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Unpin store and edge from taskbar - icons return after logout/reboot

Question: Unpin store and edge from taskbar - icons return after logout/reboot

I know this is a windows problem, but I have scoured the internet with no solution. If i unpin the edge and store icon from the taskbar and I reboot or logout (or just kill and restart explore.exe) then they come back. There are 2 fixes that are supposed to work - removing these from registry key, and from a roaming profile path - but none of that works for me. Anyone got any other ideas?





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Hello there! I purchased and upgraded to Microsoft Windows 10! Finally, right?

But anyways, I've spent the last few days customizing all my options and settings that I had back on Windows 8.1. Takes hours to do all that. Got all my settings saved as text with directions. Anyways, I've ran into a problem that seems difficult to fix. My version of Windows 10 is the Anniversary Edition, for what I've read and when I've downloaded it.

So there are two icons in the Taskbar that cannot seem to get unpinned; Microsoft Edge & Store. I right click on them, yet there is no unpin option (check the attached image). Is there any other workaround yet for removing those two icons at all? Some Registry edit or something?

Answer:Cannot Unpin Microsoft Edge & Store Icons From The Taskbar

I left the Store but did Unpin Edge from Taskbar on my Win10 Pro. I did put Internet Explorer on so wonder if that makes a difference? Also have Firefox and SeaMonkey there.

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Hi
Is there anyway to unpin the Windows Store icon with scripting? I don't want to disable the Windows Store with GPO.

Answer:Unpin Windows Store on the taskbar

Hi,
Have you got any process regarding the issue here?
Here is a VBscripts to pin items in Windows 8:
Script to pin items to Start menu in Windows 8 (VBScript)
We might consider to make some modifications in the above scripts, and better seek help in the scripting guys forum regarding the modification:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/scriptcenter/en-US/home?forum=ITCG
Best regardsMichael Shao
TechNet Community Support

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Brink said:

Hello Matthew, and welcome to Ten Forums.

You could do so by unpinning Microsoft Edge from the taskbar and Start menu, and setting whatever web browser you wanted to use instead as the default program instead.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html



I have already chosen chrome to be my default browser and when I double click on an html file, it opens in chrome as I expect. However I still can't unpin Microsoft Edge from the taskbar as you suggest. When I right click on the edge icon in the taskbar this is what I see:

This is seriously messed up, since it is giving me a choice to pin Microsoft Edge to the taskbar. Why would it give me such a choice when it is already pinned to the taskbar @#$&!!

(By the way, the four icons to the left of my system tray were added by using the quicklaunch toolbar mechanism, but this does not seem related to the problem.)

What's more when I right click on every other icon in the taskbar, the menu presented includes an option to "unpin" the application from the taskbar. It almost seems that Microsoft is going out of its way to tell me what I want. Yet I haven't seen others complaining of this problem, so perhaps there is a problem with my windows 10 setup? I thought I may have an extra icon somewhere that I could delete, so I checked here:

C:\Users\paul\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

But I only see shortcuts to the seven appl... Read more

Answer:Can't unpin Microsoft Edge from taskbar

Hello Paul, and welcome to Ten Forums.

Using the tutorial below to reset and clear taskbar pinned apps should do the trick, but you'll have to manually "Pin to taskbar" all the app you want back again afterwards.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html

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hi all,
how can we unpin the Edge Browser from Taskbar and Startmenu with a script

Chris

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Hello all,

Platform: Windows 7 Professional x64

I need a .vbs script to unpin and pin the following to the taskbar in this order.
Internet explorer
windows explorer
Skype
Microsoft outlook 2013
Microsoft word 2013
Microsoft excel 2013

if anyone knows how to do this or has a script please post it.

Answer:How can i pin and unpin taskbar icons with a script?

Hello Shane,

You might see if you may be able to use the tutorial below to backup and restore your pinned taskbar items for this.

Taskbar - Backup and Restore Pinned Items in Windows 7

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If I remove Microsoft Edge and Store from my taskbar and restart my pc, they're added again and again automatically. How can I disable that?

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Hi All, I did an upgrade from Win7 HP 64 bit to Win 10 - I triggered it manually from the MS download. At first all was well, but then Edge locked up. I killed the appropriate processes in Task Manager, then rebooted. The PC basicall works, but some of the major bits of the interface do not:
The Edge & Store icons in the Taskbar are blank. Clicking where the Store button should be brings a message that 'This app can't open' and refreshing the PC might help fix it. The Edge button location does nothing.
The Start button or key also do nothing visible, the Search doesn't work either - so I can't get into Settings - Control Panel is accessible, but of course doesn't have the new Settings.
I booted from DVD - got into Repair, but it won't roll back to the previous version (which I did use on another PC to get back to Win7).
A system restore did complete, but hasn't fixed things. Also, trying to Reset the PC failed too. I also tried a new User account (which I found as a possible fix) - I had to do this via CMD - no good either.
So, before I do a clean install, is there anything else I can do?
Thanks in advance!

Answer:Win 10 broken - blank Edge, Store in Taskbar, Start not working at all

As we know reset would be like a clean install. Fact being if ever did want to go back to old OS,since having issues now even trying rollback. Through advanced options it did not work either, rollback to Win 7 ? https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...s-windows.html

This is a long shot, but try system file checker and DISM.

Admin Command prompt copy paste and press enter, let it finish
sfc /scannow

Same open command prompt, copy and paste this, press enter let it finish
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

reboot the pc, make take several reboots 3x's and several tries with these commands to try to fix it, if it can.
When you booted from the DVD it was a Windows 10 iso disc, right ?

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Hi there

After tonight's updates, this morning I've seen that Store and Edge's icons are white square.

When last night I turned off the PC I noticed there was an update and this morning a page of Edge, What's new (get started), opened and the icon on the taskbar was a white square. Then searching for an app in the store I saw that the icon was the same: a white square. (see the screenshots)

I did a "sfc / verifyonly"






Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.10240]
(c) 2015 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\WINDOWS\system32>sfc /verifyonly
Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.
Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.
Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.



What can I do now to restore that icons?

Thanks for any help

Answer:After tonight's updates lost Store and Edge's icons

Hello Lio,

You might see if rebuilding the icon cache may be able to help with this as well.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

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The problem sort of started out of nowhere. Its not a big deal but its really annoying. So far its only Minecraft Windows 10 Edition, as you can see, the icon is very small and inside a black box, The desktop Icon shows correctly, as well as the Icon when I search it with cortana, but the start menu also has the incorrect icon.


***UPDATE***
I just downloaded ProjectSpark for windows 10 and the taskbar Icon For this does the same thing

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On my ASUS N550, Windows 8.1, my taskbar icons are blank for any Windows Store apps. The icons are normal for other apps (like MS Office, Explorer, etc...).

It was working before and all of sudden, it stopped working! To start with, I thought it was the graphic card driver and I did all the updates but it didnt work.

In case you need to know; my computer is not connected with any business policy, I am just using my hotmail account.

Many thanks

Exact same issue as in this thread but solution doesn't work for me: http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/61467-blank-taskbar-icons-windows-store-apps.html#post496628

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On my Surface 3 Pro, in Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 (tech preview), my taskbar icons are blank for any Windows Store apps. The icons are normal for other apps (like MS Office, Explorer, etc...).

I am betting it has something to do with a group policy. But I can't find anyone else out there with this problem. I've reimaged the device, upgraded from 8 -> 8.1 -> 10. Nothing has changed.
When I first got the Surface - it all worked great. I could see the icons fine. As soon as I joined the device to our corporate domain, that is when the problem started happening. I have tried connecting to the internet from home (thinking it was a network/firewall issue at work) but that did not solve it.

See the attached screenshot (it's a screenshot of Windows 10 - but the same thing was happening in Windows 8 and 8.1). It does this for any of the "apps".

