I have this window that never goes away!?


  1. Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       #1

    I have this window that never goes away!?


    I have this window that never goes away!?-6sonnjlw4c.png

    Every time I boot this window thing is always there on my desktop!?? I can resize it and everything but can't ever get rid of it. It first shows up after booting as this...

    I have this window that never goes away!?-dvy2dwyhbi.png

    It's been there for over a week now and it really is annoying. I'm on the latest version of WIndows 10 Home.
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  2. Posts : 34,948
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Hi, I've dealt with a couple of these recently- they arise from something you have installed.

    Please follow the instructions I gave here:
    Adjustable black box on desktop, can't delete..
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  3. Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    dalchina said:
    Hi, I've dealt with a couple of these recently- they arise from something you have installed.

    Please follow the instructions I gave here:
    Adjustable black box on desktop, can't delete..
    Thank you so much! I installed WinSpy and caught the culprit! It was voicecontrolengine.exe that was troubling some other people too. It was to do with an update to Dragon Center so I located the folder and good thing they added an uninstall .exe to get rid of that nonsense. Thanks again! Now I don't have to see that little window box every time I log in.
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  4. Posts : 34,948
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #4

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  5. Posts : 4,224
    Windows 10
       #5

    Thanks for the recommendation @dalchina. Let me observe that the tool is named WinSpy++ and the current version is 1.7, available from Catch22.Net. Very handy!
    --Ed--
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  6. Posts : 34,948
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #6

    Hi Ed, there are 2 or 3 of those around- one in Visual Studio I think, but does a lot more,
    - one packaged with Autohotkey
    autohotkey - What is AU3_Spy.exe? Where can I find it? - Stack Overflow
    - this
    Window Detective
    - and Winspy++
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  7. Posts : 4,224
    Windows 10
       #7

    @dalchina: an embarrassment of riches. Thanks again. I'll play with these in the days ahead as other work permits. I'm pretty careful about what gets into production environments, so I'm not often waylaid by rogue or unexpected windows. That said, these tools are great for figuring out where things come from, when surprises do occur. For me, this often ends up being scheduled batch jobs run as part of application maintenance or startup. For that kind of thing, I find that NirSoft's Task Scheduler View is helpful, because it lets you search all scheduled jobs together (something the built-in Task Scheduler either does not allow, or does not make easy enough for me to figure out).
    Thanks again,
    --Ed--
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  8. Posts : 34,948
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #8

    Try Policy plus (free) - like the Group Policy Editor - with find thrown in! Exciting...
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