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Windows 7: Remove Icon Shadow Text


11 Aug 2009   #1

W7 RTM
 
 
Remove Icon Shadow Text

Trying to remove the desktop icon shadow text without success.

Tried unchecking box in control panel / system / advanced system settings / performance settings / visual effects / use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop but it did not help.

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28 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

i also want to get rid of that annoying black shadow of desktop icons text, i read some topics but didn't get what i wanted

please get me out of this mess if u can
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10 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Did this ever get resolved??
i like to have a plain white screen but with the black shadow in the teaxt it just looks horrid!!
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10 May 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Rip,

Unchecking the Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop Visual Effects option will remove the desktop icon text shadow.

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Hope this helps
Shawn


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11 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Brink, As always you have come up trumps..... chears
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11 May 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Rip.
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12 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

WoW... what an easy fix, never crossed my mind to try that
i guess that's why you are the admin Brink, nothing gets past you
thanks a lot for the reply ! u made my day !

p.s.- icon text is kinda bright white now, i guess i didn't expect that, is there any way to change the desktop icons text color ?
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12 May 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah changing icons text color would be most helpful.... it changes automatically dependant on the background color if you use Basic themes so im sure it should be possible
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12 May 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Iconoid worked well in Vista for changing icon text color, but I have not tried it in Windows 7 yet. You might see how it does for you.
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03 Jul 2010   #10

Win 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Rip,

Unchecking the Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop Visual Effects option will remove the desktop icon text shadow.

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Hope this helps
Shawn

No, actually, as the first poster clearly said, this doesn't work at all. In fact, I know this because I have the exact same problem
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