Thanks for correspondence. It's small AF rectangle and from your answer I understand that MD has its own framebuffer that is not related to what we see on the screen. So searching the focus should not affect MD, right?
MD is done on the same buffer used for the live image on the LCD screen.
The UI overlay (the box, icons, canon menu etc) are a separate buffer.
If the camera is changing focus, that could trigger MD, since focus affects the actual live image. If you want to avoid this, you'd have to prevent the focus from changing.