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Windows 7: Chrome startup refreshing Desktop-Icons

02 Nov 2018   #11
Banyarola

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I did a Google on this and it seems people were complaining about this problem for a few years now..


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02 Nov 2018   #12
Ricard0

Windows 7 Pro (64 bit)
 
 

You're partly right there...
A few years ago, there was indeed a problem that was either the same, or quite similar to what we are seeing now.
That time it did get solved, but now we are seeing the same problem again. Anyway, it presents itself in the same way (flashing desktop icons). It could of course have a different technical cause this time.
Not every fever is caused by the same disease
So let's hope that it will be solved this time as well. In my opinion it's 100% certain, that it was introduced by version 70. As said, I keep one machine running on version 69 for now, and I keep one machine up to date.
So I can see when it is "safe" to update again. All of us going back (and remaining) on an earlier version forever isn't realy a solution either. (Allthough I think you can very well skip updates for a few month or so without even noticing or missing anything relevant)
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02 Nov 2018   #13
Banyarola

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I'm also running ver.70
I have no idea when it started because I didn't know about it until I read this post...

Anyway, so what if it refreshes desktop icons..Any problem with that happening?

By the way, how do you turn off auto updates in Chrome?
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02 Nov 2018   #14
Ricard0

Windows 7 Pro (64 bit)
 
 

You're right. It isn't all that much of a problem, as long as thing are working stable and sofar I can see no other problems than just this one. It's just annoying at most, but you will get used to it and maybe even miss it when things are back to normal. The annoying part for me is more the fact that I am unable to solve it, than the actual problem itself.
(Says more about me than about Chrome doesn't it ? )

I forgot to mention how to avoid the updates, since I turned that of years ago.
I just keep Chrome's update program behind a firewall, so it is note able to check for updates. Every once in a while I give it "permission" to check, by opening the firewall and than going to "Help -> About Google Chrome" which not only shows what version you are running, but also will trigger an update check.
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02 Nov 2018   #15
Banyarola

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I'm just gonna leave it on..
Having the icons refresh when I load Chrome really don't bother me...Besides, my browser is open all day anyway...
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1 Week Ago   #16
Ricard0

Windows 7 Pro (64 bit)
 
 

Problem seems to be fixed now: latest version 71.0.3578.80
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1 Week Ago   #17
Banyarola

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks..I haven't noticed

I just checked and it's now working correctly...
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