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Windows 7: "XP mode" changes desktop graphics

29 Jul 2012   #1
toolman59

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 
"XP mode" changes desktop graphics

I have some legacy applications which run in "XP mode", after I close these Apps. the desktop graphics change colour and have a shadow effect. The next time I reboot everything is back to normal as per attached screen shots. Refreshing the the screen does not clear the effect.
Is there a setting some where that eliminates this change?
This is a minor irritation, but I would be interested to know how to clear it when "XP mode " is no longer running.




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29 Jul 2012   #2
toolman59

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 
"XP mode" changes desktop graphics

I have found the answer to my question in the following place:
System/Advanced/ Performance/Visual Effects/Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop.
Untick the box for this effect to be disabled.
I wonder why there were no drop shadows after booting, only when "XP Mode" was used.


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