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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

How to remove solid background color from desktop icons?

Desktop icons with blue background color looks so bad and annoying. It makes desktop look tacky with lot of irritating blue color splashed on beautiful desktop wallpaper. You can easily remove this background color from desktop icons and make theƂ background transparent.

Make desktop icons background transparent

1. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel. Then double click on System Icon, system properties window will open.
2. Click on Advanced tab in System properties window.

3. Click Settings button next to performance option.
4. Under Visual effects tab, check (or tick) option “Use drop shadows for icons labels on the desktop”. Background color of desktop icons will be set to transparent instead of ugly looking solid blue color.
You only need to perform above in Windows XP powered computer. Desktop icon background is set to transparent by default in Windows Vista and Windows 7.

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