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Windows 7: Icon label colors

05 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
Icon label colors

I am using Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit and cannot change the colors of the labels of the desktop icons. There is not sufficient contrast in the default font to read them easily. For years I have used 3rd Party software called Iconoid but it has not been updated for Windows 7. How do I change the font colors for the desktop labels within Windows 7?

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05 Jul 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Welcome to Seven Forums Asker24. Iconoid may work, even if have to run under compatibility mode, worth a try.

Something that may help is to turn drop shadows off:

Control Panel > System > Advanced System Settings > Performance

Untick Use Drop Shadows for Icons on the desktop

See if that helps.

A Guy
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05 Jul 2010   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc


YOu can try this:
Visual Effects Options - Vista Forums
Good for 7

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06 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit

I have done those things and all I can say is that this is really not a very good solution. One might have expected something better at this stage of Windows development? This is fine if one is using a plain vanilla desktop. With ones own image as wallpaper, then more flexibility with desktop items is almost essential?
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