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    Desktop icon text transparent?

    Sorry 'cos I know I'm repeating a question (I saw it in the lounge somewhere before but I can't find it now for love or money!) but someone once put on here how to effectively get rid of the text below the icons on the desktop by using a combination of a program called transparent (which I've got) and replacing the text with, I think, a symbol that was basically a hard space. But now I can't remember exactly what that symbol was (if that's what was used).

    Can anybody tell me either (1) what the symbol was or (2) another way to get rid of these text labels?

    Many thanks <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Desktop icon text transparent?

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showflat.pl?Cat=&Board=free&Number=24918&page=&vie w=&sb=&o=&vc=1>This post?</A>

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    Re: Desktop icon text transparent?

    Nah - thanks for trying but that wasn't it (that was one of many I *did* find when I searched!). <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>

    It was a way of making the icon seem to have no title at all, by either using just a hard space or by making the text itself transparent ... I remember reading it here (in the lounge, not necessarily on this board) and thinking that was a good idea, but can I find it now ...? Can I heck!
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    Re: Desktop icon text transparent?

    Perhaps what you are trying to remember is an old trick from the days of DOS to insert what appears to be a space in a file name, but isn't, to make it difficult for others to type the name. This was done by holding down ALT and typing "255" and then releasing ALT. This types ASCII code 255 which appears as a space of the background color. I think I read someplace that this works in the text under the Desktop icons.

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    Re: Desktop icon text transparent?

    <img src=/S/joy.gif border=0 alt=joy width=23 height=23> Thank you, sir, that was exactly it! <img src=/S/joy.gif border=0 alt=joy width=23 height=23>
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