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Taskbar bug with Windows 21H1 (19043.1023) update

AAKozyrenko
3 discussion posts
I typically use the default windows taskbars because they work better with windows virtual desktops. Today I installed the KB5003214 update for windows, and immediately after that the taskbar on the primary monitor started behaving poorly while DisplayFusion is running. When launching certain types of programs, or using my hotkeys to switch between monitor profiles, the icons in the notification area of the taskbar will disappear altogether. Sometimes, after disappearing, they will reappear in multiple overlapping layers, which clears when dragging the mouse cursor over them.

This was not happening in the prior version (20H2).

Attached are a short video showing 4 instances of it happening, and a screenshot of the overlapping icons.
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17 days ago (modified 17 days ago)  • #1
AAKozyrenko
3 discussion posts
Editing my first post, after going through and uninstalling the updates from today, it appears the specific update that is causing the issue is actually update KB5003214.
17 days ago  • #2
The_SysWiz
3 discussion posts
I have the exact same problem. Plus the Cortana search box tends to turn white or just get corrupted with other icons.
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17 days ago  • #3
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hello,

If you disable the "News and interests" Windows taskbar button, does the issue persist?

Thanks!
16 days ago  • #4
The_SysWiz
3 discussion posts
It is not enabled. However, reading another thread about this issue, I can "fix" the issue by enabling the "News and interests" icon.
15 days ago  • #5
AAKozyrenko
3 discussion posts
I just reinstalled KB5003214 to test the New & Interests option. I normally have this disabled.

After installing the update, the described issue came back. Another thing I neglected to mention in my initial post is that while this issue is "active", there is also a noticeable delay when closing the application window for windows explorer, task manager, and the like.

After turning the News & Interests option on for icon only, the issue stopped occurring. I then turned the option off, and the issue was still not occurring. Keeping the News option off, I rebooted my machine, and the issue came back, then went away after re-enabling the News icon. Rebooting after keeping the News option quelled the issue upon startup.

Both sleep and hibernate re-launch without presenting the issue if the News option was at least enabled at any point before hibernate/sleep.

I also repeated the above steps for the Icon & Text option.

Seems like the solutions to this issue at this point are to either uninstall the KB5003214 update, or keep the New & Interests option enabled.

I would say this is not a high priority (for me), but I would hope to see a fix at some point in the future. I personally prefer to keep that News feed off, and I also try to keep my windows up to date.

Also, it seems like this issue either relates to or duplicates Missing System Tray Icons, Graphic glitch since Windows 21H1, and Taskbar Behaves Stangely (Windows part).
14 days ago (modified 14 days ago)  • #6
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hello,

We we're able to reproduce the issue on our end, so we've added this to our list to look into. We'll be sure to let you know if we have any further information on it.

Thanks!
14 days ago  • #7
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