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Need to reslove transparency issues

I am running xp pro. A few months ago. Everything started coming up transparent. When I would launch the browser,the wall paper would still be there with the browser transparent through the wallpaper I have to click on max and min on the tool bar several times. It's driving me crazy. Some how the only thing I can think of must have downloaded an app somehow. I hope someone can help me. Driving me crazy for months now.

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  • whitewll Jun 01, 2009

    Thank you for your advise. But the problem still remains.

  • whitewll Jun 01, 2009

    yes I did

  • whitewll Jun 01, 2009

    I was in add / remove several times. There is nothing in there that I don't know about. I'm sure it didn't come from Microsoft Updates with all the securities patches. That's about all I can think of. I was running cool iris from Mozilla I took that out. And another app cool previews that was also removed. Pretty baffling isn't it. Right now in performance options I adjusted for "Custom". All the boxes are checked except for the transulent part. Not very good on spelling. I appreciate all your help. Thanks again

  • whitewll Jun 03, 2009

    That was a good idea. But it didn't work. I disabled all the plug ins nothing unusal with the add on's. Cool previews ask me if I wanted to add it to firefox. So the search goes on. Again thanks for all your help.



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You can adjust your graphics properties to not show translucent windows. Once in Performance Options, you can customize this option or choose adjust for best performance to remove all the bells and whistles for more speed. Hope this answers your question. All the best!

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The most useful Windows XP performance-tuning options are on the Visual Effects and Advanced tabs of the Performance Options dialog box. You’ll find this box via the System Properties control panel by clicking the Settings button under Performance (Start | Control Panel | System | Performance | Settings). Figure A shows both the Visual Effects and Advanced tabs with the performance options you can easily modify.

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    Greg Margossian Jun 01, 2009

    When you changed the settings, did you click "Apply" instead of "OK"?

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    Greg Margossian Jun 01, 2009

    It appears you have an application loaded causing the transparent windows. Several of the programs are called Tweak Window, WindowBlinds, Vista Transformation Pack, and Windows Alpha Blender. Check to see if you have any of these programs installed. If you do, uninstall them, reboot and see if your graphics have returned to normal. There are many programs trying to create the same graphics available in Vista.

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    Greg Margossian Jun 02, 2009

    I think we're narrowing it down. Since you're using Firefox, open the browser, click on Tools, then click on Add-ons and search for any left over effects from Cool Iris or any other graphics altering software and diable them. Then click on the Plugins tab and do the same thing. I'm pretty sure you'll find something.

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    Greg Margossian Jun 03, 2009

    Haven't given up, still looking. I'd like to ask you to reconsider the rating you've given me for my solutions. Thanks,




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