Cannot make Desktop Icon titles transparent via Group Policy
Posted on 2010-01-12
Hi, I'm trying to push out a desktop wallpaper that will be pushed out to all our Win XP clients
All of out 2000 machines are running BgInfo, so it was easy just to change the BgInfo Config file to specify this new wallpaper.
This has worked, however, now the titles of the desktop icons still show a black background, i.e. not transparent, but instead showing the colour of the previous desktop backgraound colour.
I realise that I need to tick the box in Visual Effects that says "Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop", but would also like to tick the other options, therefore I want to select "Adjust for best appearance" via group policy.
I have been looking at ways to do this - what I found was this reg file, which I pushed out successfully with group policy.
The reg file applied successfully, "Visual Effects" under "Performance Options" has all radio buttons/tick boxes ticked as it should be - BUT the settings clearly haven't applied, the icon titles are still not transparent - even after several reboots.
Then, if I manually set it to "Adjust for best performance" and then immediately back to "Adjust for best appearance", it works - but this is no good for me because I want to automate this process to all PCs.
P.S. My Active Desktop is set to Disabled in Group Policy, as I was instructed to do so in a forum that I came across.