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Windows 7: Strange streaks on Desktop

02 Aug 2011   #1
JerryFerreira

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Strange streaks on Desktop

For some time (about 1 week), I've been getting strange "light" streaks when I use the "Show Desktop" feature (hovering over the lower right rectangle in the Taskbar). This happens only when I have another window open at Maximize.

To show what I mean, here are two screen caps, the first is when I'm actually at the Desktop, the second is previewing the Desktop.

Anyone else having this situation?

P.S. I've had the same video drivers for quite some time, so I don't think that's the problem.

Thanks




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02 Aug 2011   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

That's normal. It's supposed to give you the illusion of looking through a window.
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02 Aug 2011   #3
JerryFerreira

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks Dwarf for your quick reply.

Strange, but since I've had Windows 7, this never happened until recently.
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02 Aug 2011   #4
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Like Dwarf said it's supposed to be there. It is an image in the steam folder in the aero.msstyle it can be edited out.
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02 Aug 2011   #5
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

It's part of Aero. If Aero is disabled for any reason, you will not get this (actually called Aero Peek).
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02 Aug 2011   #6
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

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02 Aug 2011   #7
JerryFerreira

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks to all. I will mark this as solved.

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