Windows 10: Square line in desktop icons Solved

  1.    22 Oct 2015 #1

    Square line in desktop icons


    Hello! I'm not sure if this is a bug or just an issue affect my PC, but every icon on my desktop has a square-shaped line on the bottom left. In the attached image, you can see Steam games, but it affects other shortcuts as well (I just tested with Word, for example).

    Is this known? If so, any possible solutions?

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    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.192
       22 Oct 2015 #2

    Not seeing anything in the picture you posted.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit v1803 build 17133.73
       22 Oct 2015 #3

    RobertoSAGuedes said: View Post
    Hello! I'm not sure if this is a bug or just an issue affect my PC, but every icon on my desktop has a square-shaped line on the bottom left. In the attached image, you can see Steam games, but it affects other shortcuts as well (I just tested with Word, for example).


    Is this known? If so, any possible solutions?

    Click image for larger version. 

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    This is normal and should disappear if you move the cursor off the icon into an empty space on the desktop and left click once. Or, just move off the icon with cursor.
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  4.    22 Oct 2015 #4

    Ztruker said: View Post
    Not seeing anything in the picture you posted.
    Using Paint.NET's brush, I painted over the lines in all three icons. Can you see it now, comparing both pictures? If I were to guess, this line was supposed to cover the whole icon, but it doesn't.

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  5.    22 Oct 2015 #5

    lopedoggie said: View Post
    This is normal and should disappear if you move the cursor off the icon into an empty space on the desktop and left click once. Or, just move off the icon with cursor.
    Not the same. That would actually cover the whole icon, like this:

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    This happens in every icon on my desktop, even when not highlighted or with the cursor in the way.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit v1803 build 17133.73
       22 Oct 2015 #6

    RobertoSAGuedes said: View Post
    Not the same. That would actually cover the whole icon, like this:

    Click image for larger version. 

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    This happens in every icon on my desktop, even when not highlighted or with the cursor in the way.
    Uninstall and then reinstall graphics driver with the latest driver. If you already have the latest driver, just uninstall it through device manager and reboot the computer, it will install the graphics driver for you again and this may correct the problem.
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  7.    22 Oct 2015 #7

    lopedoggie said: View Post
    Uninstall and then reinstall graphics driver with the latest driver. If you already have the latest driver, just uninstall it through device manager and reboot the computer, it will install the graphics driver for you again and this may correct the problem.
    OK, I will try that. Since it's extremely late now, I'll do it tomorrow and see what happens. Until then, just another information I just remembered: back in August, I tried a bigger size of text, apps and others on the Display Settings, but quickly reverted it. I'm not sure if I had this issue before that, but I wonder if that could be related somehow? Right now, I'm back to the 100% setting.
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  •    22 Oct 2015 #8

    RobertoSAGuedes said: View Post
    OK, I will try that. Since it's extremely late now, I'll do it tomorrow and see what happens.
    Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) V15.5.1.0 Released. | WagnardMobile
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  •    22 Oct 2015 #9

    This is caused by using certain tweaking tools/software or registry hacks to remove the shortcut arrow. Sometimes the software or reg/hack will remove the arrow but leave the transparent overlay (which is the thin blue square you see). I think I used winaero tweaker to remove my shortcut arrow without leaving the blue squares. Or, you could try this. Good luck.
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  •    23 Oct 2015 #10

    dnasystems said: View Post
    This is caused by using certain tweaking tools/software or registry hacks to remove the shortcut arrow. Sometimes the software or reg/hack will remove the arrow but leave the transparent overlay (which is the thin blue square you see). I think I used winaero tweaker to remove my shortcut arrow without leaving the blue squares. Or, you could try this. Good luck.
    Oh, this worked. Thank you so much!
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