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Windows 7: How do you change the color of the square around a selected icon?

10 Dec 2010   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

and thanks so much for all the help. i finally got it to work, i just had to restart my computer and all the highlights are orange now! im very greatful

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10 Dec 2010   #22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

oh and last thing, does anyone know which numbers are which. i am still not clear, i just would like to know if hot means hover? So yeah mainly, whats the difference between inactive hot, active hot, inactive selected, and active selected?
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13 Dec 2010   #23

7 Ultimate x64 sp1

active hot - hover
inactive selected - selected file remains, but U work on another window or desktop
active hot selected - hover on a selected file
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 How do you change the color of the square around a selected icon?

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