How To Remove Blue Colour Background of Desktop Icons

How to remove blue colour background behind desktop icons and Blue highlighted text under desktop icons ? Follow the rest of the post to know why did your desktop icons changed or turned into blue color and bring back your desktop icons to normal.

Sometimes you might experience a blue colour background behind the desktop icons , this might happen without your knowledge or sometime you might have changed the settings. I will explain you how to remove the blue colour background beyond the desktop icons and make it look transparent in windows xp and windows vista operating systems. it might cause due to unknow n malware or spyware on your pcs..first try scanning your pc for any such spywares.

If you desktop Icons are looking as shown below then follow the solution then How to Remove the Background Color of the Desktop Icons, just scroll down, you are just near it doing it.


Right Click on My Computer Icon and Click on Properties,

Click on advanced tab and click on settings under the Performance

Under Visual Effects, select the option that says "Let Windows chose whats Best For My Computer"



Alternatively If you are using custom Setting, Make sure that the option that says
"Use Drop Shadows for icon labels on the desktop" is checked

Click on Apply and Ok to reflect the changes..Hopefully the desktop icons are now back to normal..is that helpful?

Alternatively..check this settings. right click on your desktop and click on Arrange Icons By-->Lock Web Items On Desktop, make sure it is unchecked as shown below.


Also check for any active desktop options that might be causing the issue. Right Click your mouse-->Click on Properties.Click on desktop and click on customize then select the web tab and uncheck all the options in the Web Page box and also uncheck Lock desktop items to get rid of blue black colour shade ,check the below screen for more information.



This process should remove blue colour shade or shadow behind desktop icons. hope the above solutions help in getting rid of the blue or black background behind desktop icons and desktop items.Discuss using comments section at the bottom

Thanks!!
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205 comments:

  1. Still hasn't worked for me...I have hit all the Microsoft....Google entries, etc...all recommend the same things as has this thread.

    Some variation of this.

    I still have the blue color around my text and icons.

    Any new thoughts?

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  2. You are a genius! I have been searching for this solution for the past two hours. Your final suggestion was the one that worked! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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  3. You Did It!!, there blue background behind the desktop icons irritating me since long time, your third solution worked perfectly!!Thanks a Lot.

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  4. I'll never be your beast of burden,
    My back is broad but it's a hurting -
    All I want is to remove blue background behind desktop icons and blue highlighted text under desktop icons!

    You are a really genius!
    I have been searching for this solution for around 3 million years, from the Stone Age, through the Bronze Age and in the Middle Ages too, starting with the first hominid tool-making in Africa...
    Your final suggestion was the only one that really worked!

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!

    So, we're gonna come around at twelve
    With some Puerto Rican girls that are just dyin' to meet you.

    Best Regards

    Archie

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    mchedliaant Gogia

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  6. thanks a tonnnnnnnnnn.

    It sure did work. the last option that is.
    Thanks

    MAneet S Dawra

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  7. This is a perfect solution to remove Blue Color Shadow from the Desktop Icons, the only thing I did was folloed your solution in sequence, finally the last one helped me to remove the shades from the desktop icons

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  8. yaar superb!!!!!!
    it really works thaxx alot

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  9. THANK U!!!! THANK U!!!! THANK U!!!!!!!!
    FINALLY!!!!!!!!!
    (bawling)

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  10. Thank you.. Last one worked for me...

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  11. gosh, dude ur soo soo great, ur very first option just worked for me, thanks abunch man
    Rod & J

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  12. Excellent. The last one worked for me. Thanx a lot

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  13. finaly!!

    last one worked out fine for me!

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  14. thank u very much for giving the suggestion.now i have removed the shadows on my desk top.

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  15. thnx its works perfectly.

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  16. Na! It didn't work.... tried everything... and nothing worked so far

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  17. The one about the desktop objects worked! Thanks man!

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  18. thanks a lot man...thanks..

    i respect you...

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  19. hey whoever u r but ur 2nd solution worked for my pc. thanks a lot.

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  20. Thank u very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  21. YOU MADE MY DAY!!!! This issue has bothered me so much!!! (It was the third solution that did work for me)

    Now can you tell me why the color on my secondary monitor has turned HOT PINK??? If not, don't worry...you've done enough for one day to help me!!!

