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Old 05-18-2003, 01:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default desktop icons


Im running xp pro and I would like to know how to get rid of the blue under each desktop icon?
Also how do I set it up so that they are not in collums? (It won't let me drop an icon anywhere else when I click and drag)

Any help would be great!


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Old 05-18-2003, 03:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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For the first answer try,

Right-click My Computer > Properties > Performance > Settings > Visual Effects > Make sure there is a check in the box for "Use Drop Shadows for Icons on the Desktop".

For the second answer try,

Right-click the desktop > Arrange Icons By > make sure that "auto arrange" isn't checked.


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Old 05-18-2003, 12:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks for the reply smith!

the second answer worked great !

But I still can't get rid of the blue behind each Icon.
Any other ideas?

Thanks for your help!
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