How to Remove the Background Color of the Desktop Icons

May 8, 2008 at 2:35 pm 188 comments

If you are using a computer which is not only yours, and others use it frequently and always put a finger in every PROHIBITED pies (settings) in Windows XP, you might have encountered the problem that I have just had.

I had Desktop Icons with annoying colored background which stopped me from enjoying the beauty of my desktop wallpaper. I tried some of the ways that I always use to fix the problem. None of them worked. I did some googling and some solutions found again. They were all the same as I already knew. I’ll put them all here; then I offer my own solution as the last resort.

1st suggestion:

- Right click on the desktop and hover on “Arrange Icons By”.
- From the appeared sub-menu, select “Lock Web Items on Desktop”.
- If it is checked, “uncheck” it.

2nd suggestion (alternative for the 1st suggestion):

- Right click on the desktop and select “Properties”.
- “Display Properties” window appears. Click on the “Desktop” tab.
- Click on the “Customize Desktop” button.
- On the “Desktop Items” you can add/remove or modify desktop items. Check “Lock desktop items” from the “Web” tab.

3rd suggestion (Achilles heel):

- Right click on “My Computer” and select “Properties”.
- Choose the “Advanced” tab, then click on the “Setting” button.
- You can check or uncheck the settings to the ones preferred.

If you are not sure of the appropriate settings, you may choose “Let Windows choose what’s best for my computer” or “Adjust for best appearance” as well.

I, myself, prefer the last solution because I did fixed mine using the last.

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  • 1. Edsel  |  May 16, 2008 at 1:27 am

    After trying your suggestions (and they happen to be echo’ed throughout several sites!) my icon background was still present. By accident while showing someone else I found that there was a web page in the window above the “Lock desktop items” box that was selected (see 2nd suggestion). After de-selecting the link, the problem cleared!.

    Thanks,
    Edsel

    Reply
    • 2. vineeth  |  September 6, 2009 at 4:47 pm

      thanks edsel… thank u very much… you have done a great thing..

      Reply
      • 3. Ahmad  |  May 12, 2010 at 4:19 pm

        Thanks it worked also here

      • 4. LANJOM  |  May 28, 2010 at 4:12 pm

        nahi hua bhai

        I M NOT SATISFIED WITH YOUR SUGGESTIONS

        Regards
        Lanjom

      • 5. Rakesh  |  August 3, 2010 at 10:12 pm

        its easy to remove that background color

        go to the ‘control panel ‘
        select the ‘accessibility options’
        then go to the ‘display’ tab
        deselect the ‘use high contrast box’

    • 6. Gurwinder  |  March 2, 2011 at 12:56 pm

      Thanks bro….your suggestion really helped me alot…..really thanks to you and aman

      Reply
    • 7. Rovan  |  July 15, 2011 at 8:11 am

      I had the same problem, tried all the above. But it finally got solved with the suggestion given by Edsel’s. Thanks Edsel for sharing this.

      Reply
  • 8. piscine  |  June 4, 2008 at 1:24 am

    Piscine says : I absolutely agree with this !

    Reply
    • 9. ariel  |  November 6, 2009 at 12:55 pm

      thank you bro it really helps

      Reply
  • 10. Aman  |  June 25, 2008 at 11:13 am

    I hv the unique solution for this…..if all attempts fails and u still face the issue…
    Desktop> Right click> Properties> Desktop> Customize Desktop> Web> then u’ll see couple of web pages just uncheck all… and press OK…
    this will definitely help u…

    Reply
    • 11. cejoy  |  June 28, 2009 at 6:46 am

      aman u trick really worked……………thanks dude………….

      Reply
      • 12. Gaza  |  November 20, 2009 at 3:47 pm

        thanks that was so easy….that first one had me going through alot and you type it so easy lol

    • 13. Ambreen  |  July 17, 2009 at 2:07 pm

      Very Good..

      Reply
    • 14. jp  |  August 5, 2009 at 4:55 pm

      hi,,,,,,,,,
      thanks for ur suggetion……

      Reply
    • 15. Laurle  |  September 29, 2009 at 8:34 pm

      Aman, YOU TOTALLY ROCK! I had tried everything to get rid of those colored boxes and your suggestion did the trick. THANK YOU!