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  22. My monitor color was hot pink because the cable connection to the computer was loose. Big problem...small fix. Thanks for this site and all fo the help

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  23. For hot pink try to change Color Palette in Display Properties, tab Setting.

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  24. yeah .....thanx dude.....it worked.

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  25. thank you!!! thank you!!! thank you!!! :o)

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  26. may god bless u...ur third solution worked out pretty well.

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  27. Very much usefull tip. Thanks to background workers
    Usaam from Al-ain

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  28. A blessed greets.............

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  29. How to add a yellow background to the desktop icons...

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  30. third solution worked!

    thanks buddy!

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  31. third solution worked!

    thanks buddy!

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  32. Superb,the last one worked for me.thanks a lot.

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  33. Superb,the last one worked for me.thanks a lot.

    Suvankar Biswas
    Kolkata

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  34. it don't work. how should i do it

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  35. Great!!!!!!!!!!!

    It is work for me!!!!

    Thnaks a lot !!!!!!!!

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  36. your third method removed blue background from desktop icons

    Thanks again

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  37. This is wonderful. I checked on many sites but this is the best solution given.

    Greattttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt

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  38. wow..last one wrkd..thanx a bunch..

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  39. many many thanks for ur advice.I had this problem even before but i can't discover the fault.But now I can

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  40. ITS REALLY GREAT
    THXS FRIEND FOR THIS HELP

    KAMLESHWAR

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  41. Kewl Someone said it was a virus but this proved them wrong Thanks for the HELP............

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  42. It wokred.. thanks... Seems like tere was some kinda malware in the temp folder which was causing it.

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  43. yes it is working
    greattttt......

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  44. Third option worked, Thank you : )

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  45. Ram koirala
    i have tried all the process but not changed so how can i change the highlighted of my icon. suggest me by other process tooo

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  46. Not working for me.

    I have also noticed that the screens look 'flatter'. The checkbox bottons etc look more like web pages that the desktop.

    I have multiple PC and all the settings between the 2 from above a the same.

    It all started when putting on the latest driver for my NVIDIA 8600 GT. (Only did that since a windows update stopped Remote desktop from working and some other postings had that linked to NVIDIA.

    But now I am stuck.

    Please help.

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  47. WOW...worked perfectly. Got rid of the virus and was left the the blue...now all is fixed. Thanks.

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  48. The last one worked for me,

    THANKS

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  49. 3rd option worked:)
    Thanks a lot i was searching this solution from such a long time.
    Thank u very much.
    Majid

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  50. thanks it worked for me...
    i cant figure it out a long ago..
    i only thought to search at google and i find this.
    thanks again....

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  51. thanks a lot bro it worked

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  52. brilliant finally the problem has been sorted.

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  53. very helpful... thanks... godbless.. :)

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  54. Thanks, it works perfectly, I resolve my problem, my operating system is Windows XP.
    Tariq Mahmood(Pakistan)

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  55. excellent..thanks

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  56. thanx u guys for helping me in this i got a lot of prob like this man

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  57. THERE WAS NO EFFECT AFTER FOLLOWING SUCH RECOMMENDED PROCESS

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  58. It worked for me thanks alot

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  59. Dude it work like a charm!!! Thanks HP ;-)

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  60. thank you it helps me a lot,,,,now i get rid of that bule shadow..

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  61. thanks a lot!! the third solution worked!!!! that irritating blue color got disappeared!! :)

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  62. Thank u so much ...for solving a problem

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  63. nothing worked for me

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  64. Right click on your empty desktop select Propreties -> Desktop -> customize Desktop -> Web -> there are some checked web pages uncheck to all of them then delete if you want and also uncheck to lock web items click Apply -> ok

    if this is not solved ur problem after this follow this instruction

    Right click on your my computer -> properties -> Advance tab -> setting under performance -> let windows choose what’s best for my computer -> Apply then ok

    let me know if it solve your Problem

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  65. thank you very much... you really gave a good solution and saved my time and effort.

    God Bless you.

    Regards
    Vinay

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  66. The last one worked for me as well. I have been searching for 30 minutes on how to fix that.

    Thanks

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  67. thanx a lot , ur 3rd tip proved to be a boon to me.hope u continue to save people's life with such solutions..

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  68. Thanks a lot the 4th solution is the best for my pc.. it removes the blue shadows of the icon in the desktop..

