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Windows 7: Does your icons refresh / flicker quickly on startup?

View Poll Results: Does your icons flicker / refresh quickly on boot?
Yes they do. 12 92.31%
No they don't. 1 7.69%
Voters: 13. You may not vote on this poll

16 Apr 2012   #31

Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 (x86/x64)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chris1neji View Post
I rarely if almost never noticed them, they take less than half a split second. I do not know why they take longer on your desktops.
I suppose if you have a rockin' setup then that could make a big difference. At the moment my computers (well in their time were cutting edge) but now they are older and just ...okay.

For instance if you have (or equivalent to) the new i7's or better, well your boot times and everything within it, are easily halved, resulting in this icon refresh quirk being just a flitter rather than a 2 second refresh anoyance.


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16 Apr 2012   #32

Windows 8 64 bit PRO

I dont have powerful hardware either, look at my specs. They are mediacore at best(in my opinion). Not powerful, i think you guys just have your windows minimize way too much because i am never at my desktop start screen other than on restarts which happen about once a month.

A post from earlier mention that he made a new user account and it did not occur i forgot if it stop happening of the amount and times it did was decreased.
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17 Apr 2012   #33

Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 (x86/x64)

chris1neji I think our systems are about equal, anyway my setups are P4's @ 3.4 GHz

Yes I minimize daily... which I think you mean by 'minimize' ... 'do I shut it off each day, absolutely I do, yes.
I test lots of softwares and so I'm in & out, reimaging, rebooting most of the time I'm on the computers.
If you're saying you only restart once a month then we sure are on the opposite ends of the situation.

As far as the creating a New User Account, yes I absolutely did test that, and absolutely yes it still does the Refresh Dance, however note that for those who tested that scenario when you boot up the new account you only have what 3 or 4 icons on the Desktop at that point and you cannot notice the refresh at that level, but when I created a new user account and booted up I noticed that it didn't seem to do the dance with those few icons, But, as soon copied the various 30 icons over to my Desktop from my main account desktop, and rebooted, then Yes Absolutely it does the Icon Refresh Dance.

Anyway, did any of you notice with Specifically IE9 installed what I said previously...?
..on 7 with IE8 if you're at any website, and you File> Send> Shortcut to Desktop of that website... well that procedure happens just fine, but get this, on IE9 if you do that, as soon as the shortcut lands on the desktop, guess what, all the desktop icons quickly refresh themselves! ...this bugs me more than the other I think. (sending a shortcut to desktop from Any local item is fine, it's just via IE9 it does it)
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16 Jun 2012   #34

Windows 7 Ultimate x6

I'm still annoyed by this problem! Even some program icons in the start button are refreshing their icons from time to time. Any solution to this?
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16 Jun 2012   #35

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3

Hum... sounds weird... if refreshing the icon cache does nothing, maybe is related to some software that does tweaks to your icons, do you have a program like this?
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17 Jun 2012   #36

Windows 7 Ultimate x6

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FerchogtX View Post
Hum... sounds weird... if refreshing the icon cache does nothing, maybe is related to some software that does tweaks to your icons, do you have a program like this?
Hmm, not really I don't have those kind of programs.
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