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Solved: Changing Desktop icon highlight colour

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Darkst4r, Jan 28, 2008.

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  1. Darkst4r

    Darkst4r Thread Starter

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    Hi , how do I change ther colour of the highlighted text box under my desktop icons ? Ive tried a few things but cant seem to find the right option.
     
  2. devil_himself

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    Try This

    Start > Run > Sysdm.cpl > Advanced Tab > Under "Performance" Click Settings > Visual Effects Tab > UnCheck "User Drop Shadows For Icon Labels On The Desktop"
     
  3. Darkst4r

    Darkst4r Thread Starter

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    That didnt seem to do anything atall.The problem is when I single click on a desktop icon such as "my computer" for example , a grey box appears appears behind the text to show its highlighted.

    I wanna get it off the crappy grey colour and have it black , but I cant find how to change this.Im sure I remember changing it on windows 98 but cant for the life of me do it on XP.
     
  4. Rick_in_Fla

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    1.Rick click on the desktop
    2. Click on "Properties"
    3. Click the "Appearance" tab
    4. Click on "Advanced"
    5. In the dropdown choose "Selected Items"
    6. Change "Color1" to the color you want
     
  5. Darkst4r

    Darkst4r Thread Starter

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    Doesnt work , it only changes the default colour of the desktop
     
  6. Rick_in_Fla

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    It works here, are you doing step #5 ?
     
  7. Darkst4r

    Darkst4r Thread Starter

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    Aha , gotcha. Thanks. Unfortunately I cant change the colour to black anyway as the text becomes invisible ! :rolleyes:
     
  8. Noyb

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    Here too ...
     

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