Easy Question about XP Desktop

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Ron the Geek

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Sometimes, I just can't see the forest from the trees... On the desktop of one of the machines that I'm working on, the type below the screen icons is surrounded by a white bounding box. I want to get rid of that box. I've gone through display properties and everywhere else I could think of... what am I overlooking? Thanks!
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Frank4d

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If Windows XP, go to System Properties > Advanced > Performance Settings, and under Visual effects check the box for Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop. (I have seen a few posts in forums where the box was already checked, so solution was to uncheck and recheck the box).
 

Ron the Geek

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Thanks, Frank, but it didn't change. I did, however, discover how to recover my "left pane" in My Computer when the previous owner has changed it. That was driving me crazy on a computer not long ago. Not exactly sure which of the selections put it back, but I know where to go and what to do. And the bounding boxes are just a personal thing; maybe whoever buys it will prefer it.
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Another option would be to go to Display Properties > Desktop > Color button and change the desktop color to something that closely matches the background picture.
 
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Try going into Display properties, under the Desktop tab, Customize Desktop, and uncheck anything that is under the Web tab.
 
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