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Windows xp desktop icon background

When i start my xp..it shows the background color of desktop behind the icon and icon text...give me solution to remove it ...i tried active desktop option and lock web items on desktop...but still facing the problem.....

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- Select "System" from the control panel list
- Choose the Advanced tab
- Click "Settings" in the "Performance" section
- Check "Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop"
- Click OK

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The desktop appearance of a computer equipped with Microsoft Windows XP, whether PC or laptop, can be customized easily.
Users can change background color, background image, frame color, font size and the arrangement of desktop icons.
Five easy steps how to change the desktop background color from black to white.
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Click the "Desktop" tab at the application's top.

Click the down arrow next to the "Color" button, and select the white color.


Click the "Apply" button, then click "OK" to close the application.


http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/display_change_background_color.mspx?mfr=true

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  2. Point to Arrange Icons By.
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  2. Carefully copy and then paste the following text into the Notepad window:[Shell]
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Just click right on the desktop ..and select desktop , than select on the down page the customize desktop and select web (the one in the right ) ..
If you see a web page checked in the tab .. remove it ..and the important thing ..remove the check mark for the lock desktop items cause this is the one responsible for that color present under the icons..and click apply ..and OK ..restart and repeat the action if it seam not willing to do that ..or select windows XP theme again ..and this way probably will default it ..but the way to remove it to unlock the desktop items ..

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  2. Or:

  3. Click on the Start menu button. Then click on Settings and then on Control Panel.

  4. Double-click on the Display icon or text link. This will open a window named Display Properties.

  5. Click on Background if that tab is not selected. Click on one of the items that appear in the box labeled Wallpaper.

  6. Inspect the preview that appears above the Wallpaper menubox. Use the Display menu to the right to experiment with tiling, stretching or centering the picture that you are previewing.

  7. Click on Browse to use an image stored elsewhere on your hard drive. Locate the image and click Open.

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Read more: How to Change the Background Picture on the Desktop ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_5177_change-background-picture.html#ixzz1CRtCnmqv

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