Windows 10: Gap in Taskbar?

  1.    16 Dec 2015 #1

    Gap in Taskbar?


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    It usually takes a little while, but at some point this little gap in the taskbar appears and the only way I've ever managed to get rid of it is doing a full reinstall of Windows. Then its usually gone for little while (weeks to months) but then will come back again. Sometimes its not a gap and its a second arrow, but one that cannot be clicked.

    Any ideas? I've done an SFC and disabled some of the programs that load on startup. No change. Sometimes restarting explorer.exe works, and sometimes it doesn't.

    Its there as soon as the desktop appears.

    This is an issue I also had in Windows 7 before I upgraded to Windows 10 (clean install)
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       16 Dec 2015 #2

    Have you modified the theme you are using? That's where this kind of problem usually comes from.
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  3.    16 Dec 2015 #3

    Its the default theme but I've changed the background to do a rotating slideshow of a folder of pictures. Its one of the first things I do, and this problem doesn't come up for a while after that
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  4.    07 Jan 2016 #4

    I fired up my computer yesterday and the problem disappeared. Pretty sure I didn't do anything that would have changed anything...

    Maybe the latest Win10 update fixed it, for now.
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  5.    26 Jan 2016 #5

    I have exactly the same issue. Win 10 home 64bit. using the stock theme
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    I have no idea how to fix what causes it but I managed to figure out that its an un-named toolbar. if you right click on your taskbar and go to toolbars you will see a blank line under desktop as per this photo.

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    click this blank line and the gap will disappear. it will come back again at some point, I don't know how or why but this is easier than a reinstall.

    Hope this helps and someone more knowledgeable than me can find a root cause for it.
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