1.    06 Oct 2015 #1

    How to remove a "frame" on my desktop


    Recently I have seen that my laptop desktop seems to have a "frame" on it. I have marked the frame on the attached screenshot. I can't seem to get rid of it.

    Any ideas (1) how it happened, and (2) how to get rid of it permanently? It has no effect (except for my frustration) on the workings of my laptop. The "frame" cannot be re-sized, nor moved.

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  2.    06 Oct 2015 #2
    Join Date : Mar 2015
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    If you reset the wallpaper, does it still appear? If it isn't wallpaper related, it looks like an app that is hung up. I'm guessing it appears even after a restart?
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  3.    06 Oct 2015 #3

    Quote Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
    If you reset the wallpaper, does it still appear? If it isn't wallpaper related, it looks like an app that is hung up. I'm guessing it appears even after a restart?
    Thanks for your reply ...How would I reset the wallpaper?
    ..and yes, it does reappear after I restart
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  4.    06 Oct 2015 #4
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    You would choose another wallpaper file or use one of your own graphics files and see if the frame is still there.
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  5.    06 Oct 2015 #5
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    If it is still there you may want to check your display resolution to see if it the same IE 1920 x 1080...etc
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  6.    06 Oct 2015 #6
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    Hi, are you by any chance using a program that produces drop shadows?
    Also, have a look at your task manager, look for Application Frame Host (ApplicationFrameHost.exe) and end it. I'll bet the frame outline disappears.

    (It runs every time you launch a universal app).
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  7.    07 Oct 2015 #7

    Thanks for the replies & suggestions do far. I'll try them and feed back here soon (I'll be away from my laptop for a while today)

    EDIT: I tried Dalchina's suggestion and ended the "application frame host" and it worked .. Thank you

    I will mark this thread as 'solved'
    Last edited by Atomcrusher; 07 Oct 2015 at 01:12. Reason: update
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  8.    11 Oct 2015 #8

    I have had to mark this thread as "unsolved" after I tried dalchina's solution here: How to remove a on my desktop - Windows 10 Forums

    That did work, but now the "frame" is back on my desktop. I used dalchina's method detailed in his post, and the frame dissapeared for a while. Now it is back.
    Last edited by Atomcrusher; 11 Oct 2015 at 01:36. Reason: corrected spelling
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  9.    11 Oct 2015 #9
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    Hi, closing that process was never intended as a solution.. only to check the connection with that process.

    Ok, so you now know it's associated with a universal app. Now, can you determine when it occurs, and if it is associated with only one universal app? When I encountered a similar problem, I had multiple such frames appearing, and as I said, that was an incompatibility with an old program to generate drop shadows, in which I had to set an exception.

    As you say you have no such program, there must be some other cause. If you can identify what happens before it appears, then start from (e.g.) a clean boot and find it never happens, what you need to then do is go through a process of elimination.
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  10.    12 Oct 2015 #10

    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Hi, closing that process was never intended as a solution.. only to check the connection with that process.

    Ok, so you now know it's associated with a universal app. Now, can you determine when it occurs, and if it is associated with only one universal app? When I encountered a similar problem, I had multiple such frames appearing, and as I said, that was an incompatibility with an old program to generate drop shadows, in which I had to set an exception.

    As you say you have no such program, there must be some other cause. If you can identify what happens before it appears, then start from (e.g.) a clean boot and find it never happens, what you need to then do is go through a process of elimination.
    Thanks again for your input. I have just booted up my laptop, and the "frame" is not there now. I'll follow your suggestions, and see what happens
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