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Old 26. Feb 2013, 02:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Remove black shadows around shortcuts

Would anyone know what I did to cause a black background to my desktop icons ?
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Old 28. Feb 2013, 08:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What O.S are you using?

For Win7 try this:

Click Start button and type "performance" and select the option "Adjust appearance and performance of Windows". In Visual Effects tab, scroll down and tick the check box "Use Drop Shadows......"

Let me know if it worked
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Old 28. Feb 2013, 11:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Black I don't like.

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What O.S are you using?

For Win7 try this:

Click Start button and type "performance" and select the option "Adjust appearance and performance of Windows". In Visual Effects tab, scroll down and tick the check box "Use Drop Shadows......"

Let me know if it worked
Thanx for your reply George.J, I am using Xp sorry should have mentioned that, I found the answere similar to what you said, strange wording really don't you think, "use drop down shadows" when you really don't want them in the form of a background is present ! hmmm ! anyway it's fixed thankyou ! best regards revboy.
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Old 28. Feb 2013, 11:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Unhappy Black I don't like !

I just realized the ambiguity of my title statement, I apologise profously if anyone has taken it the wrong way ? we have to be so careful as we dwell in this touchy age ! The way I see it is that, God has made of one blood of all mankind that dwells upon the earth, no matter who you are if you cut your hand the same colour blood comes out ! therein is the equality ! cheers revboy !
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Old 28. Feb 2013, 11:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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We all know this is a software forum, so no one will think of things the wrong way, but yes, while posting a thread, you should choose a title, which will properly reflect the issue, or problem, that you are going to post about.

I have now changed the title.
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Old 28. Feb 2013, 02:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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...while posting a thread, you should choose a title, which will properly reflect the issue, or problem, that you are going to post about.
I agree. It's actually mentioned in the forum rules and guidelines too, but then again, how many people do you suppose really bother to read those regardless of whichever forum they post in? I see people posting all over the Internet, and the heading they use for the thread is really non-descriptive (far worse than revboy's). This is frustrating if you are searching and/or researching something (Arrgh). As an example, I've seen many, many threads headed "Help!" and nothing else. You then have to read the entire thread to see if it pertains to what you are researching, lol. But I suppose we must learn to accept the everyone is not the same.
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Old 28. Feb 2013, 03:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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But I suppose we must learn to accept the everyone is not the same.
That's an important point. Not everyone is the same, that's why we so many different behaviors, and we have to accept this.

About reading the rules on forums and sites, even we are no exception, atleast I am not. But still, it's important to atleast be aware of certain guidelines that are required to post on forums, and I agree with you that it really makes the task of finding things difficult when people do not choose the right title for their threads.
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I just realized the ambiguity of my title statement, I apologise profously if anyone has taken it the wrong way ? we have to be so careful as we dwell in this touchy age ! The way I see it is that, God has made of one blood of all mankind that dwells upon the earth, no matter who you are if you cut your hand the same colour blood comes out ! therein is the equality ! cheers revboy !
I wouldn't worry about it if i were you, your meaning is made quite clear from the post you made at the top of the thread. If anybody has taken it the wrong way that's their problem and they need to have a word with themselves. I wouldn't like my icons to have a black background either and if anybody chooses to read into that statement something that is neither implied or indicated i simply don't care, it's not my problem. I don't want my icons to have a green background either but that's just because i'm a greenist
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I'd just like to clear the air in case my previous comment was taken wrongly. I certainly didn't meant to criticize revboy's choice of heading. In fact, I don't find anything wrong with it at all, because sometimes a person can only describe an issue based on their limited understanding of it. In fact, that's why it's an issue in the first place. And I agree with garth that anyone who's that picky has a problem themselves.

So to clarify: my comment was just a general observation about threads that can be found all over the Internet.

Therefore, to revboy or anyone else who may have gotten a different meaning - I humbly apologize.

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Old 01. Mar 2013, 03:15 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Smile Coming "out of the shadows" !

Well ladies and gentlemen, I am learning fast ! Hopefully my next correspondence will be more succinctly put ! Thankyou for your tolerance, best regards, revboy.

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