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Old 05-22-2008, 09:37 AM
 
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i did exactly the same thing just now.... well go on to start........control panel......click on to accessibility options.....click on to display and untick the "use high contrast" box and voula it shud be aite afta dat.
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Old 01-02-2009, 06:13 PM
 
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i right clicked on desktop>arrenge icons by> and uncjecked lock web items on desktop, and it has fixed my problem, thanx
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:20 PM
 
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neither of those fixed it i have same problem
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Old 06-13-2010, 06:41 PM
 
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I had same thing happen. Right click on desktop, go to arrange icons by, click lock web items. That fixed it for me. Then I unchecked lock items and it still was fixed.
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Old 07-21-2010, 03:16 AM
 
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Well I had the same problem .. But the solution was something else ..

None of the lock web items was checked.
The drop shadow option did not work

but when i followed the path ... desktop - properties - desktop tab - customize desktop ( at the bottom ) - web tab ( at the top)

I unchecked an checkbox in the center under webpages which had some link .. U could also clear out all the entries there .. That worked for me .. Hope this helps
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:51 PM
 
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Well I had the same problem .. But the solution was something else ..

None of the lock web items was checked.
The drop shadow option did not work

but when i followed the path ... desktop - properties - desktop tab - customize desktop ( at the bottom ) - web tab ( at the top)

I unchecked an checkbox in the center under webpages which had some link .. U could also clear out all the entries there .. That worked for me .. Hope this helps
I am guessing you either installed a related program that tweaked the settings or quite common cause: you were hit by an Adware or some other malicious software.
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Old 08-04-2010, 01:33 PM
 
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I am guessing you either installed a related program that tweaked the settings or quite common cause: you were hit by an Adware or some other malicious software.
I tried to install something and thas when it caused the highlight to happen .. So i am guessing the adware is the root cause

U hit the nail on the head
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Old 08-04-2010, 08:30 PM
 
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I tried to install something and thas when it caused the highlight to happen .. So i am guessing the adware is the root cause

U hit the nail on the head
Could be but don't jump to conclusion unless you have other symptoms that backs up that theory.

Sometimes, badly written code in an application (mostly during the installation or running the app) can have malware-like behavior, meaning system could have weird reaction to normal actions such as the issue mentioned above.

That is why it is recommended that you do not have any other application up and running when installing an application of any kind.

How you can tell if it was a one-time glitch or not is you reboot (restart) your PC and see if the problem still existed after rebooting the PC or not.
If it continues to occur then I'd suspect something mischievous running in the background.
Fire up Autoruns to see if you can spot an unusual entry at any of the startup locations. If not, then fire up Process Explorer and take a closer and deeper look at your background processes and services that regular Windows Task Manager could never show.

Analyze your system for the problem before jumping the guns and taking hasty action is what I always recommend to people when dealing with software and system problems.

Knowing what you are dealing with is the key to a successful and complete resolution
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Old 10-04-2010, 12:13 AM
 
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[url=http://forum.soft32.com/win4/Desktop-icons-shaded-ftopict209956.html]Desktop icons always shaded[/url] ............. Check for this site. it surely helps
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Old 12-03-2010, 05:25 PM
 
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I got mine... turns out I had right clicked a photo online and tried to paste it to my desktop, I was prompted to save it elsewhere which I did, but I ALSO selected to make it available on the desktop, which resulted in the problem. When I went into desktop properties > customize desktop > web, there was the file checked... when I unchecked it, my icons were no longer highlighted!
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