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Win 8 desktop going to blank theme color, shortcuts move

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 32 bit

    Win 8 desktop going to blank theme color, shortcuts move


    Hi!

    I've been having an ongoing issue with Windows 8.1 since I upgraded a few months back.

    It's hard to explain but I'll try. Occasionally, say maybe every 20 minutes (have not timed it to see if it's consistent or not), I am working on the desktop and the whole screen will go purple (that's the theme color I chose) for a couple seconds, then when it comes back, my desktop shortcuts are moved to the middle of the screen. It's a bit infuriating as I use my shortcuts (folders, files, programs) quite a bit and would like them to stay where they are.

    Let me know if you need anymore info for figuring this out...
    Windows 8 64 bit
    Desktop computer - Dell
    Intel Core i5 - 2.7 GHz
    8 GB RAM


    Thanks!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    sounds like video device problem ,go to Dell support and make sure you have the latest video driver for win8.1
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Win 8 desktop going to blank theme color, shortcuts move
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