Windows Vista Forums

Transparent Square over Icons

  1. #1



    Newbie
    Join Date : Mar 2008
    England
    Posts : 9
    Vista Home Premium 32bit
    Local Time: 07:15 PM
    uk

    Transparent Square over Icons

    Greetings!

    Is there a wat of removing the transparent square that appears around an icon when rolled over?

    Thanks

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.   


  3. #2
    Archpope's Avatar

    Junior Member
    Join Date : Nov 2007
    Orange County
    Posts : 22
    Vista Ultimate x64
    Local Time: 11:15 AM
    usa us california

     

    Re: Transparent Square over Icons

    Depends on whether your computer is set to execute program icons with a single-click or double-click. I noticed Sony likes to set up their computers that way for some reason. Under "Folder Options," set it to double-click and that should get rid of it.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3



    Newbie
    Join Date : Mar 2008
    England
    Posts : 9
    Vista Home Premium 32bit
    Local Time: 07:15 PM
    uk

      Thread Starter

    Re: Transparent Square over Icons

    Know what you mean Archpope.. Mine is setup for double click but when you hover over an icon on the desktop it will display a boundry box around the icon.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4
    Archpope's Avatar

    Junior Member
    Join Date : Nov 2007
    Orange County
    Posts : 22
    Vista Ultimate x64
    Local Time: 11:15 AM
    usa us california

     

    Re: Transparent Square over Icons

    I just looked. I guess it does that for me too. I've had Vista for over a year and never noticed it. There's probably not an easy way to turn it off, then.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #5



    Newbie
    Join Date : Mar 2008
    England
    Posts : 9
    Vista Home Premium 32bit
    Local Time: 07:15 PM
    uk

      Thread Starter

    Re: Transparent Square over Icons

    Maybe not without turning off the entire section of transparency..

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #6
    Bare Foot Kid's Avatar

    Technophile Wannabe


    Join Date : Feb 2008
    The Lowcountry
    Posts : 2,616
    Vista 64-bit Ultimate Win7 64-bit Ultimate XP SP3 32-bit Pro
    Local Time: 02:15 PM
    usa us south carolina

     

    Re: Transparent Square over Icons

    Hi BigTam

    I'm not sure if this is what you are asking!

    Try clicking on an empty spot on the desktop?
    That should at least make the transparency go away.

    I don't keep things on my desktop, so I don't
    have much experience with it.

    I hope this helps!

    Later Ted

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #7
    Brink's Avatar

    Administrator


    Join Date : Apr 2007
    Texas, USA
    Posts : 31,168
    64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise (RTM)
    Local Time: 01:15 PM
    usa us texas

     

    Re: Transparent Square over Icons

    Hi BigTam,

    I do not think that you can get rid of the outline box unless you switched to the Windows Standard or Windows Classic color scheme.

    Color Scheme

    Shawn

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #8



    Newbie
    Join Date : Mar 2008
    England
    Posts : 9
    Vista Home Premium 32bit
    Local Time: 07:15 PM
    uk

      Thread Starter

    Re: Transparent Square over Icons

    Thanks guys. I had a feeling on that being the only solution Brink.

    Great forum too - Well done!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #9
    Brink's Avatar

    Administrator


    Join Date : Apr 2007
    Texas, USA
    Posts : 31,168
    64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise (RTM)
    Local Time: 01:15 PM
    usa us texas

     

    Re: Transparent Square over Icons

    Your welcome BigTam. Wish we had a better solution for you.

    Shawn

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  11. #10



    Newbie
    Join Date : Feb 2010
    Posts : 1
    Vista 64
    Local Time: 10:15 AM


     

    Re: Transparent Square over Icons

    I am using the classic folder views so this may not pertain to you but going to your folder options then to view, the second to last setting is what turned this on and off for me.
    "Use check boxes to select items." I had clicked this on for some reason and the little squares just got on my nerves. I went back to folder options based on the discussion here and found the setting and clicked it off. Now I am back to my regular viewing. Hope this was helpful.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


Transparent Square over Icons
Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Square Root of 2 Vista General
hazy square over icons Vista General
instead of a picture i get a square with a red x Vista music pictures video
Stupid highlighted"square"around selected desktop icons! Vista General
Transparent desktop icons Vista General