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Desktop icon shadow in acer monitor as 1024*768 resolution

My desktop icons looking with shadow in my acer monitor what can i do for this

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    vijaya kumar May 11, 2010

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SIMPLE !! The "shadowing" you talk about is due to cables in back of your computer, touching or too close together. I had this happen to mine. I moved the cables apart, and no more shadows !! Sounds too easy, but it works. Takes a few seconds. Immediate results.

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Go into your graphics card config and change the brightness levels

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