XP start menu leaves drop shadow behind!

  MIke 00:30 12 Jan 2003
  MIke 00:30 12 Jan 2003

Anyone else have problems with the Start Menu contents on Win XP Home edition occasionally leaving the grey drop shadow displayed on their monitor after closing down the Start Menu? It happens on both my laptop with an ATI graphics card and my desktop that has SIS on board graphics.
The only way I've found of getting rid of the pesky vertical line is to restart windows. I've tried resizing the desktop hoping that would clear the line but it appears after the desktop has been refreshed. Anyone got a fix that doesn't involve re-starting windows??

  « Ravin » 06:14 12 Jan 2003

i don't know if this will help but try disabling menu shadows by going to desktop properties and clicking the effects buton under the advanced tab and unchecking "show shadows under menus"

  MIke 16:12 12 Jan 2003

Thanks Ravin I'll give it a try. Why didn't I think of that as it seems like the obvious answer to me if it's not there it can't be left behind can it?

  Kungmongie 10:28 16 Jun 2011

8 years on and this post is still helping wallies like us around the world! Thanks Ravin!

  Jwbjnwolf 15:12 16 Jun 2011

This annoyance appears to show on what ever OS you have on what ever Pc you use. I have had this with xp, vista, windows 7 on what ever Pc I use. Sometimes Linux does this, but not much. This annoyance even appears on all OSs on my i3 4gb 1tb iMac, but never Mac os x.

It did annoy me alot on my netbook and win 7 Dell Pc but not so much now as I am mainly using iOS, Mac OS X, and ubuntu.


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