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Windows 7: Dragged Icon stuck on

12 Jan 2012   #1
dziadgba

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Dragged Icon stuck on

Title: Dragged Icon stuck on Desktop

Hy,
I wanted to drag a zip-file to the desktop from an application (Evernote). Now it is stuck on the Desktop (always in front, even when I drag some windows over it) as you can see in the attachment. I can not select or click on it. This happens quite often and not only when I drag things from Evernote. Refresh screen does not solve the problem. Restarting Windows solves the problem, but maybe somebody can indicate me how to refresh the Desktop and get rid of this icon without restarting?
Thanks
Dziadgba




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12 Jan 2012   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Dziadgba, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Does the file actually still get copied to the desktop when this happens?

Restarting explorer may be able to get rid of it for you without having to restart the computer. If you like using the tutorial below to add "Restart Explorer" to the desktop context menu can make it easier to do and use.

Explorer - Add "Restart Explorer" to Desktop Context Menu

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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12 Jan 2012   #3
dziadgba

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

hy,
Thanks for your answer.
I repeated the same operation (dragged same file again from Evernote to desktop and at that point the stucked Icon disappeared. I will try to restart Explorer next time it happens.
thanks
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12 Jan 2012   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome. Please let us know how it went if it happens again.
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12 Jan 2012   #5
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Hi dziadgba. Yes, welcome to 7F!

Right click on an open area on your desktop to open the context menu.
Left or right click on Refresh.

Your problem could indicate that video display settings need changed and/or video drivers need updated.
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06 Nov 2013   #6
Indiggy

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I know it's an old thread but changing my colors from 32 bit to 16 bit and then back again fixed this problem right up. to clarify go to control panel> display > screen resolution and selecting advanced settings and then changing the colors under the monitor tab. windows will probably give you the option to undo the change select ok and you're done! (I hope)

Color Bit Depth - Display Settings
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18 Jan 2014   #7
laz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indiggy View Post
I know it's an old thread but changing my colors from 32 bit to 16 bit and then back again fixed this problem right up. to clarify go to control panel> display > screen resolution and selecting advanced settings and then changing the colors under the monitor tab. windows will probably give you the option to undo the change select ok and you're done! (I hope)

Color Bit Depth - Display Settings

Hey, I just joined so I could thank you for your solution! I've had this problem before and hadn't found a solution, but your color depth change worked for me! Thanks again!
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19 May 2016   #8
nanrector

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indiggy View Post
I know it's an old thread but changing my colors from 32 bit to 16 bit and then back again fixed this problem right up. to clarify go to control panel> display > screen resolution and selecting advanced settings and then changing the colors under the monitor tab. windows will probably give you the option to undo the change select ok and you're done! (I hope)

Color Bit Depth - Display Settings
And years later this answer still helps someone... thank you!

Nancy
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