Open programs on taskbar are displayed as a thin line RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have suddenly started getting a strange occurrence. Any open programs that I have instead of being displayed as the normal rectangle saying what program it is, I am being presented with just a vertical thin line. I can still select these and I still get aero-peek, but this is getting annoying that I don't know what the programs are and it is quite hard to select the line. Two windows open are shown below.

    Any help would be great!

    Friday, July 6, 2012 12:24 PM


  • Hi ,

    Since when does this symptom appear?

    Have you make any changes before this issue occurs?

    To troubleshooting the problem, please try the following suggestions.

    1. Use the antivirus which installed on your computer to scan the system and ensure there is no virus.

    2. You may create a new user accouter and see if the issue persists.

    If it works in a new user account then you need to fix the corrupt user profile.

    You may visit this link for the steps: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/Windows7/Fix-a-corrupted-user-profile

    3. Perform a system restore to check the result.

    Hope they helps.

    Tracy Cai

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Sabrina Shen Monday, August 6, 2012 6:03 AM
    Tuesday, July 10, 2012 4:11 AM