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Old March 1st 05, 07:13 AM
Sean
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Default Wallpaper & Icons

Doing some personalizing.

Is there a way to ensure that the background is displayed first then the
icons?

Seems there is some colour difference surrounding each of the icons and text.

I never had a background prior and just recently established some wallpaper.

Also, how can I add/remove the items in this background list.

Thanks.

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Old March 1st 05, 11:46 AM
Rick T
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Sean wrote:
Doing some personalizing.

Is there a way to ensure that the background is displayed first then the
icons?


Well that's the plan


Seems there is some colour difference surrounding each of the icons and text.


between the icons/text and the background? there would be unless the
background is exactly the same colour. (if you mean the icons/text are
different from each other then degauss your monitor and/or move anything
magnetic away from the monitor (speakers, TV, magnets))


I never had a background prior and just recently established some wallpaper.

Also, how can I add/remove the items in this background list.


The Browse button will add them (and IIRC starts you in the directory
where the rest of them are)


Rick
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Old March 1st 05, 03:41 PM
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Rick, good morning.

Icons and text are fine. The text under the icon is boxed in a colour not
similar to the background. Do not have any speakers are magnetics around.


Regarding removing items from the wallpaper; Im afraid I dont understand
your statement on how to removes them.

"and IIRC starts you in the directorywhere the rest of them are"

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Old March 1st 05, 05:19 PM
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Sean wrote:
Rick, good morning.

Icons and text are fine. The text under the icon is boxed in a colour not
similar to the background. Do not have any speakers are magnetics around.


what I like about posting here is I have to find things out and
occasionally they're useful things...

You can change the desktop icon background colour at

Display/Appearance/(Item)/Desktop... the little colour-swatch there is it.

I changed it to a bright red to test and then spent 15 minutes trying to
get it back to where I had it... but now it matches my wallpaper
perfectly

Regarding removing items from the wallpaper; Im afraid I dont understand
your statement on how to removes them.

"and IIRC starts you in the directorywhere the rest of them are"


and if you navigate thru WindowsExplorer there you can delete the ones
you don't want. IIRC if you Add them then Windows will copy from
wherever it originally was to that directory.



Rick
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Old March 1st 05, 07:31 PM
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Rick, is there a default where there is no option but the background.

The display has numerous colours throughout the desktop.

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Old March 1st 05, 07:44 PM
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Sean wrote:
Rick, is there a default where there is no option but the background.

The display has numerous colours throughout the desktop.


DisplayProperties/Appearance, there are 3 lists:

"Scheme" "Item" and "Font".


It will come up with your current Scheme.

Scroll through "Item" until you reach Desktop.

the the little 'Color' box to the right should be your Desktop
background color.



Rick
(I'm on Win2K right now, but I'm pretty sure it's the same on WinME)
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Old March 1st 05, 08:35 PM
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Alright, how can I remove colour option.

Just want background.

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Old March 1st 05, 11:06 PM
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Sean wrote:
Alright, how can I remove colour option.

Just want background.


what colour option? what are you trying to do and why?
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Old March 2nd 05, 12:35 AM
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I think whats happening is that I just had the windows blue screen in the
background.

Now, as I change the wallpaper, the same blue screen is showing in behind
the text in the icons.

What I am trying to address is "why the icon is not displaying on the top of
wallpaper" correctly.
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Old March 2nd 05, 12:47 AM
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Sean wrote:
I think whats happening is that I just had the windows blue screen in the
background.

Now, as I change the wallpaper, the same blue screen is showing in behind
the text in the icons.

What I am trying to address is


"why the icon is not displaying on the top of wallpaper"


correctly.


Is the icon not displaying on top of the wallpaper ?


Rick
 




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