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  1.    1 Week Ago #11
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    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.    1 Week Ago #12
    Join Date : Jan 2018
    Adelaide Sth Australia
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter

    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.    1 Week Ago #13
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 10,839
    W10 Insider + Linux

    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.    6 Days Ago #14
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Australia, Adelaide
    Posts : 1,608
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.3 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home (64 bit)

    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post
    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:

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    I see this in W7:

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  5.    5 Days Ago #15

    God I love these forums. Better than TV!
    --Ed--
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  6.    5 Days Ago #16
    Join Date : Jan 2018
    Adelaide Sth Australia
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by EdTittel View Post
    God I love these forums. Better than TV!
    --Ed--
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  7.    4 Days Ago #17
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    UK
    Posts : 295
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)

    Quote Originally Posted by margrave55 View Post
    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):

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    The faint "haze" disappears after I double-click on the icon, when the file then opens.
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  8.    4 Days Ago #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.    4 Days Ago #19
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    UK
    Posts : 295
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    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.    4 Days Ago #20
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Newport, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 2,026
    Windows 10 Pro x64 FCU - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing

    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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