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« on: July 13, 2005, 12:58:53 PM »

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Sorry, but I'm not sure where I should post this problem.  Yesterday I was on the internet...on a travel site...looking at various reviews and pictures of resorts.  When I exited the site and returned to my desktop, there was a white square there, that wasn't earlier in the day.  I shut down, but when I turned my computer on this morning, the white square is still there.  I tried to right-click and delete it, but it won't budge.  It just looks like any other icon...perhaps a bit larger.  How can I get rid of it...or...what is it?

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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2005, 02:11:19 PM »

Can you give me a screenshot of it?

* Pressing Alt-PrintScreen places an image of the frontmost window on the clipboard. Pressing         PrintScreen by itself places an image of the entire desktop on the clipboard.
    * Open MS-Paint. (From Start/Run, issue the command "mspaint".) Create a new empty image, and use       Edit/Paste to bring in the screenshot you just took. (If the screenshot is smaller than the       default Paint canvas, you'll end up with white areas. Start over: create a new empty image, change        its dimensions to 1x1, and Paste again. The canvas will grow for the Paste, but it doesn't       shrink.)
    * Use MS-Paint to Save As, using PNG as the file format (it is superior to all the rest).
    * Don't forget the post-processing.
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2005, 02:52:10 PM »

Dear Geekgirl and others:

I received your email and will try to answer your questions.  I changed my background on my desktop, to various sizes and colours, but the white square remains.  It does however, go away when I open MSN Internet Explorer.  By the way, this problem only happened yesterday, so it's something I've done, and I rather think it may be connected to an internet search....I was on a travel site and checked out some pictures.  It was right after that the white square appeared.

It doesn't appear when I am on Outlook Express...just on my desktop.  Right clicking has no effect on it whatsoever, so I can't delete it.

This is a mystery to me!  Geekgirl, maybe you can display the picture that I sent, for others to see.  I can't seem to get that file attachment option to work here.

Thanks for your help.

gere

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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2005, 03:04:18 PM »

Do you think you have some virus/spyware issues? Is the computer running fine otherwise?
DId you change the complete background to see if it still show up, not just the size and color a completely different wallpaper?
right click on the desktop and click properties. Go to the Web tab is there anything listed there?
I did place the image for others to see.

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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2005, 05:17:48 PM »

Dear Geekgirl:

Thank you for your prompt attention to my problem.  Here's what I finally tried...and...it worked!  I used my "Go Back" feature and put my computer back five days...before this little white square appeared, and lo and behold....now it has gone!

I am still curious as to how I got it on the desktop in the first place.  But at least it's not there now.

Thanks again.  This sure is a great site!

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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2005, 05:47:18 PM »

Im happy to hear you got it resolved. It may have been something you clicked on on that site...I dunno
All in all your fixed up Grin
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2005, 06:56:58 AM »

I had something like this when I got my new pc/monitor, couldn't understand it - the pc was straight out of the box and an internet 'virgin'.  Anyway, turns out that when first turned on, the monitor menu was being displayed!!!!!:-[  Must start to read instruction manuals first:)  Hope this may help others!
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