1.    18 Aug 2016 #1
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    Unable to unpin a particular item from taskbar in Windows 10 ver 1607


    I just upgraded to the anniversary edition of Windows 10 (ver 1607).

    I pinned Google Chrome to the task bar but then have decided I'd like to unpin it. However, right-clicking the Chrome icon on the taskbar does nothing. I think once I saw the mouse cursor flash an hourglass briefly. But outside of that, nothing happens. All of the other program icons on the taskbar are well-behaved, as right-clicking them immediately gives a pop-up menu where there's an unpin option. Only the Google Chrome icon is not showing any pop-up at all.

    I've tried rebooting my system, but it hasn't fixed the issue.

    Any ideas why this is happening, and more importantly, how do I fix it? I'd like to find a way to unpin Google Chrome from the taskbar.
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  2.    18 Aug 2016 #2
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    Hello,

    Can you try it from the start menu itself, right click on the chrome icon > more > unpin from taskbar.
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  3.    18 Aug 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dropbox View Post
    Hello,

    Can you try it from the start menu itself, right click on the chrome icon > more > unpin from taskbar.
    Just tried that and same result: Chrome doesn't give a popup menu, but all the other program icons do.
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  4.    18 Aug 2016 #4
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    Hmm, try to delete Google Chrome and re-install it?
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  5.    18 Aug 2016 #5
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  6.    18 Aug 2016 #6
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    Thanks, this is handy. But now I've discovered that the real issue is the Chrome icon won't give me a right-click context menu even in the start menu, not just the task bar. So this doesn't address the root cause.
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  7.    18 Aug 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbratch View Post
    Thanks, this is handy. But now I've discovered that the real issue is the Chrome icon won't give me a right-click context menu even in the start menu, not just the task bar. So this doesn't address the root cause.
    Seems Chrome is corrupted or something, try to re-install it, best to uninstall with Revo Uninstaller first.
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  8.    18 Aug 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dropbox View Post
    Seems Chrome is corrupted or something, try to re-install it, best to uninstall with Revo Uninstaller first.
    I'll try that. I don't think Chrome is corrupted. The context menu is the responsibility of Windows, not Chrome, so it's probably at least one registry entry that's gotten munged. Revo will indeed probably be necessary to correct it. I may try a simple uninstall first...
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  9.    18 Aug 2016 #9
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    Tried uninstalling Chrome with a couple of different uninstaller apps and cleaning associated registry entries, but that didn't fix the issue.

    What I tried, which fixed it, was to remove the folders under C:\Users\...\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\ but keep bookmarks and all the other files directly under that folder. There was probably one wayward user configuration files in there somewhere, but this was a sufficient solution.
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