Windows 10: Win10: Minimized programs dissappear from taskbar but keep running Solved

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  1. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Home 64 bits
       04 Feb 2016 #1

    Win10: Minimized programs dissappear from taskbar but keep running


    Hello all,
    I have digged a lot to try to find any info related to my problem, and I haven't been able, so I decided to post in this forum since it seems like the biggest Win10 community all around :)
    Well, I have a HP Notebook 15-ac134ns Windows 10 Home 64bits from 3 months ago. When I run some programs (at the moment I have detected Firefox, Chrome, Teamviewer, Windows Live MSN, and some others) installed by me, they work normally, but when I minimize them they don't go to taskbar, I see like the windows goes up and dissappears. But program keeps running, so I can locate in running processes.
    Then I have to find Explorer process, kill it, and firefow shows up in task bar for a few seconds, so I can click on it and it is accessible again in the very same point it was before.

    I have tried to locate the "missing" programs with Alt+Tab or in different desktops, but not available.
    I have also tried to pin and unpin the programs to taskbar, but same.
    I have no idea what to do to avoid this annoying behavior.
    Do you have any idea about anything I could do?? (Besides than switching to Edge which doesn't have that behavior :) )
    Thanks a lot in advance!
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  2.    04 Feb 2016 #2

    try running SFC /Scannow from your dos prompt ADMIN and see if it finds any errors, and if it repairs them or not

    Then try running this command, from dos prompt ADMIN
    dism /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
    Last edited by OldMike65; 04 Feb 2016 at 10:09.
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  3.    05 Feb 2016 #3

    juaaslo said: View Post
    Hello all,
    I have digged a lot to try to find any info related to my problem, and I haven't been able, so I decided to post in this forum since it seems like the biggest Win10 community all around :)
    Well, I have a HP Notebook 15-ac134ns Windows 10 Home 64bits from 3 months ago. When I run some programs (at the moment I have detected Firefox, Chrome, Teamviewer, Windows Live MSN, and some others) installed by me, they work normally, but when I minimize them they don't go to taskbar, I see like the windows goes up and dissappears. But program keeps running, so I can locate in running processes.
    Then I have to find Explorer process, kill it, and firefow shows up in task bar for a few seconds, so I can click on it and it is accessible again in the very same point it was before.

    I have tried to locate the "missing" programs with Alt+Tab or in different desktops, but not available.
    I have also tried to pin and unpin the programs to taskbar, but same.
    I have no idea what to do to avoid this annoying behavior.
    Do you have any idea about anything I could do?? (Besides than switching to Edge which doesn't have that behavior :) )
    Thanks a lot in advance!
    Hi, I'm having similair problem on my HP 6510b on w10 x64 and I think it's the OSD function on "HP Quick Launch Buttons" that somehow causes it. I've noticed when pressing for example "volume up"/"volume down"/"mute" on keyboard, so when the volume bar shows on display, the problem disappears and you're able to minimize and alt-tab.
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  4. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Home 64 bits
    Thread Starter
       05 Feb 2016 #4

    Thanks a lot for your feedback!!
    very valuable tip @p83, I'll try nex sunday when back home, but it sounds like an easier workaround than opening task manager and killing explorer :)
    Regarding @OldMike65 advice, I was able to run the SFC /Scannow and it conplained about several error that it wasn't able to fix!! So it seems there is something wrong! I'll try to run all the recommended commands and see if a mixing of both of you fixes the real problem!!! @p83, is there a way to disable those options regarding OSD and have you already tried it?

    Thanks a lot!!
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  5.    05 Feb 2016 #5

    juaaslo said: View Post
    Thanks a lot for your feedback!!
    very valuable tip @p83, I'll try nex sunday when back home, but it sounds like an easier workaround than opening task manager and killing explorer :)
    Regarding @OldMike65 advice, I was able to run the SFC /Scannow and it conplained about several error that it wasn't able to fix!! So it seems there is something wrong! I'll try to run all the recommended commands and see if a mixing of both of you fixes the real problem!!! @p83, is there a way to disable those options regarding OSD and have you already tried it?

