The recent Windows 11 update causes shortcuts to disappear from

The recent Windows 11 update causes shortcuts to disappear from the taskbar and other problems

Earlier this month, Microsoft released security update KB5032190 for current versions of the Windows 11 operating system. This package fixes a number of known issues, but also introduces new ones. According to the numerous user posts on thematic forums, installing KB5032190 may cause shortcuts to disappear from the taskbar or not work properly, the animation of virtual desktops to be slow, or the computer to restart cyclically.

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First of all, it should be noted that attempting to install the said update may result in an endless cyclic restart of the computer. Reports confirming this appeared on the Reddit platform and in Microsoft support forums. Some users have also reported a decrease in the smoothness of virtual desktop animations.

Additionally, installing the update may cause shortcuts to disappear from the taskbar. Note that users noticed the disappearing shortcuts issue after the release of the Moment 4 update earlier this year, but it is now also relevant to the KB5032190 package. In some cases, the shortcuts displayed on the taskbar do not work properly. For example, clicking the Microsoft Word shortcut may launch Edge or another application. Closing File Explorer via Task Manager resolves this issue, but it recurs after about 30 minutes.

Microsoft is aware of the issue with shortcuts and a patch to fix it is currently being tested in beta versions of Windows 11 on the Canary Channel. It is not yet known when the patch will be publicly available.


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