- any program opens "Open", "Save" or "Save as" dialog (i.e. browser, Word etc.) or
- I start any program which main operation is to handle files (i.e. Notepad++, IrfanView etc.)
my desktop's and quick-launch bar's icons are refreshed. I.e. I can clearly see that they all turn blank / empty and then "slowly" (noticeable) are being refreshed back to their original look / state.
Opening open/save dialog or running a program is delayed until this "refresh" is done and thus such simple (and so far -- quick) operations like saving or opening a file or running certain apps becomes quite lengthy.
Because described behavior is triggered by many different programs (that all have only one thing in common -- an attempt to save or open a file) I cannot provide any more details.
Is this situation known to someone? Is it documented somewhere? Is there any fix to this problem, except a well known -- "re-install Windows 7 from scratch"?