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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by JamesE, Jan 18, 2007.

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  1. JamesE

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    I'm being a bit thick today. I have just finished building a new PC to replace (previously reported) her indoors' bust computer.

    I have forgotten how to produce a little rectangular coloured background behind the captions of the icons of the desktop. It's somewhere, and you can change the colour but I'm b*****ed if I can find it. Senility creeping in - please assist!
     
  2. Augie65

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    If you don't want the icon text transparent: Start> Run> type: sysdm.cpl and hit OK.
    Advanced tab> click Settings button under Performance> Visual Effect tab, uncheck the box: Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop. Apply and OK your way out.
    Then right click the Desktop> Properties> Desktop tab> click the down arrow under Color: and select the color you want.
     
  3. JamesE

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    Sir, thank you for that. Why could I not find this via normal routes? Surely there must be a simpler way? I've done it before but this time I was stuck. Thank you.
     
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    Right click My Computer...go to Performance> Visual Effect tab, uncheck the box: Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop. Apply and OK your way out.
     
  5. JamesE

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    Many thanks, I've also discovered: Control Panel > System > Advanced > Performance > Settings etc....... I was struggling because I was convinced it came under "Display > Desktop". Totally off track!! Thanks to all who put me back on.
     
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    Not a problem. :)
     
  7. Augie65

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    Yes, there are many ways to the properties windows. I just always give the run command
    because some may not have the icons shown on the Desktop. At least my way, when giving
    instructions, I know what dialog box they will see first.
     
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