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Windows 7: Strange rectangle around desktop shortcuts

28 Nov 2012   #11
bulletng

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

That rectangle shows up on the icon you previously had selected. Weird how it looks like Windows XP style of selection. It probably does have to do with the theme.

A simple search on Google and I found this:
Desktop Icon Selection?


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28 Nov 2012   #12
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

This should take care of it Remove the "Focus Rectangle" from Icons

Jerry
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01 Dec 2012   #13
Matlet

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

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With nothing Just windows personalization.
Alright. Save your current theme and load the standard theme, or the theme you used as a base to adjust. That works?
Hi, none of your suggestions helped, but thanks anyway.
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01 Dec 2012   #14
Matlet

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Still unsolved. The fix Bongo suggested doesn't work because I have a 64-bit operating system. Can someone please give me a working solution? This is really gnawing me.
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01 Dec 2012   #15
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Matlet View Post
Still unsolved. The fix Bongo suggested doesn't work because I have a 64-bit operating system. Can someone please give me a working solution? This is really gnawing me.
Did you use both files?
Quote:
Installation:
1. Unpack the downloaded archive
2. Use x86 setup for 32bit systems; for 64bit systems, you need to use both files included in the archive.
3. Log off or restart the PC.
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01 Dec 2012   #16
Matlet

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Matlet View Post
Still unsolved. The fix Bongo suggested doesn't work because I have a 64-bit operating system. Can someone please give me a working solution? This is really gnawing me.
Did you use both files?
Quote:
Installation:
1. Unpack the downloaded archive
2. Use x86 setup for 32bit systems; for 64bit systems, you need to use both files included in the archive.
3. Log off or restart the PC.
The link doesn't work for me, I get an error. Any idea why?
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01 Dec 2012   #17
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Matlet View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Matlet View Post
Still unsolved. The fix Bongo suggested doesn't work because I have a 64-bit operating system. Can someone please give me a working solution? This is really gnawing me.
Did you use both files?
Quote:
Installation:
1. Unpack the downloaded archive
2. Use x86 setup for 32bit systems; for 64bit systems, you need to use both files included in the archive.
3. Log off or restart the PC.
The link doesn't work for me, I get an error. Any idea why?
Now you are saying you didn't use the fix I suggested?
At the bottom of this post in the zip folder with the fix.

Jerry


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File Type: zip FocusRectangleRemover.zip (62.2 KB, 26 views)
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01 Dec 2012   #18
Matlet

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Matlet View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post

Did you use both files?
The link doesn't work for me, I get an error. Any idea why?
Now you are saying you didn't use the fix I suggested?
At the bottom of this post in the zip folder with the fix.

Jerry
I looked elsewhere for your suggested fix. I was misled by the other downloads available, they weren't the same thing I got from your link. My problem is now fixed, thank you for helping.
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02 Dec 2012   #19
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

You're Welcome
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