[X] Mp3tag interferes with Windows 7 Task Bar


#1

Steps to reproduce

  1. Install Windows 7 Home Premium and update fully
  2. Notice that some programs are automatically pinned to the Task Bar - usually IE, Windows Media Player, Windows Explorer and your default browser if not IE (i.e. Firefox)
  3. It is possible to open a Windows Explorer window by (a) clicking on the Task Bar icon or (:sunglasses: clicking in other places, e.g. Start Menu/Document.
  4. Install mp3tag
  5. The Windows Explorer icon in the Task Bar has been replaced by a white 'unknown document' icon. See screenshot 2.
    6a. If you try to click on that icon, you get an error box stating:
    "Can't open this item
    It might have been moved, renamed, or deleted. Do you want to remove this item?"
    6b. You can still open a Windows Explorer window by clicking in other places, e.g. Start Menu/Document.

Something that might be important:
I installed MP3tag using an administator account, but obviously :wink: I only run it in a User account.

Something that is not important:
The Task bar in screenshot 2 is vertical rather than the usual horizontal. That is not the problem.

Versions known to be affected: 2.54, 2.55a

Obviously I can't be completely certain that this is mp3tag related, but it appeared when I rebooted after my first ever installation of MP3tag (2.54). MP3tag itself runs without any problems, but I fear that this bug might cause other problems one day.




#2

To me it looks as though many more things have gone wrong on your machine.
E.g. you have the Mozilla Firefox icon for MP3tag ...
If your right-click on the now empty link and look at the properties: where does that link point? It is not very common that WIndows does not find its Explorer any more.


#3

It's kind of you to help, ohrenkino, but I don't think this is the problem. I started from a new hard drive a few months ago after the previous one died (praise God I backed up the day before!). Everything was fine until the day I installed MP3tag. The Firefox icon says "MP3tag" because this forum was open in Firefox! :slight_smile:

Good question. There are no properties. If you right-click, it works normally (see screenshot 3). It only seems to have a problem when you left-click.



#4

Mp3tag 2.55a pins fine to the Windows 8 taskbar. I would try reinstalling Mp3tag...