I found what caused this and I fixed it
I will tell you about it but first I will answer Broni and Queen Evie who were sweet enough to respond to my post.
Broni, what I meant was it was grayed out, so not clickable.
Queen Evie, I didn't think it was normal, but being new to Windows 8, I wasn't certain. I did try doing what you asked about, but that option was also grayed out.
Now, for what caused the problem and what fixed it...
If you change the icons for the recycle bin and give the empty recycle bin and the not empty recycle bin the same icon, it will cause that problem. I changed the icon for the empty one and it fixed the problem.
I have done this on all other versions of Windows that I have had with no problem and it seems absolutely ridiculous that it would cause a problem, but it did on my system with Windows 8.
Thank you both very much for your replies and help
Edited by Stang777, 13 March 2013 - 01:17 AM.