dnechi22, See the instructions at the link below and check your settings under the Web tab.
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I am having trouble with the background of my desktop icons and I am very annoyed everytime I look at my desktop and see the background color of the icons on it. It was initially transparent, but I must have done something that changed it to colored. On one forum, they suggested to do this: go to Control Panel / System / Advanced / Performance Tab / Settings Button and put a checkmark in: Use Drop Shadows for Icon Labels on the Desktop, but it didn't work. I also tried unchecking the ''lock desktop icons'' from the display properties, and i still got the same result. My video card is nvidia fx5200 128Mb. I also tried to scan for virii or worms (using norton systemworks) that might have made this change, but found nothing. please help me. thank you.