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Rick click taskbar programs, OS images cover text.

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Rick click taskbar programs, OS images cover text.


    Hello,

    This problem comes from my new Dell Inspiron 15 (5000 Series i5547-3750sLV ) that came with Windows 8.1 installed. When I right click programs that are pinned to the taskbar, images from the OS cover text in the window.

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    Notice the thumbtack image over the "unpin this program from taskbar" line. The same thing happens with the red x image next to "close window."

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    My system:
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    I have tried changing my screen resolution and theme via Windows. I also tried adjusting various settings (brightness, contrast, resolution) in the Intel HD Graphics Control Panel.

    I also went to Windows 10 (which did not have this issue) then reverted back to 8.1 (for other reasons) through the downgrade feature. 8.1 still had the problem so I did a system reset which took several hours and did not solve the issue.

    I am considering doing clean install with a flash drive. It would be great to avoid the trouble of finding and downloading all the necessary drivers.

    Any ideas as to what is causing this issue and how I can fix it?

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  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Very common topic on here. Go down a page or two and you will find the link in the last post, how to fix this.
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  3. #3


    It's this update KB3072318 that seems be the cause, try uninstalling it.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Thank you both. I uninstalled KB3072318 and the jumplists look normal now. It is good to be freed of that ugly colored background too.

    I guess I just did not know how to describe this issue when searching. I was missing the terms "jumplist" and "pin."

    Thanks again!
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  5. #5


    What about if you're on Windows 8 (original)? This update isn't present there.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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