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Windows 7: Pinned taskbar icons disappearing when program opens

18 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Pinned taskbar icons disappearing when program opens

Hey guys,

I've seen threads on this subject before on here, but here's another. I've had my Windows 7 PC for a year and a half now, and the entire time I've had it I've had Firefox pinned to the taskbar, and when I click on the icon, the program opens AND the icon stays there on the taskbar. It has been like this since I've had the computer. This is how I want it.

I don't know if it's coincidence or not, but today I updated Firefox to version 14, and now when I click the pinned taskbar icon, the program opens and the taskbar icon for Firefox disappears. I know you can set up a quicklaunch workaround (I've done that, but I'm just not satisfied), I know you can click this and that to get a new window to open, but all I want is my computer back the way it has been for the last 18 months.

PLEASE for the love of God tell me there's a way I can get the functionality that I had back. I've read in certain threads that Windows 7 is designed for them to disappear when opened. It was never this way on my PC and I just want my setup back how I had it. I tried rolling back to FF 13 to no avail.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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18 Jul 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello mryan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you have not already, you might see if unpinning and pinning Firefox again directly from it's .exe file may sort it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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18 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Hey Shawn,

Thanks for the welcome and the reply. That actually sounded really promising when I read it, but unfortunately it didn't work. I just can't figure out why this would have changed all of the sudden.

Any other ideas would be appreciated!
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18 Jul 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

No problem. If it's still pinned, but the icon is just displaying properly when you open it, then you might see if rebuilding the icon cache next may help.
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