Icon stuck on top of screen in Windows

Have you ever had an icon stuck on your screen? Some icon you have, probably on your desktop, simply sits there on top of all windows you open. It’s not clickable. It occasionally blocks your view and when it doesn’t, you somehow feel it’s presence all the time. Very annoying. This is some redraw/refresh problem of course. I have tried pressing CTRL+ALT+DELETE in hope that the icon goes away, playing a video with Windows Media Player, turning on my screen saver,… nothing worked. But today I found a solution! The icon went away when I clicked on a random icon from my Quick Launch and started to drag it. Don’t waste your time logging out and back in.

4 thoughts on “Icon stuck on top of screen in Windows

  1. Hey, that’s useful thanks. I just saw this happening for the umpteenth time today and got annoyed enough to see if anyone else had solved the problem ;-) .

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