Windows 10: Weird Grey Box on Desktop

Discus and support Weird Grey Box on Desktop in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; For some reason, sometimes when I open to my desktop, there's this weird grey box on my desktop. I don't know how to get rid of it. It doesn't really... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Emboar32, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. Emboar32 Win User

    Weird Grey Box on Desktop

    For some reason, sometimes when I open to my desktop, there's this weird grey box on my desktop. I don't know how to get rid of it. It doesn't really affect anything, but it just irritates me because it's just so random. Can anyone show me how to remove it or what it's caused by?


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    Emboar32, Dec 2, 2019
  2. Jonas Flo Win User

    Weird grey box on desktop -Win 10


    The said gray object could be a couple of things, in some cases it's a malware, however, in most cases it's a manufacturer application that runs in the background. We would just like to know some things before we proceed with the troubleshooting.

    • Are there processes that you can do with the said object like clicking or right-clicking on it?
    • Are you able to dispose or close of it somehow?

    First thing to try is to do a right-click on the object and see if the applications name would be displayed. If in case it doesn't come up, please open the
    Task manager by right-clicking on the taskbar at the bottom of your screen. See if there is anything in there.

    You may also refer to Shawn 'Cmdr' Keene [MVP] response on this thread. See if it will
    apply to you.

    We'll be waiting for your response.
    Jonas Flo, Dec 2, 2019
  3. How do i rid of the grey box in the top left of my desktop?


    It's odd for a random grey box to show up on your desktop after the last update occurred on your computer. It could also be a software installed on your computer that's causing for it to appear. However, let us not assume anything yet until we isolated your
    concern by providing the answers to these questions:

    • Did you start noticing the grey box after or prior the latest update?
    • What were the updates that have been installed on your computer?
    • Have you installed any software prior to the issue?
    • What are the troubleshooting steps you've tried to resolve your concern?
    • Can you provide us a screenshot of the grey box?

    In the meantime, we suggest that you create a new user profile and see if the issue persists on it. Here is the
    article on how to create a one.

    We're looking forward to your response.
    Carlos Tin, Dec 2, 2019
  4. Weird Grey Box on Desktop

    I have a HP Volume grey box on my desktop,

    Went home and tried what you suggested still have HP Audio grey and blue box on desktop, can not delete move etc.

    I could not find the 3 apps you suggested.

    any other suggestions?

    This is so frustrating I think I might just take to the shop today.

    thank you
    pearlingham, Dec 2, 2019

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