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Baja Tank

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Can anyone share how to make the desktop icon background transparent? Mine were changed by an email that required the download of a gif. Now all my icons have blue background. They were all transpareent prior to the down load. Any suggestions are appreciated.

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Hi Baja Tank! Welcome to G2G!

Here are a couple of options for you to try:

  • Click on the START button and right-click on MY COMPUTER and choose PROPERTIES.
  • In the new window that appears, click on the ADVANCED tab, and in the Performance section click on the SETTINGS button.
  • Scroll down the list until you find "Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop". Uncheck it if it is checked, and click OK, and OK again to close the Properties window.
If that doesn't work, try the following:

  • Right-click anywhere on the desktop and click on PROPERTIES.
  • Select the Windows Default theme from the drop-down menu on the THEMES tab, and click OK.

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