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Problems with my icons in deskop

Why my icons in deskop have a kind of frame around them? i tried everything i cant remove this frame from my icons can anyone help me??

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    bono bono1 Aug 13, 2007

    i tried to look at the settings and i tried to change some of them but nothing happens the frames are still there ..

  • bono bono1
    bono bono1 Aug 14, 2007

    i will try later this week to add an image of my desktop in order for you to see what i mean .

    thank you ....

  • bono bono1
    bono bono1 Aug 18, 2007

    as u can see this is the frame i ment..
    hope u can help
    thank u

  • bono bono1
    bono bono1 Aug 19, 2007

    i will try that later this week when i get home.
    hope u right :)

  • bono bono1
    bono bono1 Aug 24, 2007

    i tried what u said buy it seems that its really stucks on this computer and no matter what i tried nothing works...
    any other idea?

  • bono bono1
    bono bono1 Aug 28, 2007

    i tried that didn't work...

  • bono bono1
    bono bono1 Aug 30, 2007

    o.k i think i will try to live with it, but someday i will find the solution and i will posted here...
    thanks a lot for everything ..:)



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This suggests the select all command is stuck on Right click the mouse against each icon and the screen overall and check the individual settings

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    john ash Aug 13, 2007

    It is difficult because I cant see what is going on on your screen
    If all else works- don't worry about it.

  • john ash
    john ash Aug 18, 2007

    This is exactly what I mean 'Select All'
    normally gives this result.
    If you hold the left mouse button down and drag a frame round the icons you have them highlighted as there
    Then a simple right click releases them back to normal.
    Play around with that
    Meanwhile I Will enquire else where.

  • john ash
    john ash Aug 20, 2007

    One of my contacts suggests it's something to do with drop shadows I think.

    Control Panel, System, Advanced, Performance Settings, Visual Effects tab. There's an option at the bottom.

    Take a look around that area

  • john ash
    john ash Aug 24, 2007

    Try this.
    Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System restore- pick a date/time before this problem started.
    If it does not clear - come back I'll get you to try another thing.

  • john ash
    john ash Aug 28, 2007

    well if it really bugs you - reformat and reload
    but that is extreme to say the least - just live with it



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