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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by CAROLINA JOE, Sep 22, 2006.

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  1. CAROLINA JOE

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    the titles under my desk top icons are highlighted in blue. what would be the cause of that?
     
  2. Augie65

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    Start> Run> type: sysdm.cpl then hit OK.
    Click on Advanced tab> Visual Effects tab, check the box:
    Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop then OK, Apply and OK.
     
  3. dabinnc

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    Hey joe
    this worked for me
    In XP sp2 go to control panel
    select system, you might have to switch to classic veiw to find it.
    click on the advanced tab at the top.
    go down to performance and select settings
    go down to the bottom and put a check mark in the box that says,

    use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop
     
  4. CAROLINA JOE

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    Ty For Your Reply
     
  5. CAROLINA JOE

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    what i meant to say is the titles under icons are in blue boxes. i tried suggestions but they are still there. TY...Joe
     
  6. Augie65

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    Check this.
    Right click on the Desktop and select Arrange Icons By> make sure that a check mark is not by
    Lock Web Items on Desktop.
    Then right click on the Desktop and select Properties. Then click Desktop tab> Customize Desktop button> Web tab> make sure that nothing is checked in the Web pages: windows and that Lock web items is not checked.
     
  7. CAROLINA JOE

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    Nothing was checked. Just to give you a idea of what happened, a while ago i think i saved something as a background or a desktop item. Im not exactly sure which.after I did that is when I noticed the problem. TY for your time...Joe
     
  8. Augie65

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    Try this, right click on Desktop> Properties> Desktop tab> select a different background and then click Apply and OK. Go back to the Advanced tab as before and uncheck the box:
    Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop.
    Then go back and recheck the box and see if that works.
     
  9. CAROLINA JOE

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    TYVM, THAT DID IT. THANKS AGAIN...JOE...(y) (y) (y)
     
  10. Augie65

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    You are welcome.:) Glad to help and welcome to the forum.
     
  11. velcroviv

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    Hello, I have highlighted icon labels that I can't seem to get the highlight off of and followed the directions you had given others on here, but nothing seems to work. I did change my background picture and then did what you told me to do about that, but still nothing worked. I dont know what I did to cause that. HELP!!!
    Thanks.
    :eek:
     
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    I'll tell you what I did to remove the highlighted icon labels! I did try all the steps recommended which never worked!
    Right click on your desktop, select properties, select desktop, click customize desktop, then choose the web tab at top, look in the box- if theres some sort of web address with a check in the box next to it- uncheck it! Then hit ok.
     
  14. Abu-rihana

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    Yeah its really work form thanks Augie

     
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