Show Translucent Selection Rectangle - Enable or Disable

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How to Enable or Disable the Translucent Selection Rectangle in Vista
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The Translucent Selection Rectangle is the blue rectangle that you drag over items to select them. This will show you how to Enable or Disable the Translucent Selection Rectangle so it will be translucent or nontranslucent.
How to Enable or Disable the Translucent Selection Rectangle in Vista

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The Translucent Selection Rectangle is the blue rectangle that you drag over items to select them. This will show you how to Enable or Disable the Translucent Selection Rectangle so it will be translucent or nontranslucent. The Translucent Selection Rectangle is enabled by default.
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If you have the Vista Ultimate edition and have DreamScene or Stardock DeskScapes installed and running, then disabling the Show translucent selection rectangle will also disable DreamScene or DeskScapes. See the error screenshot below step 3.

EXAMPLE: Translucent and NonTranslucent Selection Rectangle
Translucent_Selection_Rectangle.jpg NonTranslucent_Selection_Rectangle.jpg

Here's How:
1. Open the Visual Effects Performance Options window. (See screenshot below)​
Performance_Options.jpg

2. To Enable the Translucent Selection Rectangle
A) Check Show translucent selection rectangle. (See screenshot above)​
B) Click on OK.​
C) Go to step 4.​

3. To Disable the Translucent Selection Rectangle
A) Uncheck Show translucent selection rectangle. (See screenshot above step 2)​
B) Click on OK.​
WARNING: If you have the Vista Ultimate edition and have DreamScene or DeskScapes installed and running, then this will also be disabled. You will get the error messages below.​
Dreamscene_Error_Pop-up.jpg
DreamScene_Error.jpg


4. Click on OK. (See screenshot below)​
System_Properties.jpg

That's it,
Shawn



 
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