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White pixel line in desktop tile ONLY?!?!

  1. #11


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    Also did you try to move those icon on the right to see if the line moved with it? I didn't see any evidence that you tried that in your response. In fact, try removing that clock from your desktop to see what happens.

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    Update: I have managed to find one other individual that had the exact same problem as you are are describing and he fixed his issue by tuning his 2d graphics card idle speed. Now, I know that sounds goofy but it might be worth a look. If you are so inclined to concentrate on that area, I would first update your graphics drivers to the latest version and if that doesn't work, I would download the portable GPU-Z utility and just click the exe file. When additionally prompted, just select NO and this screen will pop up after clicking on the Sensors Tab:

    Download TechPowerUp GPU-Z v0.7.2 | techPowerUp

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    The view you are looking at is my GPU core and memeory speeds at idle. Some rigs will throttle the speeds upwards as the graphics need intensifies. Just curious to see what you idle speeds are.
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  3. #13


    The mystery area only opens Thunderbird even when it's been unpinned from the desktop.... but the white line extends out farther than the clickable area anyway. Oh well - back to square one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gypsyinhersoul View Post
    The mystery area only opens Thunderbird even when it's been unpinned from the desktop.... but the white line extends out farther than the clickable area anyway. Oh well - back to square one.
    WAIT! Maybe you are on to something... Go to this view and see if you can identify any shortcut that may be hidden. Note that I have a valid TBird shortcut on my desktop:

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  5. #15


    I tried moving the clock and gadgets side bar etc. Before I saw the suggestion about the graphics card I accidentally fixed it.....I uninstalled and reinstalled Thunderbird. On restart after the reinstall, the line is gone and the hidden shortcut area to Tbird is gone too! Thanks for the assistance everyone!!!! I have no idea what the correct combination of steps was though.
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  6. #16


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    See my last suggestion. You were one step ahead. Glad you got it fixed and I hope my suggestions helped in some small way.
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  7. #17


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    Maybe something (e.g. an alert) is popping up in that corner, but it is not being drawn correctly so you can't see it (except for that line of pixels).

    The latest version of Firefox sometimes does something similar to that (on my PC).
    I can see the outline of the menu box, but it is transparent inside.

    Have you checked:
    • For malware (i.e. run your AV program)?
    • The process list in the Task Manager?
    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 24 Jul 2013 at 08:12. Reason: Spelling
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