New member, impressed with some help I got from this site a few weeks ago after a Cassiopessa infestation. Really great procedure. Thanks.
That infestation was on a computer different from this one, which seems to be going astray.
Running Windows 10 Home upgraded several months ago from Windows 8. Auto updates are enabled. Hardware is HP Pavilion 64-bit.
1. All of a sudden I can no longer open or close shortcuts in the task bar by right clicking. Right click mouse switch is OK--it works for other functions, just not the task bar. This had been working 100% OK until a few days ago.
2. The Winkey no longer invokes the applications menu. I know the Winkey is working OK because <Winkey + x>, and <Winkey + r> work OK. Real downside to this: I can't access Netflix or Kindle apps. This also had been working 100% OK until a few days ago.
I usually find that restoring Windows to a previous update has fixed PITAs like this, but I can't do that. When I attempt to do "Open System Restore" it indicates that the last update was recent--sometime in December IIRC. But when I run it, it fails with a message that I need to disable the firewall. Disabling Windows Firewall and Windows Defender doesn't help.
Anyone else seeing this? Hoping to avoid a complete recovery.
Thanks in advance. Art