Popup / context windows from taskbar not showing (e.g. calendar, wifi, volume, action center)

Hi,

Hopefully someone can help with this or at least give a clue. For a couple weeks now any windows that are part of the task bar just don't show. This includes action center, wifi sources, calendar when clicking on the date-time,  volume mixer, and right clicking on open application icons.

Some things that DO work are:

- right clicking on volume, wifi, and action center a context menu shows up

- right clicking on taskbar

- clicking '^' to show running background apps

- hovering mouse over open apps to show mini-window

- start menu, search, task-view and show desktop

note: even though I can right click on action center and get a "Open action center" option, clicking on it does nothing.

I'm already going through some trouble shooting steps and will start uninstalling applications next.

Thanks for reading!

EDIT:

Windows Version/Edition

Edition   Windows 10 Home

Version   2004

OS build  19041.388

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Answer
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Hello immersivegamer,

I'm John an Independent Advisor and a Microsoft user like you. I'll be happy to assist you today. I understand you have a problem with Popup / context windows from taskbar not showing. What is your current Windows version and edition? Press Start then search Settings, select System then About.

Restart Windows Explorer

Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
Select the Processes tab.
Scroll down to Windows Explorer, select it, then select Restart.

Run the System File Checker tool (SFC.exe)
Press WIN+R to open Run then type: cmd
Press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER to Run as administrator
At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
sfc /scannow

Restore and repair system files
Press WIN+R to open Run then type: cmd
Press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER to Run as administrator
At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

Restart your PC

Press WIN+R to open Run then type: control
On the upper right corner > View by > Small icons
Select Troubleshooting > On the left side, click View all
Select Windows Store Apps then Run the Troubleshooter

Repair all Windows apps via Powershell
WIN+X then select Windows Powershell (Admin)
copy paste the below command one at a time:

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost | foreach {Add-AppxPackage -register "$($_.InstallLocation)\appxmanifest.xml" -DisableDevelopmentMode}

Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

Restart your Computer


If it doesn't work, Kindly try to create a new local administrator account then check if everything is working properly there.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/402692...



I hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any further concerns.


Sincerely

John DeV
Independent Advisor

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Last updated August 31, 2021 Views 796 Applies to: