1.    20 Feb 2016 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10

    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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  2.    20 Feb 2016 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 3,984
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    Quote Originally Posted by DrAS 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.    20 Feb 2016 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,890
    windows 10 Home threshold2

    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
    Join Date : Feb 2016
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    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.    20 Feb 2016 #5
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,890
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAS 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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