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The pulsating green progress bar sometimes turns yellow in Windows 7. It happens in multiple apps and programs, but I can't tell the exact conditions under which it occurs.

Does it mean anything or is it a glitch?

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This is not a bug/glitch, it is a feature:

Green means in progress

Red means stopped due to error - Needs user intervention

Blue means paused (although never got to one of these)

Yellow for either paused or hanged.

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