[Did You Know] Ultimate List of Windows 8 Bugs and Goof-ups

When Windows Vista was under development and I was using testing builds of Vista, I found many bugs in the OS. I reported them to Microsoft and many of them were fixed in the next OS i.e. Windows 7.

[Did You Know] Ultimate List of Windows Vista Facts, Bugs and Goof-ups

When Microsoft started working on Windows 7, again I found some new bugs in Windows 7:

[Did You Know] Ultimate List of Windows 7 Bugs and Goof-ups

And now when Windows 8 has been released, there are very few bugs in the OS. In fact I have not found any new bug in Windows 8 but there are a few bugs which were present in Windows 7 and have not been fixed in Windows 8.

Today in this article, I'm going to list a few bugs which were present in previous Windows versions such as Windows 7, etc and are still present in the latest Windows 8 OS.

1. Windows 8 Explorer Titlebar Bug

That's a new bug found in Windows 8. This bug appears when you right-click on titlebar in a window and select an item such as restore, maximize, move, size, etc from the context menu. You select the item but the titlebar context menu remains on screen.

Check out following video to better understand the bug and to know the steps to recreate the bug:

Thanks to our reader "NZero" for sharing it...

2. Taskbar Context Menu Bug

This bug was first found in Windows 8 but after some time we noticed that its also present in Windows 7. This bug causes the Taskbar context menu to appear behind the Taskbar.


You can visit following topic to read the steps to recreate the bug:

Windows 7 and Windows 8 Taskbar Context Menu Bug

Another similar bug:

[Bug] Taskbar Context Menu won’t Close in Windows 7, 8 and 8.1

3. Windows 8 Taskbar Bug

A funny bug which causes Windows 8 to show Windows XP style old balloon popups in Taskbar.


Windows 8 UI Bug Causes Windows XP Style Classic Balloon Notifications in Taskbar

4. Task Manager Maximize Option Bug

This bug was present in Windows Vista and Windows 7 and can also be recreated in Windows 8. This bug can maximize anything which is showing in Task Manager whether its a window or a dialog box. Generally you can't maximize a dialog box because it provides only close button but this bug can maximize dialog boxes which makes the dialog box looking strange on screen as shown in following screenshot:


You just need to open a dialog box such as Taskbar Properties, Run dialog box, etc and then open Task Manager, right-click on the dialog box entry and select Maximize option.

Check out following article for full details about this bug:

[Fun Tip] Maximize Windows or Dialog Box When Maximize Button is Disabled

You can also watch this bug live in action in following exclusive video:

5. Notepad Statusbar Bug

This is the oldest bug in the history of Windows. Its present in almost all versions of Notepad whether its Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 Notepad. This bug causes Notepad to show incorrect row and column numbers in Statusbar.


Check out following topic for more details and instructions:

Notepad Statusbar Bug Found in All Windows Versions

6. Windows 8 Start Screen Bug

I'm glad to see that this bug which was found in Windows 8 Release Preview build has been fixed in RTM (final version) of Windows 8. Check out following topic for more details about this bug:

Windows 8 Start Screen Search Page Bug

7. Aero Glass Transparency Bug

As we know that Microsoft has removed Aero glass transparency from Windows 8 and people are trying their best to find a way to enable the transparency again. There is a bug in Windows 8 which allows you to enable a broken Aero glass transparency in Windows 8. Since its a bug, it doesn't work properly.

Check out following topic for more details:

Is There Any Way to Enable Aero Glass Transparency in Windows 8?

That's all for now guys. If you have also found any bug or easter egg in Windows 8, feel free to share it in your comment...

Also Check:

[Bug] Screen Won't Dim When You Press Win+PrtScn keys to Save Screenshots

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