Windows 10 Taskbar previews show blank icons with name

I have upgraded my Surface Pro 4 from Win 8.1 to Windows 10 Pro v1709. I have connected the tablet to an external monitor. After I wake it up from sleep mode, the taskbar previews from all running programs turn into icons. There are more then one Chrome windows and taskbar thumbnail threshold just show the name of the tab in the list. Any way to resolve the problem? Continue reading

Shadow/Blurry icons in taskbar after Windows 10 v1803/v1709 update

My Windows 10 computer connects with multiple Full HD monitors, including a Dell UH2414H and Samsung TV. Everything worked fine after I install the April 2018 Update version 1803. When I play battle game in full screen for some time and then return to my desktop, the taskbar icons become blurry over time area. I have configured cleartype text and used the native resolutions. The device has enough RAM memory and updating graphic card drivers is not working. Any way to resolve the display problem? Continue reading

Fix Taskbar transparency not working after Windows 10 fall update

It is no way to get Taskbar transparency working after I install the windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update 1803. Within the Settings app, I went to Personalisation > Colors, and the “Allow transparency effects” feature is turned on. That also happened with start menu and action center. I switched the option off and on then nothing worked. To get rid of that temporarily, I have to open the Task Manager and restart EXPLORER.EXE process. But it will come back again after restart. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

Taskbar flashes and Games stutter problem in Windows 10

I have changed to GeForce GTX 1080 Graphics Cards on my Windows 10 computer. The latest version of video driver is installed and most of things run well. However, when I open any folder in File Explorer and then close it, the Taskbar just flashes and desktop refreshes quickly. It happens for seconds and I could see the area of wallpaper which is covered by Taskbar. I have never made changes with the Settings app after change the hardware. Continue reading

Windows 10 taskbar flashes and File Explorer crashes in safe mode

I had upgraded my Surface Pro 4 from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 Pro and everything worked fine. However, after installed the Fall Creators Update on my tablet, the taskbar keeps flashing while the File Explorer always crashes randomly. Sometimes it loads normally and I right clicks on a file to rename or performs that by keyboard. Then the window just flashes up blank/green and closes on its own. It doesn’t pop up any error message. The explorer.exe crashes immediately after I boot into sage mode. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

Cannot Pin Office Outlook/Excel/Word to Windows 10 taskbar

I am using the Outlook for Office for most of the time and would like to pin the Outlook desktop client to my taskbar for accessing it quickly. However, when I right-click on the Outlook icon from my desktop or Start menu, there are only Create New Mail Message, Calendar Entry, etc, while ‘Pin to Taskbar’ option doesn’t appears as other apps. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

How To change custom Taskbar Color in Windows 10 Creators Update

I had configured a solid black wallpaper as desktop background on my Surface Pro 3 tablet. And the taskbar was also black by default in Windows 10 Creators Update. Now I change to another wallpaper and that doesn’t looks nice at all, so I want to change the taskbar color to my own custom color to match it. Continue reading

How to enable XP Quick Launch Bar in Windows 10 taskbar

If you frequently use some apps or software on your tablet or computer, a convenient way is to use Quick Launch toolbar so you are able to access those items easily and quickly. But Windows 10 doesn’t come with this feature and it is only available in the previous versions of operate system. If you love to use the Windows XP-style interface, try the method to restore the old Quick Launch Bar for your prefer. Continue reading

Fix Taskbar freezes after Windows 10 Anniversary update

After I installed the Anniversary update in Windows 10 on my Surface Pro 3, the taskbar always freezes. I can not open any pinned app or program, and also can not right click it to get the menu. Whenever I plug in/out the 3.5mm audio jack, the taskbar and function keys stops responding and 5 minutes later that returns to normal. Running sfc /scannow command finds no violations and doesn’t take any effects. I have to open the task manager and select the Restart option to get rid of that. Continue reading

Action Center Taskbar missing and grayed out in Windows 10 Setting

After my Surface Pro 3 tablet installed the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, the Action Center tray icon was missing from taskbar and I could not get quick access to common system settings and app notifications. Other system icons such as the Network, Power, Speaker icons were also gone. I opened the Notification area of Taskbar, and the corresponding toggle became grayed out. Continue reading