Any ideas what group policies might affect this? Any other ideas?

Dan

Answer:Blank Taskbar Icons for Windows Store Apps

Hi Dan,
Welcome to the forums, try this:Notification Area Icons - Reset - Windows 7 Help Forums

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'evening all
I'm currently running a Dell Inspiron 4150 Laptop (Intel P4, 1.6Ghz mobile, 256m ram), WinXP Pro (recent SP2 upgrade) and host of other odd goodies set to run at startup(Norton 2004, PeerGuardian, PGP, mozilla). The problem is, there's no telling what icons are going to show up on the taskbar at startup. Sometimes I've got nothing but the volume controll icon, other times everything shows up except the battery status monitor. Other times, I get nothing at all. All the programs set to boot on startup are running, their icons are just missing. Any hints? I can't seem to locate a microsoft bugfix for this, so it may just be me...

Thanks,
Viverr
 

Answer:Occasional missing taskbar icons on reboot?

They're not set to 'Always Hide' in the systray settings perchance? Obvious, but worth asking..
 

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Ok I had a few virus's and used search and destroy to get rid of them. Well search and destroy deleted a lot of my task bar icons and everything. I had to get help on malware and now every time I reboot my computer it always give me two ways to boot up the computer in and they are- Windows media center or Windows recovery system. I never had this problem before all this had happen to me. I really just want my computer back to normal so can anyone give me any information to get it back to normal.

Thanks
 

Answer:Reboot problem and Icons on taskbar lost

try this
go to start < run > type msconfig < click ok > go to the boot.ini tab < click on check all boot paths if one says it is not valid let it delete it but only if it says it is not valid
 

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for Lenovo software- Access Connections, and- Lenovo Solution Center: the active icons become invisible, yet take up space at the right side of the bar and still reveal their functions when hovered or clicked on. The only thing that fixes the problems are an OS restart or (recently) software updates to these products!  This has been happening for about the last two months.   Why has Lenovo allowed this nuisance magic 'invisible' attribute problem to exist? I regularly apply all related Win7Pro-64 and Lenovo updates to this Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 520 (product type = 11433FU.)I am rapidly losing faith in ThinkPad support! - S.Larson

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Hello
Some icons like parameters specifics like Edge, contacts, camera etc... are like empty in the task bar, only transparency
You can see it on my task bar as the last open icon on the right is clear (no icon parameters)

i tried to find a way to make them appear, but can't find a solution
I would appr?ciate if someone can help me with that
best regards Ric.

I would precise that everything else works well...no other problem noted with my win10
All others icons are ok but not the news icon of Win 10. I think perhaps i throw them during cleaning with CCcleaner, but not sure they were here before
I took a look at the two files "shell32" and "imageres" in the system32 folder, but no icon for win 10 theme...
They are in another place i think, but couldn't find them at that time.

This afternoon, i did an icon rebuilt for win10, but no result, and i did another install of win 10 over mine, and no difference....

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Hello there,
I have seen many similar threads on this, and have tried various solutions without success. Having just repaired Windows XP from my original CD, I thought I'd better seek help from wiser people than myself.

Symptoms of my problem are:-
On bootup (often after a Windows update or disk scan, etc), My PC boots up with just wallpaper and no desktop icons or taskbar. Additionally, I cannot even get CTRL-ALT-DEL to work to see what tasks are running. My only option here is to press the off button and then reboot. Often on reboot, my taskbar and icons are back again. However, this has been happening too frequently, and is becoming annoying.

Secondly, I have had situations where my PC has been freezing, meaning that I cannot click on any icons, and I get windows appearing with blank labels (e.g. invitations in Chat software where I cannot read the sender, or Outlook Express appearing with no labels on my E-mail). In these occasions I have to press the off button as well - cannot shut down the PC with CTRL-ALT-DEL or anything else.

I run Windows XP SP2 on a Pentium 4 3.6GHz, 1GB of RAM. I have run Virus and Spyware scans and Register Clean-ups (using CCleaner), but these do not seem to have picked up any problems. Also have run chksk on my 2 hard-drives and no errors detected.

Another symptom has been that Windows Updates have failed recently after my repair.

Any assistance on this would be appreciated. I can post Hijack This logs or anything else as required.
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Answer:Deskop icons and taskbar disappear on bootup and have to reboot

Does this happen also if you boot in safe mode?
 

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I've been trying to get windows 7 all running, and have been having problems all day... first my initial plan was to make a dual boot so I could have my vista too, but when I made another partition, the vista wouldn't boot, nor would it reinstall, nor would 7 install... eventually I just formatted, and installed 7. Took a while to get network and sound up, transferring drivers via usb and so on. Then I couldn't copy my backups back onto my hard drive because my external hard drive wouldnt be recognized with my usb stick inserted, for some odd reason.

Now I've got everything pretty much going... except for one small, but extremely irritating problem.

Installing the program steam, (uses a .msi to install), the icon appears in the taskbar for the setup. When I finish installing to Program Files, however, it does not dissappear. I didn't notice that at the time, thought it was just an automatic shortcut to launch steam, but I then decided that I wanted all my games in C:/Games instead of C:/Program Files, so I move the whole directory over to Games, then run it.

I'm greeted by it trying to install itself again, so ok, I let it install to Games.
I then delete the program files installation again. Now its left ANOTHER icon in the task bar, and although steam works fine, I cannot unpin the icons.

When I right click them, no menu pops up, nothing.
When I right click anything else I see and can use the option "Unpin"
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Answer:Cannot unpin from taskbar!?

Nevermind, fixed it by finding the folder:
C:\Users\<user name>\Appdata\roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

and deleting the 2 steam shortcuts.

Funny that it should be in Internet Explorer?

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I have somehow pined a ULR link to my taskbar. I have been trying to remove it for a month or so now, my google searches and forum searches have turned up nothing.

If I right click it nothing happens, if I left click it it opens the webpage.

I have looked in the taskbar pinned folder and it do not show up there.

All of the other pinned items, can be unpinned by right clicking like normal.

Any ideas on how to remove it?

Answer:Can't unpin from taskbar

Hello Dave, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you post a screenshot showing this to see if it may reveal what the issue may be?

For now, you might see if using the tutorial below may help. You'll have to repin anything you still want back afterwards though.

Taskbar Pinned Items - Reset and Clear in Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I just noticed today that I am unable to right click on an item on the taskbar making it not possible to pin or unpin. Is this happening to anyone else or is it just me?

Answer:Can't Pin or Unpin to Taskbar

Also, I was unable to bring up the Start Menu, so could not reboot or shutdown with that method. So I forced a manual shutdown. Started up again and everything is ok now. I wonder why this happened in the first place?

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When opening edge always goes to same site

Answer:unpin from edge start menu

Go to the three dots on the far left of the menu bar, go settings and you can choose what page you start from.

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Dear TechSupportGuy,

I have searched through the forums and found only partially related situations, so I sure would appreciate any help with the following, particular, buggy XP home behaviour on my PC:

Every time I reboot, everything is otherwise fine, except, that the Volume, Network Connection, Safely Remove Hardware, and (notebook) Power icons are always turned off, or missing...

However, if I bring up Control Panel's Sounds and Audio Devices icon, and recheck the box that says "Place volume icon in the taskbar", suddenly, all 4 missing icons suddenly appear, in the Taskbar area, one at a time, and stay on, as otherwise normal.

But, as soon as I reboot, they all 4 disappear again, and the Sound/Volume checkbox above is made unchecked again, by itself, and the process can repeat itself as above.

If I goto Control Panel, Network Connections and try to turn on the Network Connection icon in the taskbar, though I check it, click Apply/OK, nothing happens.

