1. Joined : Mar 2016
    Utah, USA
    Posts : 32
    windows 10
       21 Aug 2016 #1

    (win10, anniversary update) taskbar freezes


    sometimes the task bar freezes. i cannot open or close any program using the task bar icons. i cannot access the task manager by right-clicking on the task bar. open programs continue to run all right. i uninstalled the last two programs that i installed before the problem. the only thing to do is access the task manager by control-alt-delete and restart the computer. has this happened to anyone else? what to do?
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  2. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 1
    windows 10
       22 Aug 2016 #2

    ydaltak said: View Post
    sometimes the task bar freezes. i cannot open or close any program using the task bar icons. i cannot access the task manager by right-clicking on the task bar. open programs continue to run all right. i uninstalled the last two programs that i installed before the problem. the only thing to do is access the task manager by control-alt-delete and restart the computer. has this happened to anyone else? what to do?
    I have exactly the same problem. Any fix yet, I have to keep restarting my PC which is really annoying when i'm writing my thesis
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  3. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 2
    Win 10
       22 Aug 2016 #3

    Have it too. Ctrl-Alt-Delete and then Task Manager, find Windows Explorer, right and then choose "Restart" - fixes this without a reboot.
    I wonder what all the non techie people do....
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  4. Joined : Mar 2016
    Utah, USA
    Posts : 32
    windows 10
       22 Aug 2016 #4

    (i'm the original poster.) i'm trying an experiment. i have been asked if i was running a third-party antivirus program when explaining a problem i was having with windows 10. i am now running without that program being active and am waiting to see if the taskbar locks up. i guess i should give this a couple of days. i'll let you know what happens.

    as a side note: i cannot enter any text into the search box that comes with cortana. it displays 1 or 2 characters and then nothing. i will be checking on this also.
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  5. Joined : Mar 2016
    Utah, USA
    Posts : 32
    windows 10
       22 Aug 2016 #5

    bwinds said: View Post
    Have it too. Ctrl-Alt-Delete and then Task Manager, find Windows Explorer, right and then choose "Restart" - fixes this without a reboot.
    I wonder what all the non techie people do....
    thanks for the tip! this is better than rebooting all the time.
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  6. Joined : Oct 2015
    Melbourne Australia
    Posts : 28
    Windows 10 Home x64
       24 Nov 2016 #6

    <<as a side note: i cannot enter any text into the search box that comes with cortana. it displays 1 or 2 characters and then nothing. i will be checking on this also.[/QUOTE]

    Having the same issue. In my case the cause is Zemana Free Antilogger. When I need the search box I temporarily disable the Keyboard Protection on Protection Modules, then I can type in the search box
    Not a perfect solution but I never heard back from Zemana support on this issue.
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  7. Joined : Mar 2016
    Utah, USA
    Posts : 32
    windows 10
       24 Nov 2016 #7

    Pulcinella said: View Post
    <<as a side note: i cannot enter any text into the search box that comes with cortana. it displays 1 or 2 characters and then nothing. i will be checking on this also.
    Having the same issue. In my case the cause is Zemana Free Antilogger. When I need the search box I temporarily disable the Keyboard Protection on Protection Modules, then I can type in the search box
    Not a perfect solution but I never heard back from Zemana support on this issue.[/QUOTE]

    eureka! if i turn off zemana, the search box works. i'll have to look into whether i'd rather have the protection or the search box. great find!
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  8. Joined : Oct 2015
    Melbourne Australia
    Posts : 28
    Windows 10 Home x64
       24 Nov 2016 #8

    ydaltak said: View Post
    eureka! if i turn off zemana, the search box works. i'll have to look into whether i'd rather have the protection or the search box. great find!
    You are welcome. I learned to live with it by switching Keyboard Protection off and on.

    On the subject of this thread :
    Still cannot work out the taskbar freezing on boot since the latest Windows 10 upgrade. Got to restart the computer. No other solution in this or other forums did work for me.
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  9. Joined : Mar 2016
    Utah, USA
    Posts : 32
    windows 10
       24 Nov 2016 #9

    Still cannot work out the taskbar freezing on boot since the latest Windows 10 upgrade. Got to restart the computer. No other solution in this or other forums did work for me.[/QUOTE]

    Ctrl-Shift-Escape takes you to the Task Manager, find Windows Explorer (it's tricky because it moves around) and click on it, and then choose "Restart" - fixes this without a reboot. i can do this while a spreadsheet is open and music is playing and neither are affected. all that happens is the task bar blinks off and on and then it works.

    on a similar note: i still have problems with my desktop icons changing size and moving around. also, when i start a program by using a start menu icon, the menu does not go away when the program opens. i have to click on the program's screen and then the start menu goes away. not a big deal - just not right.
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  10. Joined : Oct 2015
    Melbourne Australia
    Posts : 28
    Windows 10 Home x64
       24 Nov 2016 #10

    ydaltak said: View Post
    Ctrl-Shift-Escape takes you to the Task Manager, find Windows Explorer (it's tricky because it moves around) and click on it, and then choose "Restart" - fixes this without a reboot. i can do this while a spreadsheet is open and music is playing and neither are affected. all that happens is the task bar blinks off and on and then it works.>>
    on a similar note: i still have problems with my desktop icons changing size and moving around. also, when i start a program by using a start menu icon, the menu does not go away when the program opens. i have to click on the program's screen and then the start menu goes away. not a big deal - just not right. >>

    Sorry, can't help you here.

    Thanks for the windows explorer tip it work fine.
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