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Running programs in taskbar taking on Firefox icons. Has blank icon when no other programs in taskbar.

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As from today my computer has developed a strange problem. Let's say I run Firefox on it's own... In the taskbar Ffox has a blank icon. If I then run notepad for example, notepad appears with it's normal icon and the Firefox icon in the taskbar, which was previously blank, takes on the notepad icon.

If I then click the running Firefox or notepad on the taskbar the icon turns back into Ffox, however the notepad icon also turns into Ffox! If I then close notepad the Ffox icon turns blank again. It's bizarre, I've run a few scans for viruses etc but nothing.

In summary: Firefox has a blank icon in the taskbar, it then temporarily takes on the icon of whatever I run next, if I then click on either the Ffox or other running program in the taskbar both icons turn to Firefox icons.

I'm hoping a reboot will fix this anomaly, in the meantime be interesting to know what's causing this.

Firefox 65.0.2 Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

As from today my computer has developed a strange problem. Let's say I run Firefox on it's own... In the taskbar Ffox has a blank icon. If I then run notepad for example, notepad appears with it's normal icon and the Firefox icon in the taskbar, which was previously blank, takes on the notepad icon. If I then click the running Firefox or notepad on the taskbar the icon turns back into Ffox, however the notepad icon also turns into Ffox! If I then close notepad the Ffox icon turns blank again. It's bizarre, I've run a few scans for viruses etc but nothing. In summary: Firefox has a blank icon in the taskbar, it then temporarily takes on the icon of whatever I run next, if I then click on either the Ffox or other running program in the taskbar both icons turn to Firefox icons. I'm hoping a reboot will fix this anomaly, in the meantime be interesting to know what's causing this. Firefox 65.0.2 Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

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I think it was, a reboot fixed it. Would still be interested to know what happened there though.

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Sounds more like a O/S issue. Did you restart your computer to see what happens?

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I think it was, a reboot fixed it. Would still be interested to know what happened there though.

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Sometimes this is a O/S problem and sometimes not. And best to always err on restart to insure this isn't something the O/S needs because it updated.

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I'd recently installed some printer software although the problem didn't happen immediately after doing that. Due to the specific order of events it seemed to me more like a malicious script, however a virus scan found nothing.