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Anonymous
January 9, 2005 10:47:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

For some reason, the icons on my desktop have a colored background. How do I
get rid of it. I have already tried to use a default theme, and this problem
still occurs. Please help.
Anonymous
January 10, 2005 3:09:21 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

You need to access the PERFORMANCE settings on CONTROL PANEL.. place a check
mark beside 'use drop shadows for icons on the desktop'..

--
Mike Hall
MVP - Windows Shell/user



"Meghan" <Meghan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C537BDD0-477B-4A06-8AC6-477468885739@microsoft.com...
> For some reason, the icons on my desktop have a colored background. How
> do I
> get rid of it. I have already tried to use a default theme, and this
> problem
> still occurs. Please help.
Anonymous
January 10, 2005 3:09:22 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

I tried that and nothing changed. Thanks for your help.



"Mike Hall" wrote:

> You need to access the PERFORMANCE settings on CONTROL PANEL.. place a check
> mark beside 'use drop shadows for icons on the desktop'..
>
> --
> Mike Hall
> MVP - Windows Shell/user
>
>
>
> "Meghan" <Meghan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:C537BDD0-477B-4A06-8AC6-477468885739@microsoft.com...
> > For some reason, the icons on my desktop have a colored background. How
> > do I
> > get rid of it. I have already tried to use a default theme, and this
> > problem
> > still occurs. Please help.
>
>
>
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Anonymous
January 10, 2005 9:40:27 AM

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Hi Meghan,

Checkpoints to consider:

1) Right click on desktop >> arrange icons by >> uncheck "Lock Web items on desktop"

2) Right click on My Computer >> Properties >> Advanced tab >> Settings under 'Performance' >> check
"Use drop shadows for icon labels on desktop".


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"Meghan" <Meghan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C537BDD0-477B-4A06-8AC6-477468885739@microsoft.com...
> For some reason, the icons on my desktop have a colored background. How do I
> get rid of it. I have already tried to use a default theme, and this problem
> still occurs. Please help.
Anonymous
January 10, 2005 7:28:09 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

right-click the desktop, point to Arrange Icons By and make sure that Lock Web Items
on Desktop is un-checked

"Meghan" <Meghan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E239E772-CAB9-409D-A3E9-8935AB238F51@microsoft.com...
>I tried that and nothing changed. Thanks for your help.
>
>
>
> "Mike Hall" wrote:
>
>> You need to access the PERFORMANCE settings on CONTROL PANEL.. place a check
>> mark beside 'use drop shadows for icons on the desktop'..
>>
>> --
>> Mike Hall
>> MVP - Windows Shell/user
>>
>>
>>
>> "Meghan" <Meghan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:C537BDD0-477B-4A06-8AC6-477468885739@microsoft.com...
>> > For some reason, the icons on my desktop have a colored background. How
>> > do I
>> > get rid of it. I have already tried to use a default theme, and this
>> > problem
>> > still occurs. Please help.
>>
>>
>>
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