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Windows 7 desktop white dot fix

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Terrorlone
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Joined: August 15th, 2011, 12:08 pm

Windows 7 desktop white dot fix

Post by Terrorlone »

Just yesterday I realize that a bug in Windows 7 would cause a one pixel white dot on the upper left corner of the desktop, and as far as I know this bug was never fixed, without any internal solution. Officially they claim that by selecting "Enable transparency" will fix the problem, but in fact it simply make that white dot transparent, so it's still there.
Therefore I came up with a simple Rainmeter solution. Just use the following skin:

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[Rainmeter]
Author=Terrorlone
AppVersion=1000000
Update=1000
BackgroundMode=1

[Metadata]
Name=Win7Fix
Description=Fix the problem that win7 may have a white dot on upper left corner
Version=1.0.0

[mWallpaper]
Measure=Registry
RegHKey=HKEY_CURRENT_USER
RegKey="Control Panel\Desktop"
RegValue=Wallpaper

[BG]
Meter=IMAGE
MeasureName=mWallpaper
ImageCrop=0,0,1,1
Load the skin, and by default it will show up on the upper left corner to cover that white dot. You can then set the position of it to be "on desktop" and also allow "click through", and then you don't feel a thing there.
Of course, this code only works if you're using a wallpaper that fits exactly the desktop area, but that should be the case for most users.
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fumador
Posts: 1
Joined: April 21st, 2012, 10:13 pm

Re: Windows 7 desktop white dot fix

Post by fumador »

Works like a charm.
Just registered here to say thanks! :great: