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Windows 7: Unsure how to best describe issue... Open programs try to "re-open"

05 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Unsure how to best describe issue... Open programs try to "re-open"

For instance, if playing solitaire, the icon for the open program down on the task bar will start "sliding in" over top of itself again, as if it is just being reopened. I am sorry I really don't know how else to explain it. But when it happens it goes very quick sometimes with rapid successions of the occurrence and it makes it difficult to use the program. When these flashes of "opening" occur, I cannot do anything and the program may freeze. For instance, Firefox just "opened" over top of itself and it paused my typing and I had to reclick in the box to type again. It does not open a new window or tab, but it is like the same window or program is trying to reopen itself. Any suggestions?

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05 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

I'm just wondering if it's connected to Aero and jump lists on your task bar.

You could try disabling Aero to see if that stops these events occurring. At least we would then know where to start looking.
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05 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Didn't work. I wish I knew how to best describe it. When you first open a program, and the icon slides in from the left part of the task bar, Thats what it looks like. Over and over. It doesn't usually occur right at the startup of the program. There is no discernible pattern that I can find.
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05 Oct 2011   #4

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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

In an empty place in the taskbar, RT click/Properties. Taskbar tab,Taskbar Butons, in the drop-down menu select one different that what is there now, apply, OK to see if this will change anything.
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05 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Nope, nothing. Thanks for the help though everyone. Should i try a restore point?
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05 Oct 2011   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Sure, restore point would've been my next suggestion along with running SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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07 Oct 2011   #7

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks guys. Ended up having to do a Recovery. Restore wouldn't even work there was something else going on. Good for my comp anyway, have all my programming back and everything cleaned up running in tip top shape now!
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07 Oct 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Oh well, at least everything is good now.

Thanks for the update.
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07 Oct 2011   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Glad you found a fix!
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