System hacks: “Start” and taskbar problems tricky to solve

Generally speaking, the Windows 10 Start menu and Taskbar can be used and set up by left and right mouse clicks and selections. However, sometimes, the Start menu or Taskbar may appear some strange phenomena, which cannot be solved by normal click and select operations alone. If you encounter this situation, you can try to solve it through Group Policy Editor.

First, run the GPEDIT.MSC command to start the Group Policy Editor. Navigate to “Local Computer Policy → User Configuration → Administrative Templates → Start Menu and Taskbar” (Figure 1). When there is a problem with the Start menu or Taskbar operation, the settings or changes will be done here centrally.


I. Solve the problems that appear on the taskbar

1. Make the app store on the taskbar stop disappearing

If the application store is fixed to the taskbar and then somehow disappears after restarting the system, you can click the “Start Menu and Taskbar” branch in the Group Policy Editor and then find “Do not allow Microsoft Store applications to be fixed to the taskbar” in the right pane. “. Double-click it and set the option to “Not configured” or “Disabled”. 2.

2. You cannot set the taskbar properties even after unlocking it

If a message is displayed when setting the taskbar properties, indicating that a setting is preventing the action. In this case, just find the “Block changes to Taskbar and Start menu settings” item in the right pane of the above Group Policy settings window, double-click it and set it to “Not configured” or “Disabled “3.

3. Similar tasks on the taskbar cannot be grouped

If you encounter the situation that the automatic grouping of similar program icons on the taskbar does not work, we can check the policy “Block grouping of items on the taskbar” setting, change it to “Not configured” or “Disabled “4.

4. Can not customize the toolbar on the taskbar

Customizing the toolbar allows us to set up our own personalized toolset or menu bar on the taskbar. If you encounter the toolbar settings do not work, even the “Toolbar” command can not be found, then you can check the policy “Do not show any custom toolbar in the taskbar” option setting, set it to “Not configured “5.

5. Taskbar can not be freely docked and resized

If you encounter that the taskbar does not automatically dock and resize after unlocking, you can check the “Prevent users from moving the taskbar to another screen dock” and “Prevent users from resizing the taskbar” settings in Group Policy and set them both to “Unconfigured” or “Disabled”. Set them both to “Not configured” or “Disabled” (Figure 2).


Second, the “Start” menu strange problems trick to solve

1. the start menu can not use the right-click menu

Windows 10 Start menu items support right-click menu operations, if the right-click menu function is disabled, you can disable the context menu in the Start menu through the Group Policy “settings” project, it will be changed to “not configured” or “Disabled”. 2.

2. The size of the Start menu is out of order and cannot be adjusted

Sometimes, we may find that the Start menu is out of proportion to the screen, or cannot be resized. In this case, you can set the “Force Start menu to full screen size or menu size” option of Group Policy Editor to “Not configured” or “Disabled” to solve the problem. 3.

3. right-click the “Start” menu items can not uninstall the program

In Windows 10, you can generally right-click the program item in the Start menu and select “Uninstall” to remove the application. If you find that the “Uninstall” option does not appear in the program’s context menu, you can change it to “Not configured” or “Disabled” by checking the “Block users from uninstalling applications from Start” setting in the Group Policy Editor. ” or “Disabled” to get back the lost “Uninstall” option.

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