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Another design glitch in Windows 8?

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Hmm. I wonder why it's not being seen more often then if it's purely a Metro IE problem. I'm not saying you're wrong, but one would think if it's a Windows or Metro IE specific issue we'd see more reports here. I think we've had only one repro so far in this thread.

the fact that it is indeed just one pixel might be why

it's one of those things that you most likely won't notice but if you notice it once you'll begin to lookout for it and notice it almost every time

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the fact that it is indeed just one pixel might be why

it's one of those things that you most likely won't notice but if you notice it once you'll begin to lookout for it and notice it almost every time

Definitely a possibility. I'll keep my eyes peeled to see if I ever spot it.

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Definitely a possibility. I'll keep my eyes peeled to see if I ever spot it.

Yeah I'm curious too why others haven't seen it! I'm using the official RTM release.

Like I said, it doesn't *always* appear, so that could explain it. And yeah, it's tough to catch a small pixel like that... especially on 1920x1080 resolutions.

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Stop using IE then. /s

LOL Straight to the point!

This made my day :rofl:

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Since someone revived the thread just thought I'd chime in. I still haven't seen his on my desktop as of yet. Ive looked, but still no sign of a single white pixel anywhere.

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Stop using IE then. /s

sure, do you know of any other metro browser that is at least as good as IE?

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Have you tried clicking the pixel? It might open up a secret world.

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sure, do you know of any other metro browser that is at least as good as IE?

Well, that statement was meant as sarcasm. I don't use IE. Waterfox isn't Metro, but I like it.

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OP, I am experiencing this exact same problem on my brand new surface RT. At first I freaked out and thought it was a dead pixel, but soon realized the white pixel only appeared in ie, and only occasioinally at that. If you can figure out how to reproduce it consitently please share here and/or with Microsoft so that we can get this fixed.

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I see it in my VM here too. It's a bug. It'll probably get fixed through an update soon.

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I don't have this on my laptop or my desktop PC.

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Nope it's not a graphics card driver issue. Fully closing IE and opening it again made it disappear. It's definitely caused by IE, seems to be extremely random that's all.

1280 x 800. Could be an ad control but I don't think southparkstudios has many third-party advertisements.

Ok, you realize it still could be a graphic card driver, or your graphics card hitting a limit where artifacts are appearing?

The entire Windows 8 UI is 3D GPU accelerated, and IE10 pushes the GPU even more shoving through additional computing and rendering through your GPU.

(Saying that you restarted IE10 and it is still appears so you know it isn't a GPU driver would be analogous to someone telling a mechanic that their car isn't the problem because it doesn't make the thumping sound when it is parked.)

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I had this exact same issue on my surface today. It only occurred in IE but was visible in the same position in the browser as in the OP's screenshot. Logging out and logging back in corrected the issue.

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I've had the same thing on 3 different computers and my surface. Bugs happen.

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That's a very odd issue. Never heard of anything like this before.

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I've seen something similar to it, but never in the 'chrome' of a window. Generally it's been on the site itself and was a 1px item used for tracking purposes on websites. It was present in the actual site content area though...not in the chrome.

So it must be a fairly random bug of some sort....since I still have yet to see it on my machine and I've been looking.

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I see this on sites occasionally too, mostly here. I think it's a beacon pixel.

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Well, that statement was meant as sarcasm. I don't use IE. Waterfox isn't Metro, but I like it.

+1 for Waterfox...!!!

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I've seen that bug on Tweetro too, but don't remember in which section exactly.

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Sorry to bump an old thread, but I also am seeing this same pixel in the bottom left corner. I am currently using IE10 and it is only in IE10. Every other application does not have this white pixel shown, meaning it's not a dead pixel on my screen.

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Sorry to bump an old thread, but I also am seeing this same pixel in the bottom left corner.

Good to know, thanks for the feedback.

Let's hope it gets fixed soon*.

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I am pretty sure it is the Metro IE because sometimes it happens to me IN THE SAME PLACE or sometimes a little bit above the back arrow. When I run any other application such as a game that uses full screen and has a black background the glitch (stuck pixel) is not present.

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Could be the NSA backdoor. Have you tried clicking the white pixel to see if it opens a portal?

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