      Reply
    • 16. vijay  |  October 8, 2009 at 11:41 am

      thanks its realy working

      Reply
    • 17. Rakesh  |  January 30, 2010 at 10:53 am

      Thanks buddy.. it really helped me..

      Reply
    • 18. Ssuresh  |  July 19, 2010 at 8:39 pm

      Thank u thank u very much for ur help…
      nw its really working good…

      Reply
    • 19. Suneel  |  September 4, 2010 at 1:17 pm

      Thank u very much aman

      Reply
    • 20. Saul  |  September 7, 2010 at 8:51 am

      Yup this really help me out i just unchecked all of the web links that were their. And it removed the desktop background color Icons.. The problem what i think i have might of done. I was on the net and i copying a link and i went to the desktop background and I RIght Clicked and Hit ” Paste Shortcut” and that’s What made the icon color background was created in my system. Thanks :)

      Reply
    • 21. ramesh  |  October 20, 2010 at 4:31 pm

      thank u for ur suggestion.

      Reply
    • 22. Jayesh Janardhanan  |  December 13, 2010 at 5:38 pm

      Its right. I absolutely agree with this…!!! :-)

      Reply
    • 23. raju  |  December 17, 2010 at 5:24 pm

      very very thanks……………………… aman

      Reply
    • 24. kulsoom  |  December 22, 2010 at 6:27 pm

      dear brother … !!

      thank u so much .u are genious … !! at leats you have helped us
      website are owl …

      Reply
    • 25. hemanth  |  January 3, 2011 at 3:25 pm

      great yaar it’s work . Thanks a lot Aman

      Reply
    • 26. rahul  |  February 1, 2011 at 2:43 pm

      great…thanks a lot..it worked

      Reply
    • 27. Alan  |  April 19, 2011 at 3:37 am

      Aman, thank you for fixing an issue that took me two hours. Too bad Microsoft doesn’t read your posts.

      Reply
    • 28. ghanasham  |  April 30, 2011 at 8:51 am

      AMAN Your Trick is perfect…… U have really unique solution

      Reply
    • 29. vyshnavi  |  May 27, 2011 at 11:14 am

      thank you aman….

      Reply
    • 30. Pankit  |  May 30, 2011 at 5:24 pm

      oh grt…..its working ………thnkx a lot….

      Reply
    • 31. swaroop  |  June 21, 2011 at 4:39 am

      thank u aman…it worked .thanks a lot

      Reply
    • 32. Abhishek  |  June 27, 2011 at 10:32 am

      Really,,,it works

      thanks dude

      Reply
    • 33. Sanjay Rathor  |  July 22, 2011 at 7:24 am

      thanks to specially aman……..its realy best solution

      Reply
    • 34. navypaparazzi09  |  July 23, 2011 at 9:12 am

      thank you so much Aman….you really help my problem….my desktop is now back to normal….i did lot of solutions ’bout this matter but only your solution works….

      Reply
    • 35. nas  |  August 18, 2011 at 4:15 pm

      ur a don dude shot alot!!!!!!

      Reply
    • 36. ANJANA..  |  August 26, 2011 at 4:40 pm

      Thanks yarr….. :)

      Reply
    • 37. Rudra  |  October 28, 2011 at 9:38 pm

      Thanx dude, Aman realy u get me out frm hell. All others are too informatv bt nt for mr ts time.

      Reply
    • 38. ganesh more  |  December 5, 2011 at 9:28 am

      OK..THATS WORK..THANKS…

      Reply
    • 39. niyas  |  December 15, 2011 at 4:34 am

      this is it ………….thnx bro

      Reply
    • 40. Sadhik  |  January 4, 2012 at 9:29 am

      Its worked Aman, thanks…

      Reply
    • 41. lucky  |  January 8, 2012 at 1:30 pm

      aman great solution yar.thanks bhai.

      Reply
    • 42. vEEErendra  |  November 15, 2012 at 1:33 pm

      Out of all solutions this is very best ans…

      Reply
  • 43. JonB  |  August 11, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    This is a problem with the Active Desktop. If you post a web page or an image etc to the desktop, it sometimes comes up with an Active Desktop box.

    Aman and Edsel are correct in how to get rid of it.

