Topic Author
Posts: 221
Joined: Tue Oct 07, 2003 10:52 am

XP Icon Problem

Tue Apr 13, 2004 10:23 am

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!
User avatar
Posts: 7569
Joined: Sat May 07, 2005 3:32 am

RE: XP Icon Problem

Tue Apr 13, 2004 10:33 am

um.... Ask your Uncle? Or you can always roll back to the day before he changed it.
Topic Author
Posts: 221
Joined: Tue Oct 07, 2003 10:52 am

RE: XP Icon Problem

Tue Apr 13, 2004 10:48 am

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.

Posts: 399
Joined: Fri Nov 21, 2003 9:46 am

RE: XP Icon Problem

Tue Apr 13, 2004 11:17 am

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]
I don't care if the sun don't shine, I do my drinkin in the evening time when I'm in Rhode Island
User avatar
Posts: 111
Joined: Tue Oct 28, 2003 3:37 am

RE: XP Icon Problem

Tue Apr 13, 2004 6:40 pm

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.
Posts: 424
Joined: Fri Jan 09, 2004 4:53 pm

RE: XP Icon Problem

Tue Apr 13, 2004 7:16 pm

I think HeyMach hit the spot!
Topic Author
Posts: 221
Joined: Tue Oct 07, 2003 10:52 am

RE: XP Icon Problem

Wed Apr 14, 2004 10:51 am

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

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: FAST Enterprise [Crawler], flyingturtle, jetero, prebennorholm, salttee and 51 guests

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos