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Windows 7: Desktop Computer icon replicates itself

05 Jan 2013   #11
RJKinsman

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Paranoid much?


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05 Jan 2013   #12
RJKinsman

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Personally, I love all things google -- Chrome, Voice, gmail, drive and more. As far as I'm concerned, the ads are not intrusive, and if it's free to me and paid for by someone else, fine. No problem. I'd be very surprised if it was google advertising replicating the Computer icon on my desktop. Seriously. But I draw the line at Android. Tried it, hate it. All of my mobile devices run iOS. And that's just because sadly, webOS failed.
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05 Jan 2013   #13
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RJKinsman View Post
... But I draw the line at Android. Tried it, hate it. All of my mobile devices run iOS. And that's just because sadly, webOS failed.
Time will tell if "they" can make this work well:
Update: Canonical prepares Ubuntu for smartphones - Computerworld

Can you specify the info needed to attempt replicating this issue:
Chrome version, theme, plugins, settings that you think might help...
OS theme...
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05 Jan 2013   #14
RJKinsman

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Interesting article about Ubuntu. I had a terrible experience with it on a netbook, long sad story. Ended up falling back to Windows. I might be willing to give it a shot on a phone, but I would be very cautious. I run my life out that thing! Could be quite disruptive. I might try putting it on my old Treo that is sitting around doing nothing, just to play with it.

Anyway...

Here's the information you requested...
Chrome Version 24.0.1312.45 beta-m (BTW, it says "Google Chrome is up to date.")
Default Theme (hmmm... never tried themes. Interesting)
Extensions:
AddThis - Share & Bookmark (new) 2.9.9
CloudShare Plugin 1.4.4.0
DB 3.0 (Unofficial Dropbox application (icon/link)
Google Voice (by Google) 2.3.6.8
IE Tab 3.10.10.1
LastPass 2.0.14
Tabs to the front! 0.2.4
WebSlingPlayer 1.5.7.158
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05 Jan 2013   #15
RJKinsman

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

One other thing, it's not easy to replicate. Once it starts happening, it keeps happening until I reboot. But I'm not sure what sequence of events leads up to it starting to happen.
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05 Jan 2013   #16
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RJKinsman View Post
Paranoid much?
Not until it started parsing what I was writing in emails, pasting ads based on what I'd just written to a friend. These ads will follow you everywhere you go, to other devices, sites, etc. and are so intrusive they'll even limit ads to exactly what you (confidentially) tell correspondents you're looking for. That much you can mitigate with the Advertising Initiative, but just the fact that Google can do this is too much for me.
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05 Jan 2013   #17
RJKinsman

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RJKinsman View Post
Paranoid much?
Not until it started parsing what I was writing in emails, pasting ads based on what I'd just written to a friend. These ads will follow you everywhere you go, to other devices, sites, etc. and are so intrusive they'll even limit ads to exactly what you (confidentially) tell correspondents you're looking for. That much you can mitigate with the Advertising Initiative, but just the fact that Google can do this is too much for me.
I understand that concern, I've heard it before, and I know it's doing it. It doesn't bother me. I know it's a just a machine. Actually sometimes it's kind of amusing.
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05 Jan 2013   #18
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Just take the computer icon off the desktop.

right click the desktop> click personalize> change desktop icons> uncheck the computer icon> click ok

see if it works.
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05 Jan 2013   #19
RJKinsman

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Just take the computer icon off the desktop.

right click the desktop> click personalize> change desktop icons> uncheck the computer icon> click ok

see if it works.
Thanks, @AddRAM. Yes, I've done that, but after removing them, the icons just start replicating again until I reboot.
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05 Jan 2013   #20
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Tell me how you got it to do that, I want it on 1 of my machines.
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