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Old 07-21-2007, 03:24 PM   #1
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Until yesterday, I was able to remove the color background (completely) from the desktop icon text when I right-clicked on the desktop, next clicked "Arrange Icons by..", and then deselected "Lock Web Items on Desktop".

For some reason this technique no longer works. This is just a nuisance, and not a serious problem, but I would appreciate it if someone could suggest how else to remove the color backgrounds. And "No", I'm not sure what I may have done to cause this change, except that I have just defragged my hard disk and am in the process of packing the files to the front of the disk.

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Old 07-21-2007, 04:18 PM   #2
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Right-click My Computer and select Properties. Advanced tab > Performance > Settings button > Visual Effects tab > "Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop".

This will make the icon text background transparent. It's not exactly easy to find or clear what it does from the description, but it works.

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Old 07-21-2007, 06:15 PM   #3
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Thanks again, Koala...

You're right....what's "drop shadows" have to do with anything...hah!....but it did work. Once again, when I deselect "Lock web items on desktop" the background disappears...voila!! That makes two I owe you.....just for today!
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