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Windows 7: Problem with boxes showing up (Not sure if the correct explanation?)

20 Apr 2014   #1

Windows 7 x64
Problem with boxes showing up (Not sure if the correct explanation?)

I am having an issue where after right-clicking things and then going about my business, the boxes are left hanging and there is nothing I can do to get rid of them. Can anyone explain why this is happening and how to stop it? As of right now, the only way to get rid of these is to open the task manager and end the dsw.exe (Desktop Window Manager) process.
Examples of the "Boxes" I was referring to:

"Delete.torrent + Data"

I have also just figured out that the problem occurs when I simply right-click and select something (i.e. rightclicking a tab in google chrome and selecting close, or right-clicking text and selecting copy). This happens only for the first thing I right-click, as anything else I right-click will not stay stuck on my screen, only the first thing I right-clicked and selected.

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20 Apr 2014   #2

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

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 Problem with boxes showing up (Not sure if the correct explanation?)

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