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Select Rectangle

Im not sure if this is the right forum but,
Im using WinXP and you know how on the desktop icons, theres the name of it and when you highlight it theres a rectangle. Well usually that rectangle is transparent to it blends into the background image, but now the color is black. i cant seem to change it back to transparent. Right click my computer and going to the performance settings doesnt help either (everything is checked and it still is not transparent)
can someone please tell me how to fix this?

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In reply to: Select Rectangle

I'm not in my Xp system at the moment so cant check but used to be in display properties somewhere - anyway why not get x-setup (ver 6.6) - its got everything you need to tweak your desktop and more - just google "x-setup" - try and get version 6.6 as later versions they are (ie ver 7) is not free.

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try this

In reply to: Select Rectangle

Step 1:

1. Right click on the desktop, and select Properties.
2. Select "Desktop", and click "Customize Desktop".
3. On the Web tab, uncheck the option "Lock desktop items".
4. Click OK.

Step 2:

1. Right click My Computer and click Properties.
2. Click on the Advanced tab.
3. Click Settings under Performance.
4. Select "Custom".
5. Select "Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop".
6. Click OK.

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