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windows 8.1 missing show windows store apps on taskbar

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    windows 8.1 missing show windows store apps on taskbar


    Hi everyone,

    I couldn't find a solution to my problem so far and I will be really grateful if someone can help me. After installing all available updates of windows 8.1, my checkbox for "Show windows Store apps on taskbar" simply disappeared from the taskbar properties. Moreover, the on and off option from Settings -> Change PC settings -> PC and devices -> Corners and edges -> App switching also seems to be forever gone. In other words when I open an app I can't close it (Esc isn't working any more or X option) and I can't see it on the taskbar Please HELP. Thank you in advance!
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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,568
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Geryga, and welcome to Eight Forms.

    The show Store apps on the taskbar option was part of the April 8th updates. Please check to make sure that you have all available Windows Updates installed, then check to see if you have the option afterwards. If you did install them all, then see if restarting the computer may help.

    Windows Update - Check for and Install in Windows 8

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


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Dear Brink,

    Thank you for your reply. I did double check and I state for sure that all available Windows Updates are installed on my computer. Unfortunately, the options for the task bar are still missing. Do you have any other idea why they can just disappear?
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    Posts : 22,568
    64-bit Windows 10


    Not sure what would have caused them to be removed like that, but you might see if doing a system restore using a restore point dated before they went awol to hopefully restore them.
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  5. #5


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Not sure what would have caused them to be removed like that, but you might see if doing a system restore using a restore point dated before they went awol to hopefully restore them.
    Words of wisdom......

    Jeff
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