From: Alex Hammerstein on 8 Apr 2010 16:38
The titles under my desktop icons were in white on a transparent background.
they are now black lettering on a white background. I am not sure how they
got changed, or more importantly how do I change them back again
From: Jose on 8 Apr 2010 17:12
On Apr 8, 4:38 pm, Alex Hammerstein <a...(a)misnet.co.uk> wrote:
> The titles under my desktop icons were in white on a transparent background.
> they are now black lettering on a white background. I am not sure how they
> got changed, or more importantly how do I change them back again
It could be malicious software so you can see if you can fix your
icons first and then scan, or scan and then fix the icons, but I would
be sure to do the scanning part at some point. If you cannot fix the
icons first, scan, then fix.
When you are all done, reboot your system and troubleshoot any
There are several things that can cause this and things to check.
Right click an empty area on the desktop, choose Arrange Icons By,
uncheck Lock Web Items on Desktop.
Right click an empty area on the desktop, choose Properties, Desktop,
Customize Desktop, display the Web tab information.
If there is a web page listed and you did not add it, your computer is
now or was infected with malware.
The default desktop web page shows an unchecked entry called "My
Current Home Page". If "My Current Home Page" is checked, uncheck it.
Delete any other web page entries you did not add or set yourself on
purpose. The wallpaper cannot be an HTML file.
Be sure to click OK enough times to save ay changes you make.
Right click My Computer, Properties, Advanced, Performance Settings,
Visual Effects, scroll down in the list and put a check in the "Use
drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop" box, click OK.
Download, install, update and do a full scan with these free malware
Malwarebytes (MBAM): http://malwarebytes.org/
SUPERAntiSpyware: (SAS): http://www.superantispyware.com/
They can be uninstalled later if desired.
From: sanjacstudent14 on 17 Apr 2010 17:41
> XP Pro, IE 8 - Do not really know what to ask for but my desktop icons and
> other icons throughtout system are one-click icons instead of the
> double-click icons. This is annoying and I'd like to change but do not have a
> clue as to how it happened and what to call it.
> Thanks in advance.
- Click Start, and click My Computer.
- Click Tools, and click Folder Options.
- Click Double-click to open an item. Then, click OK.