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Wierd clear rectangle, left hand corner Windows 8.1

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1

    Wierd clear rectangle, left hand corner Windows 8.1


    Anyone know what this is, and how I can remove it?
    Desktop, Left Corner, Windows 8.1
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  2. #2


    Go to C:/users/your name/ Desktop folder and see if there's a link you don't have on the desktop.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1


    I checked, and there is no extra folders/applications in the desktop folder. Any other suggestions?
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  4. #4


    Personalize / Change desktop icons, anything else marked except Computer and Recycle Bin ?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1


    I'm Not seeing anything out of the ordinary.
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  6. #6


    Are you using any personalization programs such as Classic Shell, etc?
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    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1


    No I am not.
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    Jogjakarta, Indonesia
    Posts : 29
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit Spring Update


    1. Control Panel. In the search box, type Performance Information and Tools, and then, in the list of results, click Performance Information and Tools.
    2. Click Adjust visual effects. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
    3. Click the Visual Effects tab, click Adjust for best performance, and then click OK. (For a less drastic option, select Let Windows choose what’s best for my computer.)
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  9. #9


    Ok. Have you got "Show all files" checked in Folder Options by any chance?

    You may want to try right clicking on desktop, check box "Hide desktop icons", reboot, then uncheck that box.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Icha View Post
    1. Control Panel. In the search box, type Performance Information and Tools, and then, in the list of results, click Performance Information and Tools.
    2. Click Adjust visual effects. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
    3. Click the Visual Effects tab, click Adjust for best performance, and then click OK. (For a less drastic option, select Let Windows choose what’s best for my computer.)
    Tried this and it had no effect.
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