Disable Icon Highlighting on Windows XP Desktop?

Posted on 2007-08-10
Last Modified: 2013-11-05
I'm working on a visual style and it's almost complete, but I have one peeve with it.  The recycle bin is a mostly black icon on a black background, and I'd like to be able to interact (read: right click>empty) with it without it turning blue and looking ugly.

Can I disable highlighting on the desktop?
Question by:BradSk88
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    Accepted Solution

    I think this is what u want. But I'm not sure
    Right click on Desktop and Select Properties.

    Properties-->Appearance-->Item-->Selected Item.

    And set the color to black.(ur background color).

    I think this should do the trick...

    Author Comment

    Haha, and here I was shuffling through registry entries.  Thanks. :]

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