Windows Not Appearing in Taskbar
What are the reasons for windows not appearing in the taskbar of the system?
A taskbar is the lower most panel on the Windows desktop to show all the applications which are running currently. The taskbar present in the Windows Operating System would also have icons for the most frequently using utilities like antivirus, clock etc. Whenever you open any application, it would show in the taskbar. You could be able to switch between those opened programs. But, there are some situations in which you could not be able to see any windows in the taskbar. This issue may occur due to several reasons. If your system is infected with virus threats or if some non-genuine software are present in the PC, they would cause such missing of the windows from the taskbar. If you have made any changes in the settings, that would also cause windows to disappear from the taskbar.
Below given points give the tips to solve windows not appearing in the taskbar:
- Verify properties of taskbar
- Using Task Manger and registry
- Use the best antivirus
Verify properties of taskbar
You have to verify the properties of the taskbar. Right click the taskbar. You could also right click the Start icon and choose Properties. In that, click Taskbar. There would be so many options. You have to check that, check the box to keep the taskbar on the top of other windows not being checked. If that is checked, you could not see the windows in the taskbar when you open any other application in the system. You would then also check that Auto-hide taskbar check box is not checked. If this is checked, that would cause the taskbar containing all the windows disappear.
Using Task Manger and registry
First of all, you need to open you would open the Task Manager by pressing CTRL, ALT and DEL together. Then, a new window would appear. You have to then click the Processes tab. You have to then end all the all iexplore.exe and explorer.exe processes. After performing this you need to go to the registry editor. You have to type regedit in the Run. You would then delete the following keys HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Explorer StuckRects2,HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Explorer Streams,HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Explorer StreamsMRU. Then you have to select Shut Down from the Task Manager and try to reboot the system.
Viruses are now becoming threat to the modern PC world. They are the unwanted software programs which would have ability to corrupt the system files and folders. It is seen that if nay malicious software or applications get installed in the system, that would cause the missing of windows in the taskbar. So, you need to check for that and try to uninstall such applications. You have to use the best antivirus software and then try to delete all the viruses present in the system. You need to be more careful also while browsing in the Internet.
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