Arduino IDE will not display on my screen

When I launch the Arduino IDE app, the start-up image comes up, then the Arduino icon appears in the toolbar to the right, but when I click on it, nothing happens.

This problem just came up today. A few days ago, everything was working just fine.

I am running Windows 10.

I tried a computer re-start but got the same result.

I un-installed the IDE software and re-installed it but got the same result.

Has anyone run into this issue before?

By app, are you talking about the Windows Store App version of the Arduino IDE or are you using the regular version of the Arduino IDE?

pert:
By app, are you talking about the Windows Store App version of the Arduino IDE or are you using the regular version of the Arduino IDE?

The regular version of the Arduino IDE

For some strange reason I get the full screen IDE. Nothing changed, it just started working normally. Welcome to the wacky world of windows!

Check if you have an arduino_debug.exe in C:\Program Files (x86)\Arduino. If so, run it and see where it fails. Copy the result here if you can't fix it, somebody (pert ;)) might know.

OK, see that it's fixed; so this is for the next time :wink: