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  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Need help, might be very simple for you


    I recently got a Windows 8 laptop, but one thing that really bugs me is the checkmark on the desktop icons. For example,
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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    That looks like it could be a Norton overlay but I'm not sure. The old way to get rid of those was to go into Norton settings and on the right side, uncheck "Backup Status Overlays". Then reboot.
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    Posts : 54
    Windows 7 Pro plus Windows 8.1 Pro VM


    To get rid of the tick, do this

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    You may also want to get rid of the shortcut arrow overlay.
    If you've got a 64 bit machine go and download FxVisor64 from here ...

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    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyG View Post
    To get rid of the tick, do this

    Click image for larger version

    You may also want to get rid of the shortcut arrow overlay.
    If you've got a 64 bit machine go and download FxVisor64 from here ...

    Click image for larger version
    Hi DaddyG,

    I did the opposite. I went into your suggested view, "ticked" the "item check boxes", and nothing changed on my desktop. The icons still look the same:

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    So, can you actually make those boxes appear and disappear on your desktop because I can't do it that way?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    You have to actually select something for the checkboxes to show up.
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  6. #6


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    You can set check boxes in Folder Options too.

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    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Wow, I never knew that! Thanks DaddyG, Mystere, and David... Hmm, I've only been here 7 days and I learned something new. Hope I was able to help a few OPs during that time because its tough when you finally get caught and make yourself look like a fool! Cheers and thanks again guys!
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    You're no fool.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    You're no fool.
    Well I sure feel like one! Anyway, that's two I owe you but I'll have to run a tab until payday.
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