Well the whole point is that I'm NOT seeing it! It's not on the menu when I right-click. I'm using the Windows installer version at the moment. I've tried all the different versions though with the same results.
to your PM!
Per your PM I did everything you suggested.
1. I completely removed Electrum 1.9.8 including running a registry cleaner to clean up any remnants left in the registry
2. Rebooted PC
3. Installed Electrum from a fresh download.
The problem still persists. The is NO light/dark option on the taskbar when right-clicked. Just Hide/Show and Exit.
I also have Electrum-LTC installed and it DOES have the option when right-clicked in the taskbar.
Anyway this issue will in no way prevent me from using Electrum. I love it!!