Windows 10: Rectangular Box in Upper Left Corner

  1. NurdBurd's Avatar
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    Windows 10 PRO 64-bit
       15 Nov 2016 #1

    Rectangular Box in Upper Left Corner

    I believe I accidentally generated this rectangular (not square) box while I was learning about the Magnifier. This rectangular (7.5 cm X 4.3 cm) box causes whatever is located underneath it to be slightly whiter than it normally would be. Everything functions properly while 'inside' this box. I have tried to 'ungenerate' this box by manipulating Magnifier but to no avail. I have investigated several forums/BBs/KBs but found no solution to my problem. What investigative step do I take next to solve this problem?
    Thank you.

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  2. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       15 Nov 2016 #2

    @NurdBurd, I've just turned on Magnifier (1607 rtm) to see what you mean. Somewhere on the screen you should also find a 'magnifying glass' icon. Click on it and it will briefly become the control window for Magnifier.

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    After clicking on the magnifying glass, close it from here:

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  3. NurdBurd's Avatar
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    Windows 10 PRO 64-bit
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       16 Nov 2016 #3

    Rectangular Box in Upper Left Corner

    Howdy Bree,
    I don't see a magnifier glass in the upper left corner. Just to make sure I was not overlooking it, I changed my "Change the size of text, apps, and other items: 125%." Then I went to the High Contrast area "Choose a theme: High Contrast White". Even after those two steps I still don't see a magnifier glass. I selected The Magnifier from my taskbar and indeed I saw the magnifier glass. When I used the magnifier glass, the recently generated magnifying area was deleted - but the area in the upper left corner remained.
    Is it possible to remove The Magnifier from Windows and then reinstall it? Or perhaps, a larger section of Windows containing The Magnifier and then reinstall this larger section?
    Thank you.

    Carl M. Barlow, Jr.

    Howdy Bree,
    Did you take a Thanksgiving vacation?


    Last edited by NurdBurd; 29 Nov 2016 at 10:52. Reason: No response to latest post.
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