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Causes and solutions for Windows 10 after images

Afterimages of frames and displays remain when windows are moved in Windows 10. Afterimages of the menus, hints, and other displays and frames that appear when you right-click or move the mouse pointer remain.
If you want to erase the afterimage immediately without restarting, refresh the graphics driver to erase it. If afterimages still remain after restarting or refreshing, change the settings for visual effects. If you can’t solve it, find out why and fix it. This page introduces the remedies, causes, and countermeasures when afterimages remain.

What to do when afterimages remain

If an afterimage remains on the desktop screen, it will interfere with operations and work. If you want to remove the afterimage immediately, refreshing the graphics driver can remove it in most cases. If the afterimage does not disappear even after refreshing, restart the computer. If afterimages remain after a while even after restarting or refreshing, change the settings for visual effects. If changing the visual effect settings does not solve the afterimage problem, investigate the cause and consider solutions such as updating the computer settings, environment, and drivers.

Refresh to remove afterimages

  • Click anywhere on the desktop, such as a shortcut icon, and press all the “Win + Ctrl + Shift + B” keys on the keyboard.
  • After the screen flickers or goes black for a moment, try to see if the afterimage disappears as the graphics driver refreshes.

If the afterimage still remains , restart the computer to refresh it and see how it goes. If the afterimage does not remain, it is considered that the phenomenon that the afterimage remains due to the accidental deterioration of the condition has occurred.
If afterimages remain even after restarting, review the “Visual Effects” settings.


Set visual effects so that afterimages do not remain

Visual effects may be a burden depending on the specs of the computer (memory, etc.) and the usage environment of the application.
In some cases, afterimages can be eliminated by disabling visual effects that tend to cause afterimages to reduce the burden. Visual effects settings are accessed from the Control Panel, System, and Performance Options. Open the Control Panel
Click the “Windows” mark, scroll down the “Menu”, click “Windows System Tools” in the “W” to expand it, and click “Control Panel”.
 When Control Panel opens, click System and Security.
 When the “System and Security” screen appears, click “System”.
 Open “System” and click “Advanced system settings” to open the system properties.
 Click Settings in the Performance box of the System Properties screen to display the performance options.

Visual effect settings
Click the following items in the visual effect box to remove the check mark and disable them.

  • Fading or sliding hints
  • Fade or slide menus into view
  • Fade out menu items after clicking

If you change the setting of the visual effect, it will be changed to “Custom” as shown in the figure.
If you click “OK” or “Apply”, it will be reflected immediately and the setting of the visual effect will be completed. The settings are reflected, but restart and check if the afterimage problem is resolved. If the afterimage problem persists even after setting the visual effect.

Causes and countermeasures for residual images

Afterimages remain on the desktop screen may be caused by the computer’s specifications (insufficient memory, etc.), Windows settings, application usage environment that puts a heavy load on the computer, or a graphics driver malfunction. An afterimage remains when the computer is overloaded. When I started using Windows 10, there was no afterimage left, but if a problem occurs recently, there is a possibility that it may be affected by the constant or setting of the application. I want to keep the settings of apps and Windows as they are, so when it comes to adding memory to laptops and all-in-one desktops, it is very difficult and dangerous to do it yourself, so I usually ask the manufacturer or a store to do it. . In some cases, it can be improved by stopping extra functions and constant apps of Windows 10 to reduce the load as much as possible.
10 easy ways to lighten Windows 10 An afterimage remains due to a problem with the graphics driver. If an afterimage remains due to a driver defect, screen operations are often not smooth and jerky.
If this is the case, reinstalling the graphics driver may fix the problem.

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