Originally Posted by tommytho
A friend of mine is having trouble with his desktop icons, all icons are highlighted and he cannot unhighlight them. Tried restart etc but it does not work, any ideas? thanx
To change the color of the icons on desktop to transparent = Right-click My Computer. Choose Properties. Click on the Advanced tab. Under Performance, click on Settings. Scroll down until you see "Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop", and put a check next to it.
Make sure that Lock Web Items on Desktop is un-checked.
Performance and Maintenance(if in Category View)
under Performance click on Settings
Visual Effects Tab
put a check next to
"Use drop down shadows for icon labels on the desktop"
Apply / Ok
If this still doesn't work,
right-click on the desktop
point to Arrange Icons By >
and make sure that Lock Web Items on Desktop is un-checked.
If you have Desktop settings set to "Lock Desktop Items"
you can't remove the background color
Right click on desktop
Customize Desktop button
and take the check out of "Lock Desktop Items"
Ok / Apply / Ok
scroll down to
Icons - Transparent
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