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User currently offline757KSLC From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 233 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 727 times:

Ok, my uncle was over this weekend, and being the computer nerd he is, I asked him if he could help me clean up my computer to make it go as fast as possible. So he changed a few things, deleted a few things, etc... However, one thing he changed, I really don't like. In windows 95, 98, and 2000 the icons on the desktop have a block of color behind the icon name. XP (which is what I have) does not, it has the icon, and its name under it, with out this chunk of color behind it, blocking my desktop pictures. Unfortunately my uncle changed this, so now my icons HAVE that color behind them again, just like 95, 98, 2000.

So my question is: HOW DO I CHANGE IT BACK? lol. I have tried everything I can think of, but I can't do it. I hope someone out there can enlighten me. Thank you!


"That wasn't flying! That was falling with style!" Woody, Toy Story.
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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 721 times:

um.... Ask your Uncle? Or you can always roll back to the day before he changed it.

User currently offline757KSLC From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 719 times:

Uncle is on vacation in Moscow. Needless to say, he is unreachable at the moment, and for the next 6 weeks. He was at my house because I live close to the airport, he stayed the night, and flew out the next morning. I wish it were that easy.

Anyone?



"That wasn't flying! That was falling with style!" Woody, Toy Story.
User currently offlineKBOS From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 428 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 714 times:

First thing to check would be the display settings in the control panel. XP automaticly shows icons using all possible colors. Open display and click on the last tab called settings, see if you can up the screen resolution and color quality settings....

[Edited 2004-04-13 04:21:54]


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User currently offlineHeyMach From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2003, 118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 699 times:

This may help.

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


User currently offlineAkumas From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 434 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 695 times:

I think HeyMach hit the spot!

User currently offline757KSLC From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 11 hours ago) and read 656 times:

HeyMatch, you're my hero! Thats a million!


"That wasn't flying! That was falling with style!" Woody, Toy Story.
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