Taskbar Icons not Highlighted?

  1.    30 Jan 2016 #1

    Taskbar Icons not Highlighted?

    Hi just a quick question and wondered if anyone else has this? My Taskbar Icons don't highlight when in use, I'm used to seeing them highlighted in W7 and miss that as I often close W10 with something open in the background, like notepad or something..

    Is there a way to force them to highlight when open/in use?

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       30 Jan 2016 #2

    For the programs that are in use, the "highlight" is a line laminated under each thumbnail, and the one that is on the screen is "shaded".
    Do you have the same thing as shown in the screenshot below ?

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  3.    30 Jan 2016 #3

    Most of mine (Apart from Firefox and Thunderbird and maybe event viewer do not light up in anyway.

    Like the one not arrowed on the left.
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  4.    30 Jan 2016 #4

    In W7 even when minimised you knew that the program was still open minimised or not.
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  5.    30 Jan 2016 #5

    I took a snapshot of the desktop t show how they didn't light up even when open and I think that the action of doing that triggered something as they all lit up again. I sometimes see this coming out of games.


    I've replaced all the drivers etc and everything seems to work just dandy. Just cannot tell when items on the taskbar are open.
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  6.    30 Jan 2016 #6

    I'll check out my monitor settings. It's got a manual an inch thick.
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