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17 May 2015   #1
Rose1

windows Ultimate
 
 
desktop rectangle icon

is there a way to remove the square thing on this?




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17 May 2015   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Rose,

See if refreshing (F5) your desktop may sort it.
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17 May 2015   #3
Rose1

windows Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Rose,

See if refreshing (F5) your desktop may sort it.
No it doesn't.
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17 May 2015   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Does it stay like that after restarting the computer or logging out and in?

If so, you might see if changing the icon of that shortcut to a different or same icon a couple of time may sort it.

Shortcut - Change Icon
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17 May 2015   #5
Rose1

windows Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Does it stay like that after restarting the computer or logging out and in?

If so, you might see if changing the icon of that shortcut to a different or same icon a couple of time may sort it.

Shortcut - Change Icon
All the icons are like that on the desktop.
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17 May 2015   #6
sgage

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rose1 View Post
is there a way to remove the square thing on this?
This is an artifact of being able to operate the desktop by keyboard. It happens for me every so often. To get rid of it, I hit Ctrl-Esc to bring up the start menu, cursor down (no mouse!) to some program or other, hit Enter to launch it. Usually, after I close that program, the rectangle goes away - what you've done is taken keyboard focus away from that desktop item. Then, a few days later it pops up again - I can't figure out what triggers it.

It is a long-standing bug, and nobody seems to want to do anything about it. It happens in Windows post-7 as well.
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17 May 2015   #7
Rose1

windows Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sgage View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rose1 View Post
is there a way to remove the square thing on this?
This is an artifact of being able to operate the desktop by keyboard. It happens for me every so often. To get rid of it, I hit Ctrl-Esc to bring up the start menu, cursor down (no mouse!) to some program or other, hit Enter to launch it. Usually, after I close that program, the rectangle goes away - what you've done is taken keyboard focus away from that desktop item. Then, a few days later it pops up again - I can't figure out what triggers it.

It is a long-standing bug, and nobody seems to want to do anything about it. It happens in Windows post-7 as well.
My happened after I did the system restore.
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17 May 2015   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If what sgage posted doesn't help, then see if changing the size of the desktop icons to another size and back may toggle it to stop.

If not, then let's see if rebuilding the icon cache may.
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17 May 2015   #9
Rose1

windows Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
If what sgage posted doesn't help, then see if changing the size of the desktop icons to another size and back may toggle it to stop.

If not, then let's see if rebuilding the icon cache may.
rebuilding the icon cache looks risky to me.
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17 May 2015   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Is it as risky as surfing the internet without a antivirus program :/
You should stick with your ultimate problem Rose and clean your system first then put humpy dumpty back together again afterwards,
windows defender service does not exist as an installed service
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