Combined icon taskbar applications won't restore from taskbar after minimized


v27v

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  1. Open an app window (App A.1) on Windows 11 (Edge as an example)
  2. Minimize the window, Win+D, Win+M, minimize button, doesn't matter.
  3. Click App A.1's taskbar icon to restore - window will restore where it should and have focus
  4. Open another instance of App A.1 , (we will call this App A.2)
  5. Minimize App A.2
  6. Click App A.1 / App A.2 's taskbar icon to restore - App A.1 remains visible but has lost focus. (issues around combined icons discussed later) App A.2 remains minimized.
  7. With one of the instances of App A.1 open and in focus on your screen open a different application, App B.1 (Notepad as an example), in a window, and have App B.1 placed somewhere over App A.1.
  8. Minimize App B.1
  9. Click App B.1's taskbar icon to restore - window will restore where it should and will have focus.
  10. Click the taskbar icon for App A.1 - Focus will not be moved to App A.1. Instead App B.1 remains visible but has lost focus. App A.2 still remains minimized.
Observations:

- Combined taskbar icons seem to be the commonality where this issue arises.

- Combined taskbar icons do not show a preview to select the proper window.

- Single instance applications do not seem to be having this issue.

- Applications that create other windows exhibit this problem only with the other windows are open - closing the extra windows solves the issue for that application. Examples: Steam (chat, friends list, news), Outlook (opened emails)

- Not sure if related, but the Taskbar Peek option doesn't seem to be working at all for me for any application.

- Alt+Tab DOES show the app window and will allow you to select it, with the window restoring to where it should be, with focus.

- Reinstalling the OS does not fix the issue. (Have not tried making a new boot disk though, used image released two days after release)
- Rebooting has no bearing on the issue. If you have windows to restore on reboot, and have multiple instances open of an application the same thing occurs.

Any ideas on how I can fix this?
 
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v27v

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Am I seriously the only one seeing this issue?
 

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  • OS
    WIndows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Homebuilt
    CPU
    Ryzen 5900X
    Motherboard
    Asus Crosshair VIII Dark Hero
    Memory
    32GB Gskill Trident NEO @ 14-14-14-34 1.35V
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus ROG Gaming 2080Ti
    Sound Card
    Soundblaster Titanium HD, M-Audio Aire 192-4
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Alienware 3418DW, Asus M279
    Screen Resolution
    3440x1440, 2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    SSD: Samsung 870 QVO 4 TB, Samsung 850 EVO 500GB
    NVME: Samsung 980 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280, Samsung 980 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280
    PCIE SSD: VisionTek 250 GB PCI-E Solid State Drive
    USB: WD Easystore 10TB
    PSU
    Corsair Axi1200 80+ Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Meshify 2
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black w/ Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut
    Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Elite/ Ergodex DX1
    Mouse
    Razer Basilisk Ultimate/ Razer Naga Trinity
    Internet Speed
    1000/1000
    Browser
    Various
    Other Info
    Webcam: Razer Stargazer
    Microphone: Razer Seiren Emote
    Headphones: Beyerdynamic DT1990 Pro
    Headphones: AKG K7XX
    Head Tracking: TrackIR 5
    Wheel: Logitech G27
    Joystick: Logitech G940
    Controller: Xbox Elite w/ wireless (Gen1)

v27v

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Oh well, was worth a shot. back to Win 10 =(
 

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    PC/Desktop
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    Homebuilt
    CPU
    Ryzen 5900X
    Motherboard
    Asus Crosshair VIII Dark Hero
    Memory
    32GB Gskill Trident NEO @ 14-14-14-34 1.35V
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus ROG Gaming 2080Ti
    Sound Card
    Soundblaster Titanium HD, M-Audio Aire 192-4
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Alienware 3418DW, Asus M279
    Screen Resolution
    3440x1440, 2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    SSD: Samsung 870 QVO 4 TB, Samsung 850 EVO 500GB
    NVME: Samsung 980 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280, Samsung 980 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280
    PCIE SSD: VisionTek 250 GB PCI-E Solid State Drive
    USB: WD Easystore 10TB
    PSU
    Corsair Axi1200 80+ Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Meshify 2
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black w/ Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut
    Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Elite/ Ergodex DX1
    Mouse
    Razer Basilisk Ultimate/ Razer Naga Trinity
    Internet Speed
    1000/1000
    Browser
    Various
    Other Info
    Webcam: Razer Stargazer
    Microphone: Razer Seiren Emote
    Headphones: Beyerdynamic DT1990 Pro
    Headphones: AKG K7XX
    Head Tracking: TrackIR 5
    Wheel: Logitech G27
    Joystick: Logitech G940
    Controller: Xbox Elite w/ wireless (Gen1)

CaptCrypts

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  1. Open an app window (App A.1) on Windows 11 (Edge as an example)
  2. Minimize the window, Win+D, Win+M, minimize button, doesn't matter.
  3. Click App A.1's taskbar icon to restore - window will restore where it should and have focus
  4. Open another instance of App A.1 , (we will call this App A.2)
  5. Minimize App A.2
  6. Click App A.1 / App A.2 's taskbar icon to restore - App A.1 remains visible but has lost focus. (issues around combined icons discussed later) App A.2 remains minimized.
  7. With one of the instances of App A.1 open and in focus on your screen open a different application, App B.1 (Notepad as an example), in a window, and have App B.1 placed somewhere over App A.1.
  8. Minimize App B.1
  9. Click App B.1's taskbar icon to restore - window will restore where it should and will have focus.
  10. Click the taskbar icon for App A.1 - Focus will not be moved to App A.1. Instead App B.1 remains visible but has lost focus. App A.2 still remains minimized.
Observations:

- Combined taskbar icons seem to be the commonality where this issue arises.

- Combined taskbar icons do not show a preview to select the proper window.

- Single instance applications do not seem to be having this issue.

- Applications that create other windows exhibit this problem only with the other windows are open - closing the extra windows solves the issue for that application. Examples: Steam (chat, friends list, news), Outlook (opened emails)

- Not sure if related, but the Taskbar Peek option doesn't seem to be working at all for me for any application.

- Alt+Tab DOES show the app window and will allow you to select it, with the window restoring to where it should be, with focus.

- Reinstalling the OS does not fix the issue. (Have not tried making a new boot disk though, used image released two days after release)
- Rebooting has no bearing on the issue. If you have windows to restore on reboot, and have multiple instances open of an application the same thing occurs.

Any ideas on how I can fix this?
Do you have multi monitor setup? if so you have to close it from the screens taskbar that it is open in. That setting can be changed in taskbar settings
 

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micfly

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I have this exact issue. Any app open with multiple combined apps. I have to click the task view button to toggle back and forth to get to the apps. This is a new Surface Pro 8 - very frustrating!
 

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    Memory
    16 gb
    Screen Resolution
    2880x1920
    Hard Drives
    512 ssd
    Keyboard
    Surface Pro Signature Keyboard with Slim Pen 2
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