Windows 10: Window Border Shadows Left on Desktop Solved

  1.    25 Apr 2017 #1

    Window Border Shadows Left on Desktop

    I keep seeing some windows border shadows stuck on my desktop when resuming from sleep. I attached a screenshot of it. Any idea what may be going on or how to remove them?

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails desktop_shadow.jpg  
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 8,607
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       29 Apr 2017 #2

    Welcome to TenForums @burnside

    From your screenshot I can see on the taskbar that there is an app running. The resolution is not enough to identify its icon though, but it has the 'underline' that shows it is active. It seems likely that these windows belong to this app and have not been refreshed on resuming. What happens if you hover over or click on its icon (the one with an 'underline' bar) in the taskbar?
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    29 Apr 2017 #3

    Closing all my apps in the taskbar didn't help, but then I started closing some of the background apps one by one and finally saw the shadow disappear. I'll keep an eye on things, but I'm thinking this is solved. Thanks a bunch!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


Related Threads
After the Windows 10 Anniversary upgrade, the Alt+PrtScn combo captures a border of some size around a window, as in the screenshot below. Is it possible to have only the active window captured? 103874
Desktop Icon Font Drop Shadows in Installation and Upgrade
Win 10 Tech Demo. I would like to have plain black text on my desktop icons. I have un-ticked the appropriate box to remove the subject drop shadows, but it did not remove them. I have checked the appropriate registry setting which is set to "0"....
How to Hide Window's Border in Customization
How can I hide that tiny color borders: Also I would like to remove the shadow it has. Thanks :)
A quick tip to disable the 'atrocious' new window shadowing effect in Windows 10 Technical Preview. (I say atrocious but others may like it. I find it too much of an effect) Full Shadow, (with instructions): 5958 Half Shadow, (when you...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:06.
Find Us