Desktop Icons

Discussion in 'Desktop Customisation' started by Teddy, Apr 30, 2003.

  1. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    How do i change the settings so that the black area around the icon's font is transparent? With a black desktop it would look fine but up until recently there wasn't any colour.

    Thanks
     
  2. sboulema

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    do you have your colors at 32-bit?
     
  3. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    Yep.....
     
  4. go to control panel - system - advanced - performance settings - make sure Use drop shadow for icons on desktop is checked.
     
  5. Lighter

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    If you used Active Desktop before, turn it off/disable it.

    [edit] also, make sure you're set to view transparent icons, either through tweakui or advanced sys properties.
     
  6. its not active desktop, active desktop does a different thing. It makes yr icons messed up, it doesnt make backgrounds to the text on the desktop.

    edit: lol, i told him to do that through system properties.
     
  7. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    "go to control panel - system - advanced - performance settings - make sure Use drop shadow for icons on desktop is checked."

    It was already ticked.

    "If you used Active Desktop before, turn it off/disable it."

    I've never used active desktop.

    Thanks to all for the suggestions so far.
     
  8. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    Ooh, i sorted it!!

    I unselected "lock web items to desktop"

    Thanks again people!

    See pic:
     
  9. Lighter

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    Umm....yes it does. :rolleyes::happy:
     
  10. yeah but it also makes the icons messed up.
     
  11. Lighter

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    Umm....No it don't.:rolleyes: :happy:


    /me snickers:blink:
     
  12. dreamworks

    dreamworks --== babyface ==--

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    Speaking of desktop icons, does anyone knows where can I find for Icons that I could use to replace the default ones on my desktop? Kinda dull already though ...

    Thanks .. :D
     
  13. Do you want me to show you a screenshot of what it does to the icons?
     
  14. pazzer2002

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    hey, can i be really dumb and ask u what sw u used to skin taskbar like dat, compliments to the chef by the way, looks v good :p