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Taskbar disappearing when desktop is edited


tkburis

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#1
Hi all,

I have been having some issues with my Win8.1 recently: whenever I edit my desktop (e.g. move a shortcut or file around the desktop), my taskbar disappears. I need to alt-tab it to a program (e.g. Chrome) to get it back.

Also, another issue that may be related to this. Some program's windows keep opening behind the current window.

Any help is appreciated,

tkburis
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Mouse
    Corsair Sabre RGB
#2
Do you have to single-click for double-click on a program's icon in order to call up that program? I'm asking because if you were clicking and moving icons around, and Windows explorer is delaying the call ups, then the icons that were clicked earlier are now having their respective programs spring into action. This delay between single-click or double-click is very normal for me -- I have several software/hardware monitoring utilities active in the background.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    2 Acers & 1 Antec[?]
    CPU
    i7 in 2 Acers, i5 in desktop
    Motherboard
    Desktop w/Gigabyte
    Memory
    Two w/16GB, 1 w/8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Laptops GameWorthy; Desktop maybe GameWorthy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    flatscreens; 2 are BluRay worthy
    Screen Resolution
    1368x768; 1600x900
    Hard Drives
    1TB internals; 2 ext usb WD 1TB HDs
    PSU
    what's PSU?
    Cooling
    Regular plus external fans
    Keyboard
    desktio w/PS2
    Mouse
    desktop w/PS2
    Internet Speed
    DSL middle level [160?]
    Browser
    from Netscape 0.9 to FF 36
    Antivirus
    well-balanced, well-configured mult-layered defense is best
    Other Info
    From MS-DOS 3.3, MS-DOS 6.22, from Windows 3.1 to WFW 3.11 to Windows 95-98SE, now to Windows 7 Pro.
    Security for now: Windows 7 Firewall, Emsisoft AM, MSE [scan-only], SpywareBlaster, Ruiware/BillP combine