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  • Hello,

    In past 7 months every day I'm looking for solution to fix blinking dekstop and taskbar icons while using Chrome. Blinking happens every few minutes. It's like quick refreshing. I tried everything and I'm out of options.

    Blinking doesn't happen with other browsers - IE, Edge or FireFox. Blinking DOES happen in safe mode. If I use Chrome in incognito mode, there is NO blinking. I did clean Windows reinstall two times. I tested two different video cards, but the issue is still there.

    I don't use any extensions.

    I noticed that during the blink dllhost appears for a second and the dissapears. Here is a screen with open Chrome and process explorer

    This issue doesn't do anything, all games working fine, it's just very annoying and distracting.

    I also noticed that there is a quick icon blink each time I click on "change adapter options" in ethernet settings and also when deleting file to recycle bin. This is probably unrelated to Chrome.

    Any ideas? Is there anyone who had same or similar issue? Google search haven't found anything similar to my issue (except my topics on various websites and forums).

    I could add short clips where you can see my icons blinking, but it says my account is not verified for that,

    Please, any suggestions? I'm so tired of this. I have a copy of Total War: Warhammer (and some other games) and I will give it to someone who will offer me a WORKING solution to this problem.

    • Edited by Asasinas Monday, January 15, 2018 3:04 AM
    Monday, January 15, 2018 3:04 AM

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  • Hi,

    I noticed that “Blinking doesn't happen with other browsers - IE, Edge or FireFox.”

    This problem may relate to Chrome itself, you need to contact Chrome support for further help.

    https://support.google.com/chrome/?hl=en#topic=7438008

    Best Regards,

    Tao


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    • Proposed as answer by Tony_Tao Wednesday, January 24, 2018 7:29 AM
    Tuesday, January 16, 2018 5:23 AM
  • I did it, but nothing has solved my issue. There was advice to change settings in Chrome, reinstall and reset the browser, disable extensions etc.
    Wednesday, January 17, 2018 12:20 AM
  • Hi,

    We haven’t heard from you for a couple of days, have you solved the problem?  

    Best Regards,

    Tao


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Wednesday, January 24, 2018 7:29 AM
  • Of course not. As I said, I already live with this issue in the past 7 months.

    As I mentioned, it is somehow related to dllhost appearing and disappearing while using Chrome. It makes icons blink. I also did another clean OS reinstall (3rd time in past few months) few days ago, updated BIOS, chipset drivers, but the blinking is still there.

    Here, that's how it looks:

    https://streamable.com/81bee

    https://streamable.com/b6wg4

    https://streamable.com/aznv3

    https://streamable.com/fenl6

    https://streamable.com/hqwzr

    You can notice quick blink happens when dllhost appears and then disappears.

    Any ideas?

    • Edited by Asasinas Friday, January 26, 2018 12:17 AM
    Thursday, January 25, 2018 10:12 PM