    Reply
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  • 45. joseph  |  October 18, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    hi this may help…….

    http://sidsuniverse.blogspot.com/2008/10/removing-blue-rectangular-background.html

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  • 46. Mohamed Khatab  |  November 20, 2008 at 6:25 am

    Hi,
    The Solution :-

    1- Right click on “My computer” , Click on “Properties”
    2- Click on ” Advanced ” tab.
    3- In the “performance” section , Click on “Settings”
    4- In the list which will appear , Check the box infront of
    ” Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop”

    Reply
    • 47. Nelson  |  September 10, 2009 at 4:00 am

      Dear Moh. Khatab,…

      Thanks for for u’r solution. I tried….. and solved my case.

      regards

      Reply
    • 48. Mohsin max  |  January 11, 2010 at 8:33 pm

      Thank u very…its worked 4 me…nice share thanx…

      Reply
    • 49. nomna hussain  |  July 4, 2010 at 10:43 am

      Dear Moh. Khatab,…

      Thanks for for u’r solution. I tried….. and solved my case.

      regards

      Reply
    • 50. VANISHREE  |  December 17, 2010 at 11:21 am

      HI,
      UR Solution worked out very well, Thanks a lot :)

      Reply
  • 51. rowena  |  December 15, 2008 at 9:44 am

    tthanks aman! your way is the best. i tried others but still the same. yours really solve my problem.

    Reply
  • 52. Kathy  |  December 20, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    None of the solutions worked!!!! I have XP Professional on my computer… :S

    Reply
  • 53. ZaN  |  December 20, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Thanks man helped a lot!

    Reply
  • 54. Farshid  |  December 25, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    Great job man!

    Reply
  • 55. flony  |  December 25, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Nice job!

    Reply
  • 56. garry  |  December 28, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    hey nothing to worry at all. u guys can just open properties of desktop>desktop>web>then uncheck all web pages u can c there. it worked for me

    Reply
    • 57. Rakesh  |  May 15, 2009 at 11:37 pm

      thanks

      Reply
    • 58. big boy  |  July 26, 2009 at 6:21 pm

      hey thnx thi idea realyy works

      Reply
    • 59. gani  |  October 16, 2010 at 7:29 am

      hey thank you ……its working….

      ok bye

      Reply
  • 60. Miki  |  January 8, 2009 at 2:51 am

    Mohamed Khatab has given best way!
    Bravo!

    Reply
  • 61. ram  |  January 8, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    thank you very much

    Reply
  • 62. ram  |  January 8, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    thanxd

    Reply
  • 63. muhammad ali  |  January 19, 2009 at 10:53 am

    thanks aman for solution.

    Reply
  • 64. sessei  |  January 21, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    wow, fixed it perfectly, i’ve been searching my computer from A to Z to fix this problem… thanks alot, this lightend my day

    Reply
  • 65. suresh  |  February 12, 2009 at 6:14 am

    very good job. Thank you for your kind help.

    Reply
  • 66. Alan  |  February 26, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Thanks Mohamed Khatab your idea worked for me, I am using Windows XP Corporate

    Reply
  • 67. bunty  |  March 17, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    thanks aman

    Reply
  • 68. Abid  |  March 31, 2009 at 9:28 am

    Mohamed Khatab’s suggestion worked !!
    Thank u sir :)

    Reply
  • 69. Sophia  |  April 4, 2009 at 5:23 am

    ho ! good now i can remove color of the desktop icons
    Thanks for your explain.​​ អគុណចំពោះការណែនាំរបស់អ្នក

    From
    Cambodian Girl

    Reply
  • 70. Majid  |  April 21, 2009 at 2:59 am

    This one worked for me:
    Right click on desktop/Properties/Desktop/Costomize descktop/Web (uncheck all) / ok

    Reply
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  • 72. dp  |  June 8, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Nice efforts. But I much prefer an ObjectDock (free from Stardock) and then HIDE all those dull old XP icons: R-click Desktop, Arrange Icons By, UNcheck Show Desktop Icons. Voilà.

    Reply
  • 73. Matt  |  July 4, 2009 at 6:26 am

    Also from what I just figured out, if your PC is set to run for best performance, if wont let the icons blend in the the wallpaper.

    Reply
  • 74. van  |  July 4, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Aman’s solution was great. Problem SOLVED!..

