Welcome to our peer-to-peer forums, where owners help owners. Need help now? Visit eSupport here.

English Community

ThinkPad NotebooksThinkPad: T400 / T500 and newer T series Laptops
All Forum Topics
Options

15 Posts

01-15-2016

23229

11 Signins

68 Page Views

  • Posts: 15
  • Registered: ‎01-15-2016
  • Location: 23229
  • Views: 68
  • Message 1 of 11

Issue with Task Bar after Bios Update (T580 (Type 20L9 )

2021-06-14, 15:35 PM

I just updated the BIOS on my Thinkpad to BIOS 1.28 using Lenovo Vantage to do so.  Now after restart the Taskbar is too large for the screen.  I have tried everything from resizing to resolution changes, etc. to no avail.  It seems to work for a second or two on re-start but then either crams all of the icons on the right into one big mess or else doesn't show them at all.


Any thoughts?  I'm running the latest Windows 10.

 

 

Moderator comment: Moved to the proper forum. (NateS)

Reply
Options

4822 Posts

08-02-2018

Philippines

869 Signins

24777 Page Views

  • Posts: 4822
  • Registered: ‎08-02-2018
  • Location: Philippines
  • Views: 24777
  • Message 2 of 11

Re:Issue with Task Bar after Bios Update (T580 (Type 20L9 )

2021-06-14, 21:13 PM

Hi constructionlaw!


Greetings

 

 

Can you send a screenshot of the screen? 

 

Try to position the mouse on the edge of the taskbar until the cursor turns into an arrowhead on each end and drag the size down.

 

Let us know if that works for you.

 

 


Jwes_Lenovo



Did someone help you today? Press the thumbs-up icon below to thank them.!
If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! This will help the rest of the Community with similar issues identify the verified solution and benefit from it.


Using Browser Search to find your answers in Lenovo and Moto Community

Reply
Options

15 Posts

01-15-2016

23229

11 Signins

68 Page Views

  • Posts: 15
  • Registered: ‎01-15-2016
  • Location: 23229
  • Views: 68
  • Message 3 of 11

Re:Issue with Task Bar after Bios Update (T580 (Type 20L9 )

2021-06-15, 17:50 PM

That works sometimes, but other times it does not.  I've attached 4 screenshots.  Taskbar 1 shows what it looks like right after I shrink the taskbar per your instructions, Taskbar 2 shows it working (after I run the mouse cursor over the clock, etc.), Taskbar 3 shows what happens if I turn the clock off and back on, and Taskbar 4 shows what it looks like right after I shrink the screen after I get the Taskbar 3 result.)

 

I hope this helps

Reply
Options

15 Posts

01-15-2016

23229

11 Signins

68 Page Views

  • Posts: 15
  • Registered: ‎01-15-2016
  • Location: 23229
  • Views: 68
  • Message 4 of 11

Re:Issue with Task Bar after Bios Update (T580 (Type 20L9 )

2021-06-15, 18:05 PM

Taskbar 2

Reply
Options

15 Posts

01-15-2016

23229

11 Signins

68 Page Views

  • Posts: 15
  • Registered: ‎01-15-2016
  • Location: 23229
  • Views: 68
  • Message 5 of 11

Re:Issue with Task Bar after Bios Update (T580 (Type 20L9 )

2021-06-15, 18:05 PM

3

Reply
Options

15 Posts

01-15-2016

23229

11 Signins

68 Page Views

  • Posts: 15
  • Registered: ‎01-15-2016
  • Location: 23229
  • Views: 68
  • Message 6 of 11

Re:Issue with Task Bar after Bios Update (T580 (Type 20L9 )

2021-06-15, 18:06 PM

4

 

The taskbar is fine on my free standing monitor when the laptop is docked.

