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Taskbar Shows on Start Screen After Windows Updates

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 64 bit

    Taskbar Shows on Start Screen After Windows Updates


    I restored a disk image that I've restored several times with no problems.
    This time though, After installing al Windows updates the task bar shows on the bottom of the start screen. (I place my task bar on the bottom.)
    I found that it doesn't do this when In place the Task Bar and the top or right side.
    It only occurs when the Task Bar is on the bottom or the left.

    Never heard of this one.
    Any ideas?
    James
    Last edited by JamesJ; 14 Aug 2014 at 17:58.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,585
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello James,

    The taskbar showing on the Start screen is a feature added in Windows 8.1 Update. If you like, you can uncheck the Show Store apps on the taskbar box in Option One of the tutorial below to not see the taskbar anymore on Start.

    Taskbar - Hide or Show Store Apps in Windows 8.1 Update
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  3. #3


    Posts : 136
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    First, The Show Store apps on the taskbar is not checked. It's the first thing I did after the update.
    Second, with the taskbar on the start screen, when I click the down arrow to go to all apps, I'm unable to scroll.
    The task bar is over the scroll bar.
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    Posts : 136
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    I changed the title of my thread but in the list it still shows up wrong.
    I really don't believe I gave it that title.

    Today just isn't my day
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    Posts : 77
    Win 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by JamesJ View Post
    First, The Show Store apps on the taskbar is not checked. It's the first thing I did after the update.
    Second, with the taskbar on the start screen, when I click the down arrow to go to all apps, I'm unable to scroll.
    The task bar is over the scroll bar.
    I have my taskbar on the left side. Interesting, I think I see what you mean, I never noticed that because I usually use the mouse wheel to scroll left and right.
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    Posts : 136
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    This the first time I've seen this.
    It was ok until a recent update.
    Not sure which.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 136
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    I restored an image that I created last Sunday.
    The other image I created was a clean install of Windows 8.1 that I created several months ago.

    The issue is not present in this restored image.

    I checked for updates and there are there are 19 important updates.
    I won't install any of them until some finds out which one is the culprit.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 77
    Win 8.1 Pro x64


    I'm not sure about this but it seems to me that after the Tuesday updates that the start screen has moved to the left a small amount. Maybe it has to do with my taskbar being on the left? OR..I could be completely wrong. lol
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  9. #9


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    64-bit Windows 10


    James,

    I don't know which update caused this, but I do know how and why it's doing it now.

    If you click on the Start button on the taskbar while on your desktop, then the taskbar will always show on the Start screen unless you set the taskbar to auto-hide.

    If you press the Windows key to go to the Start screen instead, you will not see the taskbar unless you open it.

    (see step 5)
    Taskbar - Open in Windows 8.1
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  10. #10


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Having the same issue!

    @ Brink: you are correct but it doesn't auto retract like it did before.

    (EDIT: It disappears when I click on second monitor!?)
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