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    Transparent Square over Icons

    Greetings!

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

    Thanks

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Re: Transparent Square over Icons

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

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    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

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    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

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    Re: Transparent Square over Icons

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

    Great forum too - Well done!

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    Re: Transparent Square over Icons

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

    Shawn

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    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.

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