowboy247 said: View Post
    When i hit properties i get an error message that says " This file does not have a program associated with it performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel."
    Oh my god, I had the exact same issue when a fix-method pointed me to customizing the notification area in properties.

    I've performed countless reboots that don't do anything, I've restarted explorer.exe countless times, various system scans, etc. The issue also seems to make my WiFi run slower, for whatever reason.
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  8.    07 Dec 2016 #8

    I have had the same problem that started yesterday. I powered off my computer and today I can not log on at all. How did you solve this?
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  9.    08 Dec 2016 #9

    I also encounter this same issue, but i try and do a full system scan with my antivirus and everything works normal. With my own view, it may be your system was affected by some trojan/virus.


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