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HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics

Data type

Range

Default value

REG_SZ

4 | 8 | 16 | 24 | 32

4

Description

Determines the color resolution of the icons on the Windows 2000 desktop.

The value of this entry specifies the number of bits used to describe each pixel.

Value (number of bits)

Meaning

4

16 colors

8

256 colors

16

65,536 colors

24

16,777,216 colors

32

16,777,216 colors

Change method

To change the value of this entry, double-click Display in Control Panel. Click the Effects tab, and then click the Show icons using all possible colors check box to use the maximum number of colors as determined by your display hardware and drivers.

Note Image Note

Windows 2000 does not add this entry to the registry. You can add it by editing the registry or by using a program that edits the registry.

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