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Windows 7: Dreamscene shadow font fix that works?

26 Jan 2013   #11
kakite

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Sp1
 
 
Did the DreamScene "new" version/patch work?

I realize it's been over a year since you first described the desktop fonts "issue"
with "DreamScene," but I am having the same/similar troubles and have a quick
question if you don't mind replying...

I installed the whole DreamScene feature probably 9-12 months ago; LOVE it!
I now have in excess of 50 really eye-catching .wmv "scenes" to choose from.
My problem is that, as a rather compulsively organized person , I CANNOT
tolerate a desktop cluttered with a billion d*mned shortcuts (nor can I bear
the stupid little arrows MS puts on shortcuts as if you didn't KNOW it was
a .lnk; that gets fixed w/in 5 mins. of installing each new OS!)

Anyway, I have ONLY a straight line of folders at the far left of the screen; you
open UTILS and it has shortcuts to utility apps; open AUDIO and there are your
audio app shortcuts, etc. The remaining 98% of the desktop (I have a 42" HD
widescreen monitor) is blissfully CLEAN. When I just have a nice .jpg image for
the background, the labels for the above-described folders are WHITE with a
shadow...Helen Keller could see/read 'em. Start a DreamScene running as
wallpaper and the freaking folder text labels turn BLACK regardless of the
main background color of the "DS" .wmv. I have tried EVERYTHING which
you described to no avail. I just downloaded the "new version" of the DS
"activator" that fixed the glitch for you...

My question: Since DS is already installed and functioning fine, does
running this NEW activator in ANY way trash, disable, cripple or otherwise
screw up what's currently working fine except that one glitch? I am an
MCSE & CNAA and know from LONG experience that every "fix" from Redmond
manages to BREAK something unexpected. I'll await you reply before being
brave and running this. You are welcome to just e-mail directly at:
kelbykite@tx.rr.com if you wish...

Thanks in advance for your time and assistance!

Kelby Kite
Dallas, TX USA

**** I'm attaching a screen capture image [below] of the very far left
side of my desktop [WITHOUT DS] so that you can see what I mean.
You may have to use something to magnify it in order to see how clearly
the folder names show up w/o DS...

-left-desktop-edge.jpg





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27 Jan 2013   #12
maeve1941

windows 7
 
 

My problem was with the font not being visible and here is the fix that worked for me.
Dreamscene font fix

1) right click a video and set to desktop background
2) set folder options to show hidden files
3) go to --> C:\Users\#username#\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows DreamScene
4) there should be 2 image files of the dreamscene running (1 hidden/greyed)
5) set both files to “read only” & uncheck “hidden”
6) right click desktop > personalise > desktop background
7) under windows dreamscene, you should see both image files
8) make sure both are checked by clicking check boxes next to them
9) set Picture position: Fill
10)save changes

NOTE: You can now set any dreamscene without text bug, however if you dont
do the above procedure everytime you set a different video, you will briefly see the
image of the first video you set at windows startup…therefore just delete both images
that was set to “read only” and start procedure again on new video.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Apr 2014   #13
djbillyd

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
dreamscene shadow font

When I follow that path,C:\~ Dreamscene, I see only the image of the scene. I have no "grayed out" file.
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31 Oct 2014   #14
trixxirt

Windows 7 Utilmate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maeve1941 View Post
My problem was with the font not being visible and here is the fix that worked for me.
Dreamscene font fix

1) right click a video and set to desktop background
2) set folder options to show hidden files
3) go to --> C:\Users\#username#\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows DreamScene
4) there should be 2 image files of the dreamscene running (1 hidden/greyed)
5) set both files to “read only” & uncheck “hidden”
6) right click desktop > personalise > desktop background
7) under windows dreamscene, you should see both image files
8) make sure both are checked by clicking check boxes next to them
9) set Picture position: Fill
10)save changes

NOTE: You can now set any dreamscene without text bug, however if you dont
do the above procedure everytime you set a different video, you will briefly see the
image of the first video you set at windows startup…therefore just delete both images
that was set to “read only” and start procedure again on new video.
Worked perfectly !! Thx a lot.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2014   #15
djbillyd

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Maeve1941, that worked perfectly! Thanks a bunch!!!
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