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

Fix Cannot maximize programs/apps from taskbar in Windows 10

I ran some programs or apps in Windows 10 and they had been acting strangely. When they appeared on the taskbar, I hold the mouse pointer over any icon and right clicked it but can not maximise the window from there while they were just getting bigger slightly. Even sometime they worked in the background and I could not open. Restarting the system was not working at all. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

How to add event to calendar or hide agenda from Windows 10 taskbar

Windows 10 Anniversary Update brings numerous new features, such as Agenda. Now the Taskbar clock integrates with Calendar and can show a short glimpse of all the tasks which you have scheduled in your Calendar for the day, as well as let you schedule new events in your Calendar. Here is the how-to tutorial to do that on Surface Pro model tablet or other computer. Continue reading

Windows 10 taskbar lock on top with fullscreen-windows games after Anniversary Update

After my Windows 10 computer has installed the Anniversary Update successfully, the taskbar is locked and becomes visible on top of fullscreen apps. When I am playing the game like LOL or Final Fantasy 14 or other software remote desktop in fullscreen-windowed mode, the taskbar is keeping on top and the running program such as Winamp or Google Hangouts stay over there. That always cause the weird sound glitches and then freeze or BSOD screen. I don’t want to set taskbar to auto-hide. How can I stop it from coming up and resolve the problem? Continue reading

Fix Time and Date missing in Windows 10 taskbar system tray

Windows 10 Anniversary Update brings new experiences so I upgraded my Surface Pro 3 tablet and installed AU for that. When I log into system, the date and time are missing on the system tray at the lower right hand corner of the taskbar while the clock and click to desktop are gone from notification area. But the system icons and Notifications have been turned ON in Taksbar properties and control panel and I can not figure out how to resolve the problem. Continue reading

Disable Cortana Taskbar Tidbits in Windows 10 to fix fullscreen video problem

With the latest update, Windows 10 operating system brings taskbar tidbits as a handful of new improvement for the digital assistant Cortana. Now Cortana not only reminds you of your meetings, suggests you the best restaurants, but also have a better experience by providing you several thoughts, tips and greetings in the search box through Taskbar tidbits. For example, Cortana can basically display those messages such as “Good Morning!”, “Need something?”, “What would you like me to do, Mehedi?” and that is very helpful. Continue reading

Fix Taskbar won’t Auto hide in Windows 10

The auto-hide feature can help you optimize your screen’s real estate in Windows 10 and is handy especially if you have a smaller screen. However, I have enabled it through Control Panel and the Windows taskbar still refused to auto-hide. It only worked if I interacted with an app or program from the “Show hidden icons” tray. I opened its properties, checked “Auto-hide the taskbar, and clicked apply and OK’ many times and that didn’t take any effects and I can not figure out how to get rid of that. Continue reading

Auto-hide taskbar not working by touching in Windows 8.1 Update 1

I have setup the auto-hide taskbar using Properties on Win 8 desktop and everything worked fine. However, after installed the to Windows 8.1 update 1 on my Surface Pro, the feature is not working and not respond at all. I am unable to unhide the taskbar through touch functionality, as well as hovering the pen at the bottom of screen can’t raise it. Continue reading