What can I do to keep all four of these icons on in the Taskbar, even after rebooting? Is something wrong with my registry?

Thanks for any help,

David
 

Answer:Taskbar Vol, Safely Remove, Power, Network icons only disappearing after each reboot?

You might try this fix from kellys-korner. Scroll down to line #54 on the right: Save Settings on Exit. Instructions to run the regedits at top of web page.
 

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So I have had this problem for a while, where I was not able to pin or unpin any shortcuts to my taskbar, but I had what I needed there anyways. I just upgraded to the SSD and had to move my Steam folder to do so, which left the shortcut in the taskbar as a default windows icon, which I was not able to click on or remove. I went to the users/appdata/roaming/windows/internet explorer/quick launch/taskbar folder and removed the shortcut, but then all the rest of my pinned items also disappeared!

I can right click and 'pin to taskbar', but nothing actually goes to it, or stays there if tried with an open program. If I do this, in the start menu when right clicking a program I pinned, it will show up at the bottem as pinned (IE; it says unpin from taskbar) but nothing is in the taskbar at all. I did try sfc /scannow, which had some files that were corrupted, but they were totally unrelated to anything about the taskbar, and have been resolved with the deployment and imaging tool cleanhealth command through an elevated command prompt. I have also tried the 'clean and reset taskbar' bat that I found on this site, which also did not help.

I thought maybe my profile was corrupt, so I created a new profile, but I also cannot pin anything to the taskbar on it either. Same goes for the hidden admin profile.

Anyways if anyone has any ideas, I'm all ears!

Thanks!

edit - ALSO! I cannot right click on the start menu peek window to get the power user menu, or use the windows ke... Read more

Answer:Taskbar unable to pin or unpin anything at all

Did you install Windows 8 or was it a factory install? If you installed it where did you obtain your install media?

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I can pin items to the taskbar but when I right click on an item I can't unpin. Only had this problem with 10240.

Answer:Can't unpin items from the taskbar

Hello usmc,

Do you have the "Unpin the program from taskbar" context menu item?

If so, and it just doesn't work, then you could use the tutorial below to reset and clear all pinned apps on your taskbar. Afterwards, you can pin what you like back.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html

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I just bought a new HP laptop. They've included some items in the task bar for Windows Live and HP Utilities. I've selected unpin, but the tiled/group items are still there. I individually selected and clicked the x to delete and the they were removed, but the group icon is still present and I can't get ride of it. Any ideas?

Thanks,
seag33k

Answer:Can't Unpin Taskbar Items

Maybe this will be of help to you.
Taskbar Pinned Items - Reset and Clear in Windows 7

You'll have to repin anything you still want back afterwards though.

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running windows 7 rc. When upgrading a program the exe file was moved. now the old shortcut on my taskbar is wrong and I am unable to unpin it as right clicking does nothing. Does anyone know how I can get rid of it?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:unable to unpin from taskbar

Hello Criskeens, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if temporarily copying the exe file to the original location may allow you to right click and unpin the icon.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I cannot seem to unpin a particular folder from the "Pinned" list for Windows Explorer on the taskbar. The folder refers to a network location that is no longer valid (i.e. \\192.168.1.4\foldername).

Is there anywhere I can manually delete these entries? I've Googled and looked in a number of places that were suggested but don't seem to see the list of folders anywhere. I've checked:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartPage

and

C:\Users\<user name>\Appdata\roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

Answer:Cannot Unpin Folder from Taskbar

  
Quote: Originally Posted by kvanderstarren


I cannot seem to unpin a particular folder from the "Pinned" list for Windows Explorer on the taskbar. The folder refers to a network location that is no longer valid (i.e. \\192.168.1.4\foldername).

Is there anywhere I can manually delete these entries? I've Googled and looked in a number of places that were suggested but don't seem to see the list of folders anywhere. I've checked:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartPage

and

C:\Users\<user name>\Appdata\roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar


Do you have your system set to show hidden?
What is your IP? that does look like an internal IP to me.

fill out your spec sheet. we need more than Win 7.

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So when I unpin a program from taskbar, for example chrome, windows wont let me to right click on the app in order to repin it. is there anyway to fix this?

Answer:Cant pin back the unpin apps to taskbar

Hello Mayheamk,

What do you see instead?

Taskbar - Pin or Unpin Apps in Windows 8

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OK, here goes my first post.
I just restored a HP dv5 laptop to factory original. In setting it up the way I want, I noticed that Windows Media Player was pinned to the task bar. I unpinned it but it returns when the computer is restarted.
I looked in the start folder, found it empty. Checked the Run & Run Once sections of the registry and found nothing related to the media player. I am at the limit of my ability at this point. So I ask my question finally.
How do I prevent Windows Media Player from being repeatedly pinned to the task Bar?

Answer:Pin/unpin apps to taskbar problem in Win 7/64 Pro

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I know Factory restore sounds like a great thing to do but it's not all that hot as you would expect because of all of the now expired trial software commonly know as junkware,
if you truly want a Fresh start see these for the best chance at a great re-install of windows 7,
This is most likely your best bet because computer manufactures stopped a long time ago from shipping reinstall disks with computers,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/219487-clean-reinstall-factory-oem-windows-7-a.html

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In 7 I could right-click open programs in the taskbar to pin or unpin them. Since I use a "Quick Launch" toolbar instead of pinned items, I wanted to get rid of the pinned Edge, Explorer, and Store icons, but right-clicking them did nothing. I can shift-click them, but that only brings up the menu you'd get for right-clicking on a shortcut in a folder, with no pin/unpin option.

Additionally, right-clicking Skype in the taskbar offered a "Quit Skype" option for when I want to close it for real. Now I can't even find a way of doing this without Skype closing by default.

What's weird is that the tiles/icons in the Start Menu can be right-clicked, and from there I can unpin, but it seems weird that I can't do it directly by right-clicking the icon in the taskbar. Is this a bug? Do I need to change a setting? Or are these sorts of options just gone from the taskbar?

EDIT: I don't know what exactly I did (I think an update fixed it), but it works now exactly as in 7. If anyone else has this, the update should fix it I guess. :P

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tell me how to accomplish the task.         [email protected]

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I had to reset my computer, but the same problem came back. I think i tried all the links in fixwin
In settings, email and accounts are hanging (like a loop). I have Samsung notebook computer, iphone 5, Ipad and a Samsung Galaxy s4(android).
Problem log in to Microsoft account : login.live.com with internet explorer, not Chrome.
Startmeny ( can right click ). Edge and store is gone, get error : MS-Windows store need an app.
Guess i have to reset ,my computer again?
Tried alle the links in winfix

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Hi!

Did the Win 10 update last night. Now I can't run my pinned Excel files ("The item you selected is unavailable. It might have been moved, renamed, or removed. Do you want to remove it from the list?") But when I say Yes, it's not removed. If I click the icon for "Unpin from this list" it is also not removed. If I right click the item on the Pinned list and click "Unpin from this list" it is not removed. If I drag the file from its folder down to the icon ("Pin to Microsoft Excel") nothing changes.

The update apparently changed the locations of all the pinned files from my nonstandard location (D:\Dropbox\Current where D is my Data drive) to elsewhere (C:\Users\Dave\Documents\Dropbox\Current, which location does not exist). I can't figure out how to change this. The pinned list seems to be somehow locked so I can't change it, and this is the essence of the problem. Any ideas, anyone? Anti-kudos to Microsoft for forking this up.

Answer:Pinned Files on Taskbar Don't Work, Can't Unpin, Can't Pin New

Hello Dave, and welcome to Ten Forums.

You might see if resetting and clearing all pinned apps on the taskbar may help. You'll need to pin them all again though afterwards.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html

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Does anybody know how to unpin the search & task view from the taskbar?
They take valuable space in the taskbar while they can easily be triggered with windows key shortcuts.

