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Desktop icons

hi, im having a problem with my desktop icons that i cant figure out. On the desktop all the icons are surrounded by a box of colour, like when they are highlighted, but it is all the time. Ive tried everything to change them back to normal but cant find out how. Im able to change the colour of the box but not make the box transparent/go away... has anyone else seen this before, and how can i fix it. I know its probably just some small setting i need to change but i cant find it. Its really annoying.(Windows xp)

Cheers
K.Giller
Ireland

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Try this...

In reply to: Desktop icons

Check #1:
* Right-click My Computer.
* Select Properties.
* Select the Advanced tab.
* Click Settings in the Performance section.
* Make sure "Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop" is checked.
* OK your way out.

Check #2:
* Right-click the desktop.
* Select Properties.
* Select the desktop tab.
* Click Customize Desktop.
* Select the Web tab.
* Uncheck "lock desktop items."
* OK your way out.

Hope this helps,
John
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Aaaagggghhh

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hey just tried those tips u sent me but im afraid im still out of luck. Neither had any effect whatsoever. Agggghhhh! Its not interfering in any way with my computer, im just annoyed i cant change it and every time i see it it annoys me... Any other tips?

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(NT) (NT) STILL NEED HELP

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(NT) (NT) Try the Windows XP Forum.

In reply to: (NT) STILL NEED HELP

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