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Transparent Icon Text now Opaque

Hello all,

I searched the web and went to Control Panel > System > Advanced > Performance > Use drop shadows for icons and labels

I also checked to make sure that my background image was a jpeg and not an Active Website.  But all the icons on my desktop are all translucent and not transparent.  Including the shadow for the actual icon is gone and is replaced with Desktop Color 1 (Right click background > Properties > Appearance > Advanced > Desktop.  What ever color is in Color 1 is the color that is translucent behind my icons instead of transparent with a drop shadow.

Regards,
joshbm
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
Recent windows update
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918165

Copy the following to the clipboard (it's all one line even if wrapped in your browser - paste into notepad and remove line breaks if necessary, and copy again)
click START, type RUN <enter>

=copy below here=
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Cached" /v "{A4DF5659-0801-4A60-9607-1C48695EFDA9} {000214E6-0000-0000-C000-000000000046} 0x401" /t REG_DWORD /d 1
=copy above here=
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joshbmAuthor Commented:
In fact it looks like this:

http://www.helpwithwindows.com/WindowsXP/troub-04.html

Except mine is blue and I have done all that it has mentioned.
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joshbmAuthor Commented:
Okay I did that and nothing happened.  I restarted too.
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
Anything recent that was installed?
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joshbmAuthor Commented:
Okay... Active Desktop was forced on in the registry as well as disabled from view.  I fixed it.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
Value Name: ForceActiveDesktopOn
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = default, 1 = enabled)

Just set ForceActiveDesktopOn to 0

And this removed the Active Desktop settings from my desktop:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
Value Name: NoSetActiveDesktop
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = disable restriction, 1 = enable restriction)

Regards,
joshbm
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
cool... good deal..perhaps you want to close the question
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joshbmAuthor Commented:
Don't I have to post somewhere to close this?
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
go to support and post a 0pt question. request close and post this URL

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinXP/Q_21829115.html#16549690
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