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Win8.1 Overlay Icons

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#1 primexx


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 06:06

I was wondering if anyone else has noticed that overlay icons (e.g. that arrow on shortcuts, Dropbox status icons, etc.) aren't showing all the time?


I'm seeing that it doesn't appear on first open of an explorer window, but only shows after hovering over it or refreshing the window. I'm not sure if anyone else has seen this or if it's just me.

#2 +snaphat (Myles Landwehr)

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 06:14

I just checked and Dropbox does that to me. Never payed enough attention to notice before.

#3 zhangm


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 06:34

I can confirm that this happens to me.

Steps to reproduce: use cmd to open the following location in explorer %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
Shortcut overlay icons don't appear unless you hover over individual items.