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#1 onionizer

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Posted 28 February 2005 - 06:45 AM

mornin,
I could use a little help,
All my desk top icons are for some reason highlited in bright blue..
It's not the end of my virtual world or anything, but a bit irritating.
Any help'd be appreciayed.
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Posted 28 February 2005 - 10:14 AM

Hey onionizer, welcome to BC. If your desktop icons got changed but you didnt' do anything then I'd be suspicious. WinXP will adjust certain settings to changes in other settings. For example, if you changed your desktop background WinXP might change your desktop icon coloring to help you see them better (based on an internal formula for coloring).

In any case, you might want to read this MS Article regarding adjusting your desktop items: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q310543/

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Posted 28 February 2005 - 05:20 PM

OK I'll give that a go
It happened a while ago, But I'm not sure whether it was a slip of the wrist or such like
Thanks anyway

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Posted 28 February 2005 - 09:43 PM

Depending on exactly what you mean by " icons are for some reason highlited in bright blue"...

If just the text has a blue rectangle around it and not the entire icon, try this:

Open the Control Panel, then Double click on System and open the Advanced tab. Under Performance, click on Settings.

Be sure "Use Drop Shadows for Icon labels on the Desktop" is checked.
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Posted 02 March 2005 - 02:42 AM

Hi
I tried that but it was checked,
thanks anyway

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Posted 02 March 2005 - 03:55 AM

Try resetting your wallpaper. I had this happen once when I created a new account, it used the old wallpaper for some reason and it had blue boxes around the text. When I changed my wallpaper it went away.
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