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Windows 7: Unusual activity on Desktop Windows 7

19 Nov 2010   #1
jones

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Unusual activity on Desktop Windows 7

Hi
I have googled and googled but I can't find anyone else that has experienced this.
Randomly an icon on my desktop wiggles.
its really weird. I filmed it and put it on youtube.
Here is the video of it. It happens right at the end.
Anyone know anything about this?



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19 Nov 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Hey thats cool, how can I get dancing icons

In any event.
Go to search
type device manger
make sure that your graphics card is up to date
make sure there are no yellow warning markers in device manger
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19 Nov 2010   #3
jones

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Yes they are up to date.
However I fail to see how graphics drivers not up to date would cause one icon to wiggle randomly...especially since it is the same icon even when i move it to a new location on the desktop..
It just seems kind of weird

I'll also add that I have scanned for viruses with Viper, malwarebytes, spybot S&D, and bit Defender online scanner. LMAO
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19 Nov 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I notice that its a short cut.
How about deleting it and then make a new one?
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19 Nov 2010   #5
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Hmm, that's not as bad as having icons disappear, like I had on my first computer, Which I returned to the store shortly afterward.

EDIT: Have you considered removing all of them and use something like ObjectDock instead? I really dislike a cluttered desktop.
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19 Nov 2010   #6
jones

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

its not really a problem i just think its some sort of anomaly...
I'd rather not delete it until I figure it out.
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19 Nov 2010   #7
s7ven

Windows s7ven
 
 

that is rather a strange icon.. and it's the only one that wiggles.. hmm,,
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19 Nov 2010   #8
jhawksone

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

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19 Nov 2010   #9
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i would keep it if it were me! for pure novelty value.

any other effects associated with this dance? high cpu usage or anything like that?

what happens if you copy this icon?

(unrelated - the only jumping icons i've experienced are the windows games (minesweeper etc) icons on taskbar - i notice they slide to the right from time to time)
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19 Nov 2010   #10
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

GREMLINS trying to escape!
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