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Windows 10 Pro - Duplicate Pinned Taskbar Icons

PerterP

Learning to use PC
Windows 10 Chrome 74.0.3729.131
I've searched the forums and I couldn't find any similar posts for this topic.

I'm running Windows 10 Pro (1809) on a MSI GE-70 2PE Laptop. I've installed / uninstalled and maintained all my software on the laptop very seamleassly.

However one software that I recently updated (via a clean uninstall and fresh install - it was a complete new version update) is now creating very strange behaviour that other installed software is not displaying.

I always allow my software to create Start Menu icons, and I never keep any shortcuts on my desktop, and prefer to pin the commonly used software pinned to my start menu, and then the most used (as in daily) pinned on the taskbar.

However the software I recently updated now creates a duplicate icon on the taskbar when launched from the pinned icon on the taskbar.

I have tried deleting and recreating the pinned icons from various locations, even from the .exe locations in the Program Files directory, and the behaviour remains the same. I also found some articles online that mention various ways to pin taskbar icons that are doing similar behaviour, but none of these posted solutions have managed to sort this issue out.

I've resorted to not pinning these items and launching them from the start menu instead, as a temporary workaround. I still would like to achieve the same end result as my other installed software.

Can someone perhaps give some ideas on what could be the cause of this one software persistently creating an additional taskbar icon when pinned?

Thanks.
 
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Kalju

Software guru
Windows 10 Chrome 76.0.3794.0
I've searched the forums and I couldn't find any similar posts for this topic.
I'm running Windows 10 Pro (1809) on a MSI GE-70 2PE Laptop. I've installed / uninstalled and maintained all my software on the laptop very seamleassly.

However one software that I recently updated (via a clean uninstall and fresh install - it was a complete new version update) is now creating very strange behaviour that other installed software is not displaying.

I always allow my software to create Start Menu icons, and I never keep any shortcuts on my desktop, and prefer to pin the commonly used software pinned to my start menu, and then the most used (as in daily) pinned on the taskbar.

However the software I recently updated now creates a duplicate icon on the taskbar when launched from the pinned icon on the taskbar.

I have tried deleting and recreating the pinned icons from various locations, even from the .exe locations in the Program Files directory, and the behaviour remains the same. I also found some articles online that mention various ways to pin taskbar icons that are doing similar behaviour, but none of these posted solutions have managed to sort this issue out.

I've resorted to not pinning these items and launching them from the start menu instead, as a temporary workaround. I still would like to achieve the same end result as my other installed software.
Can someone perhaps give some ideas on what could be the cause of this one software persistently creating an additional taskbar icon when pinned?

Thanks.
You can't find anything about similar because it's not a Windows problem, it's your personal problem.
Clean your computer (junk files, old installers, icon cache, obsolete registry keys, outdated thumbnail files etc) and Your problem is gone.
 
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