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Old January 6th 05, 01:48 AM
Eric and Megan Swope
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Hi. I have 2 computers, one is Windows 98 Second Edition and the other is
Windows XP SP2 Home edition. I noticed that on the XP computer, the
background of the desktop icons and their associated words blend in, as if
they are transparent with the wallpaper, no matter what wallpaper is
selected and what desktop color is chosen.
In Windows 98, no matter what wallpaper is selected, the desktop icons and
their words retain the color of the selected desktop. For example, on both
computers I have a wallpaper of my dog. On the XP computer, the words and
icons blend right over the picture, but on the 98 computer, the icons and
words have the desktop color, in this case, blue behind them, which makes
them stand out. Is this something that was changed in XP, and if so, how
can I make it in XP so the desktop icons and their associated words have the
colored background like win 98 so they stand out? Thanks for any help.


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Old January 6th 05, 02:55 AM
Malke
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Default words of desktop icons blending in with wallpaper

Eric and Megan Swope wrote:

Hi. I have 2 computers, one is Windows 98 Second Edition and the
other is
Windows XP SP2 Home edition. I noticed that on the XP computer, the
background of the desktop icons and their associated words blend in,
as if they are transparent with the wallpaper, no matter what
wallpaper is selected and what desktop color is chosen.
In Windows 98, no matter what wallpaper is selected, the desktop icons
and
their words retain the color of the selected desktop. For example, on
both
computers I have a wallpaper of my dog. On the XP computer, the words
and icons blend right over the picture, but on the 98 computer, the
icons and words have the desktop color, in this case, blue behind
them, which makes
them stand out. Is this something that was changed in XP, and if so,
how can I make it in XP so the desktop icons and their associated
words have the
colored background like win 98 so they stand out? Thanks for any
help.


Open the System applet in Control Panel, choose the Advanced tab, and
click Settings in the Performance section. Turn off the "Use drop
shadows for icon labels on the desktop option", and click Ok.

Malke
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