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(Some Guy)   Great addition when using Dremples. Transparent icon text   ( divider line
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2001-09-29 12:48:13 AM  
Now this rawks... I've always hated the ugly blocks around my desktop icon text when using a wallpaper. Windows XP can do it, but it took Microsoft how many years to add this simple feature?

Unfortunately, like the directions say, this program doesn't work with the Active Desktop enabled, but if you convert your wallpaper to a .bmp file, you can turn AD off.
2001-09-29 01:14:15 AM  
Icon Desk is better... It runs in the system tray and you click it and all your icons disappear. Click it again and they all reappear. It also does everything this program does. It's also free. Megan featured it as download of the day on The Screen Savers..

Download IconDesk
2001-09-29 11:41:27 AM  
Is it just me or if you turn off active desktop dremples does this automatically. Mine did anyway.
2001-09-29 12:46:18 PM  
Windows XP already has transparent icon text, with optional shadows...
2001-09-29 01:40:28 PM  
Hey Rogue or GrimReaper, how did you get XP to do that? I can't seem to find the option anywhere. I'm using Windows classis mode....I hope I don't have to use XP mode to do that. I can't stand the look of the windows in XP mode.
2001-09-29 01:52:17 PM  
I don't have XP in front of me (installed it on my brothers computer), but it was like that by default... might try playing with the Display Properties.

Yeah, I thought the translucent shadows under stuff like the mouse pointer was pretty nifty. Microsoft finally did something right for a change. :)
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