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Transparent icon on desktop

Transparent Icons:

Start/Control Panel/System/Advanced/Performance/Settings/Visual Effects/”Use drop shadows for icon labels on the Desktop”

Also:

Right click the desktop and select Arrange Icons by. Towards the bottom of that list, uncheck “Lock web items on the desktop.”

Desktop Text Color:

By default in XP, it can’t be manually changed. The text changes on its own from dark to light depending on the color of the background. It is based on the Desktop color not the Wallpaper. The combo is whether or not you are using a  wallpaper and what the Desktop color is.

However…if you have Use drop shadows checked for the icon labels, the text will always be white no matter what color the background is.

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5 responses to “Transparent icon on desktop

  1. khalid March 18, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    i done as instructed above but still same prob shadows under icons
    i want to remove this icons shadows

  2. Wiizau hellaS March 18, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    the instructions above is to move the background color of desktop icon so it will left only the text and the icon.

    try this: right click on your mycomputer -properties-advanced-under performance; click setting. visual effects – custom ; i normally only tick the 1st and 4 last on the list. if you noticed the 2nd last on the list is “use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop” untick this one if u dont want any shadows under the text.

  3. Annie Rao August 5, 2010 at 3:21 am

    I tried this but it still didn’t work. It happened twice when our IT connected to my computer and logged on with administrator’s account. The 1st time I was lucky to get my settings back (I played around but wasn’t aware what finally worked). Any other solutions? This is really annoying! Thank you!

  4. Annie Rao August 5, 2010 at 3:26 am

    Sorry, I probably didn’t make it clear. The problem is my icon text in blue color background, it supposes to be transparent! Thanks!

  5. hellaS Sons' August 5, 2010 at 10:58 am

    if you already tried the original posting above and failed to solved the error, try open your display/performance setting by right click on you my computer-properties-advance system setting-advance tab-under performance column,pick setting-visual affect-tick adjust for best appearance.

    if problem still exist, try check again your desktop icon setting by Right click on desktop by put your mouse cursor on empty area and select Arrange Icons by. Towards the bottom of that list, uncheck “Lock web items on the desktop.”

    hope this will help u.

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