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

information   Information
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.
warning   Warning
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.jpgNonTranslucent_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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Your welcome Iltermutlu, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Shawn
 

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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
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    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
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    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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    16 GB DDR4-2133
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    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
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