Desktop showing as Photoshop CS6 opens.

Dell / Precision workstation 773...
July 17, 2020 at 15:38:41
Specs: Windows 10 Pro 64 bit, Intel I7 2760QM 16Gb RAM
For a brief second or two after I open Adobe Photoshop CS6 a hazy version of my desktop shows. Wonder if anyone else has experienced this?

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#1
July 18, 2020 at 21:34:19
try updating your graphics card/chip drivers. It could be an issue with aeroglass (the translucent thing that Windows does).

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#2
July 20, 2020 at 09:54:27
Sorry for delay in replying. Have tried your suggestions but the problem still persists. I turned on and then off the transparency effect in the Colours section of the Personalize menu - but still no joy! Thank-you very much for taking the trouble to share your thoughts. Pete

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#3
July 20, 2020 at 17:26:46
Sorry it didn't work, if I can think of anything else, I'll post back.

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#4
July 20, 2020 at 21:11:28
I've never used CS6, but it sounds like it might be normal
behavior while loading and starting the program. It lets you
see for a moment what is about to be hidden, which seems
helpful. Your desktop disappears less abruptly.

Did this behavior just begin?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#5
July 21, 2020 at 04:58:14
I appreciate your comment, Jeff - but I have been using PhotoShop for about fifteen years and vCS6 for about six or seven years and have never had this happen. Then, all of a sudden about two or three weeks go - there it was! Ever since I bought this laptop (Dell 7730) with Windows 10 on it I have been plagued with some sort of problem almost daily. I have been a Windows user since Windows 98 and have never experienced anything like this before. If I change certain settings to meet a particular problem or requirement I might have one day - the next it has been changed back. Now I am seriously thinking of replacing the replacing this machine with a Mac as I have been led to believe that Microsoft do this as part of their 'updates.' Thanks so much for taking the trouble to respond. Perhaps if anything should occur to you, you'd be kind enough to let me know. Incidentally, I should have said that I've tried the PhotoShop repair method but sadly didn't have any luck there either. Best wishes - Pete

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#6
July 26, 2020 at 06:23:52
After a lot of searching I discovered this phenomenon happened to a lesser extent when clicking other desktop icons and following a bit of judicious searching, I found the following cured it! In Windows 10, go to Settings and then Ease of Access. Then select Display from the options on the left-hand side and look on the right of the menu. You'll see an option to Show Animations in Windows. Slide the button to the left to switch it OFF - et Voila!

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#7
July 26, 2020 at 09:56:20
I have turned off many things on my computer that seem to me
unnecessary, but Show Animations is one of the unnecessay
things I have pretty much always left turned on, since it doesn't
annoy me in any way. So I wonder if what you have been seeing
is abnormal behavior for Windows or if it is normal but just not
something that you like.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#8
July 27, 2020 at 09:28:39
Hello again, Jeff. Well, I actually changed very little in Win10 when I bought this machine a few months back but fairly frequently - rightly or wrongly I assumed when Windows updated - all sorts gets altered and this often affects the programs I have installed. The business of the desktop icons being visible behind PhotoShop only started a few days ago. Apparently, there is something called Windows Medic built into Windows 10 which enables Microsoft to change any settings it likes (or perhaps that should read: 'doesn't like!') They make it extremely difficult to permanently disable this feature, which ensures that you take all the updates Microsoft throws at you, as far as I understand - although I believe there are some third-party programs which claim to be able to do it. I have had awful problems with Windows 10 though. I've used Windows for many years without any real problems arising but with Win10 ........Nearly every time I switch it on something has happened. The latest thing is the desktop icon for the recycle bin just disappears! If you look in Personalization > Themes > Desktop icon settings the Recycle Bin check box IS checked but if you remove the checkmark, select OK then pull it up and select it again - or sometimes if you select F5 - it miraculously re-appears for a time!! Oh well, it keeps me occupied, I guess.
Great to hear from you again Jeff - and thanks for your interest and taking the trouble to reply. Best wishes to you and yours - Pete

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