Answer:Unpin Search & task view from taskbar

This might help

https://www.tenforums.com/general-dis...task-view.html

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I was using my wrong account on the windows 10 store and I want to change it to another account but there is no 'Log Out' button, someone help please!

Answer:How do you logout or change account on Windows 10 store?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I was using my wrong account on the windows 10 store and I want to change it to another account but there is no 'Log Out' button, someone help please! Not sure there is a way, but you might want to try to reset the Store Cache. Maybe that will work?

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hey guys im new here..i want to know if any of you here know how to logout of Microsoft edge its automatically logged in with my Microsoft account...its there a registry tweak or something like that to log out.

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So, I've been using Win7 RC for about two weeks now and I love it. The only problem I've had so far is as follows.

I have all my personal data on a separate partition from my OS and so I had a shortcut to the Documents folder on this partition on my desktop. When I first got Win7, I clicked on this shortcut and pinned a folder to my taskbar. Later, I was cleaning up my desktop and deleted this shortcut, which is unnecessary because of the library feature. Now, I am unable to unpin the link from the windows explorer jumplist on the taskbar. I can click on the unpin icon, or right click and choose 'unpin' but it refuses to go away. Oddly, the path for this item is listed as

c:\Users\[my username]\Desktop\Desktop - Shortcut\[folder name]

rather than d:\Documents\[folder name]

either way, I cannot unpin it and was wondering if anyone knows of a configuration file or registry key where I could manually remove this item.

I've already tried creating that same link again and then re-pinning it and unpinning it, but to no avail. Anyone had anything like this turn up?

Answer:Can't Unpin folder from Windows Explorer TaskBar Jumpli

I have this same problem with a file I opened on a network location. I didn't even pin it in the first place, which is frustrating... but now it won't un-pin!

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The title says it all. I delete the target of the shortcut and then I can't get rid of it from the SM pr taskbar :-/

Answer:BUG: Unable to unpin shortcuts from the Start menu or taskbar

This might help you : (and searching BTW)Delete the key below to get rid of your start menu pins..Joe Shonk wrote in another thread :These are located in the registry under the following key:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartPage\If you delete this key, it will recreate but you will lose all your start menu pins.Unfortunately, everything is stored in a binary format making modifications difficult.Joe Shonk

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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.

Answer:Unable to unpin a particular item from taskbar in Windows 10 ver 1607

Hello,

Can you try it from the start menu itself, right click on the chrome icon > more > unpin from taskbar.

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Hi there,

I want to make a ISO with some special feature, it's nearly done but I am now stuck with this problem.

I'm able to unpin the store app from taskbar (thanks to Brink), but in the RS2 there's also mail app. Can't find a way to unpin this from registry. Is there any way out of this?

Thanks in advance.

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I'm trying to customize the icons of my most used programs. I've been able to do this for all of them, including file explorer, except for Drawboard PDF. I've read on some forums that apps from the windows store are different, and don't have executables. Any help would be great. Please let me know if you need any additional information from me.

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Is there any way to repair the Modern UI icons I've pinned on the taskbar? most of them are corrupted.

Answer:Windows Store apps icons corrupted on Windows 10 taskbar

Hello,
Try re-pinning them or try re-installation the apps if possible. You may also try to re-register the apps at once: How to re-register Windows Store apps in Windows 8 and later
Hope this helps, Good luck

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I have mapped a drive to a server on one of the machines at my office. Everytime the user logs off or reboots at night, in the morning the share is gone. I have made sure everytime I remap it that the checkbox to "Reconnect at logon" is checked. This is the only machine that this happens to. Anyone have any idea what might be causing this?

Windows XP SP3

Answer:Mapped drive disappears after logout and reboot.

This shouldn't make a difference, but can't hurt to try.
Open a Command Prompt
Type Net Use /Persistent:YES and press Enter

Jerry

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I have my tablet set to portrait orientation, but if I log out or reboot it reverts to portrait, even if rotation lock is on. I assume this is because it's an 8" tablet which MS decided are meant to be used in portrait but surely if rotation lock is on then it should respect that setting?

Toshiba Encore 8 on build 10162

Answer:Orientation resets to portrait on logout or reboot

Annoyingly, this one still exists in the current build.

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I've been having this problem since I upgraded to the creator's update. Sometimes everything works perfectly, but most of the time I have these issues:

Edge won't connect to internet or load anythingI can't close tabs in EdgeThe "Close all tabs" option in edge doesn't work, only closes 1 tabI can only get Edge to close using Task ManagerWindows Store apps like Twitter and Netflix won't connect and also sometimes won't closeI can't check for Windows updates through settings (won't connect again)

The internet works on third party apps that weren't downloaded in the Windows Store, like Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Spotify. Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this or how I could fix it? Thanks so much!

Answer:Internet Not Working in Edge & Windows Store Apps, Edge Won't Close

Hi ineedhelppls. Welcome to the TenForums @ineedhelppls

First thing I would do is run these commands at command prompt(admin). In the following commands do not key in the information in brackets, it is there to tell you what command does.

ipconfig /flushdns (Clear the dns cache)
nbtstat -RR (release and refesh NetBIOS names)
netsh int ip reset (reset ip settings)
netsh winsock reset (Reset Winsock Catalog)

Test.

Then I would disable IPv6. You will notice it can be enabled just as easy.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...nts-in-windows

If you still get issues I would recommend a network reset. You will lose wireless passwords.

Start=>Settings=>Network and Internet=> scroll down to bottom on the right hand side, last option, Network Reset.
Ken

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My laptop has windows 10 enterprise 64bit build 1703 and it is on company domain and bitlocker encryption is enabled on SSD.

Sometime but not all the time, laptop takes long time to reboot, shutdown and/or logout. Did the sfc scan and found nothing. An interesting thing I found is: if I pull out the power adapter while stuck in reboot, shutdown or logout, the laptop almost immediately finishes the action correspondingly...

Any idea why?

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I am having problem with Synaptics Touchpad Driver in Windows 10 OS Build 10586.494.

My Touchpad is a PS/2 Port Synaptics TouchPad.
Driver version is 19.0.12.0 which is a compatible driver provide by HP for this OS.
My Laptop Model is HP Probook 4540s

I tried to reinstall the driver and also upgrade it to 19.0.19.1 but the problem is same. Usually when the Touchpad is off the orange light needs to remain on but it turned of after some seconds or a few minutes, after that Touchpad refuses to turn on by double tapping on disabling area. I need to restart the system to get the Synaptics TouchPad settings in notification area. Sometime one Reboot is not enough to get back these settings.

This problem starts after i upgrade from Windows 10 OS Build 1024 to Windows 10 OS build 10586.....
Please help me to resolve this issue.

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I am having problem with Synaptics Touchpad Driver in Windows 10 OS Build 10586.494.

My Touchpad is a PS/2 Port Synaptics TouchPad.
Driver version is 19.0.12.0 which is a compatible driver provide by HP for this OS.
My Laptop Model is HP Probook 4540s

I tried to reinstall the driver and also upgrade it to 19.0.19.1 but the problem is same. Usually when the Touchpad is off the orange light needs to remain on but it turned of after some seconds or a few minutes, after that Touchpad refuses to turn on by double tapping on disabling area. I need to restart the system to get the Synaptics TouchPad settings in notification area. Sometime one Reboot is not enough to get back these settings.

This problem starts after i upgrade from Windows 10 OS Build 1024 to Windows 10 OS build 10586.....
Please help me to resolve this issue.

