My Windows 10 taskbar will not lock since the new Creators update.

My Windows 10 Home ver. 1703  build 15063.413 is showing issues.  The taskbar will not lock since the new Creators update.   The taskbar retains the toolbars and icons, but not the placement.  I use a two level set of icons per toolbar to save space.  I have tried unlocking the taskbar, manually fixing the taskbar, locking the taskbar and signing out then signing back on to save the new settings to my desktop.  In the past this has reset and saved settings to a new configuration, but not this time.  

How do I fix this???  TIA

 

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Last updated August 21, 2019 Views 1,649 Applies to:

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To further isolate the concern, we suggest that you perform a clean boot to disable non-Microsoft services and check if the issue persists. For steps on how to perform a clean boot, click here. After troubleshooting, refer to How to reset the computer to start normally after clean boot troubleshooting found in the same article. We also suggest to start the PC in safe mode and update us if there will be any changes. For steps on how to start your PC in safe mode in Windows 10, click here.

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After the last KB update, I can now craft a workaround.  My taskbar remains OK if I do not "Lock the Taskbar", so I am not going to mess with it anymore.  Thanks.

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This issue is possibly due to a conflict with Classic Shell, a 3rd party extension for the (not so nice) start menu of Windows 8/10 ....in terms of usability. Classic shell brings back the Windows 7 look and feel, the problem with the taskbar is imminent since the latest MS update (so, please don't just start blaming teh developers - it worked quite well). Classic Shell is very succesful: free, slim, smooth and useful. MS should really think of integrating this piece of art into Windows. Let users decide which style they prefer.

See also:

http://www.classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7886

The issue is addressed, maybe there will be a fix in the near future.

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This issue is possibly due to a conflict with Classic Shell, a 3rd party extension for the (not so nice) start menu of Windows 8/10 ....in terms of usability. Classic shell brings back the Windows 7 look and feel, the problem with the taskbar is imminent since the latest MS update (so, please don't just start blaming teh developers - it worked quite well). Classic Shell is very succesful: free, slim, smooth and useful. MS should really think of integrating this piece of art into Windows. Let users decide which style they prefer.

See also:

http://www.classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7886

The issue is addressed, maybe there will be a fix in the near future.

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I have never installed "Classic Shell" on my Dell XPS 8300 DT or my Dell XPS-15 LT, but customized the Win10 interface the same on both to my own preferences.  It may be due to another issue.

Thank you.  CJ

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I was having this taskbar problem a few months ago. I did some searches and found something on a Windows 7 site that had to do with a McAfee problem. I had gotten the program through a special from ATT. I deleted the program and the problem ended. Now it has come up again so I tried to remember any recent apps or app updates that I had installed. It turns out that recently I had a Malwarebytes Free upgrade that I installed. Right now I am in a premium trial period which will revert to regular free in a few days. Well I deleted the program and my taskbar problem went away - I reinstalled it and the problem is back. I have sent them an email and am still waiting for a reply. I do have Win 10 Pro 1703 - 15063.674. I have no idea why programs would interfere with taskbar settings but in my case it appears that two separate ones did. Also I am wondering what else the programs may have messed with that I did not see. Hopefully this will help someone. Walt

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