my computer is fixed!!!

Discussion in 'Positive Feelings and Motivational Messages' started by theleastofthese, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. theleastofthese

    theleastofthese SF Friend Staff Alumni

    ...and I don't mean neutered!:rolleyes: My neighbor came over, got rid of some junk, added some free anti-spyware/adware programs, installed another memory card, and it's running right as rain now! Now if only I could figure out how to remove the 'color' background behind the desktop icon text/title... It never used to be there, now it's there and I can't get rid of it!! The damn color behind the icon text is ruining the effect of my desktop picture!!! Aaarrrggg!!:mad:

    least able with computers...
  2. Insignificant

    Insignificant Account Closed

    least i'm glad to hear your computer is fixed..i'd probably go crazy if my accesses went down...take care and hope to talk to you soon.:smile:
  3. Terry

    Terry Antiquities Friend Staff Alumni

    Glad to hear you're up and running again Least.

    The colour behind the icon? Try to describe and I might know how to fix it.
  4. Abacus21

    Abacus21 Staff Alumni

    Hey Least :hug:

    As Devastated says - try to describe the colour behind the icon .... we might be able to do a colaborative how-to here ;)
  5. kindtosnails

    kindtosnails Staff Alumni

    hmm think i know what youre on about (oh dear god..that never happens) mean the icon thingys on your desktop and they have the writing beneath the icon saying what the programme or whatever is and sometimes theres like blue or something behind that..which breaks up your desktop picture thingamy??! :unsure: hmm well if thats what you mean then i still have absolutley no clue as to how to fix it...just wondered if i was right for once lol :tongue: good luck with that...i dont really understand the rest of the post all a bit technical but sounds like a good thing so yay :smile:
  6. theleastofthese

    theleastofthese SF Friend Staff Alumni

    Blueberry described it exactly: it's a colored rectangle under/behind the icon text/title, not behind the icon itself, but the words under it and it wasn't there before. It just showed up one day and I'm at a loss. I've gone into my 'desktop' properties, but still can't get rid of it. There doesn't seem to be a choice of "no background color"... damn!

    least knowledgeable:rolleyes:

    look at the picture of my desktop on the "show us your desktop" thread in coffee house - mine's the purple/blue foggy tree scene. You'll see what I mean.
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  7. poison

    poison Well-Known Member

    try changing your background or changing the background to a different image file type. this happens to me when I set my backgrounds as PhotoPlus images.
  8. kindtosnails

    kindtosnails Staff Alumni

    hmm im the pic of your desktop its got the colour behind the writing under the icon thingamys did you get rid of it last time? :blink: thats all i got. im so technologically challenged that my desktop is permanently blue..not even a picture :sad: so i cant help you lol hopefully someone can..
  9. Abacus21

    Abacus21 Staff Alumni

    I know what you mean Least ....

    And I know where to fix it too, but I'm not sure which one to choose :rolleyes:
    (Control Panel > Display > Appearance > Advanced [if you're on Windows XP]).
    I will have a better chance to look later, after I'm home from school :)
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  10. theleastofthese

    theleastofthese SF Friend Staff Alumni

    I went there and messed around but still the color is behind the text. I have no idea where to go to fix it - to "uncolor" it. Rats!


    yes, I'm on Windows XP
  11. Jenny

    Jenny Staff Alumni

    :party: I'm glad that your computer is fixed.. that's great news.. because it means you can spend time with us.. and we love you :flowers:
  12. Abacus21

    Abacus21 Staff Alumni

    I've figured out how to do it :)

    Do exactly as I say :laugh:

    1) Go to Control Panel
    2) Make sure it is in classic view (with all the icons displayed)
    3) Go to System
    4) Click on the Advanced tab
    5) In the 'Performance' section, click 'Advanced', and a box will come up
    6) Make sure it is in the first tab, called 'Visual Effects'
    7) Scroll down, untill you see the option 'Use drop shadows for icons on the desktop' - tick this box and press 'OK'
    8) Note that, at this point, in your Control Panel, your icons will look like they have all disappeared. They haven't. It's just the computer re-configuring itself. The icons should re-appear in a couple of seconds of you clicking 'OK'. If they, for whatever reason, don't re-appear, close the Control Panel completely, then re-open it - they should have re-appeared.

    You should now have the icons back as they were, without colour below them, where the text is.

    Hope this helps for you hun!!

    Joe :)
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  13. Terry

    Terry Antiquities Friend Staff Alumni

    :worthy: :worthy: :worthy: :worthy: ....Abacus
  14. Allo..

    Allo.. Well-Known Member

    Right click on the background and open up 'properties' then go to appearence and you can choose the colours there..
  15. kindtosnails

    kindtosnails Staff Alumni

    ok fix mine :tongue:
  16. Abacus21

    Abacus21 Staff Alumni

    What's up with it Blue? :tongue:
  17. kindtosnails

    kindtosnails Staff Alumni

    oh..everything :rolleyes:

    wasnt serious :tongue: i believe its dying a slow death:sad:
  18. Abacus21

    Abacus21 Staff Alumni


    Maybe you should consider either:
    A) Virus / Anti-Spyware and defragging the thing
    B) Get a new one? ;)
  19. kindtosnails

    kindtosnails Staff Alumni

    haha the problem is i believe it was quite happy until i did get anti virus and it realised it was dying...:dry: care to help me out with option b :biggrin:
  20. Abacus21

    Abacus21 Staff Alumni

    Mmm.... unfortunately not :tongue:

    Sorry matey!