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Windows 7 Taskbar bug

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One thing I'm seeing since going RTM is that sometimes, when the Explorer window is the only left open and I click it to minimize it I have to do it twice. It appears that the first click gives it focus (although its already focused) and the second minimizes it.

This doesn't always happen. A clean install last week didn't solve it, so I'm guessing it has something to do with Windows itself or some driver (perhaps display?).

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LogmeIn v4 causes this bug to show more often in Win7 as, by default, it disables effects and shadows during session and does not re-enable them after ending session.

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Kind of an old thread, but this issue has been coming up randomly and REALLY bugging me. I used to restart explorer to fix it, but shift+right click is even better.

Anyone know WHY it does this or how to permanently fix it? So annoying.

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Do you have any special mouse drivers or anything like that?

Just the Logitech G5 drivers.

But I wonder why would mouse drivers (or any driver for that matter) be involved?

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I also have Logitech drivers (MX Revolution)

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Ive been using 7 since december and nothing yet. This is the final build. Ive been using the RC from june and then the RTM since august on my laptop, havent experienced this.

Take a screenshot for us!

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Ive been using 7 since december and nothing yet. This is the final build. Ive been using the RC from june and then the RTM since august on my laptop, havent experienced this.

Take a screenshot for us!

There is a video here: http://screencast.com/t/l5LhJ2uM

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Also having the same issue here. It happens fairly frequently. Please fix this bug!

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Also having the same issue here. It happens fairly frequently. Please fix this bug!

I realize this thread is old but this problem cropped up on my new build which has 7 x64 installed. Someone upthread mentioned using "shift + rt. click" to bring up context menu which clears the highlighting from the icon. I then realized that I had just yesterday set a hotkey to a systray program (WordWeb) to the shift key. When I changed the hotkey back to Ctrl the sticky Windows 7 icon highlighting bug went away.

Huzzah for Neowin board!

Edit: oh well the problem just cropped up again. Guess I'll just keep my mouse cursor away from the taskbar unless I'm going to start an application. The only other thing I can think of I did recently was install windows live (messenger and writer). But I don't see what that could've done.

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I have had this bug occur twice so far since using this OS since October, exactly the same as in the video link 4 posts up, thumbnail preview popup breaks too. No clue what causes it and have to reboot to fix this annoyance.

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It happens to me quite frequently, I just kill explorer.exe through task manager and open it again, problem solved.

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It happens to me quite frequently, I just kill explorer.exe through task manager and open it again, problem solved.

Worst solution ever? Everyone knows that kills off some system tray icons too and you'd have to restart those programs as well to get it appearing again in the tray.

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Happens here too now and then, both the highlighting and thumbnails disappearing. Small icons, labels on here.

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Happens sometimes. I just ignore it.

It's too infrequent and harmless to care that it happens.

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I've come to notice that this bug is almost 100% of the time caused by having switched to Windows 7 Basic due to an application needing Aero off and then back on again after the application ends. Shortly there after the taskbar starts to stick if not immediately.

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This happens from time to time. Just Shift+RightClick the button to bring up the classic context menu and then click away. It'll fix itself. No need to kill explorer or reboot or anything drastic like that.

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Worst solution ever? Everyone knows that kills off some system tray icons too and you'd have to restart those programs as well to get it appearing again in the tray.

Well, mine are still there, all of them. :huh:

This happens from time to time. Just Shift+RightClick the button to bring up the classic context menu and then click away. It'll fix itself. No need to kill explorer or reboot or anything drastic like that.

Nice tip, it works.

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This does happen to me somewhat often. Added to it, the little Hover tag also shows up.

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i've had this happen a few time's

I've noticed a pattern with it, it usually happens when your ram is close to full or the cpu is running high, sometimes it'll fix itself usually you have to restart your computer to fix it

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Worst solution ever? Everyone knows that kills off some system tray icons too and you'd have to restart those programs as well to get it appearing again in the tray.

No it doesn't. What kind of applications are these?

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No it doesn't. What kind of applications are these?

It's not uncommon for programs to fail to re-add their icons if Explorer crashes.

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Um... I've had plenty of system tray icons get lost any time explorer crashes. It's a moot point anyways, because I already gave you guys a solution that doesn't involve killing explorer or rebooting and thus far far simpler.

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This happens from time to time. Just Shift+RightClick the button to bring up the classic context menu and then click away. It'll fix itself. No need to kill explorer or reboot or anything drastic like that.

Thank you :) That solved this annoying bug.

Its quite astonishing that Microsoft hasn't been able to provide a fix. Windows 7 were released over a year ago.

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Haven't noticed such a thing.The only close 'bug' I have noticed since day one of Windows 7 is when you have more than one instance of an application open and hovering the mouse over between the application's task bar buttons doesn't look smooth, no fade-ins/outs.

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