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Windows 7: Desktop Icons: dotted outline, how do stop it?

04 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Desktop Icons: dotted outline, how do stop it?

Sorry I wasn't sure what board this went to.

I am not sure when it happened or how, but I keep getting dotted outlines of the Desktop Icons. If I Refresh the Desktop, it goes away, until I select/use a new icon.

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04 Jan 2010   #2

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Possibly increase the monitor screen resolution, right click on desktop.
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04 Jan 2010   #3
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6

Hi Joshatdot,

There's an existing thread about your issue here: Border around icons on desktop


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12 Apr 2010   #4

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Solution. Read here:

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24 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64

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