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Windows 8.1 refreshing desktop/moving icons?

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    Windows 8.1 refreshing desktop/moving icons?


    So I upgraded to windows 8.1 a few weeks ago from 7 and I'm loving the performance boosts I get while playing games, the one thing that bugs me and it happens randomly, sometimes once a day, sometimes never happens at all for a day or two, sometimes it happens every couple hours.

    What happens is that my taskbar will completely empty and then reload everything and my desktop will do the same, desktop background goes blank icons dissapear and then suddenly wallpaper comes back and all my icons keep shifting all over the place between my two monitors.

    I've also noticed if I have my taskbar set to my main monitor (left) when it refreshes like that it forces the taskbar to move to my secondary monitor (right).

    Anyone know what could be causing this issue? I do use Start8, but so far searching bugs on that nothing seems to show anything similar to what I'm getting and since it's happening to my desktop and not just the taskbar I've figured it has to be something with windows.

    My PC specs are as follows:

    i7 4770k
    Gigabyte R9 280x
    16GB G-Skill DDR3 1600

    Also, does anyone know how to remove this from popping up in the bottom right corners of my desktop?

    http://puu.sh/98Q5A/c662bcdc70.jpg

    Also, how do I disable the being able to drag the top of my desktop down and resizes my desktop, so many times moving my icons around after they get rearranged and I accidentally change my desktop size >,<

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  2. #2


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    To enable or disable the Charms bar use this:

    Charms Bar Hint - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    So, another update, it looks like maybe explorer.exe is constantly closing itself and restarting itself? anyone know how to fix this?
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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Found out it was because of Autocad 2014, they had a service pack fix on the website for this. remember this thread if anyone else pops up with the same issue :3
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  5. #5


    Northern Nevada (now)
    Posts : 7
    win 8.1 pro 64 bit did get W10 but did clean install win 8


    I just got the same issue but have no idea why it happened. Just all of a sudden. The desktop refreshes itself every few seconds. Maddening, yes. I went back into Auslogics tweaks and found one culprit and thought I'd fixed it but all that fixed was that the icons and task bar disappeared altogether and I had to use Task Manager to get anywhere at all after that. I went back in as having it refresh seemed easier than to have to go through all that. I wanted to avoid having to refresh the entire PC and reinstall 8.1, do the Trusted Installer bit and try to get it to take my $39.99 PRO key but all seems useless and sensless now that Win 9 and 10? are coming out hey? I would like to have it working without all this jumble. Anyone? Thanks
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  6. #6


    Quote Originally Posted by snowpin View Post
    Found out it was because of Autocad 2014, they had a service pack fix on the website for this. remember this thread if anyone else pops up with the same issue :3
    Hi mate, im having the same issue and I also downloaded autocad 2014 recently. I do not want to uninstall it as I need it for work. which service pack did your download to fix this issue?
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