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Hidden tray Icons turning into white boxes over time.

  1. #11


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    It wouldn't hurt to temporarily disable Sugarsync for a few days to see, then see if it happens after enabling it again.

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  2. #12


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    OK will try and report back as SS does keep changing its icon wonder if its filling the cache? Have noticed windows live mail 2012 sometimes doesnt display in the preview pane, have to click out and click back on the mail message for the preview to come up. Wonder if these problems are display driver related, latest Nvidia drivers installed.
    Last edited by banger; 10 Mar 2013 at 18:02.
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  3. #13


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    Have disabled SS and also there is an update for SS as there was a memory leak but windows updates required a reboot so will have to wait another 4/5 days to see if this icon problem re-occurs.
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  4. #14


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    Okey doke. Hopefully not.
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  5. #15


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    Seems to have happened today after 3 days uptime. 3 Icons now show as white squares this is driving me nuts. Solution is to reboot but thats not really practical.

    Edit: Have discovered that logging off and back on re-displays the icons back to normal.
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  6. #16


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    Sounds like you have something that is corrupting it.

    If you like as a faster possible workaround, you might see if using the "restart explorer" context menu from the tutorial below may work instead so you wouldn't have to sign out and in.

    Explorer - Add "Restart Explorer" to Desktop Context Menu - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  7. #17


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Restarting explorer in task manager does sort of work. The white spaces are cured but some icons that were there dont show up in the tray. Sugarsync has the option to mark each icon in explorer with a little green tick, Im wondering if this is taking too many resources so have disabled it, will report back.
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  8. #18


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Thought I had cracked it turning off Sugarsync Icons but no the 4th day of uptime (since sign out and sign in) and 2 icons have turned to white boxes. The memory leak in SugarSync is fixed so am pretty much at a loss as to what is causing this. Easy fix is to log off and back on but I dont like easy fixes LOL

    Tim

    Edit: Balloon tips on the tray have also stopped working.
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  9. #19


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    Well, that stinks.

    This is reaching out there, but you might defrag and run chkdsk on the drive may help if there may be corruption on the drive causing it.
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  10. #20


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    Chkdsk reports no errors and Windows 8 is set to automatically optimize drives during the night. I think I have seen this happen in XP not the invisible icons but the disappearing icon tips. Never got to the bottom of it.
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