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Windows 7: STILL can't get rid of desktop icon shadows

16 Dec 2010   #1
csteinhilber

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
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 disabled. My icons are not auto-arranging. I've switched to just using solid color backgrounds instead of any sort of graphic wallpaper. I've tried using Iconoid to set the icon text color and transparency. I've rebooted before and after all these settings. Nothing seems to work/help.

I'm currently running with the medium (puke) green desktop background simply because it's what the icon text looks best on for me. I'm definitely not in love with the color, and I'd like to change it as soon as possible. Of course, on light backgrounds, the shadow is worse, making the text nearly unreadable. But, oddly, it's also really bad on dark backgrounds (like the dark purple).

About the only that that is guaranteed to eliminate the shadows is unchecking the "Use visual styles on windows and buttons"... which, of course, also eliminates all of the things I like about Windows 7... so that's not really a viable solution for me.

Has anyone found something that works?

Thanks!
-Carl




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16 Dec 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

Hello Carl,

You might see if using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below may be able to get rid of the desktop icon shadows afterwards.

Desktop Icon Labels - Turn Drop Shadows On or Off

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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16 Dec 2010   #3
csteinhilber

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Doh! That works nicely, Shawn, thank you so much!
That page never came up in my Googling. It would've saved much frustration, and much of my hair.

Thank you again!
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16 Dec 2010   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

You're most welcome Carl.
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01 Jan 2012   #5
MohamedKhadar

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I have the similar issue but tuning drop shadows off didn't work for me ??
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01 Jan 2012   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

Hello Mohamed Khadar, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you post a screenshot and give some more details about your issue? It may not be quite the same, and this could help.
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