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Windows 7: Border around icons on desktop

26 Oct 2009   #11
Hakon

Windows 7 build 7600 64 bit
 
 

I know i can hide it and just get the normal one back, but i don't wanna see it in the first place, my question is: Can i get permanently rid of it, so it never appears?
Surely i'm not the only one here annoyed by this, i would classify this as a bug that MS need to fix, or at least give the user an option to disable this


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27 Oct 2009   #12
musiclover7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

When you select something by single clicking on it, it gets highlighted. This has always been the case. Not sure if there is a way to tell windows 7 to not highlight things you click on. There are various apps out and about that allow you to customize certain nitty gritty aspects of the appearance and behavior. Lamicsoft makes a fairly comprehensive and good "Windows 7 Manager", but I do not recall seeing this change option when gave it a trial run, but it easily could be..
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09 Nov 2009   #13
reuben159

Windows 7
 
 

Yeah i'm having the same exact issue except it's on my "trash can" icon since it's the only one on my desktop. just as annoyed .

If i right click and hit "refresh" the dashed border will go away. however, if i alt tab away from desktop and then alt tab back, it's like windows automatically 'selects' the only icon on there and the dashed border is back.

anyway, i have no idea of how to fix this. there was an update and i restarted. it seemed like it had gone away and i remember thinking, "oh wow, that actually fixed that" but then i've added more wallpapers to my changing desktop and it's back
here's a pic:
Border around icons on desktop-dashed-border-desktop.jpg


post if you figure anything out!


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04 Jan 2010   #14
Joshatdot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I keep getting the same thing from time to time...its annoying! I am not sure when it happened or how, but I keep getting dotted outlines of the Desktop Icons. If I Refresh the Desktop, it goes away, until I select/use a new icon.

attached is crop of my desktop.


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05 Jan 2010   #15
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Click anywhere on the desktop, then hit TAB a few times.
The dotted border is keyboard focus for navigation.
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05 Jan 2010   #16
Joshatdot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

that does nothing but move the dotted border to a new area. Once you click the desktop or use a icon it shows again.
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05 Jan 2010   #17
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joshatdot View Post
that does nothing but move the dotted border to a new area. Once you click the desktop or use a icon it shows again.
Hit it a few more times...it will go some where else. After moving it onto the start menu button and select then deselect a desktop icon it does not get dotted.
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06 Feb 2010   #18
phantomxfr

windows seven pro 64bits
 
 
dotted box me too

i have exactly the same problem and looking for a solution. i m now seeing in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop to find something wrong but i m not an ingeneer... if someone have THE solution to make this dotted line disapear, please let us know!!! (sorry about my english, i m french)
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06 Feb 2010   #19
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by phantomxfr View Post
i have exactly the same problem and looking for a solution. i m now seeing in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop to find something wrong but i m not an ingeneer... if someone have THE solution to make this dotted line disapear, please let us know!!! (sorry about my english, i m french)
Click on the desktop then hit the TAB key until the line disappears.
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07 Feb 2010   #20
phantomxfr

windows seven pro 64bits
 
 

ho..... i invit you to hit tab on my keyboard all time i need it.... . i know its a bug and i m looking for a real solution.
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