Edge Shortcut Icon on Taskbar has a small silhouette shadow

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Hi,

In the last few days I have discovered that my Edge Shortcut Icon on my Taskbar has a shadow silhouette which seems to look like the upper portion of a person's body.  It is located towards the bottom of the Icon on the left side.

I have been using the Edge browser since early in January  but I don't remember ever seeing this shadow silhouette before.

I am running Windows 10 Home on a HP Touchscreen 23.8" Full HD All-In-One Desktop.

Any ideas?

Thanks and regards,

2harts4ever

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Hi my name is Ross, I'm an independent advisor. I'd be happy to help with your issue.

Could you take a screenshot of the issue and I will try to assist?

Thanks,
Ross

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Hi Ross,

I'll give it a try.  Here goes: 

Thanks for your interest.

Regards,

2harts4ever

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anyone know at all?

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The little overlay is a miniature of the profile's display image. If you have more than one profile configured in Edge, each taskbar icon will have the overlay to help you distinguish between profiles. Here I have pages on two different profiles open:

  

  

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Hi jFiredog,

I appreciate the explanation.

Thanks and regards,

2harts4ever

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did not know i had 2 profiles. how do i find the other profile ???

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did not know i had 2 profiles. how do i find the other profile ???

Click on the profile picture in Edge's top right-hand corner to see additional browser profiles (listed between the horizontal lines):

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Click on one to see what happens. With the 'unknown' profile open, the Your profile page (accessed by clicking the Manage profile settings link shown in the screenshot) will include an option on its ellipsis menu to Remove the profile.

Many users find it helpful to have separate profiles for different purposes, e.g. work and personal stuff.

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The little overlay is a miniature of the profile's display image. If you have more than one profile configured in Edge, each taskbar icon will have the overlay to help you distinguish between profiles. Here I have pages on two different profiles open:

  

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Is it possible to remove the miniature of the profile's display image , so just the Edge taskbar icon appears?  How would you take the little gray miniature off the Edge icon ?

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how could this happen.  i have never had 2 profiles.    

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Except when This happens. 
Profiles are nice, and suddenly you have this little pictures in your task manager which look horrendous. 
And then you can't login to a Microsoft site, UNLESS you use your browser's profile account.  

#MicrosoftTrademarkAllOver.  

P.S.  Sorry for the rant. 

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