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Desktop Toolbars: Right-Click on Taskbar > Toolbars Greyed Out

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    Desktop Toolbars: Right-Click on Taskbar > Toolbars Greyed Out


    See the pic. Tried doing sfc /scannow in elevated Cmd and nothing untoward found.

    Have no restore points to use either.

    ;-(

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    Hello Peter,

    Strange. You might check to see if taskbar Toolbars got disabled using the same method in the tutorial below somehow.

    Taskbar Toolbars - Enable or Disable - Vista Forums
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    Thanks Shawn. No nothing untoward there either. All I did lately was remove a fix I found (elsewhere I hate to admit) to force Windows to boot straight to the desktop rather than Metro Start.

    It also involved entering something in GPedit and then Task Scheduler. I simply undid that. Shouldn't have had an effect on this.

    I may have to reinstall anyway as I'm having major problems with Bluetooth now that I've added Win 8 to the equation.

    Win 8 is not friendly towards people who need to do basic things manually. I think I might have to ditch it as it's completely screwed up my Bluetooth as I said....simply because it wont allow you to override password protection for keyboards, so now I have to use my wired KB and Mouse every time I reboot to any of my systems...once booted and logged in then and only then do they work. Used to be I could use them right from the logon screen. Hitherto the only time I used the wired ones was in the BIOS or Safe Mode.

    I only installed it at the behest of the McAfee Beta people to test their product. (It works). So now it's going the way of the Dodo as far as I'm concerned. It needs a lot of work and, judging from Microsoft's own forums, is NOT too popular. I saw one poster with a very balanced and valid argument. He has 7000 workstations of which only 2 are touch-screen. The forced use of Metro means utter confusion if implemented to all his people. There should be an option to turn off Metro UI altogether. I don't give a damn what the neo-purists have to say about it. Not all change is for the better.
    Last edited by Ex_Brit; 07 Mar 2012 at 10:16.
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    Well, hopefully the refresh/reset will go smoothly.
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    I'm making up my mind whether to go the reset route or a format and complete reinstall one.....not today I fear, too busy.

    By the way your Tutorial here: Reset Windows 8 Option 2 - 4 - B you say "To the right of Restart, click on the Get Started button. (see screenshot below)" Restart should be...?
    Last edited by Ex_Brit; 07 Mar 2012 at 13:16.
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    LOL, oops. Must have had restart on the brain then.
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    I quite understand...!
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    Formatted, so now I have no choice. I might wait for the next build to see if they have relented on their position regarding Metro or bust...or whatever we call it.
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    Yeah, hopefully they'll add an option to start to Metro "Start" screen or "Desktop".
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    Thanks Shawn. I know me, I'll probably start all over again in a day or two.
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