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Taskbar issue

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1

    Taskbar issue


    Im having an issue where if i right click a program it shows up as black text with black background if i scroll over the items it highlights it in blue. i took a screenshot. can anyone help?

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  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Looks like it could be third party desktop management software causing it. Have you tried rolling it back to a restore point, before this started to happen?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Looks like it could be third party desktop management software causing it. Have you tried rolling it back to a restore point, before this started to happen?
    This happened after reinstalling windows 8.1 I didn't like 10 so I did a fresh install of 8.1
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  4. #4


    Posts : 446
    Win 8 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Lucid7x View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Looks like it could be third party desktop management software causing it. Have you tried rolling it back to a restore point, before this started to happen?
    This happened after reinstalling windows 8.1 I didn't like 10 so I did a fresh install of 8.1
    I went back from Windows 10 to Windows 8.1 yesterday and my right-click menu is fine, so presumably it must be something else causing it.

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    I'm not sure why the influx of new posts about this issue all of a sudden?

    HELP regardind the right-click programs action in taskbar

    Taskbar issue

    strange taskbar context menu icons bug

    Jumplists have gone wrong after a reset.

    Context menu in taskbar looking weird

    Taskbar jump list has distorted icons and placing

    Weird Right-Clicking Problem

    Strange Display Issue on a new Surface Pro 3


    This post (Post No.8) says he uninstalled Chrome and it went back to normal, so maybe it's linked to Chrome somehow?

    Taskbar jump list has distorted icons and placing
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  5. #5


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by ARC1020 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lucid7x View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Looks like it could be third party desktop management software causing it. Have you tried rolling it back to a restore point, before this started to happen?
    This happened after reinstalling windows 8.1 I didn't like 10 so I did a fresh install of 8.1
    I went back from Windows 10 to Windows 8.1 yesterday and my right-click menu is fine, so presumably it must be something else causing it.

    Click image for larger version


    I'm not sure why the influx of new posts about this issue all of a sudden?

    HELP regardind the right-click programs action in taskbar

    Taskbar issue

    strange taskbar context menu icons bug

    Jumplists have gone wrong after a reset.

    Context menu in taskbar looking weird

    Taskbar jump list has distorted icons and placing

    Weird Right-Clicking Problem

    Strange Display Issue on a new Surface Pro 3


    This post (Post No.8) says he uninstalled Chrome and it went back to normal, so maybe it's linked to Chrome somehow?

    Taskbar jump list has distorted icons and placing
    Users did not report any positive result of uninstalling Chrome. This probably is related with the updates installed during installation and Windows 10 imo
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  6. #6


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by TheChimeMachine View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ARC1020 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lucid7x View Post

    This happened after reinstalling windows 8.1 I didn't like 10 so I did a fresh install of 8.1
    I went back from Windows 10 to Windows 8.1 yesterday and my right-click menu is fine, so presumably it must be something else causing it.

    Click image for larger version


    I'm not sure why the influx of new posts about this issue all of a sudden?

    HELP regardind the right-click programs action in taskbar

    Taskbar issue

    strange taskbar context menu icons bug

    Jumplists have gone wrong after a reset.

    Context menu in taskbar looking weird

    Taskbar jump list has distorted icons and placing

    Weird Right-Clicking Problem

    Strange Display Issue on a new Surface Pro 3


    This post (Post No.8) says he uninstalled Chrome and it went back to normal, so maybe it's linked to Chrome somehow?

    Taskbar jump list has distorted icons and placing
    Users did not report any positive result of uninstalling Chrome. This probably is related with the updates installed during installation and Windows 10 imo
    This happened even after reinstalling windows 8 completely and without chrome even installed.
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