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Windows 7: Icon shadows on desktop

26 Mar 2013   #21
theoldandgrey

Windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

Life s crazy or computers are or maybe it is the operator but now the shadows have gone............. more or less so I will monitor and see how it goes

Sorry for trouble caused and thanks for help, I'll know where to look back if problem reappears

Many thanks to you all


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26 Mar 2013   #22
Anak

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theoldandgrey View Post
I'll try a .bmp as a zip file

Incidentally the eyes are pretty old but grandson sees the shadows too


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theoldandgrey View Post
Life s crazy or computers are or maybe it is the operator but now the shadows have gone............. more or less so I will monitor and see how it goes

Sorry for trouble caused and thanks for help, I'll know where to look back if problem reappears

Many thanks to you all
Life can be crazy at times, I try to be like the weather, and follow the path of least resistance.

I looked at your .bmp and noticed you changed your background to Black? That may be why the ghosts have vanished.

I did notice you may have a stuck pixel though, look above the context menu, that little white dot inside the yellow square:
Icon shadows on desktop-oang.jpg


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26 Mar 2013   #23
theoldandgrey

Windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 
icon shadows on desktop

I was asked to change background so chose black, someone else wanted white - the shadows are not as bad as they were in white and I guess liveable with, I attach zip file


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File Type: zip desktop 3.zip (384.3 KB, 11 views)
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26 Mar 2013   #24
nilank

 

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I did notice you may have a stuck pixel though, look above the context menu, that little white dot inside the yellow square:
Attachment 261121
AFAIK, it is impossible to "see" a stuck pixel in a screenshot. If I have a stuck pixel on my display and I take a snip and send it to you, will you be able to see the stuck pixel? No. That's not possible. It's a physical problem with one of the pixels.

Correct me if I'm wrong.
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26 Mar 2013   #25
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theoldandgrey View Post
I was asked to change background so chose black, someone else wanted white - the shadows are not as bad as they were in white and I guess liveable with, I attach zip file
Whatever color you want is okay with me, I was just making an observation, but it does look like you have better success with darker colors.
Must be that processing, I can't see any shadows

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nilank View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
I did notice you may have a stuck pixel though, look above the context menu, that little white dot inside the yellow square:
Attachment 261121
AFAIK, it is impossible to "see" a stuck pixel in a screenshot. If I have a stuck pixel on my display and I take a snip and send it to you, will you be able to see the stuck pixel? No. That's not possible. It's a physical problem with one of the pixels.

Correct me if I'm wrong.
I don't know if you're right or wrong, I was just making an observation.


Lets ask OandG.

OandG do you see a white or lighter dot where I point out?
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26 Mar 2013   #26
theoldandgrey

Windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 
icon shadows on desktop

No Ii don't see stuck pixel but then I'm no expert in these things or any other computerwise, if it is there it is not bothering me so I guess let sleeping dogs (pixels) lie
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26 Mar 2013   #27
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Thanks OandG, ZzZzz
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26 Mar 2013   #28
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nilank View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
I did notice you may have a stuck pixel though, look above the context menu, that little white dot inside the yellow square:
Attachment 261121
AFAIK, it is impossible to "see" a stuck pixel in a screenshot. If I have a stuck pixel on my display and I take a snip and send it to you, will you be able to see the stuck pixel? No. That's not possible. It's a physical problem with one of the pixels.

Correct me if I'm wrong.
You're wrong. Stuck is a physical problem

oldandgrey we won't be able to see the shadows with out a photograph taken with a camera and that image uploaded. Out monitor are fine and the snip is a digital version of your desktop which shows us no shadows.

This is the preferred, best way to upload an image to a post.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
You may also upload a photo without using the Snipping tool.
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26 Mar 2013   #29
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theoldandgrey View Post
I was asked to change background so chose black, someone else wanted white - the shadows are not as bad as they were in white and I guess liveable with, I attach zip file
From your screenshot, the white background shows that you do indeed still have drop shadows for desktop icons turned on. It's hard to tell with other colors.

First, verify that you have the ListviewShadow DWORD set to 0 (number zero) as per OPTION THREE in the tutorial below.
Desktop Icon Labels - Turn Drop Shadows On or Off
Next, see if you have a ListviewShadow DWORD entry at the registry location below. If so, delete it.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
Restart the computer to see if the shadow is gone.

If not, then use the Find and Find Next (F3) feature in regedit to search for any ListviewShadow DWORD values. Set any found to 0 (number zero). When finished, restart the computer to see if the shadows are still there.
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26 Mar 2013   #30
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

the link i gave before when running the fix my screen button fixes dead or stuck pixels.
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