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post #1 of 11
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Hey all,

Haven't been on OCN in a while but I hopefully you can help me. I just installed 8.1 Update 1 and I think I'm having some problems. Right clicking on an icon on the start screen just puts a check in the corner, but it doesn't bring up a drop down menu Also, when I launch an App (not a desktop program), it appears in the taskbar but no icon shows up. Just an empty box.

Anyone have any ideas what's going wrong?

Thanks.


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post #2 of 11
I have the same problem as well. Very annoying...
post #3 of 11
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Hmmm. Alright. If anyone has input, I'd appreciate it!
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post #4 of 11
Same issue here very annoyed.
post #5 of 11
no one? I can't seem to find anything but hype/news about the patch when I google it frown.gif
post #6 of 11
I just installed the update 1 this morning. No issue like you mention, but there was another smaller update immediately afterwards. I think it was 2Mb? Needed a restart. Have you checked for any other updates since Update 1? Or just simply tried restarting again?
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post #7 of 11
Maybe you can try to install the files manually. You can get them here:

http://m.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/windows-8-1-update-1-is-live-here-s-how-to-download-and-install-it-1240695

Maybe one of them became corrupt somehow.

Might work, might not.
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post #8 of 11
Found a solution, if you are using custom themes (uxstyles) they do not work right with this update it blocks right click functionality in metro. So just enable a Windows theme. I use WindowBlinds and once I set a default windows theme all is well and the right click menus work as advertised. biggrin.gif
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by ShaCanX View Post

Found a solution, if you are using custom themes (uxstyles) they do not work right with this update it blocks right click functionality in metro. So just enable a Windows theme. I use WindowBlinds and once I set a default windows theme all is well and the right click menus work as advertised. biggrin.gif

That fixed it for me too, damn, I was so used to uxstyles I didn't even think about it...
post #10 of 11
Glad to hear your issue was resolved as well. I have gone back to WB. If the need arises I will just switch when necessary.
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