Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Can't Make Desktop Icon Text Transparent


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 Zer0_II

Zer0_II

  • Members
  • 48 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:06:04 AM

Posted 31 July 2006 - 01:13 AM

I've tried everything I can think of, but I've been unable to make the text on my desktop icons transparent. I know the usual method is to go through control panel>system>advanced>performance settings and then check the box next to 'use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop', however I've tried that and it isn't working. They were transparent up until a few hours ago and I can't recall doing anything that would have caused the text to have the colored box behind it again aside from applying an icon packager theme. I also tried uninstalling Icon Packager and rebooting, but that didn't make a difference either. The icons seem to have a bit of an outline around them also. Does anyone have any ideas as to what might be causing this? Thanks in advance.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 Enthusiast

Enthusiast

  • Members
  • 5,898 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Location:Florida, USA
  • Local time:06:04 AM

Posted 31 July 2006 - 03:19 AM

Use Windows System Restore to revert your system state to a date that existed before the problem began.

start/programs/accessories/system tools/system restore

#3 usasma

usasma

    Still visually handicapped (avatar is memory developed by my Dad


  • BSOD Kernel Dump Expert
  • 25,091 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Southeastern CT, USA
  • Local time:07:04 AM

Posted 31 July 2006 - 08:06 AM

This happened to me recently - I figger it's because of a Windows Update (or another program that I installed).
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

- John  (my website: http://www.carrona.org/ )**If you need a more detailed explanation, please ask for it. I have the Knack. **  If I haven't replied in 48 hours, please send me a message. My eye problems have recently increased and I'm having difficult reading posts. (23 Nov 2017)FYI - I am completely blind in the right eye and ~30% blind in the left eye.<p>If the eye problems get worse suddenly, I may not be able to respond.If that's the case and help is needed, please PM a staff member for assistance.

#4 Sage46

Sage46

  • Members
  • 14 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:06:04 AM

Posted 31 July 2006 - 09:21 AM

Right click on desktop>Arrange Icons By> uncheck Lock Web Items on Desktop

:thumbsup:
Sage
Just an old flatland cowpoke

#5 setasdefault

setasdefault

  • Members
  • 67 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Local time:07:04 AM

Posted 31 July 2006 - 10:00 AM

That can happen if you have customized the desktop in the web tab of display properties.

#6 Zer0_II

Zer0_II
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 48 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:06:04 AM

Posted 31 July 2006 - 12:53 PM

Right click on desktop>Arrange Icons By> uncheck Lock Web Items on Desktop

:thumbsup:



That did it. Thanks a million :flowers:

#7 usasma

usasma

    Still visually handicapped (avatar is memory developed by my Dad


  • BSOD Kernel Dump Expert
  • 25,091 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Southeastern CT, USA
  • Local time:07:04 AM

Posted 01 August 2006 - 11:06 AM

Nice tip Sage46! Thanks!
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

- John  (my website: http://www.carrona.org/ )**If you need a more detailed explanation, please ask for it. I have the Knack. **  If I haven't replied in 48 hours, please send me a message. My eye problems have recently increased and I'm having difficult reading posts. (23 Nov 2017)FYI - I am completely blind in the right eye and ~30% blind in the left eye.<p>If the eye problems get worse suddenly, I may not be able to respond.If that's the case and help is needed, please PM a staff member for assistance.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users