lock web icons on desktop is unchecked.
no web pages listed except my homepage.
in visual effects
use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop is checked,
Use visual styles on windows and buttons is unchecked.
I have the same shadow, blue and extended after the text, in outlook express, word perfect, office, etc, if I open a window its there.
Google , IE, etc.shadow on text.
I tried the regsvr32 /i shell32 and rebooted the computer.
It didn't help....
I have a samsung 22" monitor, never had a problem til recently.
Thanks for trying to help me....