So, for some time now I am noticing an invisible window in the bottom right corner of my screen. How I know it's there, well.. I can't click on anything else that is located there. Right mouse button brings a menu with unclickable back and forward options and clickable reload option (see pic).

So in pictures:

Casually browsing and clicking right-button on the mouse brings me the usual menu.

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I go to the bottom right and click the right-mouse-button and a menu with 'back, forward and reload' shows up from the invisible window, left click and drag does nothing...

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Same thing happens in the desktop and everywhere else I go and do. This invisible window is always on top which is annoying because I can't click what I want to click if it's behind the invisible window.

I've tried almost everything from alt-tabbing to checking task manager and nothing seems to work. It even happens when I have no windows open.

I've noticed that it happened ever since the Windows 10 anniversary update. Sometimes it's there sometimes it's not

Any ideas what might be causing this?

  • What happens when you restart the system? Sep 24, 2016 at 14:19
  • When I restart it's gone, it just happens spontaneously, one minute it's not there the next it is, I never really know what causes this.
    – Marcus
    Sep 25, 2016 at 1:26
  • Can you look in Task Manager after a reset and see if anything appears? Sep 25, 2016 at 1:37

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Do you have Origin installed for gaming? If so close it and restart it. Disable notifications for it, that might fix the problem.

** yes you do have origin, I see that now. :P

  • Did it work out? Sep 28, 2016 at 21:33
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    Not OP, but I had the same problem and can confirm this works.
    – user120976
    Oct 1, 2016 at 8:39
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    It's an Origin bug. Kill it and good to go!
    – Valien
    Oct 9, 2016 at 2:34
  • I'm with you unable to switch solution tabs in visual studio, had to close origin.
    – TombMedia
    Oct 24, 2016 at 20:55

Had the same issue. In my case it wasn't Origin. It was an extra window from PotPlayer.

Use http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/winlister.html to find out which application is holding that area. Check which windows are TopMost in WinLister.

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    – Toto
    Oct 26, 2021 at 11:30

Microsoft has a utility program (Process Explorer), currently available at:


From the introduction:

Ever wondered which program has a particular file or directory open? Now you can find out. Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded.

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