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Dotted line around windows 8 desktop icons

  1. #1


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    Dotted line around windows 8 desktop icons


    Hi, I just recently upgraded my system to Windows 8 PRO 64 bit edition.

    I noticed on my desktop there are these around my icons:


    Is there any way to get rid of them, or disable them?

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  2. #2


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    That has always been there, as far back as Windows 95 from what I remember.
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  3. #3


    Florida
    Posts : 64
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I guess I never really noticed them in windows 7. Is there any way to disable them?
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  4. #4


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    Not that i'm aware of. It shows the currently selected item when the desktop does not have focus. When it does have focus, then the background of the box is filled in.
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  5. #5


    Florida
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Not that i'm aware of. It shows the currently selected item when the desktop does not have focus. When it does have focus, then the background of the box is filled in.
    Thanks

    /solved
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