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Windows 7: Need help with the click+drag look


17 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Need help with the click+drag look

So a week or two ago my click and drag suddenly changed from click+drag=blue highlight to the click+drag= dashed line highlight (like if you were to use WinXP and wanted to highlight your desktop)

It didn't bother me TOO much but I miss the look of the blue box, and I don't know how to change it back

(Sorry for being a 1 poster, I know how people hate seeing 1 posters ask for helps)

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17 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Not at all, we love all posters the same.

Anyways, no I don't know why your blue box would suddenly become a dotted line box. What were you doing at the time? You had to have done something.
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17 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
Not at all, we love all posters the same.

Anyways, no I don't know why your blue box would suddenly become a dotted line box. What were you doing at the time? You had to have done something.
Let's see if I can remember, my short term memory is worse then my long term

But I believe I used TuneUp Utilities 2009 optimization, and set it so that "Graphics and speed have balance" or something like that

TuneUp isn't compatible with Windows 7, btw, and it won't let me open it again
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17 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Then I know exactly what happened.

Follow this tutorial to get to the visual effects dialog box.

Visual Effects Settings - Change

Then, there should be an option to turn on the translucent selection box. It's probably unchecked. Check it to get your blue box back.
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17 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
Then I know exactly what happened.

Follow this tutorial to get to the visual effects dialog box.

Visual Effects Settings - Change

Then, there should be an option to turn on the translucent selection box. It's probably unchecked. Check it to get your blue box back.
Worked like a charm!
Thanks bud
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17 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Welcome, hope you stay, maybe you can help someone else here in the future.
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