What makes XP auto-refresh all windows now and then?

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marzsyndrome
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What makes XP auto-refresh all windows now and then?

Post by marzsyndrome » Sat Sep 04, 2010 4:10 pm

Can't vouch for Vista and 7, but on XP at least I find it tends to refresh all my open windows every now and then, which is really annoying when I've got new files/folders at one end that I'm trying not to get mixed up with everything else.

I always assumed it had something to do with the icon cache, but my "Max Cached Icons" setting is currently at 32768. I don't get it. Is there something else that's causing it? I wish to stop it, you see.

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Post by shiner » Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:30 pm

google is your friend.
check this

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"NoNetCrawling"=dword:00000001  
that, combined with the icon cache setting should do it.

This site has quite a few registry "fixits" posted.
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Post by dumpydooby » Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:10 am

I put a bunch of tweaks on MSFN's site a long while back. You should use them because I'm a fucking genius.

http://unattended.msfn.org/unattended.x ... /registry/

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Post by ricktendo64 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:31 am

dumpydooby wrote:I put a bunch of tweaks on MSFN's site a long while back. You should use them because I'm a fucking genius.

http://unattended.msfn.org/unattended.x ... /registry/
Mister "fucking genius", I need your help...I have this copy/move to folder regtweak, but it gives me the double popup windows (both move and copy pop up) every now and then I do a task (like right clicking a folder in the start menu and choosing open)

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What is the cause, I have not been able to solve this problem

BTW I am using Spanish XP

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Post by mr_smartepants » Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:24 am

The bug was in Kel's UberPack. It was fixed. I'm not sure what is causing it now either.
Fix reported here: http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=98235#98235
It removes the tweak.
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Post by ricktendo64 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:27 am

Thanks for the link

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Post by marzsyndrome » Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:39 am

shiner wrote:google is your friend.
check this

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"NoNetCrawling"=dword:00000001  
that, combined with the icon cache setting should do it.
Strange, I have this reg setting enabled already. I'll have to see if it's anything like Comodo Firewall, or the Apple Mobile Device Service, or Drive Space Indicator that's doing it...

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Post by Kelsenellenelvian » Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:26 pm

It's Drive space it refreshes the icon cache frequently. (That causes a explorer refresh)

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