My windows 10 taskbar recieved a couple of problems since a couple weeks now. I think it started after some update.

  1. All my shortcuts can not be clicked with mouse right click. Nothing happens.
  2. I cannot click on the clock to view my calendar with left click.
  3. I can't open my notifications with left click.

Check out the screenshot. enter image description here

I can't find a fix for this. Anyone knows how to do it and what is going on? Thanks!

  • Open cmd.exe with Run as Administrator. Run (1) dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth . Then (2) SFC /SCANNOW . Allow to complete, restart and test. This initial Windows 10 repair often works.
    – John
    Sep 9 '20 at 22:04
  • @John What does it repair? May the command have some other implications? Sep 9 '20 at 22:14
  • It repairs local files that may have been damaged. DISM is not a Repair Install. DISM is the first thing to try. After the DISM sequence above, and if that fails, run a Windows 10 Repair Install from the Microsoft Media Creation link.
    – John
    Sep 9 '20 at 22:17
  • @john Thanks, i ll try it out... Sep 9 '20 at 22:20
  • It appears you have a Start Menu replacement installed? Is that indeed the case?
    – Ramhound
    Sep 9 '20 at 22:34

It is working again after following the fix suggested in the following link Microsoft Answers. The powershell command that fixed it was:

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers |Where-Object {$_.InstallLocation -like "*SystemApps*"} | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

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