Windows 10: Location System Icon Solved

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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (build 14393)
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       11 Nov 2015 #11

    deaconfrost - OK when I go to settings > system > notifications and actions > turn system icons on or off ---- the location "switch" is off and it is greyed out. What does this mean?

    billy268 - I'm busy downloading 10586 on the fast ring
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  2.    11 Nov 2015 #12

    Nickynoo said: View Post
    deaconfrost - OK when I go to settings > system > notifications and actions > turn system icons on or off ---- the location "switch" is off and it is greyed out. What does this mean?
    Same for me on 10586. It is in the "settings > system > notifications and actions > Select which icons appear on the taskbar" section as well (where it is not grayed out).

    What have you got on settings > privacy > location? That must be turned on if you want apps to find your location. I show all icons and it flashes up for a second or 2 on boot. Never noticed it at other times.
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       11 Nov 2015 #13

    Nickynoo said: View Post
    deaconfrost - OK when I go to settings > system > notifications and actions > turn system icons on or off ---- the location "switch" is off and it is greyed out. What does this mean?

    billy268 - I'm busy downloading 10586 on the fast ring
    not sure if it the same for your area but I'm in Canada and with the latest build my Cortana now works ,it never in previous build s
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  4. Posts : 174
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (build 14393)
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       11 Nov 2015 #14

    halasz - your first suggestion - settings > system > notifications and actions > Select which icons appear on the taskbar - location was off, Ive now turned it on.
    Your second suggestion settings > privacy > location - location was on and ive left it on.

    But still - settings > system > notifications and actions > turn system icons on or off ---- the location "switch" is off and it is greyed out.
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  5.    11 Nov 2015 #15

    Nickynoo said: View Post
    ---- the location "switch" is off and it is greyed out.
    Mine is off and greyed out also. I don't know what if anything the system icon for location does - it looks like a duplicate. Perhaps "Location" used to be in System and moved to Taskbar and the old toggle is still there. No idea.

    I do however see the location icon (a circle) come up briefly when I reboot and a clean install gets correct location for Weather app. I never take my PC anywhere but presumably it would figure it out if I went to another town and give me the weather for there instead.
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  6. Posts : 174
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (build 14393)
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       11 Nov 2015 #16

    I also see that location circle come up briefly every now and then. I often travel with my laptop to my parent home in another town, i very rarely check the weather app though, I must remember to see if it updates the location the next time I travel.
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       11 Nov 2015 #17

    my location is greyed out there also ,but its not in Privacy ,so maybe it by design
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