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If you want to Lock / Unlock your task bar, you simply click the one Checkbox menu item ("Lock the taskbar") and it toggles (just as we expect for a checkbox item).
See it here: https://i.stack.imgur.com/V09Rh.png[^]
Two Checkboxes For One Choice??
However, if you want to hide or display Cortana from your taskbar, there are two checkboxes and you have to select one or the other??? !!! what!?!
You can see the Cortana choices in this snapshot from my taskbar: https://i.stack.imgur.com/X4xt6.png[^]
I was attempting to hide Cortana by clicking (toggling) the "Show Cortana icon" but it didn't do anything. It was annoying. I had to click the _other_ checkbox ("Hidden")!
But now, this one makes me laugh, because M$ basically invented these usages and now they don't follow them.
or they've decided to make radio buttons look like check boxes?
why not? they've made so many other things ugly and confusing (even the overall UI)
- it's the direction that started at win 8 accelerating.
after many otherwise intelligent sounding suggestions that achieved nothing the nice folks at Technet said the only solution was to low level format my hard disk then reinstall my signature. Sadly, this still didn't fix the issue!
IIRC, there should be three options: Hide, Show, and Show Icon. You could either show a search box (show) or a smaller button (show icon).
It's changed in later versions, because they've finally split the search option from Cortana. So now there's a "Show Cortana button" which is a single choice, and a "Search" menu with the "hide", "show icon", and "show search box" options.
But you don't expect consistency* from a Microsoft UI, do you?
* Apart from "the consistency of warm diarrhoea".
"These people looked deep within my soul and assigned me a number based on the order in which I joined." - Homer
One gripe is that Microsoft started leaving "..." off of menu items that initiate a dialog.
They used to be fanatics about CUA compliance and "explorability" of the UI.
The Ribbon was the first step in removing explorability of the UI. Now there is a GIANT list of every possible command with no logical grouping that you can "add to custom". The GIANT list only supports single letter matching if you try to type! Hundreds of options start with "S".
Every thing is "Search" driven. You better know what you want and start typing it in to find it for any Windows 10 feature or program.
It was the Americans who declared their independence from the Britain, not the other way round. If Britain's leaving the EU is called Brexit, then America's declaration of independence should be called Amexit, or some such.
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.
-- 6079 Smith W.