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Windows 7: Setting the background colour of the drag and select box

05 Nov 2012   #1

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Setting the background colour of the drag and select box

Hi.
I'm on Windows 7 home premium x64.

If I open up windows explorer, left click then drag and select objects, the selection box is blue.
If I do this on the desktop, the selection box is clear with a white border. But this was blue too up until recently. It changed overnight and I do not know how.

Does anyone know how to set the selection box background colour for the desktop?
thanks

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05 Nov 2012   #2

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Can you post some screenshots of what you are getting that way we can all understand what it is.
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05 Nov 2012   #3

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I think I know what you need use this tutorial Visual Effects Settings - Change to get to the Performance Options and make sure there is a checkmark by Show translucent section rectangle that should give you the blue box again.

Jerry
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06 Nov 2012   #4

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Thanks very much for that.
I already had that ticked - but being as this is windows - I unticked it which made no difference, and then ticked it again which brought the selection box back to life.

This is very useful for me because I quite often get artifacts left over from apps and a quick and easy way to get rid of them from the screen is the blue selection box.
thanks a million
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06 Nov 2012   #5

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You're Welcome
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