Windows 10: Toolbars: Rename broken.
Toolbars: Rename broken.
Win 10 16100 /14393 32 bit
I keep 2 toolbars on my taskbar: "Progs" and "System." Each contains shortcuts to my available programs. When I rt click and select Rename a little "Rename" window pops up with the present name shown, ready for editing. However, it's impossible to actually edit the string because the mouse click causes the window to momentarily show a red "X" for close. Nothing else happens. The close button does not work but "cancel" does.
I can change the name by opening Properties. I can also rename files in Explorer, which does not use a special window. It's not a huge inconvenience but clearly something is wrong.
Retired ol' hound
Welcome to the forum!
See if using the tutorial below helps:
Taskbar Toolbars - Reset and Clear in Windows 10
The downside is that you will need to add all your toolbars back:
Quick Launch toolbar - Add or Remove in Windows 10
Last edited by Brink; 22 Oct 2016 at 14:02.
Reason: updated tutorial link
Well, resetting the toolbars hardly needs a special batch file. Anyway, I did use the batch and reinstalled the toolbars. No change. The problem is with Windows, not the toolbar itself. It is either a bug or something amiss on my installation. I hesitate to repair the system for such a minor irritation but if that will help I'll reconsider. Thanks for your help.
Retired ol' hound
Let's give this a whirl, and see if it works...
1. Right click: Start > Control Panel
2. In Control Panel, select: File Explorer Options
3. In File Exploerr Options go to: View (It should be the second of three tabs.)
4. In the Advanced Settings section, under Files and Folders, check/tick: Always show menus
5. Click: OK
Restart the computer.
Let us know if it worked.
Already had that selected. Still convinced it's a bug. I appreciate the suggestions.
Retired ol' hound
Maybe a few days wait and a few restarts will clear the issue for you. Sometimes strange things happen when there is an update. Also, there might be a program causing the problem.
In any event, if you have the time, try the following:
Clean Boot - Perform in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts - Windows 10 Forums
Thanks, I'll give it a try later.
Update: I found other windows with the same problem: refusal to accept or edit entries. These are windows Class #32770.
In preparation for a repair I ran
I can provide CBS.log (5.2 meg) if it will help.
Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.
Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some
of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For
example C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. Note that logging is currently not
supported in offline servicing scenarios.
Further update: I made an iso from my present system and booted it. After a couple of hours the system was repaired. (I do NOT recommend doing this; the repaired system placed all of my installed files in C:\Program Files and in the process screwed up my python installation.) All is (sorta) normal now, but the windows mentioned still don't work. It seems these windows were written in pre-XP days and never properly ported to newer Windows. Why my installation can't handle them, I don't know. My last resort would be to completely install Win 10 from scratch on a new hard drive and try to import as much as possible from the present one.
I'd really appreciate any advice or comments.
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