Win2k question...

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  1. bilmind

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    I can't remember I haven't used 2k in a long time, but just started using it at work again.
    My question is this: I know there is a way to get the background color removed from the desktop icons and make it transparent, can anyone help me on this?
     
  2. Diablow

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    To hide all Desktop Icons from Explorer, use the following Windows NT / Windows 2000 / Windows XP registry hack :
    Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
    Name: NoDesktop
    Type: REG_DWORD
    Value: 1

    With this key enabled, in addition, you cannot right click on the desktop to get a context menu. This is a lockdown option.

    Almost all Windows NT registry hacks work for Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Windows NT and Windows XP have the Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer key by default. Windows 2000 does not. But if you create the key with the NoDesktop value set to 1, the hack works for Windows 2000 also. When you create the Explorer key under Policies, you will be prompted for a class. Leave it blank.

    To hide all Desktop Icons from Explorer but still enable right-clicking on the desktop there is the following registry hack :

    Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
    Name: HideIcons
    Type: REG_DWORD
    Value: 0

    http://is-it-true.org/nt/registry/rtips48.shtml
     
  3. bilmind

    bilmind Licka' Licka' High

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    Thanks, but I don't want to hide the icons, I want to hide the color behind the text.
     
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