... are not transparent. This may seem like a common question, but I've tried the most obvious, and it still won't work. There are boxes around my desktop icons and they won't go away. I've tried to set it correctly from 'System' in the Control Panel, but everything is checked on the list. I've tried to turn them off then on, but that doesn't work either. I suppose it has to do with the registry on the comp, but I'm not sure what to do. Please help. Greatly appreciate it all.