In Windows 8.1 I find the following odd behavior:
I have Microsoft Word 365 pinned to the taskbar.
I right-click Word in the taskbar and hover to a template (*.dotx) file in the MRU list.
I right-click the template file shortcut and choose Open (rather than New) from its context menu.
Word opens a new document, rather than the template.
This is the behavior I would expect if I simply clicked the MRU item, or if I chose Open from the context menu.
When Word is pinned to the Start8 menu (rather than to the taskbar), the above works as expected. Removing Start8 does not affect the error described above.
This is important, because the Open item is the main way to edit the template file itself, rather than creating a new Word document.
Thanks for any help or explanation.