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Lenovo hybrid - apps won't be shown/pinned on taskbar

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Lenovo hybrid - apps won't be shown/pinned on taskbar


    Hi everyone,
    I have just started using one of Lenovo's hybrids, the Yoga 2 11, after using for a while a previous model (IdeaPad Yoga 11s).
    Windows 8.1 on both.
    Now, my new Lenovo surprised me with an interestingly annoying feature - it won't allow me to pin Windows apps to the taskbar. I've tried from the Start Apps menu and from everywhere. Only, I didn't try clicking on the app icon when it is running and shown on the taskbar - simply because it won't: there's no way to access the taskbar while an app is open unless returning to the desktop.
    I'm quite a beginner but I don't understand why there are such differences when the operating system is the very same. All of this is referred to while in Laptop mode so I can't even see how Lenovo could have an influence on it.

    If anyone out there ever had such an issue...

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,584
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Armonia, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The modern apps are full screen in Windows 8.1, and will cover the taskbar. You can use step 3 or 5 to open the taskbar while you have a modern app open to see it.

    Taskbar - Open in Windows 8.1

    Resetting and clearing all pinned items on the taskbar may be able to help with not being able to "Pin to taskbar" if it's corrupted.

    Taskbar Pinned Apps - Reset and Clear in Windows 8

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Problem solved!

    The laptop, just bought on yesterday, didn't have the latest windows 8.1 update (from april 2014) installed, thus it still lacked all those functions like minimize/close button and accessibility to the taskbar (for some reason it didn't update automatically). Somehow your advice gave me the hint to check for updates, so...thanks!
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,584
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news.
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