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#1 Unwantedmail


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Posted 10 July 2012 - 04:52 PM

Hi all,

I am trying to figure out a problem that is happening on a friend's computer. He is running Windows 7 with a Win XP virtual machine on it as well. Sporadically when he types an email in outlook or a document in word, he will have a window that pops up over his document that looks a little bit like an Aero transparent window with a windows icon in the middle. There are no screen savers set in Win 7 or in Win XP and I cannot figure out why it would come up and why its not repeatable every time.

Here is a picture.

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What the heck is that and how do I get rid of it?

Thank you in advance

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:14 PM

Is his mouse in the bottom right corner of his screen? That picture you posted looks like what happens when you move the cursor over the small rectangle in the bottom right (it's a shortcut to display the desktop).

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:04 PM

I agree with Outkast that it looks like Show Desktop.

There is a way to disable it.

RIGHT click the small rectangle. UNCHECK Peek at desktop. This will prevent it from opening when hovered over.

If the rectangle is clicked it will show the desktop.

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