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Windows 7: Screen Flicker

22 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Screen Flicker

I just got Windows 7 Home Premium today and installed 64bit edition. I must say, I'm over the moon. Great OS.

Have a very small annoyance issue I was hoping someone could tell me is a result of a feature that I can turn off that isn't a major.

So here's what's happening

In Windows Explorer / My Computer when it's maximized "full screen", when I double click a folder and navigate around the directories, the screen changes brightness to bright then back very quickly to the original level (it basically flashes). If a folder only has a few other files inside of it, it even changes brightness when I hover over the icons. It's not a major and doesn't do it when it's not fully maximized. Even if I make it the size of the screen by dragging the corners when it's restored down it doesn't do it. Very weird, and kind of hurts my eyes, especially when it's getting late at night and I should be in bed already.

When I disable visual themes, the problem goes away, but then it looks like rank, and I want to have all the flashy things that are unique to this version of windows, so....

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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22 Oct 2009   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

hi Lamda09a, and welcome to sevenforums, you'll like it here,

i had a similar problem back in my brief vista days with a samsung monitor - it didn't like any program going fullscreen - especially movies, it would flicker like crazy.

a visit to the manufacturer's webiste and a quick driver/profile download sorted it out - the one and only time i've needed to download a monitor driver ever, i think. luckily the same monitor has no problems in any of the 7s that i've tried.

hope this helps, if not, come back here!
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22 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thanks for your prompt reply

I have since upgraded my Video Drivers and installed the monitor drivers for my monitor (vista version though) and it is still doing the same thing. Just to clarify, it's not full screen as such, it is only happening when the window is maximized.

Any further help would be greatly appreciated
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22 Oct 2009   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

sorry, that's the only idea that i had, apart from 'can you change the refresh rate settings?'

hopefully, another forum member will be along who may be able to help more...
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