    Reply
  • 75. Kristeen  |  July 4, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    The solutions here are concise. Solution elsewhere keeps on mentioning something similar to suggestion 3. Which is not always the case. I apparently had “Lock Web Items on Desktop” checked and didn’t know that the option rendered the background on the icons, so thanks.

    Reply
  • 76. Jephot  |  July 8, 2009 at 7:45 am

    Thanks men!

    Reply
  • 77. killerd  |  July 25, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    the advice given by aman works

    Reply
  • 78. Richard  |  July 29, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Thanks a lot Aman

    Reply
  • 79. bob  |  July 30, 2009 at 3:03 am

    that only works if you dont use active desktop….there are many of us who actually use the full potential of XP and have some html embeded on our desktops via active desktop so unchecking things in that list is simply not an option, was hoping you knew of a real method of removing the color

    Reply
  • 80. Ashwin  |  August 17, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Thank You Very Much, the second option worked for me, thank you for sharing the information.,

    Reply
  • 81. prasad varma  |  August 22, 2009 at 7:54 am

    Thanks for your suggestion

    Reply
  • 82. seraj  |  August 26, 2009 at 11:55 am

    i have used all the suggestions but still i did found the solution please hel me out of this problem

    Reply
  • 83. koteswararaonvv  |  September 1, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    thanks aman your solution really worked

    Reply
  • 84. Pradeep  |  September 3, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    ThanQ AMAN!!!! Ur simple trick worked on my system..

    Reply
  • 85. jed  |  September 4, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    tnx mate

    Reply
  • 86. Rafii  |  September 7, 2009 at 9:56 am

    1st suggestion: worked for me.

    Tanx a lot champ.

    Reply
  • 87. sandrar  |  September 11, 2009 at 2:31 am

    Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. :) Cheers! Sandra. R.

    Reply
  • 88. dhruv  |  September 14, 2009 at 11:40 am

    works gr8 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply
  • 89. vijay  |  September 19, 2009 at 8:47 am

    thank you boss very good post

    Reply
  • 90. Avadhut  |  September 27, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    thank you…

    very very much

    Reply
  • 91. krimali  |  September 28, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    pls give details of my dekstop icon how to remove the background color of the desktop?

    Reply
    • 92. anand  |  March 8, 2010 at 9:52 am

      hey try sugg 1 …it ill work

      Reply
  • 93. mathew  |  October 2, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    wow! thanks dude.. suggestion no.1 really helped! :)

    Reply
  • 94. kamlesh  |  October 8, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    awesome should be the first search result for this query in google.solved my problem

    Reply
  • 95. MOHD SHAHID  |  October 24, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    tnx……………great mind great world

    Reply
  • 96. Aneesh  |  November 3, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    hai, The information was really helpful for me to remove the text background from desktop..thank u so much…

    Reply
  • 97. happy now!  |  November 6, 2009 at 4:04 am

    OMG, thank you all very much!!! It was really anoying, but now it is gone… LoL :DDD

    Reply
  • 98. john george  |  November 7, 2009 at 11:50 am

    doesnt work for me

    Reply
  • 99. Eric  |  November 21, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Your way, is the way man. I had this problem from several computers and i tried it n it worked!

    Reply
  • 100. Kyle  |  November 26, 2009 at 9:07 am

    Tried the first 3 steps you gave and none of them worked but going back to step one and repeating it worked. Thanks a million!

    Reply
  • 101. Darshan  |  November 28, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Aman U R Simply SUPERB!

    Reply
  • 102. dinesh  |  December 1, 2009 at 10:49 am

    its worked for me thanaaaaaaaaaaaaaaqqqqqqqqqq

    Reply
  • 103. Aravindh  |  December 16, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    thank u man…

    Reply
  • 104. seeker_ofdoom  |  December 23, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    hey aman ur solution has helped othes but my prob is tht i DONT HAVE THT WEB OPTION after >customize desktop…… :( plz help….

    Reply
  • 105. Nirav  |  January 6, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Hey, thanks, i did it successfully…

    Reply
  • 106. Kaushik  |  January 13, 2010 at 4:10 am

    Whoa! Awesome! First step worked like a charm for me! Thanks a ton!

