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Metro start view Autoselected App

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    Metro start view Autoselected App


    Hello Everybody,

    I have a little problem that just occurred and i can't find how to fix it.

    Before when i used to go on the metro view it looked like this :

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    But now, everytime i go to the metro view the first app is auto selected by a white rectangle

    Click image for larger version

    I can't figure out what option trigger this.
    I tried to look into the visual effect tab under performance option but nothing fixed it.
    and i know for sure that this didn't happen before.

    If anyone have any idea on where to look out to fix this, it would make my day!

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    After Reinstalling everything from a clean 8.1 update 1 image i had using acronis, i nailed it down.

    This behavior is bound to some specific software being open.

    If said software is open, and you go in the start view, the top left app will be highlighted with a white rectangle.

    As soon as you close the program, the rectangle is gone on the metro view as well.

    Electronic arts Origin
    Paint.net
    VLC Media player 64 bit

    Those 3 software trigger this behavior.

    Firefox
    Aida64
    Evga precisionX
    Jriver Media center
    LatencyMon
    SRS Audio essentials

    and all windows app i tried (calculator, command prompt etc) did not trigger this white rectangle.

    I thought it could be 64 bit software doing this, but origin is 32 bit.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello pr1me, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    In addition, you also see the white border selection rectangle on a tile when you press an arrow or tab key while on the Apps and Start screen.

    It's interesting that those programs would cause a tile to be selected though. Thank you for posting back with your findings.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    I have some (probably) definitive feedback on this.
    I waited a few days to be sure.
    This behavior was triggered by Bitdefender Internet Security 2015.
    Upon uninstalling the software (replaced with kaspersky 2015) this problem was gone.
    All the app i listed above do not trigger the white rectangle anymore.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Thank you for posting back with your findings.
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