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Removing Color Blocks from Behind Icon Labels

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Anonymous
August 2, 2005 6:36:53 PM

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Under the icons on my desktop are text labels. I use two Windows XP
computers. One of them displays a color background behind these text labels
and the other one doesn't. I like not having a color background behind these
labels. How do I get rid of it? (I know how to change the color, but
haven't found a way to turn it off or make it transparent. Yet, it must be
possible, because my other computer is that way.)

Thanks for the help.
Anonymous
August 2, 2005 10:22:37 PM

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Right click My Computer and select Properties, Advances, Performance (Settings). Uncheck Use drop shadows............

Note: If you have Active Desktop enabled, this setting will not make a differene.

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"Wade" <Wade@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:1C450F3B-8113-42DB-A074-6D5994A0A50F@microsoft.com...
> Under the icons on my desktop are text labels. I use two Windows XP
> computers. One of them displays a color background behind these text labels
> and the other one doesn't. I like not having a color background behind these
> labels. How do I get rid of it? (I know how to change the color, but
> haven't found a way to turn it off or make it transparent. Yet, it must be
> possible, because my other computer is that way.)
>
> Thanks for the help.
Anonymous
August 4, 2005 8:03:20 AM

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"Doug Knox MS-MVP" <dknox@mvps.org> wrote in
news:ukPhxC7lFHA.1204@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl:

> Right click My Computer and select Properties, Advances, Performance
> (Settings). Uncheck Use drop shadows............
>
> Note: If you have Active Desktop enabled, this setting will not make a
> differene.
>

Mine is backwards. By checking 'Use drop shadows for icon labels on the
desktop' the text backgrounds for my desktop icons dissappeared. Any
thoughts on why this is backwards?
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Anonymous
August 4, 2005 9:09:58 PM

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Nope, I've never seen it work in reverse!


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Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
http://www.dougknox.com
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"John Smithe" <JS@Huh.Wha> wrote in message news:Xns96A82945A7816DQ1V55H078NX3AGH5MJX@207.46.248.16...
> "Doug Knox MS-MVP" <dknox@mvps.org> wrote in
> news:ukPhxC7lFHA.1204@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl:
>
>> Right click My Computer and select Properties, Advances, Performance
>> (Settings). Uncheck Use drop shadows............
>>
>> Note: If you have Active Desktop enabled, this setting will not make a
>> differene.
>>
>
> Mine is backwards. By checking 'Use drop shadows for icon labels on the
> desktop' the text backgrounds for my desktop icons dissappeared. Any
> thoughts on why this is backwards?
August 5, 2005 4:37:10 AM

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"" wrote:
> Under the icons on my desktop are text labels. I use two
> Windows XP
> computers. One of them displays a color background behind
> these text labels
> and the other one doesn't. I like not having a color
> background behind these
> labels. How do I get rid of it? (I know how to change the
> color, but
> haven't found a way to turn it off or make it transparent.
> Yet, it must be
> possible, because my other computer is that way.)
>
> Thanks for the help.

Open system properties, go to Advnaced, click the Performance Settings
button, and ensure that "Adjust for best apperance" is checked, if it
is alredy cheded, check a diffrant setting, click applie, and then set
it back to best apareance.

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