The names of my icons now show the background color of my desktop. They were transparent / translucent, meaning that I would see the desktop background. How do you reset this?
To maintain transparent icon backgrounds on your desktop try the following simple steps to reset:
1) Wallpaper must be an image file, not html web page
2) Go to System Properties > Advanced > Performance Settings > VisualEffects and check "use drop shadows for icon labels".
3) Right-click on Desktop ->Arrange Icons by>Lock Web items must be cleared.
4) If you have any web content on your desktop, transparency won't work. To check for web content: Display Properties>Desktop>Customize Desktop>Web - make sure all checkboxes are clear.