Following a recent post of a virus problem with one of the kids computers, I managed to solve the problem, but a settings issue has arisen. She is complaining that previously the background of the text description of the desktop icons was transparent. i.e. you could see the text just written on whatever the wallpaper was. but now all the text is in ugly coloured boxes. I canchange the colour no problem, but I cant get a colourless effect like on all the other machines in the house. I cant use system restore as I had to trash all the restore points as part of getting rid of the virus.
I personally dont see it as a big deal, but I do appreciate that one persons minor annoyance can be another persons major aggravation. any suggestions anyone?
You can have transparent icon label backgrounds, I've just forgotten how to do it!!!! I think it's connected with the theme selected, and then only in Classic View. Not a lot of help I know, but it can be done and when I remember how I'll post again, unless someone else remembers first - smile!
try the steps i detailed before, but select `adjust for best appearance` so all the boxes are ticked - do the icons appear correctly after that? perhaps try a reboot if not. then go back to the same screen and disable the un-necessary effects