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Purchased P50 last week from the Outlet store/website.  Nice system, upgraded graphics, lots of RAM, and was "supposed" to come with a 1 TB 5400 RPM HDD. Turns out that it actually has 2 SSD drives that shows up in Device Mgr as "Intel RAID 1 Volume" that basically adds up to 1 TB.  Does that mean that each of the 2 SSD's is 1 TB and I truly have a RAID 1 setup?  It only shows up a 1 drive in Device Mgr. In hindsight, it was a bit strange that the info that showed up in Windows (10) was very vague in terms of the hard drive specifics; I didn't realize exactly why until I removed the back cover and saw that there was no HDD in the "wide" slot and that the 2 "narrow" slots were populated. I first called support to try and get more detailed info about the SSD's and was basically "hung up on."  Then tried to Chat with support: waited for 5 minutes while what's-his-name set up a case number, etc., then finally got asked "what's your problem?"  In the intervening MAYBE 2 minutes while I was typing my message the bozo sent a message saying "I'm ending this chat due to inactivity."  Completely infuriating and a pitiful excuse for service IMHO.  I've owned ThinkPads for the last 10+ years, but I'm seriously considering returning the system, whether for a full refund and look elsewhere or to get a different Thinkpad. Did I get a "good deal" with the SSD's?  Any thoughts appreciated. 

Answer:Should I return my P50 to the Outlet store?

I would be more comfortable telling you whar hardware you have if I could see the machine.  I will say that a single 512gb SSD is substantially more expensive than a 1TB HDD.  You certainly didn't get cheated

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An informative article I found at ars technical:

How Best Buy?s computer-wiping error turned me into an amateur blackhat





I always get a little thrill opening a new gadget. The computer looked like it had never been touched and all the paperwork was still in sealed bags. There was even a slip of paper in the box with the ID of the tech who cleaned and certified the unit.

So it surprised me when I booted up and saw someone else?s name and Hotmail address at the login prompt. So much for like-new!

As I stared at the full name and e-mail address of the previous owner?let?s call him David?I wondered. Could I get into this computer another way? It was mine after all. And how much more could I learn about him? How bad of a mistake had the store made?



Reset Windows 10

Answer:If you return a PC to a store-FACTORY RESET IT!!!

Good to know, tnx !

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An informative article I found at ars technical:

How Best Buy?s computer-wiping error turned me into an amateur blackhat






I always get a little thrill opening a new gadget. The computer looked like it had never been touched and all the paperwork was still in sealed bags. There was even a slip of paper in the box with the ID of the tech who cleaned and certified the unit.

So it surprised me when I booted up and saw someone else?s name and Hotmail address at the login prompt. So much for like-new!

As I stared at the full name and e-mail address of the previous owner?let?s call him David?I wondered. Could I get into this computer another way? It was mine after all. And how much more could I learn about him? How bad of a mistake had the store made?



How to Reset Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Answer:If you return a PC to a store-FACTORY RESET IT!!!

This is going to be an even bigger problem with Smart Phones, with their high turn-around rates and the fact people are rather blas? about mobile phone security for some bizarre reason. And Windows phones being one of the worse, as they don't allow consumers to turn on Bitlocker even if they want to.

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I have been working on getting my new Lenovo ThinkPad Z61m up and running for over a week. It came with Vista. rolleyes

First, Lenovo tech support sent me recovery disks then I realized that my software "WorkPerfect" needed a patch to work with Vista, then I (this is my fault... dumb dumb..) I changed default in the control panel to Mircrosoft. Then with tech support we downloaded three links and then 32 up dates and unchecked a part of "Think Vantage" which caused an error message. An error message directing me to contact Lenovo because of "known incompatipility issues" with Microsoft Vista.

Tech had me run PC Doctor... nothing too much wrong with machine except the keyboard... They said it has Incompatability Errors and Blue Screen Errors.

Well.... What do you think? Should I take it back to the store. (I have 90 days) or send it to the IBM Repair Center.

When it is working, I like it alright ... but it is very heavy to lug around.. 7 or 8 lbs.

I will likely have to spend another $400 to $500 dollars.. now that I have a better idea of what I want.. 2.00Mhz and a maybe twice as much ram.

I have to confess... this computer was purchased at a discounted price as it was a "display model" and apparently a return from 5 months ago according to the warrenty adjuster lady. Out the door I payed $600.

Give IBM a chance???? :confused Go solve the problem now and buy a light weight.

Is there much discussion of inco... Read more

Answer:ThinkPad Z61m - Return to Store or IBM Repair Center?

If you really dont like the laptop, now is your chance. Dont be suprised if you incounter the same problem with another brand, Vista is still playing catchup. ed
 

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Hi, maybe this is in the wrong section... I'm new.I bought a Dell netbook from Walmart about a week ago that I now want to return (I have the receipt). I want to make sure my personal data does not stay on the computer. Although I have not done any banking or made any credit card purchases, I did access email accounts, Facebook, and other sites with a password.Besides deleting all of my files and using F11 to Reset to Factory Defaults, what else should I do? Someone I know in person suggested Daric's Boot and Nuke http://www.dban.org/. I dont know much about this stuff. Thanks in advanceEDIT: moved to a more appropriate forum - I'll assume Vista

Answer:Need to return laptop to store, want to wipe personal data

Can someone actually help me? My topic just keeps getting thrown from one section to another.

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Hi all
(I'm italian, excuse me for my bad english).
I have a pc with windows 7 home premium 64 bit. I have a problem with some icons on taskbar: sometimes some applications are displaying the wrong icons, sometimes, as you can see (screenshot), I don't see some icons: sometimes a few are missing (this time I have 8 icons of about 20!).

If I restart my pc, some icons return, but many still missing or are wrong!


So I launched this tool from microsof (I think it rebuilt icon cache, but I'm not sure): In Windows le icone vengono modificate in modo non corretto
but it doesnt' fix the problem, see this screenshot after using this tool from microsoft:

now as you can see some applications are displaying the wrong icons and 2 icons are still missing ...is there any fix for this problem? thanks!!

Vittorio.

Answer:problem with icons on taskbar (wrong icons or missing icons)

perhaps the fixit from microsoft may help...

System icons do not appear in the notification area in Windows Vista or in Windows 7 until you restart the computer

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i have an new edge 15 im about to return unless i can find out 2 things: how fast is the sata really??? i know its only listed as sata II can someone run a benchmark and see if thats all the faster it is. itd be great if it were closer to 6gb/s than 3gb/s otherwise that sucks. can you replace the hd with a 500gb ssd and have it work and be full size and all???? otherwise it goes back at the end of today.

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I have tried all the suggestions in the user forums to no avail. Is there a Windows Store update forthcoming? Reinstalling Windows 10 is not a viable solution as it involves the loss of installed software.

Answer:Updates in the Windows Store is frozen and return error 0x80070490?

Have you run the 'apps troubleshooter'?

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hi, i have been having an issue with some viruses. one of which is a keylogger "spyware.onlinegames" & the win32 virus. i have Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, Spybot & bitdefender, all of which have removed the viruses. but the problem is after rebooting my pc, they all return again, even in the registry. i would really appreciate some advice because ive been trying to solve this for a long time.http://rapidshare.com/files/3715019... - "this is my mbam log"thank you

Answer:virus return after reboot

I am using XP and I have a one year old computer that ispretty fast. Lots of RAM. When I delete items, likeshortcuts on the desktop or favorites in InternetExplorer they return when I reboot the computer. I havescanned for a virus using Norton and it finds no virus.I changed the recycle bin so no deleted items go to therecycle bin. Then I deleted items and rebooted the PC andthe desktop items came back.[url=http://www.y3.com/search-results/10582/racing-gams]racing gams[/url][url=http://www.asapinkjets.com/]ink cartridges[/url]

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I have been having problems lately with the trafficexplorer, match service and winfixer popups as well. I have gone through all the steps in the sticky thread on how to remove spyware, downloaded everything, scanned everything, removed old java, installed new sun java, updated windows, etc. I have ALSO ran hijackthis, read through my HJT log and fixed the three items that I knew didnt belong. I am somewhat computer savvy and could understand the log, so I could determine what shouldnt have been there and fixed them. Last night when I turned my computer off, it seemed to be working perfectly. No popups, no issues. This morning, I turn my computer on and the issues start again. I had system restore turned off yesterday for everything except the java uninstall/reinstall which I performed late last night, which I see that it created a restore point for. So, I am assuming that either the problems were not fixed yesterday even though I thought they were or for some reason my computer brought back the problems with it was turned off/on. Can anyone help me with what the next step might be? Obviously either all the programs I have run, including HJT either are not fixing the problem completely, or the problems are returning once my computer is restarted. Can someone please help me further? Thanks so much!
 

