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No Option Bar in Start Screen

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    No Option Bar in Start Screen


    I virtually never go to Start Screen but after 8.1 update I went to look around. I downloaded an app from app store and wanted to pin it to Start Screen. I found the app on the apps screen and right-clicked it to get a check mark but there was no option bar at the bottom of the screen with the Pin To Start option. I also see no option bar at the bottom of the Start Screen either.

    Is there some trick to get the option bar to display?

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    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Rollerdog View Post
    I virtually never go to Start Screen but after 8.1 update I went to look around. I downloaded an app from app store and wanted to pin it to Start Screen. I found the app on the apps screen and right-clicked it to get a check mark but there was no option bar at the bottom of the screen with the Pin To Start option. I also see no option bar at the bottom of the Start Screen either.

    Is there some trick to get the option bar to display?
    Run a Windows Update to make sure you're not missing an hotfixes.
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    Yes -- I checked windows update after having the problem and nothing new available.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    After update 1 you get a drop down context menu right where you right clicked and the option bar is gone.
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    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    When you right-click on the tile in All Apps, this is what you should see. It replaces the option bar you refer to.

    Personally, I like it.

    Wenda.

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    When I right-click an app on either screen, I just get a check mark on the app (no context menu).

    It seems like I got half the update -- it has removed the option bar but has not added the context menu.
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    Hafnarfjörđur IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    W8.1 update 1 -- seems OK to me.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollerdog View Post
    When I right-click an app on either screen, I just get a check mark on the app (no context menu).

    It seems like I got half the update -- it has removed the option bar but has not added the context menu.
    Does focusing on a tile then hitting the space bar bring it up?
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    You are correct, sir. Works like a charm. Is there some setting that I have wrong?

    I still don't get the context menu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollerdog View Post
    You are correct, sir. Works like a charm. Is there some setting that I have wrong?

    I still don't get the context menu.
    Not sure why that would be. Mouse button working elsewhere? Mouse buttons settings? Corrupt or missing file perhaps? Try performing these:

    DISM to Fix Component Store Corruption:
    DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8

    scannow:
    www.eightforums.com/showthread.php?t=3047
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