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Thread: Desktop icon label problem

  1. #1
    Emimec Guest

    Desktop icon label problem

    Using XP Pro, I did something when using a CD label making programme that
    accidentally made the desktop icons have a blue rectangular label behind the
    normal white lettering for the icon. This is only on the log in the wife
    uses, my log in is "normal", white letters under the icons, no "label".

    I've tried to change all sorts of things to get rid of it, but can only get
    the label to change colour.Tried ticks in and out of boxes in properties of
    system/appearance etc.

    I notice if I go into the icon properties, choose an alternative, and
    browse, I'm taken to

    %SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll

    Here I see that folders DRVSTORE and DLLCACHE are in blue font, but the
    remainder of folders are in black?
    Is this the case for anyone else, or is this where my problem is?

    Bob



  2. #2
    JS Guest

    Re: Desktop icon label problem

    How to restore Icon label Transparency

    Right click on the My Computer Icon.
    Then select the Properties option.
    Next click on the Advanced tab in the System Properties window.
    Now click on the Settings button in the box labeled Performance.
    Click on the Visual Effects tab in the Performance Options window.
    Scroll down and check the box titled 'Use drop shadows for icon labels on
    the desktop'.
    Finally Click the OK button, then click OK once more.

    JS

    "Emimec" <emimec@NOSPAMbtinternet.com> wrote in message
    news:zZSdnfI0fKxCvoPVnZ2dnUVZ8tOmnZ2d@bt.com...
    > Using XP Pro, I did something when using a CD label making programme that
    > accidentally made the desktop icons have a blue rectangular label behind
    > the normal white lettering for the icon. This is only on the log in the
    > wife uses, my log in is "normal", white letters under the icons, no
    > "label".
    >
    > I've tried to change all sorts of things to get rid of it, but can only
    > get the label to change colour.Tried ticks in and out of boxes in
    > properties of system/appearance etc.
    >
    > I notice if I go into the icon properties, choose an alternative, and
    > browse, I'm taken to
    >
    > %SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll
    >
    > Here I see that folders DRVSTORE and DLLCACHE are in blue font, but the
    > remainder of folders are in black?
    > Is this the case for anyone else, or is this where my problem is?
    >
    > Bob
    >




  3. #3
    Emimec Guest

    Re: Desktop icon label problem

    Many thanks, but tried this and no luck. There was already a tick in the
    box, and taking it out did nothing
    Bob


    "JS" <@> wrote in message news:OR9C21irIHA.3568@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > How to restore Icon label Transparency
    >
    > Right click on the My Computer Icon.
    > Then select the Properties option.
    > Next click on the Advanced tab in the System Properties window.
    > Now click on the Settings button in the box labeled Performance.
    > Click on the Visual Effects tab in the Performance Options window.
    > Scroll down and check the box titled 'Use drop shadows for icon labels on
    > the desktop'.
    > Finally Click the OK button, then click OK once more.
    >
    > JS
    >
    > "Emimec" <emimec@NOSPAMbtinternet.com> wrote in message
    > news:zZSdnfI0fKxCvoPVnZ2dnUVZ8tOmnZ2d@bt.com...
    >> Using XP Pro, I did something when using a CD label making programme that
    >> accidentally made the desktop icons have a blue rectangular label behind
    >> the normal white lettering for the icon. This is only on the log in the
    >> wife uses, my log in is "normal", white letters under the icons, no
    >> "label".
    >>
    >> I've tried to change all sorts of things to get rid of it, but can only
    >> get the label to change colour.Tried ticks in and out of boxes in
    >> properties of system/appearance etc.
    >>
    >> I notice if I go into the icon properties, choose an alternative, and
    >> browse, I'm taken to
    >>
    >> %SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll
    >>
    >> Here I see that folders DRVSTORE and DLLCACHE are in blue font, but the
    >> remainder of folders are in black?
    >> Is this the case for anyone else, or is this where my problem is?
    >>
    >> Bob
    >>

    >
    >




  4. #4
    nass Guest

    RE: Desktop icon label problem



    "Emimec" wrote:

