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Windows 7: Dead Pixel? Or not?

22 Oct 2009   #21
SteveO

Windows 7x64 7100
 
 

I had the same thing. Thanks for figuring it out.


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22 Oct 2009   #22
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by peck1234 View Post
SOLVED!

Figured id trying ending some processes to see if the dot would disappear... I ended waol.exe (america online beta) and the dot disappeared! (This program is also installed on the laptop)

Sweet! Thanks for all the help guys...
I check the red triangle and reported it solved for you
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11 Dec 2009   #23
BfB

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

You aren't the only one (or two) that's had/having this issue! I reported it to AOL just now. I'm glad I found your post.

Pixel Issue with Windows 7 and AOL 9.5 and 9.6! - Technical Issues & Problems - AOL Message Boards
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11 Dec 2009   #24
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by peck1234 View Post
If I turn Aero Off this dot goes away....

ITS NOT A DEAD PIXEL!
Next time, rethink your thread title.
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12 Dec 2009   #25
BfB

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by peck1234 View Post
If I turn Aero Off this dot goes away....

ITS NOT A DEAD PIXEL!
Next time, rethink your thread title.
Don't get your panties in a wad. It didn't bother me how he said it, & he clearly stated it wasn't a dead pixel within his posts. As a matter of fact, how he wrote it actually helped me to find it easy in a Google search.
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12 Dec 2009   #26
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Just another reason I Hate, Hate Hate AOL.

I am so glad they have finally died to just a miserable obscure website.
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12 Dec 2009   #27
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
Just another reason I Hate, Hate Hate AOL.

I am so glad they have finally died to just a miserable obscure website.
Umm, they haven't. Their software is still readily available on the website, and probably 60% of my customers (computer repair shop) have it installed, whether they use it or not. Of course I immediately remove it....but they are definitely still out there.
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13 Dec 2009   #28
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

My Mom still uses it. I've been trying seriously trying to get her off it with no luck so far. It uses a lot of resources, but you know how people can get set in their ways. Glad to here it is resolved. Fabe
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13 Dec 2009   #29
BfB

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Some still use AOL for the privacy it gives them in regards to their IP, as well as the limitless usernames/emails they can create, all for their "dirty" work, especially in regards to message boards & eBay'ing. Trying to get such info from the AOL TOS requires law enforcement to be involved, generally.

Just sayin'...

Oh the good ole days of AOL 3.x & 4.x, & the punter & TOS'er proggies.
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30 Jun 2010   #30
thecontinuum

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Update to psuedo dead pixel

Hi guys. Don't know if this subject is dead or not, but I may have an update about the issue that I don't believe anyone else has mentioned.

I too have the same problem with the discolored pixel being caused by a running program. In my case, running TinyGrab.exe (A screenshot program I recommend to everyone) causes the pixel to show up.

Quitting the program solves the issue; the pixel goes away. Restarting it brings it back. Since I absolutely love the program, I can sacrifice the pixel being there. I hardly notice it anyway.

Screenshot (taken by TinyGrab, lol) of pixel:
TinyGrab
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