    Thanks a lot!!
    Np! :) Haven't really tried to nail it down, just found out that the "shortcut-keys" fixes the problem temporarily :) Sometimes it comes back after a while and sometimes it doesn´t appear at all.

    Good luck :)
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  6.    05 Feb 2016 #6

    juaaslo said: View Post
    Thanks a lot for your feedback!!
    very valuable tip @p83, I'll try nex sunday when back home, but it sounds like an easier workaround than opening task manager and killing explorer :)
    Regarding @OldMike65 advice, I was able to run the SFC /Scannow and it conplained about several error that it wasn't able to fix!! So it seems there is something wrong! I'll try to run all the recommended commands and see if a mixing of both of you fixes the real problem!!! @p83, is there a way to disable those options regarding OSD and have you already tried it?

    Thanks a lot!!
    Sounds like you might have to try and repair your Windows 10 in order to fix those errors that sfc found. You will have to download the windows 10 iso from TECH Bench 1st. Here is a link for that, use option 1 <----
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...-download.html
    Once you have downloaded the right ISO for your windows, then you will need to Mount it on your hard drive. Then run this command.
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:wim:H:\sources\install.wim:1 /limitaccess
    Note: H is the letter where the iso is mounted. If yours is not H, change it.

    This should do all the repairs needed to fix your Windows 10 Home. After you have completed this successfully then run SFC /scannow again to make sure you have no more errors.
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  7. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Home 64 bits
    Thread Starter
       05 Feb 2016 #7

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    Sounds like you might have to try and repair your Windows 10 in order to fix those errors that sfc found. You will have to download the windows 10 iso from TECH Bench 1st. Here is a link for that, use option 1 <----
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...-download.html
    Once you have downloaded the right ISO for your windows, then you will need to Mount it on your hard drive. Then run this command.
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:wim:H:\sources\install.wim:1 /limitaccess
    Note: H is the letter where the iso is mounted. If yours is not H, change it.

    This should do all the repairs needed to fix your Windows 10 Home. After you have completed this successfully then run SFC /scannow again to make sure you have no more errors.
    Super Thanks for such detailed explanations!
    I'll let you know about results.
    I have started also support case towards HP related to @p83 answer.
    Have a nice weekend!!
    BR
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  •    05 Feb 2016 #8

    juaaslo said: View Post
    Super Thanks for such detailed explanations!
    I'll let you know about results.
    I have started also support case towards HP related to @p83 answer.
    Have a nice weekend!!
    BR
    Let me know if HP have a solution :) Have a nice weekend as well!
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  • Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Home 64 bits
    Thread Starter
       07 Feb 2016 #9

    Hello again,
    finally I was able to run SFC /Scannow and fix the found problems, and then I ran the other 2 commands with successful result. After that, I rebooted, but problem minimizing some of the apps remained
    I have also seen that in my laptopn, the workaround provided by @p83 is not working either, and when my program has "disappeared", nothing brings it back, even pressing OSD keys (vol+, vol-, etc). I think my laptop is not running HP quick launch software anyway, but it was worth the try.
    Anyway, thanks for your time and support!
    BR
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  •    08 Feb 2016 #10

    juaaslo said: View Post
    Hello again,
    finally I was able to run SFC /Scannow and fix the found problems, and then I ran the other 2 commands with successful result. After that, I rebooted, but problem minimizing some of the apps remained
    I have also seen that in my laptopn, the workaround provided by @p83 is not working either, and when my program has "disappeared", nothing brings it back, even pressing OSD keys (vol+, vol-, etc). I think my laptop is not running HP quick launch software anyway, but it was worth the try.
    Anyway, thanks for your time and support!
    BR
    Too bad :/ Hope you'll find a way to fix it.
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