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Nameless001

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Hi everyone,

I have a folder on my laptop, customized with the following working Desktop.ini:

[ExtShellFolderViews]
{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}={BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}
[{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}]
IconArea_Image=folderbg.jpg
IconArea_Text=0x000000

The result of this .ini is a background in my folder in windows explorer

Now when I change the view of my folder to thumbnail view, I get a white background around my thumbnails and icons in windows explorer, like in the screenshot, indicated in red.

Somebody nows a way to change the color of this white background or to make this white background transparant?

Thanks in advance,
Nameless001

PS: My OS is Windows XP
 

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Nameless001

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Thanks for your quick reply but restarting the explorer.exe process doesn't seem to solve the problem.

Greetz,
Nameless001

Any other ideas/solutions?
 
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hiya Nameless001 is this any help.
Four things are required in order to maintain transparent icon backgrounds:

1) System Properties>Advanced>Performance Settings>VisualEffects - check
"use drop shadows for icon labels".

2) Right-click on Desktop ->Arrange Icons by>Lock Web items must be cleared.

3) If you have any web content on your desktop, transparency won't work.
To check for web content: Display Properties>Desktop>Customize
Desktop>Web - make sure all checkboxes are clear.

4) Wallpaper must be an image file, not html.
 

Nameless001

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Thank for your quick reply (again).

The four things you mentioned were already set like that on my computer.
btw: those four things only customize the desktop (I think) and that's not what I'm trying to do.
I want transparant icons in a folder (e.g. My Documents) with background.
Do you understand me?

Thanks again,
Nameless001

Any other ideas/solutions?
 

Nameless001

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I just want the white background behind my icons in the screenshot removed. I want a transparant background around my icons so I can see as much as possible of my background.

Thank you for your help so far,

Nameless001
 
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