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Windows 7: Dotted Border Help

04 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Dotted Border Help

i am really annoyed with this and i want to know how to remove the annoying dotted border that appears around desktop icons sometimes i cant seem to find a way to get rid of it

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05 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Click on the Desktop, hit Tab.
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05 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DQScott95 View Post
i am really annoyed with this and i want to know how to remove the annoying dotted border that appears around desktop icons sometimes i cant seem to find a way to get rid of it
Can you take and post a screenshot showing this dotted border? I just want to confirm which it is, because the "border" is one of 2 things:
  1. It is the keyboard indicator, and shows on which icon any keyboard operations will be executed, such as pressing the <ENTER> or <CONTEXT_MENU> keys.
  2. You have set your desktop to disply Large Icons, and the program file for an icon that shows the border does not have an icon larger than 32x32 pixels, and Windows is just highlighting this so that you don't get confused as to why there is such a large "empty space" on the sides of the icon compared to others.
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05 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

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05 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

Update video driver?
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05 Mar 2010   #6

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7clutz View Post
Update video driver?
Nothing to do with drivers mate.
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05 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

How do i take a screenshot so i can show you guys

It only happens sometimes but i have to restart my comuter to make it go away when it does happen
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05 Mar 2010   #8

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Start snippin tool

or Print scrn key & paste it in microsoft paint
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05 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ooooooh i forgot about the PRTSC button haha thank you next time it happens i will post a screenshot

Also this is totally unrelated to the topic but every once in awhile my screen will get all screwy its wierd any idea what thats about i cant take a screenshot cause when i do it shows that nothings wrong so i think it might be my actual screen
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06 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

check this thread

Border around icons on desktop

follow the steps in french
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