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HELP - "Use drop shadows" on w2k ?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Jakamoko, Nov 5, 2005.

  1. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Hi Guys,

    Just got some new(ish) toys today, aka wireless router, laptop and wireless card. All is hunky dory, bit I installed w2k Pro on the laptop for now (there's a driver issue with XP, working on it ,,,,)

    I just need to know - where the hell is it you select "Use drop shadows" aka your desktop icons have clear backgrounds instead of a big block of colour that upsets your otherwise cool desktop ? I was doing this on my work PC yesterday (XP) and I am well and truly buggered if I can remember where it is in w2k !!!

    Prize for the first correct answer ! :biggrin
     
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  2. ffreeloader

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    Use SeeThru from ZiffDavis or a utility called Transparent. You can't make an icon transparent natively in Win2K that I know of. I've been through those settings a lot in playing with my desktop and I would have used it if it was there because that was a feature I looked specifically looked for.
     
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  3. AJ

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  4. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Thanks Guys - in fairness, AJ did send me Transparent via MSN straight after I posted, so I guess he gets the prize.



    So, I here you ask, what is this prize ? Well, believe it or not, before I posted, I had already decided the prize was gonna be ...




























    A night out with AJ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :biggrin
     
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  5. AJ

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    Oh yes I can hear Freddie already sending you the airline fee m8. ROTFLMAO :D:D:D
     
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  6. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Thanks guys, I downloaded transparent too and I like the icon look now on my W2K Pro laptop 8)

    I have learnt something already and I've only just got up :biggrin
     
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  7. AJ

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    No charge Pete :thumbleft
     
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  8. ffreeloader

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    Well, in all fairness I entered this "contest" as a way to give something back to Trip. I've been teasing him and picking on him lately so I figured what ever the prize was I'd give to him, so have fun on your night out with Trip, AJ.... :twisted: :biggrin :D :)
     
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