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Windows 7: Translucent Selection Rectangle

14 Feb 2009   #1

7 x64 + XP Pro x86
Translucent Selection Rectangle

I disabled the translucent selection rectangle, but it only seems to change on the desktop. I don't want to see a big blue square, I just want to see the dotted lines. If I'm in an explorer window it remains as a blue translucent rectangle even though I have the option disabled. I want to disable the translucent selection rectangle completely, no matter what window im in, like it always did in the previous Windows operating systems.

Anyone know how to do this?

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14 Feb 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello AGlobalThreatsK,

What method did you use to disable this for the desktop? I did not see a option to disable it in Windows 7 Folder Options like there was in Vista.

Show Translucent Selection Rectangle - Enable or Disable - Vista Forums
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15 Feb 2009   #3

7 x64 + XP Pro x86

Its in Control Panel > System > Advanced > Advanced > Settings > Show Translucent Selection Rectangle

Thats where its been in xp/vista iono what ur talking about in the folder options.

The picture in the link u posted shows the right spot..

It only disables it on the desktop for me though..
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15 Feb 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

LOL, not sure what I was talking about it being in Folder Options either.

When I unselect it Visual Effects, I get the same thing with it only working for the desktop and not in explorer. I guess it's a bug that we will need to send feedback to Microsoft about.
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