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Windows 7: Shortcut selection is dotted?

16 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
Shortcut selection is dotted?

This is no big deal, but how come when I select a shortcut, the border is dotted?

Shortcut selection is dotted?-selection.png

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

It could be something with your personalization settings.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86

A little more specific please.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

17 Sep 2009   #4


Can you provide an actual screenshot showing the example with more than one icon?

Start, search, snip - use the snipping tool.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7

Solution here: Dotted Border Help
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