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Desktop.ini question

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  1. 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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  2. huggie54

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    have you tried ending the explorer.exe and starting a new one in task manager
     
  3. Nameless001

    Nameless001 Thread Starter

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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?
     
  4. huggie54

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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.
     
  5. 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?
     
  6. Nameless001

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    Someone???
     
  7. huggie54

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    do not really know what you are wanting
     
  8. 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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