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Desktop icons blink when opening a folder

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    windows 8.1

    Desktop icons blink when opening a folder


    When I click show desktop to return to my desktop, or if I open a folder from my desktop, all of my desktop icons quickly blink as if refreshing. It only happens for the first time opening a folder-then it stops when I open other folders, until I switch to a program like Chrome and then go back to the desktop and it starts again. It's quite annoying. Does anyone have an idea as to what might cause this?

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    Windows 8.1 Professional (64-Bit)


    This looks like some sort of Auto-Refresh feature, at least from what you have said and what I understood. I remember dealing with this before in older versions of Windows. I recommend you searching on Bing for: auto refresh desktop 8

    There's a search result: Desktop does not refresh automatically in Windows 7 / 8

    Maybe disable auto refresh see what happens, then re-enable it again. That's what I can tell you from it. Hope it works out somehow
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Desktop icons blink when opening a folder
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