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Windows 7: Icons invisible while dragging (with windows classic theme)

30 Jan 2011   #1
JordanJP

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Icons invisible while dragging (with windows classic theme)

How do I enable it so that when I drag items on my desktop I see the icons as opposed to it just being invisible. Why would MS remove this from Win 7 ?


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30 Jan 2011   #2
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I believe this is normal behavior when using the classic theme. It is by design, who knows why. You can confirm this setting:

Right click on Computer> Select properties> On the left side click on Advanced system settings>
Performance box> Settings> Visual Effects tab, make sure Show window contents while dragging is checked

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05 Jul 2011   #3
billoutt

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Righteous Dude - Thanks a lot, it worked. But just for info: the box was already checked. I unchecked it and recheked it a few times before hitting OK. It then also made a number of other changes without me doing anything. Obviously all the settings weren't actually 'set'.
Thanks again, Bill
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05 Jul 2011   #4
A Guy

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Good you got it sorted Bill

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05 Jul 2011   #5
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Why are you using Classic?
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08 Dec 2011   #6
billoutt

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----Just old fashioned----
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