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No app thumbnail on taskbar

Copper Contributor

Hello!

I noticed that whenever I open an app that's not pinned on my taskbar, it would show up like this.
I have a screenshot with Spotify, for this example. 

 

There are some other situations where it would pop up normally. Right next to the Spotify app, there's Discord. The app isn't pinned on my taskbar as well, but whenever I open it, the thumbnail shows up properly.

 

spetimus_0-1659774158264.png

 

Is there any solution to fix this problem, so that the apps would show up properly?

 

Thank you! :)

4 Replies

@spetimus wrote:

I noticed that whenever I open an app that's not pinned on my taskbar, it would show up like this.
spetimus_0-1659774158264.png


Hello @spetimus,

 

Try resetting icon cache (works in Windows 11):

https://www.kapilarya.com/how-to-reset-icon-cache-in-windows-10

 

Let us know if this helps!

 

Note: Included link in this reply refers to blog post by a trusted Microsoft MVP.

Hello @Kapil Arya,

 

Thank you for your suggestion!

I tried it moments ago but I still have the issue, whenever I open a new app that's not pinned..

I wanted to chime in and say I have the same issue with Spotify. Recently upgraded from windows 10 pro to windows 10 pro. I tried the suggestion of clearing file explorer's icon cache. Did not fix it.

@spetimus 

Thanks for sharing the issue!

Spotify_icon-icons.com_66783 (1).ico

There is one way to change the icon manually!

1. Right Click App on Taskbar.

2. Right Click name of App.

3. Click Properties.

4. Click "Change Icon".

5. Locate the download .ico file and press enter, apply, save and exit. Restart computer.