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Windows 7: Desktop icon transparency?

09 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7
Desktop icon transparency?

I doubt there's a way to do this, but can you somehow make the icons on the desktop partially transparent? I just think it would be kind of a cool effect.

Like, with the gadgets, you can set their transparency, and when you hover over them, they become fully opaque. That's what I'm looking for.

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09 Sep 2009   #2


Object Desktop has an icon app that can do that. I used it in XP. Don't know the compatibility status.
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09 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7

Real World Icon Editor can do this and is compatible with Win 7
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Just load your icon file. Then select Effect > Transparency.
Use the slider to adjust Alpha.

Desktop Icon Toy does have some hover effects but I don't believe opacity is one of them.

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