Windows 10: Desktop Icons vanished Solved

  1.    20 Feb 2016 #1

    Desktop Icons vanished


    Good evening

    As of today without my apparent intervention:

    1. Desktop icons have vanished (cannot right click on desktop)
    2. Taskbar icons have vanished (got them back as right-click works on taskbar)
    3. Cannot minimise window (browser, Outlook etc)

    Is this an 'update' or have I carelessly altered something?

    Many thanks

    DrAS
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       20 Feb 2016 #2

    DrAS said: View Post
    Good evening

    As of today without my apparent intervention:

    1. Desktop icons have vanished (cannot right click on desktop)
    2. Taskbar icons have vanished (got them back as right-click works on taskbar)
    3. Cannot minimise window (browser, Outlook etc)

    Is this an 'update' or have I carelessly altered something?

    Many thanks

    DrAS
    I saw that once and discovered I had Tablet Mode turned on.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 5,076
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       20 Feb 2016 #3

    To : DrAS,

    Just to elaborate what Berton has told you..........that you are on Tablet Mode.
    If it is what Berton has suggested, you can have your desktop back. Follow steps below................
    Bottom right next to Time, there is a notification icon > click it > click Tablet mode.
    You should have your desktop back.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html

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  4.    20 Feb 2016 #4

    How simple! And how infuriating. All is now well and many thanks for your kind help saved me no doubt hours of pfaffing around and probably breaking other stuff!
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  5. Posts : 5,076
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       20 Feb 2016 #5

    DrAS said: View Post
    How simple! And how infuriating. All is now well and many thanks for your kind help saved me no doubt hours of pfaffing around and probably breaking other stuff!
    You are welcome.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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