Desktop settings in WinXP MCE ?

March 1, 2009 at 05:37:14
Specs: Windows XP, 2.8 GHz Dual Core 3G.B. DDR2 RAM
I know I've probably asked this ? here B/4 becasue I remember having this prob and with the help of the good people here at I was able to corrrect it ! Well its back and Iam hoping that again you can help me and this time I will save the fix to a file so if this happens again I can revert to the file. First of all my Desktop which has the WindowsXP MCE wallpaper on it and all of my desktop icons have a differant color surrounding the text under the shortcut ,I would like to remove the color from the background of the text on the desktop shortcuts ,if possible ? Second for some reason when I have a window open and its resized and I drag it just a outline of the Window moves untill I stop dragging it then it will fill up with he contents ? B/4 when I would drag a open window or document the contents would remain intact and move with the folder,window or document? Can somoeone please tell me what setting was changed to make the windows have this behavior? I've played around with the settings trying to return it to its previous state via system restore to no avail,system restore never works on my PC most likely due to my Norton Internet Security Suite,I always get the "unable to restore your PC to that date " prompt after trying a system restore. Once again thanks in advance to all,have a nice day !
Thanks ,Nick

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March 1, 2009 at 06:05:48
Nick, For the icon text color shadow problem follow the instructions at the link below.

Remove icon border shadows on the desktop

For the other problem:

1.) Right-click your desktop
2.) Click 'Properties'
3.) Click the 'Appearance' tab
4.) Click the 'Effects" button
5.) Checkmark the box that says 'Show window contents while dragging'.
6.) Click the 'OK' button
7.) Click the 'Apply' button


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March 1, 2009 at 06:11:43
Using System Restore too many times can cause
more harm than good. After doing a restore
that does not fix a problem, then UNDO the
Restoration, and try another restore point, or
just do the UNDO.
What is System Restore?

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March 1, 2009 at 08:05:56 B/4 becasue I remember having this prob and with the help of the good people here at ..

Is THIS the post you speak of?


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