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Windows 7: Windows 7 Pro 64bit, taskbar keeps refreshing

10 Aug 2017   #1
zhunter71

Windows 7 64 BIT
 
 
Windows 7 Pro 64bit, taskbar keeps refreshing

I have recently upgraded Windows 7 Home to Professional (both 64 bit), and i have sorted all the problem i had except one, the taskbar seems to keep refreshing itself constantly, slowing down the PC.

On the attached screenshot the top one is the normal view, with that small dotted divider next to the start button, but when its is refreshing itself that disappears, as per the bottom view, then comes back when its done

Anyone else had this and know how to stop it doing it?




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10 Aug 2017   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Zhunter1,

Iv not seen a definative reason for this, just various might be's

First question tho, how did you upgrade,
DVD/USB or just use anytime upgrade.

Please run these repair tools
sfc /scannow (from an elevated command mode)
KB947821

Are you running Norton

Roy
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10 Aug 2017   #3
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

That dotted divider is not supposed to be there. The "normal" taskbar view is supposed to be like the bottom image.

The dotted divider shows up when you are setting up Quick Launch. You can freeze certain icons on the taskbar so that they are always there. It's an old XP trick, but it also works on Win 7. It's not really necessary anymore, because you can pin items to the taskbar and they stay there. It looks as though Quick Launch has been activated to be setup, but since the dotted divider is not to the right of any icons, the Taskbar Manager is trying to shut off the Quick Launch setup, thus the constant refresh.

See this tutorial on Quick Launch and see if disabling it takes your problem away. (Or if you want the Quick Launch toolbar, drag the dotted divider to the right of the icons you want on the taskbar permanently. Either way, read the tutorial. It contains useful information.)

Quick Launch - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums

Please post back any results or issues encountered if you try disabling Quick Launch
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10 Aug 2017   #4
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Taskbar Unlocked

The dotted line (divider) also appears if the Taskbar is unlocked.
Windows 7 Pro 64bit, taskbar keeps refreshing-taskbar-divider-combined-01.jpg


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10 Aug 2017   #5
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Damned if I can see that divider...

Windows 7 Pro 64bit, taskbar keeps refreshing-taskbar.jpg


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10 Aug 2017   #6
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

It's next to the Start Button, in lehnerus2000's lower screen shot.
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11 Aug 2017   #7
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Weird

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
Damned if I can see that divider...
Maybe my W7 is dodgy.

For example, my User folder won't hold its Folder Template settings, but all other folders will.
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11 Aug 2017   #8
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Update

The dotted lines seem to appear if you unlock the Taskbar AND you have other toolbars on it.

I use VirtuWin with KvasdoPager toolbar.
When I hid that toolbar and then unlocked my Taskbar, the dotted lines did not appear!
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11 Aug 2017   #9
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
It's next to the Start Button, in lehnerus2000's lower screen shot.
Oh yes, I can see lehnerus2000's dotted divider. I was referring to my own screen shot where I have unlocked the taskbar as lehnerus2000 did, though it may not be obvious what I am referring to as I accidentally included his screen shot in mine. I should have taken the shot with just the desktop. I can't seem to get the dotted divider to show on my taskbar no matter what I do, though I have no toolbars on my taskbar. Maybe that's the issue.

Definitely a weird one for the OP.
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