Windows 10: Opaque rectangle when dragging and dropping - can't see target - 20H2

Discus and support Opaque rectangle when dragging and dropping - can't see target - 20H2 in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi, since 'upgrading' from 1903 to 20H2, I've encoutered a few disadvantages. Yesterday I came across another. Win 1903 when dragging and dropping a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by dalchina, May 4, 2021 at 4:28 AM.

  1. dalchina Win User

    Opaque rectangle when dragging and dropping - can't see target - 20H2


    Hi, since 'upgrading' from 1903 to 20H2, I've encoutered a few disadvantages. Yesterday I came across another. Win 1903 when dragging and dropping a file I'd been able to see the target quite easily. Now the target is obscured, whether by a rectangle with an icon reflecting what is selected or a plain (opaque) rectangle. Formerly this was translucent (could see through it). On my other PC - staying on 1903!) - that's still true. * This only happens when starting to drag from file explorer- not if I start with an item on the desktop. - it's not related to my using Qttabar- tried uninstalling that (and it didn't affect me like that on 1903 anyway). I've looked around, found various similar reports, but no clear way to deal with this. I've tried various settings in Visual Effects to no avail. I feel I'm missing something obvious, but, like networking - can see other PC by name but no longer access it so back to USB disks) upgrading to 20H2 has affected something adversely. Ideas welcome, thanks. 19042.928

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  2. Try3 Win User

    Opaque rectangle when dragging and dropping - can't see target - 20H2

    dalchina,

    I'm sorry but I don't have either of those problems despite also being on 20H2.
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 20H2 Build 19042.928

    1 Dragging & dropping
    Mine is still translucent.

    Opaque rectangle when dragging and dropping - can't see target - 20H2 [​IMG]

    Opaque rectangle when dragging and dropping - can't see target - 20H2 [​IMG]

    Might your display driver or Bios need an update provided by the maker?
    Might your display driver, even if no update is available, benefit from being reinstalled?

    2 Networking
    Mine still works.
    My only suggestion is always to provide the checklist I use myself - A consolidated network setup checklist [post #2] - TenForums
    I have always used this rather plodding approach because I had to when I first started networking.

    I do hope my ideas are not a complete waste of your time,
    Best of luck,
    Denis
     
  3. dalchina Win User
    Opaque rectangle when dragging and dropping - can't see target - 20H2

    Hi, since 'upgrading' from 1903 to 20H2, I've encoutered a few disadvantages. Yesterday I came across another. Win 1903 when dragging and dropping a file I'd been able to see the target quite easily. Now the target is obscured, whether by a rectangle with an icon reflecting what is selected or a plain (opaque) rectangle.

    Opaque rectangle when dragging and dropping - can't see target - 20H2 [​IMG]


    Formerly this was translucent (could see through it). On my other PC - staying on 1903!) - that's still true.

    * This only happens when starting to drag from file explorer- not if I start with an item on the desktop.
    - it's not related to my using Qttabar- tried uninstalling that (and it didn't affect me like that on 1903 anyway).

    I've looked around, found various similar reports, but no clear way to deal with this.
    I've tried various settings in Visual Effects to no avail.

    I feel I'm missing something obvious, but, like networking - can see other PC by name but no longer access it so back to USB disks) upgrading to 20H2 has affected something adversely.

    Ideas welcome, thanks.
    19042.928
     
  4. dalchina Win User

    Opaque rectangle when dragging and dropping - can't see target - 20H2

    Opaque rectangle when dragging and dropping - can't see target - 20H2

    Have discovered - thanks to this thread-
    Possible to disable the large icon over pointer when dragging files?

    that modifying a theme and saving it in Settings (I don't mean downloading one necessarily) can result in this happening.

    Simply by selecting a Windows 10 theme (bottom right) instead of the one I've used for some years returns the translucent overlay when dragging a file.

    Opaque rectangle when dragging and dropping - can't see target - 20H2 [​IMG]


    Note that with the original theme I still had this problem even in Safe Mode.

    Now I need to do a bit of work to see if I can achieve the same appearance again with 20H2 as in 1903 by saving a new theme including the same minor change - and indeed that wasn't too hard.
     
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