How to Relaunch Taskbar in Windows 10

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Sometimes the taskbar on your Windows 10 desktop screen gets frozen or becomes unresponsive and you are unable to click on anything on the taskbar. This may occur due to the Windows update or downgrade. This issue can cause a huge amount of frustration as the icons on the Start menu are not clickable.

In this guide, we will help you solve this issue by relaunching the Taskbar.

Fix Frozen Taskbar in Windows 10

Whatever may be the reason for the unresponsive taskbar, here are the solutions to solve this issue:

Restart the Windows explorer through Task Manager

In order to fix the frozen taskbar, you can try restarting the Windows explorer from Task Manager. Follow the steps given below:

  1. Open Task Manager by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Delete from the Keypad and selecting task manager from the list of optionsRestart the Windows explorer through Task Manager
  2. Under the Processes heading, find Windows Explorer and click on Restart.

Use Windows PowerShell to fix Relaunch the Taskbar

You can also use Windows PowerShell to fix frozen Taskbar, follow the steps given below:

  1. Open Run by pressing Windows key+R and type Windows PowerShell in the box
  2. Press Enter key to Run PowerShell
  3. Enter the command line given below and press enter

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}Use Windows PowerShell to fix taskbar

Wait till the repair is done and try using the taskbar again.

Disable Recently Opened Apps from Windows Settings

If you are unable to even right-click on the Start menu, then use Windows Settings to disable recently opened apps. Follow the guide given below:

  1. Open the Windows Settings by pressing Windows+Igo to windows settings
  2. Select Personalization from the given optionsclick on start
  3. Now from the left panel select Start settingsDisable Recently Opened Apps from Windows Settings
  4. Toggle off the Show recently opened items in Jump Lists on Start or the taskbar given on the right panel of the Start.

You may also like to check out How to Pin a Website on Windows 10 Taskbar/Start Menu from Google Chrome


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