Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Icon shadows on desktop

26 Mar 2013   #31
nilank

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
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.
Who's wrong, me? I said exactly what you said!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
27 Mar 2013   #32
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Nilink, you're wrong it saying a stuck pixel won't show in a screen shot. Obviously it did in this case.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Mar 2013   #33
nilank

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Nilink, you're wrong it saying a stuck pixel won't show in a screen shot. Obviously it did in this case.
Sorry to act silly but I got a bit confused. Let's say I have a stuck pixel on my display at (x,y) position.

First I take a screenshot using Printscreen key, then I take a photograph of the display using a camera. I send both pics to you.

According to me, the screenshot taken using Printscreen key WILL NOT show the stuck pixel, but the photo taken with a camera WILL show the stuck pixel to you.

Can you clear my doubts please?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

27 Mar 2013   #34
theoldandgrey

Windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

Hi Brink
I've done all that and nothing changed. I agree the shadows are not nearly as bad as when I originally posted so I guess I'll live with it until the next time. It does seem to come and go - normally more come than go and that is when I get frustrated. thanks for help
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Mar 2013   #35
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theoldandgrey View Post
Hi Brink
I've done all that and nothing changed. I agree the shadows are not nearly as bad as when I originally posted so I guess I'll live with it until the next time. It does seem to come and go - normally more come than go and that is when I get frustrated. thanks for help
That is odd.

Just as a test if you like, create a new account and log in to it to see if you have the same issue with it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Mar 2013   #36
theoldandgrey

Windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

Hi Brink

Tried that and there is still the problem
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2013   #37
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nilank View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Nilink, you're wrong it saying a stuck pixel won't show in a screen shot. Obviously it did in this case.
Sorry to act silly but I got a bit confused. Let's say I have a stuck pixel on my display at (x,y) position.

First I take a screenshot using Printscreen key, then I take a photograph of the display using a camera. I send both pics to you.

According to me, the screenshot taken using Printscreen key WILL NOT show the stuck pixel, but the photo taken with a camera WILL show the stuck pixel to you.

Can you clear my doubts please?
You are correct. A stuck pixel is a physical display problem. It will not be captured on a screenshot. It would be captured on a picture taken of the display. A Guy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2013   #38
nilank

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nilank View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Nilink, you're wrong it saying a stuck pixel won't show in a screen shot. Obviously it did in this case.
Sorry to act silly but I got a bit confused. Let's say I have a stuck pixel on my display at (x,y) position.

First I take a screenshot using Printscreen key, then I take a photograph of the display using a camera. I send both pics to you.

According to me, the screenshot taken using Printscreen key WILL NOT show the stuck pixel, but the photo taken with a camera WILL show the stuck pixel to you.

Can you clear my doubts please?
You are correct. A stuck pixel is a physical display problem. It will not be captured on a screenshot. It would be captured on a picture taken of the display. A Guy
Thanks for confirmation. This is what I was trying to say from the beginning. I think I was misinterpreted.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2013   #39
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

It happens Gary (Britton30) is a hugely nice guy, so he wouldn't just rag on you. A Guy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2013   #40
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
It happens Gary (Britton30) is a hugely nice guy, so he wouldn't just rag on you. A Guy
Apologies nilank on this misstep by myself. you are knowledgeable and enthusiastic in some areas.

Bill, you knew I am a huge person?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Icon shadows on desktop




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
STILL can't get rid of desktop icon shadows
I've read every post I can find about turning off the shadows on the text of desktop icons, and Windows 7 seems to insist on not letting me do it. I have the "Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop" (AND "Show shadows under windows") unchecked. I've tried it with and without Aero...
General Discussion
No way to get rid of icon drop shadows?
Using Control Panel, Performance Info & Tools, Adjust Visual Effects. I have done various combinations that include unchecking Icon Drop Shadows. This works initially. But they always return on the next boot and the Icon Drop Shadows box is again checked. The only way they don't return is to...
General Discussion
Misaligned icon shadows in music folder
Hello, My Music folder recently started look a little bit weird. I keep my Music folder ordered by Artist Name. Everything seems normal except the misaligned shadows of each icon for an artist. Is there a way to fix this? Thanks a lot for your help and time.
Music, Pictures & Video
Desktop Icon Labels - Turn Drop Shadows On or Off
How to Turn Drop Shadows On or Off for Desktop Icons in Windows This will show you how to turn Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop on or off using different options in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. EXAMPLE: Desktop Icon Label Drop Shadows Turned On and Off Through...
Tutorials
White 'File' icon showing over top of normal desktop icon
Really weird, see attachment.. Tried resetting the icon cache. It's like this on all of my desktop icons.. any ideas?
General Discussion
How To Remove Win 7 Desktop Icon Shadows
Hi: Does anyone know how to remove the square shadows behind Win 7 desktop icons? I removed the check beside "Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop" in te Visual Effects Tab, but this did not remove the square shadows behind the icons or resolve thsis issue. If anyone...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:24.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App