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#1 max22

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 04:12

Why does my Left 4 Dead 2 not show up in the taskbar like in Windows 7 ? I don't get it. When I am playing a game it disappears. This happens in other games too. Not sure if it just steam game but I never had it happen in Windows 7.

 

How do I get them to show back up in the taskbar?

 

Here another person with the same issue but with TF2.

 

http://forums.steamp...d.php?t=2773617




#2 articuno1au

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 04:31

They do, but they arbitrarily disappear.

 

I don't know what causes it, and only know to fix it by restarting the game..

 

But yeah >.>



#3 +CrossCheck

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 04:49

have you pinned it to the taskbar. if you pin it it will be there til you unpin it. if you have no direct acces to the games launcher. go to you program files (x86)/steam/steamapps/common folder and select specific game folder for the game you want to pin and right click games .exe file and pin it to task bar



#4 articuno1au

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 04:53

Surprisingly not. It goes back to being an icon like when its closed.

 

All kinds of annoying. I've seen it in DotA2 and TF2.



#5 HawkMan

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 05:21

This issue has been happening since 7 though. not exclusive to 8.1



#6 OP max22

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 05:51

Thanks everyone. I wish there was a way to fix it. Never had a problem in Windows 7.



#7 +snaphat (Myles Landwehr)

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 06:01

You don't have a 3rd party dock program installed or anything that does special things to the taskbar?