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Windows 7: How can I see my icons when I drag them on the desktop

14 Apr 2010   #1
tapasya

windows 7 home
 
 
How can I see my icons when I drag them on the desktop

How can I see my icons when I drag them on the desktop? Its very unusual that windows 7 does not let you see the icon you are moving around the desktop.
Geesh, is this something difficult to ask for? Why would they change this.


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14 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Are you referring to seeing them while moving them? You can see the little cross hatching and the plus sign can't you?

Here's a possible solution:

Right Click Computer > Advanced system settings > Performance box > Settings > Visual Effects tab > Show window contents while dragging
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15 Apr 2010   #3
tapasya

windows 7 home
 
 

Already tried that, also I downloaded IEPro 7 which supposedly CNET raves about. Still you cant see the icons as you drag them around your desktop. You CAN see a wmv file window which is open but not icons
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15 Apr 2010   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

What are you referring to exactly? Faded image of the icons on your desktop you are moving? Mine does it...
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16 Apr 2010   #5
tapasya

windows 7 home
 
 

I am referring to simply moving an icon from the left to the right. It does not show the icon moving when you are dragging it. It simply shows the mouse cursor until you drop the icon then the icon appears.
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