A white dot may appear on the top-left corner of the screen when an Aero theme is selected and “Enable transparency” is unchecked

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One white dot (1 pixel in size), may appear on the top-left corner of the screen in the following scenarios:

  • In Windows 7 Home Basic Edition, the issue may occur after a user selects the "Windows 7 Basic” color theme and changes the wallpaper.
  • In Windows 7 Ultimate and other editions listed in the "Applies to" section, this issue may occur after a user selects an Aero theme and then un-checks “Enable transparency”.


This is a known issue in Microsoft Windows 7 with certain themes.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a by design issue in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Note This is a "FAST PUBLISH" article created directly from within the Microsoft support organization. The information contained herein is provided as-is in response to emerging issues. As a result of the speed in making it available, the materials may include typographical errors and may be revised at any time without notice. See Terms of Use for other considerations.


Article ID: 2020674 - Last Review: July 15, 2010 - Revision: 4.0
  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Ultimate

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