    Reply
  • 107. Mr. Abdul Majeed  |  January 21, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Thanking u very much for ur kindness

    Reply
  • 108. Pro-Tec Computer Services  |  January 26, 2010 at 3:48 am

    the best and only way to do it is chage your windows theme to Window XP. How To?? Right Click on desktop/properties/theme/chose Window XP… Try it and you goin to see it fixed.

    Reply
  • 109. kushal  |  February 2, 2010 at 7:55 am

    thanks for help me..///

    Reply
  • 110. Suhail  |  February 3, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Thanks Everybody me too having the same problem.

    And Aman you are a genius your trick really worked.

    Reagards,
    Suhail.

    Reply
  • 111. Farhana  |  February 4, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Hello Aman,
    Ur trick really worked.. Simply superb.
    Thanks dude.

    Reply
  • 112. simran  |  February 11, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Hi……………..

    thanks for ur suggtion.

    it worked.

    Reply
  • 113. sunil khillare  |  February 27, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    thank you, dear t is hard problem for me but it is ery easy for me

    Reply
  • 114. anand  |  March 8, 2010 at 9:50 am

    nice tips …so thanks my dear friend……sugg 1 is useful to me

    Reply
  • 115. sunil  |  March 10, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    i hv no solution plz help me sending accurate solution on my email.

    Reply
  • 116. bhavesh  |  April 2, 2010 at 11:18 am

    thank you the trick by aman really works

    Reply
  • 117. raghu.mg  |  April 3, 2010 at 6:53 am

    its very thank full suggestion

    Reply
  • 118. Addy  |  April 6, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    i’ve searched hundred of salutions but no one could work, but when i tryed this my salution was solved.I am very thankful to them…and keep answering our problems…
    thank you so so so so so so much….

    Reply
  • 119. saurabh  |  April 18, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    thanks budddy:)

    Reply
  • 120. mohammed mahmood ali  |  April 26, 2010 at 11:13 am

    amam you rocks man your trick is working thanks

    Reply
  • 121. Zahurul  |  April 27, 2010 at 8:13 am

    I am applying althose solutions.But still the problem arise.Now I do for that problem?

    Reply
  • 122. ritesh  |  May 20, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Thank’s Dude U R the BESSSSSST !!!!!

    Reply
  • 123. john Gathogo  |  May 29, 2010 at 9:46 am

    to get remove this annoying background do this:
    1.right click on desktop and click on properties.
    2.go to desktop tab.
    3.click on customize desktop
    4.click on web tab
    5.there should be two checkboxes, leave my current homepage but delete the other one.
    6.immediately your desktop icons background disappears.

    Reply
  • 124. dj khem  |  May 30, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    thanks for all the kind your advices I really appreciate you…

    Reply
  • 125. Sufiyan Siddiqui  |  June 4, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Thanx dear

    Reply
  • 126. kay  |  June 9, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    it works

    Reply
    • 127. kay  |  June 9, 2010 at 12:54 pm

      may God be with u

      Reply
  • 128. Rajubhai  |  July 20, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Hi,
    The Solution :-

    1- Right click on “My computer” , Click on “Properties”
    2- Click on ” Advanced ” tab.
    3- In the “performance” section , Click on “Settings”
    4- In the list which will appear , Check the box infront of
    ” Use a background immage for each folder type “

    Reply
  • 129. Ian  |  July 23, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Cracking! Your first solution re. locked items on desktop worked a treat. Many thanks

    Reply
  • 130. Felix  |  August 3, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Aman, ur tips really worked

    Reply
  • 131. Navanee  |  August 11, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Superb Solutions. Thanks Man. Very clear instructions. Keep It up.

    Reply
  • 132. jai  |  August 12, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    hey aman , thanks a lot
    u know i tried every thing and didn’t succeeded but at last i read ur post :)

    Reply
  • 133. Amber  |  September 9, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Hi Buddy, i had same problem of background color in desktop icons, i tried the same which u suggested. but it was not done… there is one more thing u forgot to add…. that is after done all this u must have to restart ur computer. Enjoy…

    Reply
  • 134. PRADIP  |  October 4, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    MY PROBLEM HAS BEEN RECTIFIED WITH THE 1ST SUGESSION ITSELF. THANK YOU VERY MUCH…..

    Reply
  • 135. kapil  |  October 5, 2010 at 6:39 am

    great thanks….

