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Windows 7: Changing Desktop Icons Font Color, Ultimate

02 Jan 2010   #1
yupp8

Windows 7
 
 
Changing Desktop Icons Font Color, Ultimate

Hey there,
I recently got the new windows 7 Ultimate
I'm Using DreamScene to change my Desktop Background Picture into a video,
it's a video in snow that repeats itself....
It's in snow so it is white, but now I can't see what is written under my desktop icons,
they are white....
So I tried the solution given here:
Changing the Font for Icon Text
I used the tutorial, and got in here
but what do I do now? I cant change the font color....
help me please...
thanks in advance




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02 Jan 2010   #2
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yupp8 View Post
Hey there,
I recently got the new windows 7 Ultimate
I'm Using DreamScene to change my Desktop Background Picture into a video,
it's a video in snow that repeats itself....
It's in snow so it is white, but now I can't see what is written under my desktop icons,
they are white....
So I tried the solution given here:
Changing the Font for Icon Text
I used the tutorial, and got in here
but what do I do now? I cant change the font color....
help me please...
thanks in advance
Open the same window there but pick Desktop in items choose white in color 1 it should give you black text you will have to set your background again.
Hope it helps you.
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23 Jan 2010   #3
pcbins

Windows 7
 
 
Black or White or Drop Shadows

Yes, it seems windows automatically uses a text color that contrasts the desktop color, even if the desktop color is covered with wallpaper.

And, the only colors it uses are Black or White.

Another option might be to turn on the drop shadows, sometimes this shows better on light-colored fancy wallpaper than the black, even if it is enlarged and set to bold (which you might want to do, regardless of what color you choose).

You can turn on/off drop shadows at: System Properties/Advanced/Performance Options/Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop.
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15 Feb 2015   #4
krabkat

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Just wanted to thank you immensely for this information. I have issues with my eyesight that make it difficult to see the icon font with the shadow enabled. I looked everywhere (I thought...) to fix this and couldn't find anything that helped. This did it!!
THANK YOU!!!
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