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Desktop Icons - Recurring "Weirdness" under Windows 10


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#1 britechguy

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 02:46 PM

Hello All,

 

        I'll say at the outset that this isn't so much a request for support in the conventional sense as it is a request for expert opinion.

 

        Ever since upgrading to Windows 10 when it first came out, I have been encountering a very occasional, yet recurring, behavior with my desktop icons that I find mystifying.  In all cases it involves them being overlaid in the lower left corner with a "mini-icon" that's the same size as what you see for the actual shortcut arced arrow that should be there.

 

        This morning all of my icons had a "stipple gray" X in that position.  At other times it has been other things, but the exact what I cannot recall at this moment.   In all cases a system restart puts things right back to normal.

 

         What on earth triggers this sort of behavior?  Is there anything I'm doing to trigger it or that I can do (or stop doing) to get it to cease and desist?

 


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Posted 17 December 2016 - 03:02 PM

Found this thread. Seems to be a common problem with Windows 10. See the last post on the last page.

 

 

 



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Posted 26 December 2016 - 04:39 PM

John,

 

         Belated thanks for that information.  Now on to a directly related one.

 

         On my desktop computer, which is running Win10 Pro 32-bit (had been a Win7 Ultimate machine), I recently started having many icons showing up with a mini-icon at the upper right corner.

 

[attachment=188436:DoubleArrowIcon.jpg]

 

          I gather this is another of the overlays, but what I'm wondering is whether anyone knows of an "overlay dictionary" that identified what these darned things are even supposed to mean?  They're certainly not intuitive and I've had no luck coming up with "the magic words" to find a place that gives any sort of visual identification list of these mini-icons, their respective overlay positions, and their meanings.

 

          What's interesting is the above screen shot is was taken on another machine while looking at the pictures folder of the Win10 32-bit machine over the network, so that presentation carries over in that environment, too.

 

           


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Posted 26 December 2016 - 05:00 PM

Supposedly these represent compressed folders or files. Also a possible bug.

 

http://superuser.com/questions/1001970/two-blue-arrows-at-top-right-of-icons

 

Some more info here:

 

https://www.tenforums.com/customization/26212-new-double-blue-arrows-shortcut-overlay.html


Edited by JohnC_21, 26 December 2016 - 05:03 PM.





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