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#1 RPCDR

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 02:57 PM

this is an annoying magnifing glass thing, btw I have windows 10

 

so I just updated my computer, and then these terrible low quality magnifing glasses appeared instead of the white pointers that used to be there, if you can then please help with this problem, very annoying

 

 



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Posted 21 October 2017 - 04:13 PM

You need to be a lot more specific, preferably with a screen shot or two, before anyone would have the slightest idea of where to begin.  Your description is vague.


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     . . . the presumption of innocence, while essential in the legal realm, does not mean the elimination of common sense outside it.  The willing suspension of disbelief has its limits, or should.

    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 11:33 PM

Hi RPCDR!

 

When your Win10 updated, your Ease of Access, Magnifying settings might have been reset to the ‘on’ position.- Using the Windows Key + U, the Ease of Access window will open -> on the left click on Magnifier -> on the right you’ll see a list of buttons -> make sure all of them are in the off position. <You can always return to the EOA settings and turn one or all back on>

 

Return to a normal window and see if your <white pointer> returns. If it doesn’t, there is something else taking place. 

 

 

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 05:44 AM

nope, nothing worked here is a picture of what I mean

 

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the magnifing glass on the middle right is what I meant, dunno how to get rid of it



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Posted 22 October 2017 - 11:36 AM

Hi RCDPR!

 

Here's another option to check out. -> Click Home Key -> Click Devices -> Click Mouse on the left -> Under Related settings -> click Additional mouse options -> Click Pointers tab -> Scheme -> see if your setting is set to (Normal), if not you'll find it with the drop down menu (select if it's not there -> close this window and see if your <white arrow pointer> returns.)

 

It this step doesn't work, I've exhausted my ideas. @ britechguy or other members will hopefully step in to dive deeper into the dilemma!



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Posted 22 October 2017 - 11:46 AM

I have no idea what the small magnifying glass icon overlays are meant to communicate.   Based on the description of "white arrow" (which is actually a small white square with a blue arrow in it) I imagine that all of the things now showing the magnifying glass are actually shortcuts.

 

This appears to be a classic case of icon cache corruption.   Have a look at this thread entitled, Grey Xs on Desktop Folders, where I covered how to find tutorials on rebuilding your icon cache just a day or two ago.


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     . . . the presumption of innocence, while essential in the legal realm, does not mean the elimination of common sense outside it.  The willing suspension of disbelief has its limits, or should.

    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 


#7 RPCDR

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 12:45 PM

ok so I guess your right, there used to be a small arrow that meant the icon was a shortcut, but after a update it got replaced by a magnifing glass which is very low quality, if your wondering if I did the update wrong, I did it correct, I didnt shut down my computer while updating, and I didnt do anything to corrupt my data, icons, you name it, I dont think I really synced anything to OneDrive, tried all of the tutorials, but none of them worked. now just a second ago before I typed more, ALL of the icons on the bottom left corner disappeared, here is an image to help you understand 

 

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its not like I restarted my computer or anything, and all I did was turn off my computer, I dont know how this is happening, becuase after every update I ever did this always happened



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Posted 22 October 2017 - 02:04 PM

I have no idea why it's happening, which is not unusual for any issue in Windows.   One often learn to identify how to fix a thing but there can me many "roads to Rome" that give you the same issue.

 

When I rebuild anything related directly to the OS like icon cache I always Restart afterward.  Some changes will not be loaded until the OS is loaded again from disc.

 

Were I you, I would download EaseUS To Do Backup Free, take a full system image backup and a separate user data backup of your system, download Belarc Advisor, run it, and save a hard copy of the output so you have a thorough list of what you've actually installed on your computer, then do a clean install of Windows 10 on your machine, reinstall your third party programs, and snag your user data back.

 

When issues keep recurring over a long period of time often the only solution is to start from scratch again.  Your comment, "because after every update I ever did this always happened," strongly suggests some sort of trigger that never gets resolved even through the version update process.

 

How you proceed is, of course, entirely up to you.


Edited by britechguy, 22 October 2017 - 02:05 PM.

Brian  AKA  Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134 

     . . . the presumption of innocence, while essential in the legal realm, does not mean the elimination of common sense outside it.  The willing suspension of disbelief has its limits, or should.

    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 04:32 PM

Maybe this will help?

Even though the article is about alternatives to the windows magnifier, there is a good tute on the magnifier itself.

 

 

 

https://www.maketecheasier.com/windows-magnifier-alternatives/



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Posted 22 October 2017 - 05:56 PM

Must be a Windows bug. The next time it happens, if it happens, right click an empty space on the desktop and select Refresh.

 

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-start/desktop-icons-with-magnifying-glass/23de9879-010a-4044-8394-d50bce450dec?auth=1






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