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Windows 7: Fonts don't have a shadow

05 Dec 2013   #1

Windows 8 64 Bits
Fonts don't have a shadow

Lately I noticed that the fonts look really bad, but I didn't understand why. I have gdipp installed, which is a font-rendering program that simulates Linux/OSX font rendering instead of Windows' ClearType. I thought maybe it stopped working, so I uninstalled it and installed it again but they look the same.

So, finally, I compared them to the fonts I get on the desktop and I noticed that the ones under a folder do not have any sort of shadow, which could be why they have that odd look that I dislike.

My question (assuming this is the problem): how do I get the shadow back? I'm pretty sure these fonts used to have that shadow and for some reason they don't have it anymore.


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05 Dec 2013   #2

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro

There is nothing wrong, the default Aero theme does not have text shadows in the Explorer window only on the desktop.

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05 Dec 2013   #3

Windows 8 64 Bits

Oooh, that's kinda dissapointing. I was expecting this to be a problem... now I don't know why they look odd to me.

Anyway, thanks!
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