Reply
Options

15 Posts

01-15-2016

23229

11 Signins

68 Page Views

  • Posts: 15
  • Registered: ‎01-15-2016
  • Location: 23229
  • Views: 68
  • Message 7 of 11

Re:Issue with Task Bar after Bios Update (T580 (Type 20L9 )

2021-06-15, 19:03 PM
One more item, it seems that the taksbar needs to be re-sized every time there is a change to the icons or other items on the taskbar.
Reply
Options

4822 Posts

08-02-2018

Philippines

869 Signins

24777 Page Views

  • Posts: 4822
  • Registered: ‎08-02-2018
  • Location: Philippines
  • Views: 24777
  • Message 8 of 11

Re:Issue with Task Bar after Bios Update (T580 (Type 20L9 )

2021-06-15, 21:32 PM

I am not seeing any oversized taskbar but rather compressed icons on the system tray. Please refer to the photo attached. Just to make sure that we're on the same page, can you confirm if that is the issue you are having or not?

 

 

Jwes_Lenovo



Did someone help you today? Press the thumbs-up icon below to thank them.!
If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! This will help the rest of the Community with similar issues identify the verified solution and benefit from it.


Using Browser Search to find your answers in Lenovo and Moto Community

Reply
Options

15 Posts

01-15-2016

23229

11 Signins

68 Page Views

  • Posts: 15
  • Registered: ‎01-15-2016
  • Location: 23229
  • Views: 68
  • Message 9 of 11

Re:Issue with Task Bar after Bios Update (T580 (Type 20L9 )

2021-06-15, 21:51 PM

That and sometimes the icons on the right completely disappear off the side.

Reply
Options

2663 Posts

06-13-2013

United States of America

11308 Signins

61156 Page Views

  • Posts: 2663
  • Registered: ‎06-13-2013
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 61156
  • Message 10 of 11

Re:Issue with Task Bar after Bios Update (T580 (Type 20L9 )

2021-06-16, 0:52 AM

Looks like the issue with the strange behavior of the notification area (system tray) after 21H1 was observed previously during the "preview" period, as tied to KB5003214.

 

However I don't see 3214 installed. On the other hand, trial and error shows that is its KB5003637 which actually IS installed with 21H1, and that backing it out undoes the erratic system tray glitch.

 

Here's another article ascribing the actual culprit to KB5003637. This patch was officially released June 8.

 

Whatever, I'm sure Microsoft will "rush out" a quick fix for this, as it is a very very pronounced and "visible" anomaly that has a significant effect for everyone.

 

In the meantime, if you BACK OUT KB5003637, that will eliminate the issue (of course along with everything else that was actually fixed with this update). But then you will also have to "pause updates for 7 days", or else it will just get reinstalled overnight and you'll be back where you were. And of course, pausing for 7 days will prevent anything else important from being installed during this time-off.  And of course at the end of the 7 days, KB5003637 will again be automatically reinstalled unless you get to it first and pause updates for another 7 days. Or perhaps let it get applied (along with anything else released during the 7-day time-out), and then once again back it out.

 

We need MS to fix the problem for real. This is not a unique problem related to any specific machine or BIOS update or anything you might expect. It is a broken patch from MS, that they should have yanked before publishing it as reports of defective behavior were well known. But they didn't, and we now have KB5003637 which went ahead and released the damaging change into the wild, to all Win10 users.

 

Note that the update is actually independent of 21H1 and was published for 20H2 as well. But it is included in 21H1 so if you install Win10 at that level you will get the broken system tray! Great!

 

 

NOTE: even if you have KB500 installed and perhaps can't back it out because you've done an "in-place upgrade" to 21H1, a workaround is to play around with the taskbar, unlocking it so that you can re-size it, and then dragging it up to double-high if it's currently single-high, or dropping it to single-high if it's currently double-high. This will cause Windows to re-paint the system tray along with the entire taskbar, and the icons should return to their proper appearance.  Then you can shrink/grow it again as you want to end up with, and again the re-paint should again put them where they properly belong. Now you can lock the taskbar, and they should stay put. But if they disappear or corrupt again (as they might, for example, if you say close/exit one of those programs in the system tray), just repeat the above workaround procedure.

 

Other people have played with the taskbar settings to auto-hide, and then not. Again, any trick that causes Windows to re-paint the taskbar by definition seems to also re-paint the system tray with its proper icon appearance.

 

Again, this is an MS problem, not yours.

 

 

Reply
Forum Home

Community Guidelines

Please review our Guidelines before posting.

Learn More

Check out current deals!

Go Shop
X

Save

X

Delete

X

No, I don’t want to share ideas Yes, I agree to these terms