Unnamed folders showing up randomly on desktop

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jmcook79
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Unnamed folders showing up randomly on desktop

Postby jmcook79 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:35 am

I've noticed this happen a few times with Linux Mint 13. Once it was when I finished with the internet and closed firefox and I noticed one on the bottom left of my desktop. Now it just happened when i colsed the control panel...there were two of them on the upper right of the desktop! It's really weird.

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Re: Unnamed folders showing up randomly on desktop

Postby homerscousin » Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:24 pm

Just a thought. I had a wacky problem several years ago on win xp. My desktop icons would replicate giving me 2-4 copies. Made a mess with 50 or more extra icons. Only did this 3 times I think. Turned out to be an intermittent short in the keyboard. When I used a certain key combo including the shift key it must have sent some strange signal back and just moving the mouse after that caused the problem. Replaced the keyboard, problem gone.
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Re: Unnamed folders showing up randomly on desktop

Postby jmcook79 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:04 pm

Thanks for the suggestion although I just replaced the keyboard in my laptop so I hope that's not the case!


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