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Full-screen games/apps disappearing from taskbar

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    Windows 8.1 x64

    Full-screen games/apps disappearing from taskbar


    I'm having a problem with certain full-screen apps and games disappearing from the taskbar. I can alt-tab to get back to them, however. I've found the problem affecting Hearthstone, XBMC, and Skyrim. Any ideas?

    I'm running Windows 8.1 x64.

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  2. #2


    Quote Originally Posted by Xax View Post
    I'm having a problem with certain full-screen apps and games disappearing from the taskbar. I can alt-tab to get back to them, however. I've found the problem affecting Hearthstone, XBMC, and Skyrim. Any ideas?

    I'm running Windows 8.1 x64.
    Did you install update 1, there are some changes affecting task bar behavior.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 216
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    The settings to make desktop icons and Windows apps appear on the taskbar are a little convoluted. They don't really work the way they describe.

    Try watching this video to understand the impact of the Navigation settings that affect the icons on the toolbar.

    Win8.1 Update - Nav Settings Explained Part Duex - YouTube
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Full-screen games/apps disappearing from taskbar
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