    Regards;
    edmar gabotero

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  69. Thanks for this post.. it really works...
    "Knowledge shared.. Help others..."
    Cheer up..

    Ronald

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  70. the third one works perfectly
    thanks

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  71. wonderful..finally it's gone.thanks a lot.

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  72. Thanks, the third one worked like a charm!!!

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  73. Thanks God my problem is over now. Your last tip worked. Thank u.

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  74. thank you,worked for me with web page box unchecked.

    Darius uk

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  75. Thnks Buddy last one worked for me as well........:):):)

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  76. thanks dude.. last one worked for me...:)

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  77. Add one more to your list! The last procedure did it!

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  78. Thank you, that worked for me. :)

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  79. super cool man ... thanks worked... i was worried now fine thanks alotttttt!

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  80. really You are a genius! thaks for your help..........

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  81. The third one worked for me. Thanks!

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  82. I'm on a corporate PC and no where in any of these instructions do I have a WEB tab or Lock Web Items on Desktop option. Still have blue highlights after trying all the rest. Any other ideas? Thank you

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  83. Thank you very much it works

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  84. Thank you very much, it works when I tried 3rd solution....God bless you :)
    that blue background was really irritating...and now it's all gone!

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  85. Thank you so much! I have been looking for how to remove that thing for a long time already and today 17th January 2011 only I found the way to remove it. I have tried so many thing in order to remove it for about 2 years. Thanks again

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  86. I tried your instructions but it didnt work . . can anyone help me plss...

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  87. thnk u soo much 4 z help:)

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  88. thanks u very much I tried the property>customize destop>and web> and then I uncheck every thing and when choosing the desktop color..I chose the custom white one where u can make your own> the I click apply then ok..thanks gain because I haave been trying for couples days now and nothin works

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  89. Right Click your mouse-->Click on Properties.Click on desktop and click on customize then select the web tab and uncheck all the options in the Web Page box and also uncheck Lock desktop items to get rid of blue black colour shade ,check the below screen for more information.


    WORKED!!!

    Good one...

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  90. thanks, it worked

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  91. IT WORKED THANK YOU.........

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  92. thanks a lot...

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  93. hurray
    the 2nd worked i really struggled for 1/2hr
    2nd one has worked
    yahoooooooooooooooooo

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  94. It worked!! Thanks!!

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  95. thanx bro..a lot last one worked with me..
    thanx
    -toby

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  96. ohhhhhh my god..............
    At last this works.....
    Thnx to hpanswers team yaaar.....

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  97. Oh yeah....you just saved me....
    Thanks alot youtube videos did not work for me..

    your instructions worked

    Thanks a tonnn!

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  98. dude it worked in less than a minute you just rock...
    thanks bro..!

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  99. ohh yess..........the third 1 i.e.customise desktop worked...........yooohhoooo
    thnx a lot :D

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  100. Thank you.. Last one worked for me!!

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  101. Very complete and very fantastic recommendations on how to remove blue colour background of desktop icons.Cheers and good job

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  102. thanks due , last on helped me !!!

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  103. THANKS!!! The last one was it!

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  104. thank u very much..i searched many websites... but yours only solved it.....:)

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  105. It was really superb. It work very well for me thanks alot and God bless you.

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  106. thanks for the help.... really worked... 3rd option for me....

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  107. Really, this is the only website thats really help. Thank you all support team.

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  108. it worked :) i earned a Cadbury Bournville. :D

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  109. Your Awesome,,you solve my problem..I open different solution but only your solution is superb..Keep up your good work..Thanks a lot..God bless you.

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  110. It helps a lot.. I finally got the rid of blue color from icon text backgroung.

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  111. super like..it works...!! ^_^

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  112. thank you..........

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  113. excellent solution

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  114. Hello,

    How about if your company have locked down so that you cannot get to any of the things recommended, is there another way to do it, a work around?

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  115. Great..Thanks...

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  116. The last solution worked for me....
    there was a file called local temp....and it said "are u sure of removing active desktop interface...."


    Thanks guys

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  117. What should work is the "Lock Web Items on Desktop" thing.. So, just right click on desktop, highlight arrange icons By, then just uncheck "Lock Web Items on Desktop" and tada..the blue highlight will be GONE for GOOD !! :D

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  118. thank you sir you realy helped me

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  119. Thank U for ur help............I feel my desktop better now...........