Answer:Cry for help. Problems return after reboot

Please follow the steps below:

- Download HijackThis 1.99.1

- Unzip the hijackthis.exe file to a folder you create named C:\Program Files\HJT

- Do NOT run Hijack This from the Desktop, a temp folder, or a sub-folder of C:\Documents and Settings, or choose to run it directly from the downloaded ZIP file.

- Before running HijackThis: You must close each of the following:your web browser, e-mail client, instant messenger, and programs like notepad, wordpad, MS Word etc. And any other unnecessary running programs.

- Run HijackThis and save your log file.

- Post your log as an ATTACHMENT to your next message. (Do NOT copy/paste the log into your post).
 

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Awhile ago I changed my taskbar, but I'd like to change it back to normal. Previews and all. Anyone know how? I've tried, but failed.

It looks like this atm:

(no previews)

Answer:Return Taskbar to Normal

Hello Hybrid,

You might see if one of the options in the tutorial below may be able to enable your taskbar thumbnail previews again.

Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps
Shawn

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New G530 XP took a beating after IE8 update. Yikes.  Harddrive is ticking now...Lenovo ToolBox failed. Rescue and Recovery discs made. Uninstalled IE8; it caused explorer.exe to vanish. Kinda hinky in other ways...a Finnish Smart Audio...monitor not set to correct dpi, dual monitors in system...Intel Wireless is 5100....new to 802.11N and the MiFi I just configured. Keep it or Return?

Answer:Keep or Return to Store?? It CRASHED 4 DAYS: IE8 Update caused complete failure.

You bought the hardware(PC) and the software(Operating System)so if something like that happens is why Lenovo owes us all an operating CD.After all,we bought it! I can be a pain sometimes!

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I am running out of space on my hard drive. So I bought an external hard drive, and copied and removed 40 gigs of data from my C drive. When finished it said I had 40 gigs free space. I rebooted and now I get warnings that my hard drive is almost maxed out---yet those files I removed apparently are there somewhere---but I have no idea where since those files I deleted can not be found. Help! How to fix this situation?

Answer:deleted files return after reboot

Deleted files usually go to the Recycle Bin. Have you deleted the files in there ???I noticed that file Searches of your harddrive do not reveal what's in the Recycle Bin.

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After many problems, I am trying to return my Lenova Edge E545 to it's factory defaults and start all over. I can't find out how to do that. Can someone let me know how to do this? 

Answer:Lenova Edge E545 trying to return to factory defaults

Dear Kattru,
 
Welcom in lenovo community,
 
 
May I know if the Windows is loading or not?
 
Regards,
Joseph

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Hello,

We have a XP Home Machine. When we reboot the desktop fills up with
deleted pictures, ( Actually Shortcuts to pictures that are on the machine).

If you delete the shortcuts and then empty the recycle bin and reboot the
machine. The shorcuts to the pictures return and fill up the desktop!

Any thoughts?
 

Answer:Deleted shortcut to Pics return after reboot

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Hello.
 
Some days ago, AVG detected three medium severity infections during its scan, they were two atapi.sys and one i8042prt.sys. I removed them and rebooted, only for them to come back after a rescan. I haven't noticed any slow-downs or any popups and my computer seems to be behaving normally, but I don't want the problem to escalate if possible.
 
If I recall correctly, the problem started appearing after I downloaded and installed some updates for Windows XP.
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.25.2
Run by Acer at 2:18:07 on 2013-08-26
Microsoft Windows XP Professional  5.1.2600.3.1256.1.1033.18.1014.195 [GMT 3:00]
.
AV: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2013 *Enabled/Updated* {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
.
============== Running Processes ================
.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\libusbd-nt.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\Program Files\TortoiseSVN\bin\TSVNCache.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exe
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Answer:atapi.sys and i8042prt.sys detected by AVG and return after reboot

Good evening.
If possible, could you post the results of the AVG scan - i'd like to see exactly what AVG thinks it is finding.

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I've got a virus/trojan/malware something that keeps coming back every time I reboot.

I use trend micro. This virus seems to infect tm so that it doesn't update. I have removed tm, installed and run Malwarebytes in Safe Mode (which found and deleted 6 Pak Generic infected files. But to reinstall tm, I had to reboot, so the virus came back. tm finds two cases of pak generic, but cannot fix them.

sigh, I'm ready to do all those scans I see you telling everyone else to do...really intimidated, but willing.

Here is the HJT file:
DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Owner at 9:59:15.84 on Wed 02/18/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_05
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1014.490 [GMT -6:00]

AV: Trend Micro Internet Security *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
FW: Trend Micro Personal Firewall *enabled*

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\iolo\common\lib\ioloServiceManager.exe
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Answer:Trojan or Pak Generic return every time i reboot!

I know you guys are really busy...I'm working on this computer issue for my husband. He needs to use it for his teaching on Monday Feb. 23. I'm afraid if I can't find and KILL this virus, I'll have to reformat...and reinstall and update TONS of stuff. There is no one here I trust to clean this virus.
I'm sorry to sound whiney! I really need some help/advice.
Thanks for "listening."

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This references: Quick Launch Bar: icons don't wrap even though there is room - a post by chillz which discovers a "bug" with the taskbar not resetting the row-sizing for toolbars when dragging the taskbar to the left then back to the bottom.

I, for a while now, have been using a custom quick-launch toolbar on my taskbar with the taskbar being 2 unit-lines in height and having the taskbar on my secondary ( left ) monitor. When I first set this up it showed 3 lines of small icons in the toolbar and up to 2 lines on the standard taskbar. This was perfect because the toolbar didn't reset the order every time I launched an application contrary to how the pinned application system works. With pinned applications, no matter what position I drop the icon, the order always resets and floats from place to place so that system of organizing icons is disgusting because you have apps between icons of apps that aren't running some times and other times the running applications are above and below with or without grouping enabled.

The vertical display would be the ideal way for me to view unlaunched applications ( see aforementioned topic ) because they group together and launched apps come after; in horizontal mode the taskbar is chaotic without a toolbar organizing the apps to one side but then you lose the functionality of the pinned-application system ( if you forfeit usage of that chaotic horizontal system in favor of how the vertical system works but in horizontal mod... Read more

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On both my Windows 10 home PC and work computer, 7+ Taskbar Tweaker causes duplicate buttons on the taskbar of Chrome that turn invisible:

As you can see in the image, there are two blank icons in front of the Chrome icon. Both of these are working and open Chrome when I click on them, except they're invisible. The only way I'm able to fix this is to restart explorer.exe whenever it happens. I've only ever had this happen with Chrome. Is this a bug with 7+ Taskbar Tweaker, or perhaps maybe caused by the settings I use? Are there any known workarounds?

Answer:7+ Taskbar Tweaker duplicate blank taskbar icons for Chrome

No problems with these settings (I've made no changes except I use this for scrolling volume control).

