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Apps slow to run from taskbar, otherwise OK

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8

    Apps slow to run from taskbar, otherwise OK


    Any app that is pinned to the taskbar takes a few seconds (varies from around 2 to 5), before they respond, if I run the same app from a shortcut on the desktop, or the start menu they respond instantly.

    Windows file explorer is a good example, run it from the taskbar and it can take up to 10 secs to open, but open it from the start menu or a desktop short cut and it will open instantly.

    The only one I've noticed to open instantly from the taskbar is 'Store'.

    This is a fresh installation of Win 8.1 with the spring update, plus all other updates, on a SSD. Does this happen with anyone else?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Found it to be down to setting in 'Ultramon' that I use, disabled smart taskbar and no longer a problem.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Apps slow to run from taskbar, otherwise OK
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