Windows – Can’t Right Click on Windows 10 Taskbar Icons

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On my Windows 7 computer, I was able to right click on icons on my taskbar to unpin them.

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I just upgraded to Windows 10, and I could have sworn the right click menu was working when I first installed it, but now when I right click on taskbar icons (or click and drag upward, which used to work on windows 7) no menu appears.

Everything remains perfectly responsive, I can open and close applications lightning fast, and I can right click on the taskbar itself to change the properties for example, but just not on the icons themselves.

Did I break something? How can I get it back?

Best Answer

Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc then locate Windows Explorer in the windows processes. Right click it then select restart.