Windows 10: How to disable desktop folder highlight on hover

Discus and support How to disable desktop folder highlight on hover in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; The title basically says it all. I would like to know how to disable the highlighting and outlining of folders on desktop while hovering over them. I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by EvonyV, Apr 2, 2020.

  1. EvonyV Win User

    How to disable desktop folder highlight on hover


    The title basically says it all.

    I would like to know how to disable the highlighting and outlining of folders on desktop while hovering over them.
    I feel as though this should be a simple fix, however, I'm unable to find a simple solution and search results don't return any useful information, as if no one has ever wanted this.
    Honestly, I'm surprised.
    If anyone out there knows of a way, I would be grateful for the help.

    1909

    P.s. in windows 8, the highlight/outline on titles in file manager, are apparently pictures that can be corrected with a theme that discards them. I've no idea if Win10 is the same and I've no idea how to go about writing that. I do know that attempting to use a theme written for Win8 on Win10 does not work. Additionally, I do not know if a theme written for removing highlight/outline for file manager files would cover folders on the desktop. My focus is on desktop folders.
    I realise that I am rambling, you are welcome for any unhelpful and irrelevant information.

    :)
     
    EvonyV, Apr 2, 2020
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  2. display contents of folder on hover ?

    I used to have an app that let you hover the mouse over a folder and you will see the contents display in a pop up area.. similar to the right click context feature. You could then choose a shortcut from that to open - all without ever opening the folder itself.

    I cant for the life of me find that app but i want to use it to help organize my desktop.

    Any ideas?
     
    John Phoenix, Apr 2, 2020
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  3. Options are not highlighted while hovering through menus or options

    Hi,

    Few days back I have started facing issue with the mouse. Some options doesn't get highlighted dynamically when hovered through them. For example if you right click on desktop and hovers through any of the options it gets highlighted. But if hovered through
    one of the sub option the option is not highlighted. What could be the reason? I had updated the drivers, but were of no use.
     
    Lintu Oommen, Apr 2, 2020
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  4. 83n38 Win User

    How to disable desktop folder highlight on hover

    Strange pink highlight on hover/tooltip text


    It looks like the RGB value that my computer has set should be similar to R: 253, G: 0, B: 249.
    In the "Colors" directory of regedit there's no value that looks as if it has been set to the hot pink colour. Interestingly the hot pink highlight also shows up for some text in regedit:

    How to disable desktop folder highlight on hover [​IMG]

    Note: the pink highlight doesn't occur when I actually highlight things. It doesn't disapear when I highlight things either. It just shows up by default on certain bits of text, most commonly settings tabs (File, Edit, Tools, View, etc.) in most programs and hover/tooltip text on things - e.g. Hovering over a text document on my desktop will tell me the Type, Size, and Date modified but all this information has this strange pink highlight.

    Because of this I'm not sure which value to change as Hilight seems to be set to the default blue, could you suggest a directory where I might find the correct value to change?

    Thanks How to disable desktop folder highlight on hover :)
     
    83n38, Apr 2, 2020
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