Fix: “Show Windows Store Apps on the Taskbar” Option is missing

Windows 8.1 was a pretty decent improvement over its much buggier and unstable predecessor – Windows 8. However, Windows 8.1 was not just about improvements; the update also brought with it quite a few new features. One of the new features that Windows 8.1 brought is the Show Windows Store apps on the taskbar option – an option that does exactly what its name suggests and can prove to be quite useful for the average Windows user.

However, some Windows 8.1 users have found that, when they right-click on the Taskbar and click on Properties they are not able to see the Show Windows Store apps on the taskbar option where it should be and that the option is missing altogether. The only explanation for this occurrence is that users experiencing this problem have not downloaded and installed the Windows update that brought the Show Windows Store apps on the taskbar to Windows 8.1 computers across the globe – update KB 2919355.

This issue can be fixed quite easily by simply checking for, downloading and installing update KB 2919355. To fix this issue and have the Show Windows Store apps on the taskbar option exactly where it should be, all you need to do is:

Move your pointer to the bottom right corner of your screen and then in the menu that pops up, click on Settings.

Click on Change PC settings.

Click on Update and Recovery.

Click on Windows Update.

Click on Check now.

Once all available updates for your computer have been detected, click on View details and look for the update that contains KB 2919355.

If an update containing KB 2919355 is not found, it is possible that you have not yet downloaded and installed an update – the KB 2919442 update, for example – that is crucial to the installation of KB 2919355. So, download and install all of the available updates that your computer has retrieved.

Once all of the updates have been installed, restart your computer and then check for updates again.

This time, an update containing KB 2919355 will definitely show up, and when you find this update, install it. Once the update has been downloaded and installed, you will have the Show Windows Store apps on the taskbar option exactly where it should be.

Kevin Arrows


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Fix: “Show Windows Store Apps on the Taskbar” Option is missing

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