This is a dell latitude e5400. If the issue disappears in the Clean Boot environment, you can continue to narrow down which entry is causing the issue. Feel free to check out my first. Similar help and support threads Thread Forum I am seeing small artifacts on the upper edge of the taskbar using classic view, I could use Aero if I wanted to. I have the same problem on a brand new, out of the box Toshiba laptop. Try a new Windows account.
I had the exact same problem. Try to restart your computer and then try to pin a program to the taskbar. If the issue only started happening recently, then restoring will probably work. I have created a small test-scenario on a Windows 7 computer to show you how the problem appears. Hit ctrl+shift+escape to open Task Manager. Hello TechNet Support - Wasn't able to view all forums, am hoping this question will appear in the correct one.
That is, does this happen on another Windows Account? Make it local and an admin one. At one point, one of the themes changed my taskbar to the classic style. If none of these options worked for you, there are a couple of rarer issues that can cause the taskbar to disappear. I know how frustrating it gets. Advertisement As a security measure, you may want to restrict users not to get the right click context menu in Windows 7. I haven't been using the computer for any significant length of time so I'm not sure if there is no hidden problem or it will repeat itself but so far it seems good. You might also notice that sometimes in addition to the taskbar missing, your too! Else, try the following and check if it helps.
You can read the detailed instructions here: Hopefully, one of these solutions has fixed your problem. To re enable right click on the taskbar again, simply delete the subkey you have created or, set the value to œ0 Zero. This can probably be caused by other reasons, but the fact is that there is a registry value called IsShortcut that somehow got accidentally deleted. My ex-colleague has experienced similar symptoms with his razer mouse, as well. I tried tons of stuff even reinstalling windows from scratch 2 times. You can try the following suggestions and see if the issue can be resolved: 1. I appreciate it, thank you.
And you can't right-click on the clock to change the time. It shouldn't hurt to wait a day to fix it right? Double-click the newly created item and set the value to 0. Everything is accessible through explorer, but the desktop context menu simply doesn't open. In my situation, I just had to log off and back onto Windows. This is happening to way too many people and seems not to be 3rd party application related. All help appreciated, John John Murray GambitMaster - Thanks again for your help; I did find and run explorer.
But there's no refresh nor minimize on the desktop. For this test scenario, I have used a small utility called bulletpassview, which comes as a single, executable file, called bulletpassview. Also include clock, volume and network icons. I also had issue with not being able to close or move my browser window. If yes, you can access at least one icon on the taskbar. Unfortunately I cannot recall for the life of me what I did after that. Not the answer you're looking for? I think something was stuck but I am not sure what.
Can be set to 'always show icons', 'never show icons' or 'hide when inactive. Thanks for the info, though. Just in case, you should also check to make sure the taskbar is located at the bottom of the screen. I really know nothing about computers so if you answer, could you talk as if you are explaining it to a five year old. I'll ask him later for details.
Regards I've spend an evening investigating same type of problem and found the solution. I could sometimes right click to bring up a menu but no good. But ever since I stopped using it, I can't right click anywhere on my program bar! I then noticed one of the little thumb buttons that I never use was stuck in the pressed position, jammed behind the casing. . For me, because I like the efficancy of 7 but not the new 'task driven' right click menu. It seems like it is best to try right clicking on another taskbar button first, before attempting to get the menu you wanted. I recommend running an anti-virus program or anti-malware program immediately at this point.