Windows 8 "start" button flashing

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I have the taskbar extended onto a second monitor, and sometimes the Windows 8.1 start logo starts flashing on and off. It's not constant and I don't know what causes it to start, I restarted display fusion a few minutes ago and it's started flashing again. It does seem to stop if I right click it. I use Classic Shell for an old-style start menu, which could clash.

There's some strange behaviour related to it (while flashing):
- sometimes clicking causes the primary monitor start menu to show instead
- sometimes clicking shows the start menu but the button disappears
- sometimes clicking does nothing at all
- sometimes clicking causes the modern start "screen" to open instead of the start menu

The only things I have open are Sticky Notes, Skype and Firefox.
Apr 2, 2015  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Could you enable debug logging and attach a copy of the log the next time this occurs?
  • On the Troubleshooting tab, change the Logging drop-down to "L1: Log Minimal"
  • Restart DisplayFusion
  • Reproduce the issue and note the time so we'll know where to check in the log file
  • Send us the DisplayFusion.log and DebugInfo.html files (can be found by clicking the Open Log button on the Troubleshooting tab)
  • Disable debug logging after sending the log

Apr 6, 2015  • #2
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First noticed around 23:28.
• Attachment [protected]: DebugInfo.html [155,787 bytes]
• Attachment [protected]: DebugInfo.html [152,457 bytes]
Apr 7, 2015 (modified Apr 8, 2015)  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Looks like the DebugInfo.html got attached twice. Could you reproduce it again and send a new copy of DisplayFusion.log?

Apr 8, 2015  • #4
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I'm going to try again with this post.

It's the same time as before, I kept copies of the files.
• Attachment [protected]: DebugInfo.html [152,457 bytes]
• Attachment [protected]: DisplayFusion.log [6,609,013 bytes]
Apr 8, 2015 (modified Apr 8, 2015)  • #5
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thanks! Do you have Firefox maximized on the monitor when this is happening?
Apr 9, 2015  • #6
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Quite often but not all of the time (the rest of the time it is usually minimised).
Apr 10, 2015  • #7
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thanks! I can reproduce this, and it is related to Firefox. I've put it on our list, and I'll be sure to let you know when we're able to get it fixed up

In the meantime, if you don't use the Search box (next to the address bar) in Firefox, removing that from the toolbar should prevent this from happening.
Apr 10, 2015 (modified Apr 10, 2015)  • #8
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com

This issue should be fixed up in the latest beta, available here: https://www.displayfusion.com/Download/Beta. Please let me know if you still run into any trouble after updating.

Oct 22, 2021  • #9
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