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#1 Depthcharge

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 05:00 AM

I took this screencap by pressing Win+Shift+S. It does not show up with Prt Scr. What is it and how do I get rid of it? TIA.

 

Attached File  Weird Image.bmp   473.56KB   14 downloads


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#2 Depthcharge

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 05:36 AM

I am not sure when it showed up and it is not always there.



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Posted 10 March 2018 - 11:58 AM

24 hour bump. Mods? Has nobody seen this before?



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Posted 10 March 2018 - 12:06 PM

Very difficult to see it (perhaps post as a .jpeg or .png file next time :) )

 

Is it on the file explorer folder in the taskbar, or at the bottom of the page when you open file explorer?



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Posted 10 March 2018 - 01:15 PM

It is at the bottom of the page in File Explorer. It is difficult to see, but I will post a png. Thanks for the reply.

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 03:30 AM

48 hour bump. Mods is there a better forum location for this?



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Posted 11 March 2018 - 03:47 AM

Hi, open folder options go to view and put a check in "show hidden files folders and drives" and uncheck " hide protected system operating files(recommended)". Do not forget to undo this when finished.

 

Press the win + r keys together in the run dialogue box type:-

 

%userprofile%\desktop (press enter) locate and delete the file desktop.ini. Windows will recreate the file when needed. restart and let us know how you get on.


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Posted 11 March 2018 - 06:20 AM

Thank you very much for the reply, jenae. I have done as you suggested and the image is gone... for the moment. As I said, it does not always show up. If it should pop up again, I will let you know. Thanks again.



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Posted 11 March 2018 - 06:23 AM

And it's back. I had to shuffle through a dozen or so folders before it showed up. Once it did, it shows in all folders.



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Posted 11 March 2018 - 09:56 AM

It's probably inherent from the theme you are running. Change themes, delete the desktop.ini as in jenae's post above and see if it goes away.


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Posted 11 March 2018 - 10:23 AM

It is not a theme. It is QTTabBar. If that were the case, would it not always be there instead of coming and going?



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Posted 11 March 2018 - 10:40 AM

Theme is simply the word I chose to describe the changes you have obviously made to the shell. Get rid of those changes, delete desktop.ini. See if the image goes away, if so, you have your diagnosis. Then you can decide if you want to keep it but at least you'll know what it is.

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 10:58 AM

I have actually seen that exact image used before, but I cannot recall where/when, and never did care about how since it affected nothing.

 

This article may prove useful:  http://www.techieinspire.com/add-background-image-to-folder-in-window-explorer/

 

In the end, these don't just appear on their own.  Something the user has chosen to install sets this up (at least if they didn't do it entirely by hand on their own).

 

As to "coming and going," well, I've seen way more than one "trivial" (and that's my word choice) thing like this work and not work, seemingly at will.  I've got something similar in concept as far as creating a task to play a shutdown sound.  It works nearly always on some of my machines and not at all on others.  The task was exported from the original machine where it works and all settings as far as the task goes are the same with regard to an admin running it and storing the password on all machines.  Why it works, or doesn't work, remains a complete mystery.  Even on the machines on which it works it is not 100% consistent.


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Posted 11 March 2018 - 12:04 PM

Have a look at this. From QTTabBar's website. I'll be darned. That's the culprit. Thank you very much guys.

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 12:08 PM

Exactly. Good job on investigating it!




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