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  120. thnkQ sooooooooooo much...
    nawaz.

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  121. Thank you soooooooooooo muchhhhhhhh .. Happy Thanks giving day ahead.

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  122. the final option worked for me....thanx!

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  123. thnx very much i was scratching my head for two days thnx a lot i hope you bring more such great solutions to problem

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  124. Hi Thanks third solution worked for me

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  125. THNXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX a lot... u saved me from my father's wrath..

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  126. thank you soooooooo muchhhhhhhhhh

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  127. 3rd one WROKS!!!!!!!

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  128. Thanks so much!!!!! 3rd one did the trick

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  129. thanks a lot... its very helpful.. ^_^

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  130. great man! thank you! the option that worked for me was customize desktop web tab and uncheck/delete that stupid option :)

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  131. kudos!your procedure worked for me

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  132. Thanks a ton !!! last option worked for me !!

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  133. thanks for the informstion .the last info was very helpful

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  134. Hi

    Thank you very much first one helped me

    Siju

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  135. This is because of setting wallpaper with web contents. Change the wallpaper with a simple photo and apply.

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  136. This is because of setting wallpaper with web contents. Change the wallpaper with a simple photo and apply.
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    You nailed it in my case! I'd installed a new monitor, the icons turned blue, nothing worked until I set a new desktop background, then I changed the old desktop photo from a .png to .jpg, no more blue text in icons!

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  137. It's really fruitful info.... Thanx

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  138. you guys are awesome... Thank you so much

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  139. you guys are awesome... Thank you so much

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  140. Simple method to get rid of the blue background (I know that I pressed something and created the blue backgrounds - bummer)
    1. Cursor on Desktop, right click
    2. Properties then Appearances then Advanced
    3. Dropdown box appears, choose a color chip it must be 5th row and 3rd column - this is transparent color chip
    4. Ckick OK, Apply, OK and you should be back to normal.

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  141. The Last suggession worked out. Thanx a lot

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  142. Thanx Buddy!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

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  143. It Has still showing blu colour around desktop icons.

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  144. very helpful !!

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  145. Thanks a lot for sharing this mate :))

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  146. nice one
    thnx a ton!!!

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  147. really appreciate you. thanks thanks a lot . it has worked in my computer

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  148. bakwass solution nothing happen

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  149. super hvala/thanks

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  150. just go blindly with the third one no need of second thought this works exactly perfect

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  151. Its always the third one..... Thanks !!!!

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  152. hey you are the man!!!!!! Hahaha! Thank you very much

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  153. thank u so much,its really work..............you are a nice person

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  154. its fantastic....it really works....hope u will continue ur good work.

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  155. hey the last options really works. Thanx a lot

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  156. really thats great ..it worked...now my desktop is clear from all blue boxes

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  157. very helpful thanks, God bless

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  158. thank you so much,,those tips help me a lot.nice

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  159. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! :D I love that everyone has special gifts and talents! For those of us that are not gifted in this area...you are a blessing! Blessings to you and your household! :D

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  161. Thank you very much,
    the last one worked for me...

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  162. many many thanks for ur advice.I had this problem even before but i can't discover the fault.But now I can

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  163. hey that last option of active desktop, in web tab worked for me... addition to my knowledge... thanks...

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  164. hey that last option of active desktop, in web tab worked for me... addition to my knowledge... thanks...

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  165. Thanks a lot. Last option works very well.

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  166. Thank you very much...it is very helpful...may God Bless you and give you more bright intelligence for good uses like this

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  168. Thanks a lot, the last option was a great help. Solved my problem, thanks again!

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  169. thanks boss,last option is work. lot of thanks.

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  170. thanks boss,last option is work. lot of thanks.

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  171. thanks thanks and very very thanks...........

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  172. yeah... the last option worked for me.. thank you very much..

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  173. Thanks buddy..
    The last one worked for me..
    There I saw some other file name checked..

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  174. The last one worked for me also. Thank you!

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  175. Thank you Sir, your advice is very helpful.

    thank you

    thank you

    thank you.


    Don''

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  176. 10000000000 times thanks it's real ey help full for me!

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  177. thank u so much it's realy worked

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