how do I get rid of small blue box with arrow

July 23, 2010 at 17:17:24
Specs: Windows Vista

for some reason "out of the blue" my jpeg images appear with a blue box with 2 white arrow heads in it pointing right in the lower left corner. It covers about 20% of the image. It does not respond to a left or right click. I was just viewing scrapbooking kits and the box appeared on the images. Can someone give me a clue of how to get rid of this box?

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#1
July 23, 2010 at 17:34:06

AlonaLuna, If you're using Norton 360 go to Backup Settings and uncheck the Use Icon Overlays. These are here to inform you of the Backup status of files but you can turn off the overlays as instructed.

http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/g...

MozyHome Backup program also adds an icon overlay.

Is this what you mean? Here's a picture of the Norton 360 icon overlays.

http://easycaptures.com/fs/uploaded...

Tufenuf


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#2
July 25, 2010 at 02:54:32

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! That solved the problem. I'm a 67 year old who uses the computer mainly for
scrapbooking and photo restoration. Would NEVER have figured this out. Have just set auto backups in Norton and probably checked it by accident. I'm most grateful to you GEEK guys.

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#3
July 25, 2010 at 06:08:10

AlonaLuna, Glad to help and Thanks for posting back.

Tufenuf


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#4
September 7, 2010 at 21:42:20

You are Gods. I am glad I found your page!

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#5
October 7, 2010 at 13:11:19

Hey, I just have a quick question. I have a different problem and hope it is easily fixed as well. I have a blue arrow showing up on the lower left of some of my icons shortcuts. It is not like the ones that are described in this thread but I did notice them on the link's picture. They were the uncircled ones like the one in the Itunes folder and real time and quick player. I can double click but it just flashes on the screen real fast and disappears. Any ideas as to what it may be? Thanks for your help. :)

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#6
October 7, 2010 at 13:13:13

Oh and also there is no picture of the icon, just the name below the icon. Thanks again!

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#7
October 7, 2010 at 13:58:00

dhill7780, Those icon arrows represent shortcuts. Do you actually have the programs that those shortcuts represent? If you do and the shortcuts don't open the program download, unzip and run the LNK file association fix at the link below for your version of Windows which you didn't state..

Windows® XP File Association Fixes
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_ass...

File association fixes for Windows Vista
http://www.winhelponline.com/articl...

File Association Fixes for Windows 7
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/f...

If you are using MozyHome Backup...have a look at the following links:


Why are green check marks or other symbols appearing on my file and folder
icons?
http://docs.mozy.com/docs/en-user-h...

How do I add or remove the MozyHome upload status icons appearing on my data
files?
http://docs.mozy.com/docs/en-user-h...


Tufenuf


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#8
February 22, 2011 at 20:26:29

OMG. THIS WORKED. WHY DOESN'T NORTON WARN YOU ABOUT THIS OR WHO CARES JUST TAKE IT OFF. I TOO HAD THOSE LITTLE BLUE ICONS AND FINALLY FOUND YOUR POST. I DO SLIDE SHOWS AND AM REALLY DEALING WITH PICTURES CONSTANTLY. THIS WAS SO FRUSTRATING AS YOU COULD NOT REALLY GET A GOOD VIEW OF YOUR PICTURES WITH THIS DARN BLUE ICON SHOWING ... HAD TO DOUBLE CLICK AND OPEN EVERY SINGLE ONE TO FULL VIEW. WHICH WITH CARPAL TUNNEL IS MADDENING, CREATED A LOT MORE WORK BECAUSE OF THESE LITTLE BLUE THINGS. WHAT A PAIN.

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#9
February 22, 2011 at 20:30:31

I too had the same problem and it has nothing to do with the fact that we are not that computer literate about it. These little blue icons were creating extra/double work for me as I had to open my pictures up to full view to see the entire thing. each and every one all 114 of them.

WHY HAVE IT AT ALL. STILL DON'T GET IT AND DON'T CARE. IF THERE IS A GOOD REASON I WISH SOMEONE WOULD LET ME KNOW. I JUST WANT IT BACKED UP DON'T CARE ABOUT THE DAILY STATUS BY YET GIVING ME ONE MORE THING TO LOOK AT.

THANK GOODNESS THEY ARE GONE. NORTON SHAME ON U FOR EVEN THINKING UP SUCH A THING. JUST CREATED MORE WORK FOR ME.
AND WHAT A PAIN.


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