You have Grouping settings different... and have hidden the Peek button- and as you can see from my specs, mine is the Anniversary build.

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Whats the deal? How do I get back the adobe pdfs? Currently the pdfs open in the edge browser only. Very annoying.

Answer:Latest 10 update changed pdf icons to Edge PDF icons

Go into the settings and this page:

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Hi all,

Just bought a new samsung 550P7C-S02 computer running windows 7 home premium 64 bit service pack 1 and I changed the settings of the mouse so I can scroll up or down left or right, however every time I reboot or turn the computer off the settings return to default.
I've searched for and answer but to no avail yet.
It's a Synaptics touchpad V7.5
Synaptics Pointing Device v15.3.40 05Jan12

Thanks

Answer:Help! Mouse settings return to default every time I reboot.

Solved!

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Can you tell me how to get rid of certain icons that kee re-appearing each time I have deleted them,then re-booted. Once done, they are back again, and so it goes on ad infinitum. I'd be grateful for any assistance you can give me, as this one is most certainly doing my head in as I dont know how to deal with it.Thanks.Donald.

Answer:Deleted Icons return.

Can you give a little more detail about the icons, are they desktop or toolbar.....or whatever?

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I tried disabling web search in the settings, but it still can't find anything. I search "Word", nothing happens. I search calculator, which is right at the top of the "most used" list, still nothing. What gives? I was on 8.1 and had no problems at all with search.
Did something go awry in the upgrade process?

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Hi dears,

As the title says, Icons appearing on Windows7 taskbar after return from screensaver or from sleep mode (this problem appearing as per twice in a day). For example: Avast Antivirus icon and GoogleTalk icon.... If they appear, i cudn't do anything with these icons, as they are non-responsive... Cudn't close the icons.. I have to open avast/gtalk to close these icons...

any ideas ???

Answer:Icon appearing on Win7 taskbar after return from screensaver

is this a graphics card issue ???

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All of a sudden the following symptoms (all at the same time)::
1. Taskbar icons gone (replaced by a neutral identical icon) except Edge and Store
2. In File Explorer, no longer thumbnails, no icons either, simply blank, but names show
3. All desktop icons gone; but their names still show and they "work"
4. When I rightclick to "Properties" (on desktop icons, or File Explorer items) nothing happens
5. Control Panel no longer shows icons, names only
Seems rather dramatic.... Anybody any idea?

Answer:Tumbnails, desktop icons, taskbar icons gone, Properties doesnt work

Please try to right click on the start icon and select Command prompt administrator, give admin permissions and copy/paste this into the window that opens and press enter sfc /scannow . If you decide to type it in, please notice the space between the sfc and the /. We want it to say no integrity violations were found. If it says there where corrupt files that could not be repaired, please reboot and run it again. You may have to run it 3 times with reboots in between each time. See if this helps.

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All of a sudden the following symptoms (all at the same time)::
1. Taskbar icons gone (replaced by a neutral identical icon) except Edge and Store
2. In File Explorer, no longer thumbnails, no icons either, simply blank, but names show
3. All desktop icons gone; but their names still show and they "work"
4. When I rightclick to "Properties" (on desktop icons, or File Explorer items) nothing happens
5. Control Panel no longer shows icons, names only
Seems rather dramatic.... Anybody any idea?

Answer:Thumbnails, desktop icons, taskbar icons gone, Properties doesnt work

Please try to right click on the start icon and select Command prompt administrator, give admin permissions and copy/paste this into the window that opens and press enter sfc /scannow . If you decide to type it in, please notice the space between the sfc and the /. We want it to say no integrity violations were found. If it says there where corrupt files that could not be repaired, please reboot and run it again. You may have to run it 3 times with reboots in between each time. See if this helps.

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All of a sudden the following symptoms (all at the same time)::
1. Taskbar icons gone (replaced by a neutral identical icon) except Edge and Store
2. In File Explorer, no longer thumbnails, no icons either, simply blank, but names show
3. All desktop icons gone; but their names still show and they "work"
4. When I rightclick to "Properties" (on desktop icons, or File Explorer items) nothing happens
5. Control Panel no longer shows icons, names only
Seems rather dramatic.... Anybody any idea?

Answer:Thumbnails, desktop icons, taskbar icons gone, Properties doesnt work

Please try to right click on the start icon and select Command prompt administrator, give admin permissions and copy/paste this into the window that opens and press enter sfc /scannow . If you decide to type it in, please notice the space between the sfc and the /. We want it to say no integrity violations were found. If it says there where corrupt files that could not be repaired, please reboot and run it again. You may have to run it 3 times with reboots in between each time. See if this helps.

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Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Jared on 2008-05-01 23:12:13
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
96: 2008-05-02 06:14:46 UTC - RP207 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
95: 2008-04-17 04:28:24 UTC - RP206 - Restore Operation
94: 2008-04-17 04:27:59 UTC - RP205 - when my computer screwed up
93: 2008-04-22 03:55:01 UTC - RP204 - System Checkpoint
92: 2008-05-02 01:11:02 UTC - RP203 - April 26


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2008-05-01 21:17:19 UTC - RP112 - Software Distribution Service 3.0


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Total Physical Memory: 511 MiB (512 MiB recommended).


-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------


Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2008-05-01 23:23:33
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 3, v.3180 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (6.00.2900.3180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\... Read more

Answer:Taskbar icons dont load + mainpage icons keep flashing + very slow application loadin

Hi, welcome to TSF!

If you still need assistance, please post a fresh main.txt log.

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I have Windows 10, the problem is that some apps and games appear in my list of programs. I uninstall them each time, but they appear again. See the picture. Apps like Facebook and Twitter, games like Candy Crush.
I used 10AppsManager v2 to uninstall all the programs I don't need.
I there any service I can switch of to solve the problem? I have already done something related to ClodContent in regedit, but it doesn't work.
It's my first time on the forum, I didnt know in which thread to write and what topic to look for. So, if the question has already been asked, I'm sorry.
Thank you.

Answer:Uninstalled apps return & keep coming back after reboot in Windows 10

This can happen after every Upgrade. You just have to uninstall the apps again.
10AppsManager should be able to completely root out the unwanted apps from your PC. Run it as administrator and see.

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I have recently dragged a couple of programme icons from the "Start" "Programmes" list, one to my desktop and the other to the quick start bar at the bottom of the screen. This has removed the icons from the list of programmes. I realise now that I should have created a shortcut first, but, is there anyway to get the icons back into the list of programmes. Thanks.

Answer:How to return icons to "Programmes" List

Just try drag 'n' drop it may work?

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My desktop icons went from regular small size to huge - I'm not sure why but how do I get them back to normal sized?

Answer:all of my desktop icons are huge - how do i return them to t...

right click on desktopselect VIEW from dropdownselect ICON SIZE from dropdown

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It just happened; I don't know why.
 
Need assistance

Answer:All of my desktop icons are huge - how do i return them to t...

Probably resolution of display or possible only icon size was changed. How to set resolution or change icon size varies some depending on what Qperating System you are using-but normally just right click an empty spot on desktop. Look for "View", hover arrow over it to expand the menu. Change icon size there. IF it is complete screen resolution, right click and look for 'Display settings".

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My taskbar is missing and my icons on the desktop are missing as well the background is dark kindly help

Answer:taskbar missing and desktop icons missing_black background no icons

RADET said:

My taskbar is missing and my icons on the desktop are missing as well the background is dark kindly help




Have you tried Pressing Winkey+R and starting explorer.exe?

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Very odd behavior for the past several days, would appreciate any input.

