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#31 BajiRav

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 03:15

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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Posted 19 September 2012 - 03:19

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

#33 Nothing Here

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 03:19

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.

#34 NoMoreiStuff

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 20:26

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.

#35 f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 20:37

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

#36 drazgoosh

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 20:42

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

#37 thenetavenger

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 21:14

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.)

#38 jakem1

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 21:48

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.

#39 siah1214

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 22:02

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

#40 Growled

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:43

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

#41 Shane Nokes

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 09:10

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.

#42 Eric

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:44

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

#43 Rickkins

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 15:31

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



+1 for Waterfox...!!!

#44 iNoPhone

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 16:06

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

#45 link6155

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:41

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.