Microsoft confirms Windows 10 KB5039211 breaks some apps’ taskbar menu

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Microsoft has confirmed that it’s aware of a new issue that could break the right-click menu of apps pinned to the taskbar. This bug affects all recent updates for Windows 10, including Windows 10 KB5039211 (June security patch), KB5037849 (May optional patch), KB5037768 (May security patch), and KB5036979 (April optional patch).

As you know, Windows 10 has a jump list feature, which is a menu that appears when you right-click apps pinned to the taskbar. It also appears when you right-click apps in the Start menu. The jump list lets you quickly access some features. For example, when WhatsApp is pinned to the taskbar, you can right-click the icon to start a new conversation or call.

Unfortunately, as some users previously told Windows Latest, Windows 10’s taskbar jump list is broken, triggering the “open with…” menu instead. In our tests, Windows Latest observed that it affects only a small number of apps and users, particularly apps that use a custom jump list.

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The left side shows normal/expected taskbar behaviour. The right side shows “open with” menu launching incorrectly.

Microsoft Teams and Outlook (new) are also affected. If you have pinned Teams or Outlook to the taskbar and right-click the shortcuts to access features like “Status, Quit, Call, etc.,” you might see the “Open with” dialog box instead.

The “Open with” dialog box typically appears when you right-click apps on the desktop and select the “Open with” option. However, a bug randomly triggers the “Open with” menu.

In an update to the support document first spotted by Windows Latest, Microsoft has confirmed that it has identified the fix, which will be included in an upcoming update for Windows 10 22H2.

Microsoft won’t give us the full list of affected apps, but you might run into these issues when right-clicking shortcuts for Microsoft Teams, new Outlook for Windows, and Snip & Sketch.

Users report audio problems in Windows 10 KB5039211

In new posts on Feedback Hub, some users flagged problems with Realtek Audio Drivers after installing Windows 10 KB5039211.

If you’re affected, you might see an alert stating no speakers or headphones are plugged in. This alert shows up directly on the taskbar.

In some cases, you might not see the audio driver in Device Manager.

Another user flagged more serious problems, including Blue Screen of Death and problems with Windows system file (winload.efi).

Microsoft has yet to acknowledge reports of audio problems, but the tech giant is looking into the taskbar problems.

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