Program Not Showing On Desktop, But Shows on Icon...Twice Now!


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    Program Not Showing On Desktop, But Shows on Icon...Twice Now!


    I had an issue with Firefox where if I clicked the Taskbar icon, the program would not show on the desktop. HOWEVER, if you hover over the icon, it showed what it would look like if it were expanded. I restarted it in safe mode and got it to work again.

    Just now WORD is doing the same thing. I had 3 WORD windows open and then they stopped showing at some point. However, they appear if I hover over the icon (set to "always combine, hide labels" in taskbar). I can see that they are in the same state that I left them, but they won't show on the desktop if I click them.

    So right now, WORD won't open at all, even though the icon thinks it is open. This is really a problem since I need to finish some work with WORD ASAP.
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  2. Posts : 55
    Windows 10
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    I *think* I found the issue. For some reason, I have to connect both my HDMI and Display Port cable to make this ultrawide monitor work (not sure why that is, but it is). Anyway, I then went to Settings/Display/Multiple Displays (since there were 2) and set it to "duplicate these displays". I think it has to do with the ultrawide acting as two virtual side by side displays or something. Not sure. So I think WORD got stuck on one of them...or something. Who knows. Hoping this fix will stick.
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