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Windows XP Professional Desktop

When I first started using my new laptop the titles under the icons on the desktop were just printed on the background normally. Now, for some reason, there are coloured boxes around the printing and I am only able to change the colour of the boxes. I can't get rid of the boxes so that the titles under the icons are just typed directly on the background. Could you please give me simple instructions on how to accomplish this? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Windows XP Professional Desktop

Right click desktop >> select DESKTOP tab >> click CUSTIMIZE DESKTOP button >> in the desktop items popup select WEB tab >> uncheck the desktop items checkbox.

hope that helps.

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