Explorer Patcher and Task View button


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I installed Explorer Patcher on a Windows 11 Dell XPS 17 and love it, but have an issue with the task view button. It is non-functional if I use Explorer Patcher with the Windows 10 style task bar, but it IS functional if I use Explorer patcher with the Windows 11 style task bar. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Explorer Patcher but with the result. It is a pain to have to change to Windows 11 taskbar style to use the virtual desktop feature of the task view button. Anyone else encounter this and find a solution, or have a possible solution?
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 17
    Mouse
    Logitech MX3 anywhere
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    McAfee
It is a pain to have to change to Windows 11 taskbar style to use the virtual desktop feature of the task view button. ... a possible solution?
WinKey+Tab
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG Strix
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS VivoBook
That does the same thing when I try to use the task view button with the Windows 10 taskbar in Explorer Patcher- the blue spinning wheel appears and Explorer Patcher just resets, but there is no display of the virtual desktop. That is what I was referring to when I said the task view button is non-functional in my Explorer Patcher unless I switch to the Windows 11 taskbar.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 17
    Mouse
    Logitech MX3 anywhere
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    McAfee
So far in the aftermath of the latest Windows OS update, I found at least 5 things not working if one has Explorer Patcher's taskbar is in Windows 10 mode:
  1. switching with Win key + Tab = completely stopped working
  2. at times even switching with Alt + Tab not working (tho it resumed to work if you start / restart the machine)
  3. "task view" button on the taskbar = completely not working.
  4. multiple finger touchpad gestures = not working if you have them set up to do Taskview-like functions like switching between apps and the desktop
  5. Virtual touchpad not showing up in tray icons if you have that turned on in Settings

The latest Windows update has made Explorer Patcher a massive liability if you have set it up to display Windows 10 features on your desktop. Earlier it entirely crashed my computer when it started immediately after I installed Windows' latest Cumulative update (File Explorer and with it Windows desktop entirely failed to start / crashed / hang witout even completing startup). Then thankfully that compatibility bug was sorted out with an ExplorerPatcher update that came within days of the Cumulative update, but there remain other, perhaps less catastrophic bugs like the ones I listed above and possibly more.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home (22H2)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Laptop 15s
    CPU
    Ryzen 5
    Memory
    16 mb
    Hard Drives
    1 tb
... massive liability...
Everything's a risk!
With every new Build, I cross my fingers clicking on StartAllBack/Enable! :cool:
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG Strix
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS VivoBook
6, When you are changing brightness, the indicator no longer displays the progress bar on your screen (again with Explorer Patcher taskbar on Win 10 mode, if it is on Win 11 mode then it will pop up as usual).

Coincidentally this bug is actually fine by be. I'm glad it disappeared, as I hate the sneaky (horizontal) bar that Windows 11 has, which is way too animated.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home (22H2)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Laptop 15s
    CPU
    Ryzen 5
    Memory
    16 mb
    Hard Drives
    1 tb
hide the search button and the task view button, as well as the Show desktop button and auto-hide the taskbar. Explorer Patcher Taskbar ...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows10
I got the new version of Explorer Patcher upgrade tonight, and Valentin-Gabriel Radu did it! I can now use the Task View button normally with the Windows 10 style taskbar and see all the different desktops created, and all the open screens for the desktop you're in!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 17
    Mouse
    Logitech MX3 anywhere
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    McAfee
Yes, whenever you experience issues just update to the latest version. I once installed some updates in my father's computer and Explorer would crash all the time, I couldn't use the computer. I used Task Manager to kill all Explorer instances and load Microsoft Edge to download the latest version of Explorer Patcher. Once installed the computer was fully functional again. So I recommend to always check and install latest Explorer Patcher before installing Windows Updates, or at least before restarting.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 64-bit (build 22631.3593)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Extensa 5630EZ
    CPU
    Mobile DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo T7250, 2000 MHz
    Motherboard
    Acer Extensa 5630
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Mobile Intel(R) GMA 4500M (Mobile 4 series)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC268 @ Intel 82801IB ICH9 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB SATA Device (250 GB, SATA-III)
    Internet Speed
    VDSL 50 Mbps
    Browser
    MICROSOFT EDGE
    Antivirus
    WINDOWS DEFENDER
    Other Info
    Legacy MBR installation, no TPM, no Secure Boot, no WDDM 2.0 graphics drivers, cannot get more unsupported ;) This is only my test laptop. I had installed Windows 11 here before upgrading my main PC. For my main PC I use everyday see my 2nd system specs.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro v23H2 (build 22631.3593)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom-built PC
    CPU
    Intel Core-i7 3770 3.40GHz s1155 (3rd generation)
    Motherboard
    Asus P8H61 s1155 ATX
    Memory
    2x Kingston Hyper-X Blu 8GB DDR3-1600
    Graphics card(s)
    Gainward NE5105T018G1-1070F (nVidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB GDDR5)
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD audio (ALC887)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia KDL-19L4000 19" LCD TV via VGA
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 32-bit 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    Patriot Burst Elite 480GB SSD as system disk, Western Digital Caviar Purple 4TB SATA III (WD40PURZ) as second
    PSU
    Thermaltake Litepower RGB 550W Full Wired
    Case
    SUPERCASE MIDI-TOWER
    Cooling
    Stock Intel CPU Fan, 1x 8cm fan at the back
    Mouse
    Sunnyline OptiEye PS/2
    Keyboard
    Mitsumi 101-key PS/2
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Legacy BIOS (MBR) installation, no TPM, no Secure Boot, WDDM 3.0 graphics drivers, WEI score 7.4
Yes the latest update fixed this bug.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home (22H2)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Laptop 15s
    CPU
    Ryzen 5
    Memory
    16 mb
    Hard Drives
    1 tb

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