When I open Roon on PC, the icon in the taskbar I click stays as is and another instance of Roon opens on the end. When I close Roon that second instance goes away.
One server, the other client?
Yeah, I get the same thing. Never noticed it before this last WIN10 update.
On my PC, I’m only running Roon as a Remote.
Since this seems like it might be a common problem with the WIN10 update, I am tagging @support.
I’ve moved this topic over to support.
On my office laptop, I could reproduce and confirm this is a very recent behavioural change.
On my home PC, it was fine (and that’s running a more recent version of Windows).
Going back to my laptop, I tried this:
- Stop Roon
- Unpin Roon from the taskbar
- Pin Roon to the taskbar
- Start Roon (from the pinned icon)
No duplicate icon
@xxx and @Gareth_Irwin can you guys try this to see if it makes a difference on your systems.
Didn’t work for me. Tried it twice to be sure. Still duplicate.
My WIN10 is a different build, but it says I am up to date -
Oh well, it was worth a try.
Interesting. If I unpin Roon and then click on the taskbar spot where the icon used to be it (sorta) acts like the icon is still there.
A reboot between unpin/repin doesn’t help.
I have also noticed this behavior.
Another note, It also happens with my Steam shortcut in my task bar.
Maybe just a windows thing then, I dont think I have seen it eslewhere but will keep an eye out
and one last note, in case you did not know or notice, there is a little bar above the icons that have programs opened. see screen shot:
The two icons circled are the shortcuts that are pinned to the task bar. in the case of chrome it combines the shortcut icon with the indicator.
Thanks for reporting your experience - sorry about the trouble. I’ve passed this on to the team, but, in the meantime, the steps @Carl has shared seem to resolve the issue:
- close all instances of Roon
- unpin Roon from the task bar
- re-pin Roon to the task bar
- launch Roon
Thanks for trying
I just tried @Carl s method and it did not work for me. I still got a duplicate icon.
However, I tried right clicking on the duplicate icon and adding it to the task bar. then I unpinned the original icon from the task bar. now there is no duplicate. unfortunately, this means if I unpin the icon and then re-pin it it will start duplicating again. I tried this with my steam icon and it behaves the same way.
So, close, but not solved yet.
Is this marked solved? Doesn’t really matter as it isn’t a big deal, but it isn’t solved.
Hi @beka, for some yes but not for everyone. There’s more to this but I do suspect it’s more Windows related than Roon.
The problem is widely discussed as a Windows problem. I found this link, perhaps understandable with Google translator or Deepl.
Also, apart from the duplicate icon (which I also experienced) there was only, for me, 1 instance of Roon running so it’s a minor irritant and doesn’t appear to affect Roon functionality or performance.
Nonetheless MS continue to cause grief with their updates as there’s always a bug with the updates & often user settings are overwritten with unwanted or unpredictable results.
Thank you so much for taking interest in this topic and trying to find an answer - I’m appreciative of your insightful comments (and thanks for unchecking the Solved box - this still needs work )