    Reply
  • 136. Aswin Cherian Abraham  |  October 9, 2010 at 11:01 am

    not working

    Reply
  • 137. louie  |  October 26, 2010 at 6:29 am

    thanks .. it helped me ..

    Reply
  • 138. Kaushal Gupta  |  November 7, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    thansk ya very much

    Reply
  • 139. Jothi  |  November 26, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Hi Aman, Thank you soooooo much… I tried all possible ways but still I was facing the problem….. thank u very much.

    Reply
  • 140. Sayfur Rahman  |  November 29, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    I hv the unique solution for this…..if all attempts fails and u still face the issue…
    Desktop> Right click> Properties> Desktop> Customize Desktop> Web> then u’ll see couple of web pages just uncheck all… and press OK…
    this will definitely help u……..100%

    Reply
  • 141. vijayan  |  December 1, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Thanx for ur suggestion it working

    Reply
  • 142. raju  |  December 17, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    thanku very much…………………………

    Reply
  • 143. raju  |  December 17, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    thanku very much aman……………

    Reply
  • 144. PRASANTH  |  January 10, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    U have done a great help,I hav been sruggling dis problm for so many days,
    thank u so much

    Reply
  • 145. Tejas  |  February 18, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    If you have tried all the solutions and still if you have the same problem , just try below it might work as it worked for me.

    First check if you are using png image as a background. if yes, just convert it to jpg and set it as your desktop background.
    And check it now it should work…..

    Reply
  • 146. Pratap  |  February 28, 2011 at 5:21 am

    Right click on ‘My computer’ → Properties → Advanced Tab → under ‘Performance’ click ‘Settings’ → under ‘Visual effects’ Tab → click ‘Custom’ radio button → Turn on (if its OFF) the “use drop shadows for icon lables on desktop” → click ‘ok’

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  • 147. Pratap  |  February 28, 2011 at 5:23 am

    Right click on ‘My computer’ →goto Properties →goto Advanced Tab →goto under ‘Performance’ click ‘Settings’ → under ‘Visual effects’ Tab → click ‘Custom’ radio button → Turn on (if its OFF) the “use drop shadows for icon lables on desktop” → then click ‘ok’

    Reply
  • 148. Gopal Joshi  |  March 6, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Thank you very much…your solution worked wonders..

    Reply
  • 149. sanjeev punni  |  March 6, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    thankew

    Reply
  • 150. dharhini  |  April 11, 2011 at 7:56 am

    thanks aman!!!!!!!

    Reply
  • 151. Kapugs  |  April 11, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    The Solution :-

    1- Right click on “My computer” , Click on “Properties”
    2- Click on ” Advanced ” tab.
    3- In the “performance” section , Click on “Settings”
    4- In the list which will appear , Check the box infront of
    ” Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop”

    IT REALLY WORKS

    -KAPUGS

    Reply
  • 152. Ashish  |  April 13, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Thanks for the sugession. I have tried the 2nd sugession and it works expect i have to uncheck the temperory files which is available on the ‘Web’ tab. I hope this will difintly work for others as well.

    Reply
  • 153. Fawad  |  May 10, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Thank you sooooooo much man

    Reply
  • 154. anupama  |  May 12, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    thanks much!! it worked fine for me..

    Reply
    • 155. karthick  |  October 14, 2011 at 2:53 pm

      to get remove this annoying background do this:
      1.right click on desktop and click on properties.
      2.go to desktop tab.
      3.click on customize desktop
      4.click on web tab
      5.there should be two checkboxes, leave my current homepage but delete the other one.
      6.immediately your desktop icons background disappears.

      Its really working.try it first.

      Reply
  • 156. San  |  May 25, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Thanks it worked for me…

    wat is the use of third one…???

    Reply
  • 157. BABU  |  June 6, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Thank u very muchhhhhhhhhhhh……………………………………..

    Reply
  • 158. Ramesh  |  June 11, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Cool !!!!!! i like it this suggestion its so easy to solve my problem!!!!

    Reply
  • 159. Ashwini  |  June 21, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Thank you Mohamed Khatab! Your solution worked for me. Great job!

    Reply
  • 160. Sabs  |  July 6, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Thanks a lot .. after using PC for so many years i was still lost .. No. 3 did me in …

    Reply
  • 161. bhagath  |  July 13, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    thank you verrrrry verrrrrry much…it’s working mr.Kapugs solution is right pls follow it

    Reply
  • 162. raj  |  July 15, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Its working. Thanks.

