Couple of Q's from a W10 newie

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  1. Posts : 25,075
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #11

    lehnerus2000 said:
    Check out this tutorial on SevenForums:
    https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...rectangle.html

    I'm not sure if it still works in W10 (I'd have to boot up W10 to find out).
    Yes, it works in 10, but it isn't what you think it means. The 'translucent rectangle' is the box that appears when you click-and drag on the desktop to select multiple items. It becomes a dotted outline instead of a colored box if you turn it off. It has no effect on the 'rotten rectangles' - they're still there even if you turn off all visual effects.
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  2. Posts : 194
    Windows 10 Home. 19044.1706 winVersion 21H2
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       #12

    I've unticked the bit in the performance options/visual effects, plus did the regedit in Shawn's tutorial but the listviewalpha is already 0.
    Guess I just gotta live with it. Oh for the good ol' days.....XP......W7
    Thanks for your input guys :)
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  3. Posts : 19,240
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #13

    If nothing, it's less pronounced on W10. With a wrong setting and theme + background color, on XP they would become unreadable.
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  4. Posts : 1,809
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 19.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home 1703 (64 bit), W10 Pro 1703 (64 bit) VM
       #14

    Bree said:
    Yes, it works in 10, but it isn't what you think it means. The 'translucent rectangle' is the box that appears when you click-and drag on the desktop to select multiple items. It becomes a dotted outline instead of a colored box if you turn it off. It has no effect on the 'rotten rectangles' - they're still there even if you turn off all visual effects.
    My bad.

    I see this in XP:

    Couple of Q's from a W10 newie-desktop-icons-xp-selection-indication.png

    I see this in W7:

    Couple of Q's from a W10 newie-desktop-icons-w7-selection-indication.png
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  5. Posts : 4,224
    Windows 10
       #15

    God I love these forums. Better than TV!
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  6. Posts : 194
    Windows 10 Home. 19044.1706 winVersion 21H2
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       #16

    EdTittel said:
    God I love these forums. Better than TV!
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  7. Posts : 340
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)
       #17

    margrave55 said:
    When you select something there needs to be some way to show you what you've selected.
    That's what those "rotten rectangles" are for.
    I don't have any "rotten rectangles". Here's what I get if I click once on an icon on the desktop (see the Recycle Bin icon):

    Couple of Q's from a W10 newie-clip.jpg

    The faint "haze" disappears after I double-click on the icon, when the file then opens.
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  8. Posts : 11,209
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #18

    Hi there.

    I think the translucent square around desktop icon when your mouse hovers over it is pretty standard on OS'es these days -- same in Linux. It's only there while the mouse has focus.

    If you don't like those simply move the desktop icons to the taskbar and run from the task bar. You will still get a translucent box around an executing application that's active such as file download from IE when your mouse hovers over the task bar.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  9. Posts : 340
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)
       #19

    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there.

    I think the translucent square around desktop icon when your mouse hovers over it is pretty standard on OS'es these days -- same in Linux. It's only there while the mouse has focus.

    If you don't like those simply move the desktop icons to the taskbar and run from the task bar. You will still get a translucent box around an executing application that's active such as file download from IE when your mouse hovers over the task bar.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    In my setup (standard, I don't remember making any setting on this), after single clicking on a desktop icon, the hazy rectangle remains when I move the mouse elsewhere on the desktop (without any further clicking).
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  10. Posts : 4,176
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Latest RP
       #20

    We have to remember that from Windows 7 the OS has been Optimised for touch - This is visible in the default Icon size and the use of transparency to indicate selections on the desktop - It's here to stay so you may as well get used to it.

    We've travelled long way from the awful Luna interface on windows 6.1, (AKA XP), but at least you could turn it off, (though I expect Walt Disney still got royalties)
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