Windows Store apps minimize to taskbar immediately after lunch

I don’t use Windows Store apps often, actually I don’t use them at all. I just like when the default MSN Weather compactly presents in Start menu and shows current location temperature. Just for fun.

But recently I ran into a frustrating issue when all Store Apps (including the Store itself) constantly minimize to taskbar immediately after lunch.

What I’ve tried and it didn’t help:

  • Explicitly turn off the GPO which disallows Windows Store apps
  • sfc /scannow
  • Grant Read permissions to ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES on HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
  • Run powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRootWinStoreAppxManifest.xml
  • or ((Get-ChildItem "HKLM:SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionAppxAppxAllUserStoreInboxApplications") | Get-ItemProperty).Path | Add-AppxPackage - Register -DisableDevelopmentMode
  • Copy from another user’s %LocalAppData%Packages

What actually helped:

  • wsreset from elevated console
  • Reininstall the app
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