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Old 8th July 2009   #1
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Win 7 - Desktop Icons black out


I love Win 7 better than Vista, but on my desktop, most of the icons are partially blacked out. The icons are blacked out from the bottom left corner up 2/3 of way and to the right 2/3 of the way, rest is visible. They all work okay, but its a pain to have to look around. Only other problem is my CA virus software doesn't report properly to win, but I can live with it for now.Thanks to all that reply, Bob.

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I have the same issue on a Vista machine...Got tied of messing with it so I just live with it. BUT, adjusting the DPI font size a little bit would fix em till I rebooted. Maybe you'll have better luck.

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I would expect that to be a drive issue....

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I'm back after two weeks of living with the situation... Half the time when I boot up, the icons are blacked out, half time, they are not. When I change the resolution size of my screen, things clear up, but I always go back to the 1440 x 900 size. I guess it must be the video driver.

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Is this only the desktop icons?

Perhaps a little tweak of the icons on the desktop would help. Did you know that you can change this at will and rather easily, if you have a scroll mouse.

>Click on a blank spot of the desktop
>press and hold down the keyboard control key Ctrl
>press and roll the scroll button of mouse
>up increases icon size down decreases icon size.

This just another twist on what Steve has already described as an ongoing problem he has learned to live with.


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Update your video drivers to the latest Win7 version available from the video chipset manufacturer (ATI, nVidia, Intel, etc).

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