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Windows 7: How can i have blue box drop shadows on desktop icons

10 Jan 2016   #1
Neo Geo Freak

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
How can i have blue box drop shadows on desktop icons

I've been making my windows 7 look as much as windows 200 as i can and i want to know if there is any way to have the blue box drop shadow around the desktop icon text like in older versions of windows. here's what i want it to look like




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10 Jan 2016   #2
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Is this what you are looking for? Visual Effects Settings - Change
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10 Jan 2016   #3
Neo Geo Freak

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

not exactly. when i enable drop shadows, i just get the black shadow over the text but im trying to get the blue box around the text at all times, kinda like what happens if you were to highlight an icon
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10 Jan 2016   #4
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

I'm sorry, how thoughtless of me... Welcome Neo Geo Freak to WSF.
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11 Jan 2016   #5
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums

The only way I know how to do it is to use a third-party program called Iconoid Iconoid - Hide and show desktop icons, maketransparent backgrounds I personally use it for changing the text color on the desktop but it also does many other things including what you want to do. You will also have to disable the drop shadows on the desktop.

Jerry
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11 Jan 2016   #6
Neo Geo Freak

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

thanks! this is exactly what i was looking for. the only problem was that it would keep making the classic tray and desktop icons disappear but i think i ended that by putting "never hide" on the "hiding bar".


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12 Jan 2016   #7
Bongo

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You're welcome, I'm glad I was able to help.

There are several settings on that program.

Jerry
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