coloured box on icon writing on desktop.

  j1m 12:21 22 Apr 03
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hey peeps, i have installed windows xp and having aproblem with the icons on the desktop, its not the icons themselves its the writing underneath them, the writing is correct but there is a block colour behind it, i can change the colour but i do not know how to remeove it so its just the writing any ideas????? :-)

  MAJ 14:04 22 Apr 03

Go to Control Panel > System > Advanced tab, click the Settings button in the Performance section and tick the second last option in that box i.e. "Use Drop Shadows for icon labels on the desktop".

  Lú-tzé 14:05 22 Apr 03

You cannot remove the colour as far as I know - only make it as close as possible to the background colour / image.

Go to display properties / appearance / desktop colour and choose one from there.

  Lú-tzé 14:07 22 Apr 03

Nothing for 100 mins so I throw in my tuppenceworth and then a useful answer is there before me... such is life! :-}

  MAJ 14:11 22 Apr 03

LOL sorry about that, mate. ;-)

  Djohn 14:19 22 Apr 03

Yes you can remove the coloured background completley, and just have clear text.

Mine is that way, and was so by default on install, will have a look for you and post back. J.

  MAJ 14:24 22 Apr 03

Shhhhhhushhh, don't tell Djohn we're here. shhhhhh

  Djohn 14:36 22 Apr 03

LOL, Ok guys, you need to forgive an old man, with an even older brain, takes a while to click into gear, warm up, but then goes empty again even quicker.

Well I have just spent the last couple of minutes fiddling around, and found the answer! :o(

Please do as MAJ says in his post above, but don't tell him, I said so! :o)

  MAJ 14:40 22 Apr 03

Too many Easter Eggs, Djohn? ;-)

  Lú-tzé 15:45 22 Apr 03

OK - I'm going away for a few days so will be ever more quiet- I think I need the rest. Good luck guys with finding clear text for j1m.

  canard 20:23 22 Apr 03

Webattack USED to offer CLICICON which removes the colorblock. I see they don't anymore. If you can face the idea of an email attachment I'll send it to you. It's extremely easy to use. You need to make a shortcut to click each time you start your pc to activate the transparency. It all depends on how much the colour is getting to you!

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