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Windows 7: Icon shadows on desktop

24 Mar 2013   #1
theoldandgrey

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Icon shadows on desktop

I am so frustrated and I seem to have tried most of the suggestions as to how to remove the icon shadows on Windows 7 desktop. They are to the right of the icons and although I can occasionally remove them within a few days they are back again as annoying as ever

Has anyone got a foolproof solution please. I have just downloaded a registry file Not Use drop shadows for icon labels on desktop as mentioned by Shawn some time ago but it has not made a happorth of difference

Please help

Thanks


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24 Mar 2013   #2
Bongo

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Welcome to the Seven Forums

Most icons shadows are build in the icons, they would need it be edited to remove them.
Post a screenshot of them.
Use these tutorials for posting screenshots.
Screenshot with Paint
How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums
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Jerry
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24 Mar 2013   #3
theoldandgrey

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Icon shadows on desktop

Thanks Jerry - I am now at a basic desktop as the shadows were ruining the photos and driving me mad. It does vary from day to day and almost from hour to hour


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24 Mar 2013   #4
Bongo

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Is it just the folder icons? I don't see the shadows in your screenshot.
Can you post more screenshots with arrows pointing at them.

Jerry
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24 Mar 2013   #5
theoldandgrey

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Can you see them now?


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24 Mar 2013   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello theoldandgray, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you already try all of the options in the tutorial below to see if they may be able to help?

Some require restarting the computer to apply.

Desktop Icon Labels - Turn Drop Shadows On or Off

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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24 Mar 2013   #7
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

My eye's do not see the shadows.

Sorry
Jerry
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24 Mar 2013   #8
theoldandgrey

Windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

Really! I can't understand that. They are light rectangles to the right of all icons, however if I am imagining things so be it I'll just suffer Even shadows to right of all text in My documents
Thanks anyway
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24 Mar 2013   #9
theoldandgrey

Windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

Shawn I have tried all your suggestions to no avail - Bongo says he can't see the shadows so I don't know what to do next put up with it I suppose
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24 Mar 2013   #10
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Try changing the background color and post new screenshot, I just don't see it.

Jerry
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