[Windows 8.1 Bug] Icons Look Distorted in Delete Confirmation Dialog Box and Send To Menu
To be honest I never noticed this bug until an AskVG reader "Ayan C." reported it via email. Its a small GUI bug present in Windows 8.1. The strange thing about this bug is that it was not present in Windows 8. This bug can be reproduced in Windows 8.1 RTM (final version) as well as its preview version.
This bug doesn't affect Windows 8.1 functionality but causes some icons to look ugly, distorted, fuzzy or whatever you would like to say.
This bug can be seen in "Delete confirmation dialog box". Its the dialog box which appears on screen when you want to delete an item in Windows. Since Microsoft disabled this confirmation dialog box in Windows 8 and 8.1, you'll need to first enable it with the help of following tutorial:
If you don't want to enable this dialog box, you can use "Shift+Delete" keyboard shortcut which is used to permanently delete an item thus bypassing Recycle Bin. The delete confirmation dialog box is always shown when you use "Shift+Delete" keyboard shortcut irrespective of whether the delete confirmation dialog box is enabled or disabled in Recycle Bin properties.
OK, back to the topic. To reproduce this bug, you'll need to delete a folder or file. You'll notice this bug clearly while deleting a folder. So first create a new folder by right-click on an empty area in Windows Explorer and select "New -> Folder" from context menu. You can also use direct keyboard shortcut "Ctrl+Shift+N" to create a new folder.
Once you create the folder, try to delete it and you'll see delete confirmation dialog box. Get ready to see the bug!
The folder icon in delete confirmation dialog box will look distorted and ugly. Black edges will appear around the icon and the icon will not look correct.
Following image will show this bug in action:
You can see the difference between Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 delete confirmation dialog boxes. In Windows 8 dialog box, the folder icon looks perfect but in Windows 8.1 dialog box, it looks ugly.
Let me clear one thing! This bug is not related to graphics card driver or any other thing as I tested this bug in approx. 10 computers and I was successful in reproducing the bug in all of them. All those computers were having different hardware.
The reader also reported that the same thing also happens in "Send To" menu but this time things were a little bit different. In my personal and work computer systems, icons in "Send To" menu were looking fine but I found some other computer systems having ugly icons in "Send To" menu.
May be this bug was not fixed by Microsoft because they overlooked it as the delete confirmation dialog box doesn't show by default. It may be also poss
We request you to try this thing in your Windows 8.1 computer and share your feedback with us...
Posted in: Windows 8 / 8.1
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