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Window icon on taskbar not working

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    Windows 8

    Window icon on taskbar not working


    Hi - I'm running Windows 8 and for the last day or so, the windows icon, bottom left of the taskbar, is not working - it is there, but white - I'm sure it was yellow or so before, and it doesn't work. My windows key is working fine, but I've gotten used to the icon - especially if getting out of, say, a game and wanting to go back to the main screen. Also the right hand top hot key is also not working. What do I have to do to get these back again? I've tried cleaning the registry etc, - would it help to do a system restore?
    Thanks

    Later......Actually it seems to have sorted itself....after trying lots of things, I was doing an update, and got a message that there was a problem, and it was shutting down and rebooting. Anyhoooooo it seems to be working again. Now I know - if it happens again, I'll switch off and reboot! Wish I'd thought of that before.....
    Last edited by PearlK; 04 Aug 2014 at 08:10.

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    If it happens again, do a screen capture and post it here.
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    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Thanks Rich - as you can see - after I re-booted a while later it corrected itself! Now I know what to do... but I wonder why it did that.
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Window icon on taskbar not working
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