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Is there a way to remove the rectangle around desktop icons, whithin the aero theme?

Take a look at this icon. You can see the box around the icon when it's highlighted:

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Now, take a look at the same icon with the classic theme enabled, no box around the icon:

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Is there a way to remove the rectangle without changing to classic mode?

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The solution below recommends creating a custom theme instead of editing your current one.

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It is not applicable to the Classic theme. – Anixx Apr 16 '14 at 4:47

I'm not a computer expert but I think the problem is somehow linked to the "notification Area" on the taskbar. When I clean the "notification area" tray icons the problem goes away for a while. My solutiuon is to flush out the "notification are" icons when the problem comes back. I don't know if this will work foe everyone else but it does for me.

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