    > Using XP Pro, I did something when using a CD label making programme that
    > accidentally made the desktop icons have a blue rectangular label behind the
    > normal white lettering for the icon. This is only on the log in the wife
    > uses, my log in is "normal", white letters under the icons, no "label".
    >
    > I've tried to change all sorts of things to get rid of it, but can only get
    > the label to change colour.Tried ticks in and out of boxes in properties of
    > system/appearance etc.
    >
    > I notice if I go into the icon properties, choose an alternative, and
    > browse, I'm taken to
    >
    > %SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll
    >
    > Here I see that folders DRVSTORE and DLLCACHE are in blue font, but the
    > remainder of folders are in black?
    > Is this the case for anyone else, or is this where my problem is?
    >
    > Bob



    Right click My computer Icon and select properties.
    On System properties> Advanced> Performance> Settings> Visual Effects check
    this box.
    [ ] Use Drop Shadows for Icon Labels On the Desktop

    Reboot your machine and see if the changes took an effect and issue resolved.

    Restore Desktop Icons and Taskbar
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs...top_fixall.vbs

    195- Restore Wallpaper Views
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs...paperviews.vbs

    HOW TO: Enable or Disable the New Interface Components in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/288186/en-us
    HTH.
    nass
    ---
    http://www.nasstec.co.uk





  5. #5
    Nepatsfan Guest

    Re: Desktop icon label problem

    "Emimec" <emimec@NOSPAMbtinternet.com> wrote in message
    news:zZSdnfI0fKxCvoPVnZ2dnUVZ8tOmnZ2d@bt.com...
    > Using XP Pro, I did something when using a CD label making programme that
    > accidentally made the desktop icons have a blue rectangular label behind the
    > normal white lettering for the icon. This is only on the log in the wife uses,
    > my log in is "normal", white letters under the icons, no "label".
    >
    > I've tried to change all sorts of things to get rid of it, but can only get
    > the label to change colour.Tried ticks in and out of boxes in properties of
    > system/appearance etc.
    >
    > I notice if I go into the icon properties, choose an alternative, and browse,
    > I'm taken to
    >
    > %SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll
    >
    > Here I see that folders DRVSTORE and DLLCACHE are in blue font, but the
    > remainder of folders are in black?
    > Is this the case for anyone else, or is this where my problem is?
    >
    > Bob
    >



    Since you've already looked into System Properties issue, check the following.

    1. Right click on the Desktop. Move your mouse pointer to "Arrange Icons By". In
    the menu that pops out, make sure "Lock Web Items on Desktop" is not checked.
    Click on it to remove the check mark.

    2. Right click on the Desktop and select Properties from the menu. In Display
    Properties, click on the Desktop tab. On the Desktop page, hit the Customize
    Desktop button. In Desktop Items, click on the Web tab. Make sure all the boxed
    are unchecked.

    3. Finally, make sure the wallpaper you have displayed is an image file and not
    an html file.

    Good luck

    Nepatsfan




  6. #6
    Ken Blake, MVP Guest

    Re: Desktop icon label problem

    On Sun, 4 May 2008 22:00:15 +0100, "Emimec"
    <emimec@NOSPAMbtinternet.com> wrote:

    > Using XP Pro, I did something when using a CD label making programme that
    > accidentally made the desktop icons have a blue rectangular label behind the
    > normal white lettering for the icon. This is only on the log in the wife
    > uses, my log in is "normal", white letters under the icons, no "label".
    >
    > I've tried to change all sorts of things to get rid of it, but can only get
    > the label to change colour.Tried ticks in and out of boxes in properties of
    > system/appearance etc.




    To have transparent icons:

    1) Hold down the Windows key and press Pause/Break. On the "Advanced"
    tab, under "Performance" click "Settings." On the "Visual Effects"
    tab, make sure the box "Use drop shadows for icon labels" is checked.

    2) Right-click on the Desktop, and make sure that "Arrange Icons by"
    "Lock Web items" is not checked.

    3) Right-click on the Desktop, and choose Properties. On the "Desktop"
    tab, click "Customize Desktop," then on the "Web" tab, uncheck all
    boxes.

    4) Make sure any Wallpaper is an image file. Html will stop the
    transparency.

