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All icons on my pc desktop are always in selected mode(these looks like when we select an icon to do something,that means these are shaded with blue color,but i can select 1 or more icons at a time as usual to do what i want)so i face no problem.but i want to get rid of this situation.when i was copying text from a web page on desktop,then i tried to paste on desktop.then it created.i forgot that which options i clicked how it created.plz help xp(professional sp-3) operating system

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If you have any web content on your desktop, transparency won't work.
To check for web content: Display Properties>Desktop>Customize
Desktop>Web - make sure all checkboxes are clear.

1. Click on Start
1. Choose Control Panel
2. Click on System Icon
3. Choose the "Advanced" tab, click "Settings" under "Performance"
4. Under the "Visual Effects" tab I Chose (checked) Use Drop Shadows for Icon Labels

OR 1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
2. Click Performance and Maintenance, and then click System.
3. On the Advanced tab, click Settings under Performance.
4. Click to clear the Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop check box, click Apply, and then click OK two times.
5. Close Control Panel

Posted on May 10, 2010

Testimonial: "thanks a lot.but can you tell me in which cases may it occur?"

  • Abdulhakim
    Abdulhakim May 11, 2010

    it occurs usually if you paste a web content on the desktop , or insert it there.


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