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Windows 7: Black Window on Desktop with no apparent use?

05 Oct 2009   #1
Mandarb

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Black Window on Desktop with no apparent use?

Hi there!

Today I discovered a small dot on my desktop, first I thought it was a pixel gone bad and "liquid" permeating into the pixels around it (even though it's no LCD display ^^).
But it turned out that my cursor changes when going over that dot and further examination revealed that you could enlarge the dot to become a black window. I can't place anything inside it, nor is it some kind of "notepad" for the desktop.

I was using Vista before with pretty much the exact same software setup.

Here's a screenshot of my black-hole-window: EVE Files: DESKTOPBLACK.JPG


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05 Oct 2009   #2
Antman

 

That looks like an orphaned window from a poorly written (perhaps not Win7 ready) program.
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06 Oct 2009   #3
Mandarb

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Aye, I think you're right. It looks like it was a remnant of the Avira update process that didn't properly close. After a restart it was gone.

Besides, is the cat inside this black window now dead or alive?
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06 Oct 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mandarb View Post
Aye, I think you're right. It looks like it was a remnant of the Avira update process that didn't properly close. After a restart it was gone.

Besides, is the cat inside this black window now dead or alive?
depends on if he is named shcroedinger<g>
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06 Oct 2009   #5
Antman

 

The cat was delicious.
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