So this is a bit of an odd topic, and stems entirely from a potentially nonexistent fear I had months back, but have been using a sort of band-aid approach, a crutch, to hiding it. See, Windows 10 has or had an issue where the taskbar icons would randomly, it seems, refresh for no apparent reason other than icon cache being build or explorer.exe restarting. I don't know, I haven't found any one specific cause of this, but at the same time, Windows 10 has been running perfectly stable ever since having it for well over a year and a half, no complaints there. Every program I've had, has ran swimmingly, hardware, etc, have no issues at the time of writing, heck, I went so far as to run the following command:
wmic diskdrive get status and get
meaning my hard drives are fine, nothing corrupted there, even checked the Windows 10 image health
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
No corruption there, as well as thorough virus and malware/spyware checks, nada, the system, HDDs, etc are all clean from corrupted OS files. The point of this though, is that for the past several months, I've had to use an object to obscure my view of the icons pinned to the taskbar, so as to hide the potential of having to see the icons refresh periodically, now the desktop doesn't do it, but only does so when I delete a file into the bin. I place OCD in the title because I literally let that very possibility of refreshing icons bother me or freak me out, I don't know why, I can't seem to remove the bag that blocks the taskbar, I'm afraid that once I do, the icons will refresh randomly/flicker and somehow the OS will deteriorate. I know, it's weird, because as far as my tests go, the OS is in good health, surprisingly, but what do you suggest I do to overcome my fear, to expose myself to not let flickering/refreshing taskbar icons to not bother me? This is an odd topic, and I get that, but I overthink and over-analyze things, is the icon refresh thing still an issue, even with that last security update? Should I face my OCD/fears head on and just remove the obscurity so I can see the icons without freaking out? I hate this, I want to use this without things getting worse, you know?
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