Sam, this is something you can check.
1. Go to the Control Panel
2. Double Click Display
3. Click on the Effects Tab
A. Un check the box that says Hide icons when the desktop is viewed as a web page.
B. Down lower make sure the box is checked that says Show icons using all possible colors.
4. In the Web Tab make sure there is NOT a check in the box that says View my active desktop as a web page.
5. In the Settings Tab. I use the True Color (24bit) .
You might try these things. Glad you like the Art on the front page. We are working on setting up a Flea Market type of thing here at Casual Corner as a place to buy and sell. We will need some permanent fixtures, you might consider your CDS as a permanent fixture here. Thanks D.C.