Programs appear on the taskbar, but they won't open (or maximize) (Windows 8)

Hi everyone, I just got my new Acer Aspire V3 running Windows 8.1 and I'm happy with it until recently. Programs have been acting strangely because they appear on the task bar but no matter how many times i click on them they don't open. They still work in the background but I can't see what's going on. This video might help clarify my point. I restarted my PC numerous times to no avail. Would love if somebody would tell me how to go around this problem. Thanks :)

Edit: Here's the video:          does not work, sorry!


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Last updated February 26, 2020 Views 86,737 Applies to:

Hi Robert.

Thanks for letting me know what was wrong! Apparently my apps wouldn't show was because I tried plugging in another monitor and it somehow messed up the programs. I followed another tutorial which said to go to Multiple Displays and select Remove this display. and it worked.

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