My taskbar icons, particularly the system icons (Network, Power, Volume) are disappearing/remaining hidden on their own. It's essentially like a carousel, where if I enable an icon in "Settings > Taskbar > Select which icons...", the one farthest to the right becomes hidden. Please see attached screen capture (or linked here)

Basically when I disenable & enable, say, Volume, the right-most icon gets bumped into hidden -- Network or Power, in the below screenshot. The affected icons remain hidden until I go back into Settings and enable it -- it does not re-appear even if I click on the upwards arrow to expand, nor if I choose "Always show all icons..."

What I've tried thus far, from helpful Tenforums archived posts:
Alternate between Tablet and Desktop modeScannow /sfc (no errors)Restore system (attempted one from 2 days and 2 weeks ago)Registry removal of any IconStreams/PastIconStreams (only IconStreams was present)Reinstall Windows with in-place upgrade ISO from Media Creation Tool

The only program that I imagine might have done something like this is Winaero Tweaker, which I installed last week to add some folder links to my "Quick access", so I tried uninstalling, but sadly, no effect.

Would really appreciate any tips. Hopefully it's something silly, as I'd much rather not do a Refresh and have reinstall my various apps/programs.

Thanks!

Answer:Taskbar system/app icons hidden/disappear, icons limited?

@aigo

I have similar behaviour, a quick restart of Explorer usually helps.

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Hi all

please see the screenshot.
is there a way to fix this?

thanks!

Answer:missing icons on settings > choose icons to appear on taskbar

What are you trying to add to taskbar
If Windows Explorer then just click the slider to on
Same with all the other ones that are off.

Or are you having trouble getting them to click on and show icon on taskbar
If something else please explain more so members on here can help you further

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Taskbar > Show Hidden Icons > Customize > there are some items there by description only (no actual icon next to it) that are from programs that were uninstalled. The drop down for show/hide etc is there for these items. After choosing Hide/No notifications and restarting, these items for uninstalled softwares are still there.

How do I permanently remove items in the Notification Area-customize box for these uninstalled softwares?

Answer:Taskbar>Show Hidden Icons>Customize- old icons still there

Hello Shokan,

You can reset the notification area icons to remove old uninstalled one.

Notification Area Icons - Reset

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I have successfully installed Windows 10 ("final') on three devices: One venerable notebook, one "media" desktop computer (in my living room) and my main desktop computer in my home office.

Unfortunately, I have encountered a strange phenomenon on my main work computer. I have set the taskbar icons to "large" and they are a "bearable" size. However, the desktop icons (which I don't display on the desktop) in the taskbar are TINY (!) ? and I can't find any way to make them larger.

What make this strange is that there is NO disparity between the size of the App and desktop icons on the desktops of the other two machines. Am I missing a setting, or is this a "glitch"? Is there a workaround? It is really NOT acceptable ? a "step backward" form Windows 7, in my opinion.

Answer:Sizing disparity between App icons and desktop icons in taskbar

Hello Hammerz Welcome to the Ten Forums!

You aren't the first to be complaining about the size of items pinned to the task bar. Efforts to adjust the dpi on those separately only seem to lower the desktop resolution as well. When 10 first went on here I had to change the screen res back from 1600x1024 or 1600x1152 to the native and supported 1440x900 for the pair of 19" lcds in use here. The task bar however remained at the 1600x ? res while the rest saw the 1440x900 take effect.

I tried unlocking the task bar as has been done previously with 7 to grow the size by widening out the task bar and it wouldn't budge a bit as another idea. That only revealed the shortcuts seen in the Quick Launch type additional tool bars added onto the main task bar as jump lists but didn't grow the icons any!

If you should find a solution for this I think a good number of people would love to hear about it just being one of the few annoyances the new version is bringing in with it. Too much emphasis on Tablet and a bit lacking now for the desktop is what the main problems seem to be.

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This morning when I booted up my desktop, all of my icons on the desktop were missing, although the shortcut is still there and works. The icons in the taskbar now have a generic looking icon. Right clicking on the start menu no longer brings up the menu and when I go to file explorer no icons appear.

How can I get these things back? Everything was working fine yesterday when I logged off and it didn't appeared to have an update.

Please help.

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I have a laptop with a 4k 17.3" display. When set to native resolution, 3840x2160, some programs do not display their dialog boxes and menus in usable form. In an attempt to correct this I have tried setting the display resolution to 1920x1080. Then setting the magnification to 100%. At 4k resolution it is set to 250%. When I change the resolution down the dialogs and menus become usable, however all the desktop icons disappear and the icons pinned to the taskbar all change to the same graphic, I can't tell what it is. If I change the resolution back to 4k the icons become normal again. Any ideas?

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I created a few shortcuts from chrome and added them to my Taskbar for ease of use.

I created one for each of my multiple Gmail accounts etc and I changed their icons to something so I can identify which was which. The shortcut's took the icon and worked fine for a short period than I noticed every time I click on the icon after changing the default icon to my new one It would change the icon back to Gmails default one.

Is there a way to prevent this from happening? Hope I explained it properly.

Dorf

Answer:TaskBar Icons Constantly Changing My Icons For Chrome any Help?

I noticed the same problem. I think the solution is to make the shortcut read only before you pin it to the task bar. I did this a few days ago and they seem to be keeping my new icon.
If you later want to unpin the shortcut from the taskbar you will need to remove the readonly check from the taskbar shortcut properties. Although it will unpin without doing this you will be left with the shortcut in the real folder and have to go there to physically delete it.

C:\Users\(user name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

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Hi everyone,

I'm having another complete nightmare problem on my brand new Dell XPS running Win x64 Ultimate.

When I try to customise what behaviour the various icons exhibit on the taskbar (and I'm taken to CONTROL PANEL- ALL CONTROL PANEL ITEMS-NOTIFICATION AREA ICONS), some of the icons are correct and truly represent the proramme which they are aligned with, but some are incorrect and some are blank and some are duplicates of icons for other programmes that are shown elsewhere.

I've tried everything I can think of, but nothing works.

Can anyone help, please?

Many thanks,

Answer:incorrect icons showing when customising taskbar icons

Hello BLONDELAWMAN

Have a look here.This should solve your issue with misplaced icons - Notification Area Icons - Reset

Danny

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Hi,
My computer's desktop is blank (black) with no desktop icons.


My task bar icons are missing.
My windows button doesn't open.
I can not access settings (even using CTRL R -> ms-settings: OR right-clicking task-bar. It "times out").
There is "no wireless interface on the system".
My computer constantly gets BSOD (every error possible - i can't remember the error codes. Frequent ones that appear are WatchDogViolation and Memory Management).

I haven't been bothered to fix this problem until recently and was quite happy navigating using CTRL+R but now I'm annoyed. I have tried/watched multiple solutions however, there's always something missing in order to fix the problem, such as opening settings (which i can't do as seen above) or when i feel like i'm almost there, BSOD appears.

This is my last resort before "calling a guy" to help.

If anyone could help that would be great

Thanks,

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My problem is specific to the unpinned icons in Windows 7 Home Edition 64-bit. The pinned applications stay put just fine. This problem started a couple of days ago.

It seems that, when I have multiple unpinned applications open, sometimes the icons of the unpinned applications move around at random times (it seems that the last active unpinned application moves to the right even though it wasn't the program opened last). And sometimes, when I have only one unpinned application on the taskbar, its icon seems to move from some slot to its right back in its position.

For some reason I suspect some malware or virus may be the cause.

I tried uninstalling ATI Radeon HD6450 drivers and reverting to an older version, as well as uninstalling every program that was installed since the day the problem started, to no avail. I found four malware in the meantime but even removing said malware did not solve my problem.

Answer:Unpinned taskbar icons moving around the taskbar

I don't think it's malware. If it's any consolation, my machine at work does this occasionally, and it's clean. I don't know what's causing it, but I've just chalked it up to being a quirk in Windows.

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