Invisible Icon with Windows 10

Sunday, August 30, 2015 by TheDude23112 | Discussion: ObjectDock

I just noticed I have an invisible icon on the extreme right of my dock with Windows 10.  I cannot remove it.  The icon properties are:





Reply #1 Thursday, September 3, 2015 10:05 AM


Reply #2 Tuesday, December 29, 2015 8:05 PM

Obviously, that must be the invisible reply? 

Reply #3 Wednesday, December 30, 2015 7:50 AM

I sometimes get that. Turns out there are is the settings window and the other is the photo viewer. I click on them and close them, the invisible icon vanishes. Why it happens is a mystery to me. It doesn't happen on W8.1, only on W10

Reply #4 Wednesday, December 30, 2015 1:17 PM

That's because under Windows 8.x Metro apps could only run full screen, under Windows 10 they run in a window. Since Metro and Win32 applications are two very different beasts, to pull this off Microsoft uses a Win32 'container' window to hold/host the Metro application.

The problem is that these windows break the old rules for what should appear on the taskbar or not, and MS doesn't care. MS controls the Windows Taskbar, so for them this is a non-problem. For 3rd party applications, the ApplicationFrameHost window must be treated as a special case.

I also run into this when I was getting Nexus ready for Windows 10 back in August.

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