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robsta4

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#1
Hi everyone,

I have an annoying problem, not a major one but was wondering if anyone knows how to fix it. I am running Windows XP Pro SP1 and have the theme set to classic mode. When my PC boots up and the icons display there is a dotted ring around the text of one icon, and if you click on different icons it moves around with the mouse pointer. I have checked all of the visual effects and they are all on, but i can't get rid of it. I have attached a picture with this post so you can see what i mean, any ideas anyone?

Thanks

Rob.
 
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robsta4

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#3
Yeah, maybe. I used to run Windows 2000 Pro, and i can't recall having that issue before. Like i said its not really a big issue, id just like to know if there is a way of getting rid.
 
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eNuffSaid

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#4
That's not a bug, its a feature!!! Its been that way for a long time. Even WinNT has it. By clicking once on the icon you select it. It gets marked by the dotted line, as you describe. Pressing the [ENTER] key, you would start up the selected icon.

As hipster said. Click on the desktop and you will un-select the selected icon.

Regards,
Willem
 
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ShadowStalker

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#5
On my 2K box even clicking on the desktop doesn't clear the selected icon indicator. I don't think there's any problem with it, that's the way I've always remembered it working but that doesn't mean there's not some reg tweak or some other way of disabling the feature.
 
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robsta4

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#6
Sorted it now. Just in case anyone is interested if you right click on desktop, properties, appearance, effects, and tick the "Hide underlined letters for keyboard navigation" box, it gets rid of the dotted lines for good... Thanks to everyone who took the time to post.

Cheers
 

Hipster Doofus

Good grief Charlie Brown
#8
Originally posted by robsta4
Sorted it now. Just in case anyone is interested if you right click on desktop, properties, appearance, effects, and tick the "Hide underlined letters for keyboard navigation" box, it gets rid of the dotted lines for good... Thanks to everyone who took the time to post.

Cheers
Good stuff. Thanx robsta4. :0 Off to make the changes now.

DOH! Mine was already ticked. :(
 

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