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Desktop Icon Labels

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#1 broe


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Posted 03 December 2009 - 02:52 PM

xp pro sp3

I copy/pasted a .jpg image from a Word doc to desktop. A popup asked something like do you want to add this active desktop item to the desktop, and I clicked yes.

Not good. Desktop icons flashed on and off a few times, finally stayed on with fuzzy edged icons, i.e., Attached File  ScreenHunter_02_Dec._03_10.45.jpg   14.02KB   16 downloads, label backgrounds bled through in a puke green color, white titles, no shadows. Then after 10-15 seconds, white titles turned to black titles (lettering) and stayed that way. Normal is transparent label background with shadowed titles. Also, windows max/minimize sluggishly now. Kinda roll on, roll off the screen.

I tried:
delete the .jpg No change
disable, enable "Show Desktop Icons" (right click on the desktop - Arrange Icons By) No change
disable, enable "Use Drop Shadow" option (in System - Advanced - Performance) No change
disable Web content on the desktop (Active Desktop) No change
uncheck "Lock Web Items" (right click on the desktop - Arrange Icons By) No change
Regedit - (ListviewShadow to 1) No change
Regedit - HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]'..."ForceActiveDesktopOn"=dword:0 No change
Regedit - [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ Explorer]'..."ForceActiveDesktopOn"=dword:0 No change
reboot No change

I want my crisp edged icons with transparent label background and shadowed titles back.

Ideas? I mean short of... you know.

EDIT I looked in Display Properties again. Disabling (unchecking ALL items) Active Desktop did the trick. So... never mind. I'll go now...

Edited by broe, 03 December 2009 - 03:11 PM.

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 03 December 2009 - 05:05 PM

Thank you for posting back with your fix
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