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All of a sudden the text got this blue background for text. I don't want it there? How to remove it?

asked May 16 '12 at 12:01

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closed May 24 '12 at 20:20

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The question has been closed for the following reason "The question is answered, right answer was accepted" by trueb May 24 '12 at 20:20


Right click on My Computer and then click Properties.

In the System Properties dialog, click the advanced tab.

Under Performance, click Settings.

On the Visual Effects tab, make sure Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop is selected.

Click Ok, and then click Ok again.

answered May 16 '12 at 12:06

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Nothing happened.

(May 17 '12 at 05:23) Yogi Yogi's gravatar image

If that doesn't fix it, check the answer I wrote below. If it's newer file format that XP finds a little unfamiliar, it can cause this issue.

(May 17 '12 at 13:16) SkinnyBill SkinnyBill's gravatar image
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Try

Control Panel > Display > Desktop > Customize Desktop > Web > Uncheck everything here > OK > Apply

(May 23 '12 at 09:44) IamTechCrazy IamTechCrazy's gravatar image
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WOW!!!!! It worked:-)

(May 24 '12 at 09:37) Yogi Yogi's gravatar image

if it worked then accept the answer!

(May 24 '12 at 20:20) trueb trueb's gravatar image

I think it's to do with the way Windows XP handles certain wallpapers. It doesn't show PNGs like it shows other image types - it renders them with Internet Explorer, and that puts these blue boxes there.

Try to choose a different wallpaper (JPG) and see if that makes a difference. If it does, save this wallpaper as a different type such as JPG

answered May 17 '12 at 13:06

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Still doesn't work:-(

(May 23 '12 at 09:29) Yogi Yogi's gravatar image

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