Published on October 27, 2010 By teddybearcholla In Personal Computing

The strange burn out looking area when I right click to open something on my desktop, just started happening.  Well one time last week, then now.

Thank you for any answers, I have to Tink sit, so will be gone till tomorrow.

 


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on Oct 27, 2010

Does it happen when you unload WB?

Fences?

on Oct 27, 2010

Altho Zu will hate me for saying anything...Rightclick?

on Oct 27, 2010

"The strange burn out looking area when I right click to open something on my desktop"  

on Oct 27, 2010

IROKONESS
"The strange burn out looking area when I right click to open something on my desktop"  

I was referring to the SD app "Rightclick". It might be that since it hasn't been updated in a while, there might be an incompatibility.

Barb, if you have Rightclick installed, try uninstalling it through Impulse, and then rebooting. If it's not that, you can always reinstall it.

You might also look to see if your graphics drivers are up to date.

on Oct 27, 2010

I haven't any idea what might be causing it but a good starting point is verify that you have all current updates (Windows, drivers, etc.), then run whatever security/anti-virus software that you have loaded. 

If the problem is still there try to remember when it first showed up and restore you computer to a date before that.  If that does clear it up then maybe it's a hardware problem.

This may sound like a silly question but does the spot only show up in a certain spot on the monitor?  In others words it makes a difference or it doesn't where you right click.

Last question, have you let anyone use your computer?

on Oct 27, 2010

Doc, I actually typed out RC and then removed it.  It was too painful.

on Oct 28, 2010

That is really bizarre teddybearcholla. It reminds me of a watermark. Also, what an out of the ordinary place. Best of luck with that.  Could it have something to do with your art software. One Wrong click and it's watemarkville for us?  Well, I'm curious to.  

And Doc....Right, the right click app. I don't use one so..... forgot.

on Oct 28, 2010
Zu!!! *doc can't give karma from an iPad.
on Oct 28, 2010

Does it happen when you unload WB?

Fences?
     ....No and no.... and not Rightclick, I still have it but never use it...same with ObjectDock....   I just can't get used to all that stuff on my *work area* I guess!!   

It just began last week, actually only happened once last week, then yesterday. When I rebooted it was gone.  I just came home for awhile and turned Zoe on and everything is fine. 

Philly, it was anyplace on my desktop, whatever icon I clicked on , that burned area showed up.  But like I said, when I rebooted it was gone, same thing last week. 

When I was in Italy, my sister used it to check her email and bank stuff. That was 4 weeks ago.

Everything is current on here, anti-virus is always on and I run it once a week, Malwarebytes I run everyday also IObit. 

 

I was thinking about this last night, and wondering if perhaps it could be my monitor.

About the system restore...I haven't made a restore point for a long time...I know not a good thing.

 

on Oct 28, 2010

haven't made a restore point for a long time...

As long as System Restore is turned on, Windows makes them for you before almost every MS update.

Try this:  Start, All Programs, Accessories, right-click Command Prompt and click Run as Administrator.

Type:

sfc /scannow

on Oct 28, 2010
I don't think it's your monitor because it happens only on right clicking and anywhere on the screen. Seems then if it is a hardware thing it would be your graphics/ video card. Maybe send Yrag a pm?
on Oct 28, 2010
teddybearcholla yeah sometimes I forget to make restore points also.  I think Wizard is correct about the system creating restore points when you do updates. 
Try his other suggestion also, it might find something.
on Oct 28, 2010

My guess would be your Video Card is on it's way out.

on Oct 28, 2010

Do you use effects in Cursor FX on right click? Thinking possibly an effect gone bad? If so, try unloading Cursor FX.

on Oct 28, 2010

RedneckDude
Do you use effects in Cursor FX on right click? Thinking possibly an effect gone bad? If so, try unloading Cursor FX.

Didn't think of that.

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