Windows 10: Action Button and Panel Missing From 'Task Scheduler' Solved

  1.    01 Sep 2015 #1

    Action Button and Panel Missing From 'Task Scheduler'


    Simple to state problem.
    My wife's machine, she has an 'action' button and 'action' panel on her 'task scheduler' window.
    There is no 'action' button on my 'task scheduler' window.
    Neither is there an 'action' panel on the right side of my 'task scheduler' window.
    Advise?

    TNX in advance
    Claude
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  2.    01 Sep 2015 #2

    Just below the menu items, there is a row of icons, click on the icon to the right of the question mark.
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  3.    02 Sep 2015 #3

    Snakeyes said: View Post
    Just below the menu items, there is a row of icons, click on the icon to the right of the question mark.
    I don't see a row of icons. Enclosed Screen shot.
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  4.    02 Sep 2015 #4

    I now see that. I can see you upgraded from Vista and that your task scheduler window is different. I suspect the only way to fix that is a clean install. Did your wife also upgrade her system from Vista? I suspect not.
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  5.    02 Sep 2015 #5

    Snakeyes said: View Post
    I now see that. I can see you upgraded from Vista and that your task scheduler window is different. I suspect the only way to fix that is a clean install. Did your wife also upgrade her system from Vista? I suspect not.
    Nope. we both upgraded from WIN 7. BTW: I Had the same problem in Win7.
    It was definately something that I did in Win7. And I don't know how to make it right.

    Claude
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  6.    02 Sep 2015 #6

    I guess that carried over with the upgrade. I suspect a clean install might be the only clear-cut solution. Best of luck
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  7.    02 Sep 2015 #7

    I selected "view" "options" and deselected all. Now my task scheduler window looks exactly the same as post #3 and I can't change it back as the "view" button on the menu bar has disappeared. Oops.
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  8.    02 Sep 2015 #8

    halasz said: View Post
    I selected "view" "options" and deselected all. Now my task scheduler window looks exactly the same as post #3 and I can't change it back as the "view" button on the menu bar has disappeared. Oops.


    I shouldn't be laughing, but.... Someone at Windows 10 set a nice one-way trap. Definitely qualifies as a Windows 10 bug. Hopefully one of the other members of this forum can find a corrective action.
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  9.    02 Sep 2015 #9

    Snakeyes said: View Post
    I shouldn't be laughing, but.... Someone at Windows 10 set a nice one-way trap. Definitely qualifies as a Windows 10 bug. Hopefully one of the other members of this forum can find a corrective action.
    It is a one way trap. Very annoying.

    According to here Set MMC 3.0 Console Options you should be able to reset it by changing the console mode to "User mode - full access" (but it doesn't work for me).

    I think I can see the problem in C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_taskschedulersettings_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.10240.16384_none_52eb75789f0a2f2 a\taskschd.msc

    It is the bits in bold I think - they don't exist in any of the other (many) copies of taskschd.msc
    Code:
    <ViewOptions ViewMode="Report" NoStdMenus="true" NoStdButtons="true" NoSnapinMenus="true" NoSnapinButtons="true" NoStatusBar="true" NoTaskpadTabs="true"  ScopePaneVisible="true" ActionsPaneVisible="true" DescriptionBarVisible="false" DefaultColumn0Width="200" DefaultColumn1Width="0"/>
    but if I change it makes Windows think it is unsigned (and still doesn't work). Guess I'll try and restore it from somewhere and see if that works. Grrrrr, what a PITA, that will teach me not to make a restore point
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  10.    02 Sep 2015 #10

    Solution (for me anyway).

    • + R and type %appdata% <enter> to open roaming folder
    • Browse to Microsoft, then MMC
    • rename the file taskschd to taskschd_old
    • Open task scheduler - this will create a new taskschd configuration file in %appdata% with default settings.
    • Delete taskschd_old (if you want)
    • Don't untick all options in View/customize view or you get stuck again


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