Some icons not clickable in the task bar

The problem is that when I minimize my applications to the task bar I cannot un minimize the application from the task bar. Some icon I can but not all. Reboot only fixes the problem for some minutes to hours. I have deleted my profile and reimage my pc. The problem comes back. This is a domain enviroment, windows 7 workstation. The video drivers are updated. any suggestions.



Try this right click on the task bar and select "Cascade Windows" to force all windows onscreen.

And also try hold [Windows KEY] + [Shift] then press the [Left arrow] key 2 or 3 times. If that doesn't work try again with the right arrow key instead.



Try this right click on the task bar and select "Cascade Windows" to force all windows onscreen.

And also try hold [Windows KEY] + [Shift] then press the [Left arrow] key 2 or 3 times. If that doesn't work try again with the right arrow key instead.



Question:Are these machines connected to multiple monitors? If so, Roshan's second suggestion will work to get the windows back to your active screen if now only using a single monitor. This can sometimes happen when a machine has two monitors and then the device is disconnected from the second monitor. The PC thinks two monitors are connected, either because of a manual setting to extend desktops or because of a resize/resolution issue, and sometimes Video Drivers. When this occurs, the PC thinks two monitors are present and auto-opens a program to the last used monitor. If the second monitor is no longer connected but the PC is still set to extend, this will be your issue.

I have learned to always move all windows from my second third and forth monitors back to my primary display before logging off or closing programs on those screens.



What I just found out is that if I have two of the same applications minimized to the task bar, when I click on the minimized application, the application will not open or preview. When this happen the work around is to right click the task bar>properties>taskbar buttons>select never combine. Yes I am running two monitors and they both work. I have even changed the home screen and resolution and still a no go. Just the solution previous solution works.



Even when I try the solutions above, I can get the windows back but when I minimize the windows the icons go back to a frozen state. The issue will be at the taskbar. Any more suggestions. The work around that I have explained in my previous comment works the best. But I still need the taskbar button fixed. Reimage did not work. Is it a windows update like a .net framework security patch?



I do not have any further suggestions except perhaps it is related to the Aero desktop settings? This is a long shot but perhaps disabling and re-enabling the Aero desktop will work?

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