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Jul 8, 2014

My start menu button completely disappeared from the taskbar. I am using DisplayFusion and Start8 so I am not sure if those could cause this issue. I am able to still access the start menu easily by clicking the windows key but would love to fix this.

Due to DisplayFusion I can still see the start menu button on the other taskbar but Start8 does not want to style it or anything.

Example image: [URL] - The right taskbar is my main monitor and the left is the second monitor that has a taskbar from displayfusion

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