Know why Windows® desktop is not refreshing
What are the reasons or myth of refreshing the desktop?
The refreshing of the computers would re-draw the system display. The user processes that are running currently upon the system would get delayed and the system would change the display as a result of clicking on refresh option. This is the reason why users are refreshing the system after making any changes since the refresh option would display the changes upon the system. The refresh functionality would speed up the system performance. The user can perform the refresh option through right clicking on the desktop area and click on refresh option provided at the menu. The refresh function can also be enabled upon the system by pressing on the shortcut key provided to the users for performing the refresh option. In most cases the key would be F5 or F6.
Discussed below are the different reasons required to refresh the desktop:
- After installing a new hardware on the system
- While the system processes slow down
- While any changes occurs over the system
After installing a new hardware on the system
The system should be refreshed while the user inserts a new hardware or external device into the system. The system that is left unused for a long time would not recognize or display the device that is connected to the system. The refresh option would enable the hardware from display upon the system. Sometimes while the user insert an external hard drive into the USB port, the user can find the device at the Windows explorer only after refreshing the system.
While the system processes slow down
The refresh option can also be performed while the system processes slow down. The Operating System that runs multiple programs simultaneously upon the system would cause not responding issue. In such circumstances also the user can press the refresh button upon the keyboard for enabling the refreshing of the system. As a result the system processes would speed up the performance.
The changes that are occurring on the system also make the user to refresh the system for the purpose of making the changes to take effect. The installation of the softwares or enabling of any of the options upon the system also becomes a cause for refreshing the system. The new software icons that are moved to the desktop as shortcuts, new folders that are created etc would appear only after clicking refresh option at certain instances.
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