    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP - Windows Desktop Experience
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup

  7. #7
    Emimec Guest

    Re: Desktop icon label problem

    Great, this cured the problem, web tab had a ticked box.
    Many thanks
    Bob


    "Nepatsfan" <nepatsfan@SBXXXIX.com> wrote in message
    news:ujoSPMjrIHA.672@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > "Emimec" <emimec@NOSPAMbtinternet.com> wrote in message
    > news:zZSdnfI0fKxCvoPVnZ2dnUVZ8tOmnZ2d@bt.com...
    >> Using XP Pro, I did something when using a CD label making programme that
    >> accidentally made the desktop icons have a blue rectangular label behind
    >> the normal white lettering for the icon. This is only on the log in the
    >> wife uses, my log in is "normal", white letters under the icons, no
    >> "label".
    >>
    >> I've tried to change all sorts of things to get rid of it, but can only
    >> get the label to change colour.Tried ticks in and out of boxes in
    >> properties of system/appearance etc.
    >>
    >> I notice if I go into the icon properties, choose an alternative, and
    >> browse, I'm taken to
    >>
    >> %SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll
    >>
    >> Here I see that folders DRVSTORE and DLLCACHE are in blue font, but the
    >> remainder of folders are in black?
    >> Is this the case for anyone else, or is this where my problem is?
    >>
    >> Bob
    >>

    >
    >
    > Since you've already looked into System Properties issue, check the
    > following.
    >
    > 1. Right click on the Desktop. Move your mouse pointer to "Arrange Icons
    > By". In the menu that pops out, make sure "Lock Web Items on Desktop" is
    > not checked. Click on it to remove the check mark.
    >
    > 2. Right click on the Desktop and select Properties from the menu. In
    > Display Properties, click on the Desktop tab. On the Desktop page, hit the
    > Customize Desktop button. In Desktop Items, click on the Web tab. Make
    > sure all the boxed are unchecked.
    >
    > 3. Finally, make sure the wallpaper you have displayed is an image file
    > and not an html file.
    >
    > Good luck
    >
    > Nepatsfan
    >
    >
    >




  8. #8
    Nepatsfan Guest

    Re: Desktop icon label problem

    You're welcome. Thanks for taking the time to let us know your problem is fixed.

    Nepatsfan

    "Emimec" <emimec@NOSPAMbtinternet.com> wrote in message
    news:T4mdnRxb0Nsn1YLVnZ2dnUVZ8tGqnZ2d@bt.com...
    > Great, this cured the problem, web tab had a ticked box.
    > Many thanks
    > Bob
    >
    >
    > "Nepatsfan" <nepatsfan@SBXXXIX.com> wrote in message
    > news:ujoSPMjrIHA.672@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> "Emimec" <emimec@NOSPAMbtinternet.com> wrote in message
    >> news:zZSdnfI0fKxCvoPVnZ2dnUVZ8tOmnZ2d@bt.com...
    >>> Using XP Pro, I did something when using a CD label making programme that
    >>> accidentally made the desktop icons have a blue rectangular label behind the
    >>> normal white lettering for the icon. This is only on the log in the wife
    >>> uses, my log in is "normal", white letters under the icons, no "label".
    >>>
    >>> I've tried to change all sorts of things to get rid of it, but can only get
    >>> the label to change colour.Tried ticks in and out of boxes in properties of
    >>> system/appearance etc.
    >>>
    >>> I notice if I go into the icon properties, choose an alternative, and
    >>> browse, I'm taken to
    >>>
    >>> %SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll
    >>>
    >>> Here I see that folders DRVSTORE and DLLCACHE are in blue font, but the
    >>> remainder of folders are in black?
    >>> Is this the case for anyone else, or is this where my problem is?
    >>>
    >>> Bob
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >> Since you've already looked into System Properties issue, check the
    >> following.
    >>
    >> 1. Right click on the Desktop. Move your mouse pointer to "Arrange Icons By".
    >> In the menu that pops out, make sure "Lock Web Items on Desktop" is not
    >> checked. Click on it to remove the check mark.
    >>
    >> 2. Right click on the Desktop and select Properties from the menu. In Display
    >> Properties, click on the Desktop tab. On the Desktop page, hit the Customize
    >> Desktop button. In Desktop Items, click on the Web tab. Make sure all the
    >> boxed are unchecked.
    >>
    >> 3. Finally, make sure the wallpaper you have displayed is an image file and
    >> not an html file.
    >>
    >> Good luck
    >>
    >> Nepatsfan
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    >





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