desktop icon help please

Discussion in 'Desktop Customisation' started by Bootsy, Feb 14, 2003.

  1. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    My trashbin was clear (the name part), well more like transluscent. After changing themes, it came out with a gray border and also the name part is graytt too...see attached, thanks.
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    You should be able to het rid of the gray underneath by clicking the desktop. (taking focus away) Works for me.
     
  3. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    yea I used to be able to get rid of the gray by clicking the desktop, but NOW, it turns into a lighter gray when clicking the desktop. The attached image is with the desktop clicked, not the icon.
     
  4. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    or do you have active desktop, lots of people have problems like that with active desktop!
     
  5. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    yea its with active desktop but this wasnt happening with the old theme AND AD active...
     
  6. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    well Ive had AD active before and after the problem...
     
  7. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    what the icon for, If its something you dont really use alot than just delete it. Umm if you do need it, for Active Desktop, im sure you can have that Program Launch use a icon instead of text! Not sure how but i think its somewhere on this site!
     
  8. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    well its my trash bin...I'd like to have it on the desktop
     
  9. dav3st

    dav3st OSNN Addict

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    set your display's color quality settings to 32 bits
     
  10. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    already is =[
     
  11. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    its a very weird problem you got here..
     
  12. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    ya I know, it happened to me before but I fixed it fiddling with the font smoothing option in tweak-xp pro...hmmm this sux
     
  13. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    bump please help
     
  14. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    Did you try this oprion in Tweak XP?

    Make Desktop Icons Transparent
     
  15. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    good idea Zip, makes sence, but it didnt work =[
     
  16. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    what about System Restore?
     
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  18. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    I could kick myself. I should have noticed that this has happened to you, since you changed themes.
    Fix
    Display Properties - Appearence - Advance: Select Desktop and then the color to match the wallpaper where the icon will be placed at on the desktop.

    Fix
    Same as above, but select Selected Items and set the color 1 to match the same as above.

    Remember to do that for each time you switch themes. Each theme changes those settings to match the coloring of the theme.

    For example: Selecting the Silver Luna theme, gives the immediate background a grey color. Selecting the Blue Luna theme makes it blue.

    I tested this and the grey went away for me. Hopefully this resolve it.
     
  19. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    got it, thanx guys it was the background color wasn't set to white...