    Reply
  • 163. sarang gotmare  |  July 15, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Thanx Man :-)

    Reply
  • 164. Sanjay Rathor  |  July 22, 2011 at 7:25 am

    I hv the unique solution for this…..if all attempts fails and u still face the issue…
    Desktop> Right click> Properties> Desktop> Customize Desktop> Web> then u’ll see couple of web pages just uncheck all… and press OK…
    this will definitely help u…

    Reply
  • 165. vipin  |  July 22, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    its not working plz me more optiones

    Reply
  • 166. conrad  |  August 11, 2011 at 12:00 am

    wooooow it worked, i just wona say big ups

    Reply
  • 167. midostar1  |  August 12, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    thank u first sugg. is working

    Reply
  • 168. mo3tz  |  August 23, 2011 at 10:11 am

    thanx for every one

    Reply
  • 169. G.V.Anand  |  September 4, 2011 at 10:23 am

    yeah me too satisfied ur comments, please suggest me best one…

    Reply
    • 170. G.V.Anand  |  September 4, 2011 at 10:33 am

      sorry…me too not satisfied ur comments..please suggest me best one..

      Reply
  • 171. maninder  |  September 23, 2011 at 7:27 am

    thnxxxxxxxxxx buddy

    Reply
  • 172. ganku  |  September 23, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    hey thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply
  • 173. tuneinabucket  |  October 9, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Right click on my computer then select properties>advanced> performance settings, then check ‘let windows choose what is best for my computer’. Desktop text background should be gone. If not try some other of the settings inside the performance settings area.
    JB

    Reply
  • 174. Viral  |  October 13, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Thanks Aman…ur suggestion really worked :)

    Reply
  • 175. Muhammad Amjad Ayub  |  October 16, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Thanks Dear ,

    My problem solved with your first method.

    Reply
  • 176. taslima  |  December 12, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    no i havn’t any solution for prepairing this suggetion

    Reply
  • 177. taslima  |  December 12, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    thanxs sayfur rehman bhai im fully satisfied with u.

    Reply
  • 178. jabir  |  December 15, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    thanks a lot ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,once again

    Reply
  • 179. Noa  |  December 20, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    It worked on the first try !!!
    Thank God for Internet :)

    Reply
  • 180. Manjuanth  |  January 2, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Thank Q

    Reply
  • 181. Alief Chandra  |  January 7, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Thank You buddy :)
    Its worked

    Reply
  • 182. raju  |  February 3, 2012 at 10:00 am

    so many thanks,,,, its 100% work

    Reply
  • 183. Cid  |  March 12, 2012 at 8:09 am

    after a long time searching asking questions to other,
    this is the ultimate answer i saw..
    thanks to the suggetions that you posted..

    Reply
  • 184. vEEErendra  |  November 15, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    I hv the unique solution for this…..if all attempts fails and u still face the issue…
    Desktop> Right click> Properties> Desktop> Customize Desktop> Web> then u’ll see couple of web pages just uncheck all… and press OK…
    this will definitely help u…

    Reply
  • 185. jagabandhu pradhan  |  November 23, 2012 at 10:37 am

    thanks a lot it works…
    …………………………
    I hv the unique solution for this…..if all attempts fails and u still face the issue…
    Desktop> Right click> Properties> Desktop> Customize Desktop> Web> then u’ll see couple of web pages just uncheck all… and press OK…
    this will definitely help u………….
    Yup this really help me out i just unchecked all of the web links that were their. And it removed the desktop background color Icons.. The problem what i think i have might of done. I was on the net and i copying a link and i went to the desktop background and I RIght Clicked and Hit ” Paste Shortcut” and that’s What made the icon color background was created in my system. Thanks

    Reply
  • 186. Lewis  |  November 27, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Thanks for the suggestion. It sure helped me

    Reply
  • 187. AB  |  November 28, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Don’t Do above Thing….
    Do this…

    Control Panel > System > Advance > Performance (Settings) > Visual Effect ….

    Check all things…

    That’s all…

    Reply
    • 188. itview  |  December 9, 2012 at 4:16 pm

      This is also a method. Thanks.

      Reply

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