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solid icons color

By Panic_MD
Oct 18, 2005
  1. pleased bear with me for a minute, i'm running windows xp on my desktop i getting soild color around the name of the shortcuts i don't know the proper name for this problem, my brother say the icon background color is different from the desktop background color, i want to it be clear again (icon background) plz enlighten. :confused:
     
  2. meatologist

    meatologist TS Rookie Posts: 134

    Start,
    Control Panel,
    Display,
    Desktop Tab,
    Customize Desktop,
    Web Tab,
    Untick Lock desktop icons
    OK
    OK

    DONE

    Let me know if this works
     
  3. Panic_MD

    Panic_MD TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 39

    no go meat, it didn't work out but thanks for the reply keep digging for me want this condition to go away it's an eye sore, frickin' thing look like 98 desktop puke:. don't want to reformat the drive again you know. calling all techspot experts, help.
     
  4. The_Maestro

    The_Maestro TS Rookie Posts: 52

    Drop shadows

    Go to control panel, system properties

    In the window that opened, select the advanced tab
    select performance settings, in the lis look for "use drop shadows on..." make sure that is enabled and click apply and ok.

    That should do it
     
  5. Panic_MD

    Panic_MD TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 39

    Yes that did the trick good looking Maestro, i have a cousin had the same issue showed him what to do n' bam, he's going to sign up to at techspot. :cool: thanks a bunch.
     
  6. meatologist

    meatologist TS Rookie Posts: 134

    nice one dude. you beat me to the punch
     
  7. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,210   +424

    Keep in mind that there are some applications that can actually cause you to have to do this everytime you use it. If this is happening to you repeatedly start paying attention to what apps you're using and pin down which might be causing it. I know that NetSupport Manager 9.0 is one app that does that to my machines.
     
  8. Panic_MD

    Panic_MD TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 39

    Hmm, i'll keep that in mind, thanks.
     
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