Quick Fix for Missing Taskbar Icons
Some people have experienced a little glitch in Windows 10 where taskbar icons suddenly disappear. Now, this does not happen to everyone, or even most users, but if it happens to you it can be annoying. But hold on, it’s easy to fix.
If you’re one of those who experiences the phenomena I call The Case of the Missing Taskbar icons, here’s a quick and easy fix:
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC to open task manager
Find Windows Explorer (located in Processes)
Right-click and choose “Restart”
Your icons will magically re-appear. This works every time – unless you have a more serious problem.
This tip was written for Windows 10, but it will work in 8.x too.