Windows 10: White box around desktop icons?

Discus and support White box around desktop icons? in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Hi, From time to time, white annoying boxes appear around my desktop icons that I can't get rid of once and for all. F5 works as a temporary... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Kevin Brakhage, Sep 22, 2020.

  1. White box around desktop icons?


    Hi,


    From time to time, white annoying boxes appear around my desktop icons that I can't get rid of once and for all. F5 works as a temporary solution, but once I select another icon, the boxes will come back. They appear in the first place by selecting an icon, going on a current task such as let's say chrome, and going back to the desktop by the bottom right button. Is there a solution to get rid of these boxes in the long run? They are useless and annoy me.

    :)
     
    Kevin Brakhage, Sep 22, 2020
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  2. white box on desktop

    When i click on a icon, a small rectangular white box appears in the top left corner on desktop, please help
     
    HectorBorrero1, Sep 22, 2020
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  3. Cheap Photo box that will get the job done

    WEll i took on this project for PP hes a hardware reviewer and wants to get the professional looking pics for the Pc parts

    Materials:
    • Big cardboard box
    • a razor
    • white material 3 yards
    • cone lights
    • stapler
    • medical tape
    • pvc pipe about 6 inches longer than your box
    • white paint any cheap finger paint would work
    the project I'm guessing will cost me $30 if it works out properly
    I will post pictures and step by step as i do it
     
    MomentoMoir, Sep 22, 2020
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    mck Win User

    White box around desktop icons?

    Cannot change desktop icon

    Sometimes a desktop icon changes from what it was to a plain white folder. Might be something I did but not sure what.

    To change it to the icon I want, I go:
    1. Rt-click icon > Properties > Change icon
    2. I select the icon I want from the thumbnails of icons.
    3. Click OK
    4. Click Apply
    But the icon does not change. It just stays looking like a white folder.
    HOWEVER, if I pin the icon to the taskbar, the icon on the taskbar does look like the icon I selected in step-2. So the change is registered with Win10 but the icon on the desktop just doesn't change.

    Any ideas on how to fix this?
     
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