Displaying Hi-Color Icons without the Plus Pack

Posted On 2007-05-03 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Displaying Hi-Color Icons without the Plus Pack (Windows 9x and NT)
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If you like a bit more colour and detail in your icons, then step up to hi-color mode. With this setting your Windows icons are shown in all their hi-resolution glory.
Create a new string value named "Shell Icon BPP" in the key below. Change the value to equal the color depth supported by your video card (e.g. '16' for 16-bit graphics cards or '24' for 24-bit graphics cards)
Note: You need a graphics card capable of displaying above 256 colors for this to be useful

Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics]
Value Name: Shell Icon BPP
Data Type: REG_SZ
Data: 16

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