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Windows 7: The Windows 7 RTM Rogue Pixel.

16 Mar 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
The Windows 7 RTM Rogue Pixel.

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Microsoft has informed of a Windows 7 RTM-related issue in which users will notice that a rogue pixel will appear on their screens. A white dot can be displayed on the top-left corner of the screen for Windows 7 computers that are running under a Windows Aero theme, but for which the customers have disabled transparency. Disabling Aero transparency is one of the key actions that users can do in order to squeeze a little more performance from their computers into scenarios in which the hardware requirements of Windows 7 are not exactly met.
Source -
The Windows 7 RTM Rogue Pixel - A known issue, says Microsoft - Softpedia


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16 Mar 2010   #2
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

I tried this, and I do see it. This reminds me of a previous easter egg that also involves a white pixel in the top left. Can't remember which though..
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16 Mar 2010   #3
dmex

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arkhi View Post
I tried this, and I do see it. This reminds me of a previous easter egg that also involves a white pixel in the top left. Can't remember which though..
Ive never seen this issue, I just tried this on my machine and on with a Win7 Basic VM and it doesnt occour there either.

Ive been using Windows 7 for over a year and myself and many others would have noticed this occurring allot sooner, I switch from Aero/Basic/Classic themes daily while doing application UI design testing and it defiantly doesn't occur

With so little details posted about what hardware it affects I believe it must be related to a specific driver or a complete load of bullocks. (ill go with the latter)
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16 Mar 2010   #4
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Good to see a post about that... people may think that it's a bad pixel.
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16 Mar 2010   #5
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

See screenshot, white pixel on top left which is barely noticable

edit: added another photo shot.

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Good to see a post about that... people may think that it's a bad pixel.
Considering how small it is, and how it's only visible when Transparency is disabled (most have it enabled anyway), people would barely notice it. I never noticed it.


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16 Mar 2010   #6
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

No big deal. . .
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16 Mar 2010   #7
dmex

 

It must only affect some hardware, I found a magnifying glass in my toolbox and still cant see it
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16 Mar 2010   #8
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dmex View Post
It must only affect some hardware, I found a magnifying glass in my toolbox and still cant see it
With Aero enabled but transparency disabled?
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16 Mar 2010   #9
dmex

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arkhi View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dmex View Post
It must only affect some hardware, I found a magnifying glass in my toolbox and still cant see it
With Aero enabled but transparency disabled?
Where do I find transparency to disable it
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16 Mar 2010   #10
Wordsworth

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I see it. Turn off transparency, use the Magnifier tool a couple of times, and there it is, that HUGE single bright pixel.

Damn, I knew there was something I didn't like about Windows 7.
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