Changing your desktop font color
Posted 31 March 2006 - 12:41 PM
To change the font, size, or colors of individual Window elements, follow these steps: 1. Right-click an empty area of your desktop, and then click Properties.
2. Click the Appearance tab, and then click Advanced.
3. In the Item list or in the preview window, click the Window element that you want to change. You can select from any of the following items:
Active Title Bar
Active Window Border
Icon Spacing (Horizontal)
Icon Spacing (Vertical)
Inactive Title Bar
Inactive Window Border
4. Do any of following to achieve the look that you want:
NOTE: Not all options for all Window elements are available. For example, the Font option appears dimmed and is unavailable for elements in the Item list that do not display text.• Under Item:• In the Size box, specify the size that you want to use for the item.
• In the Color box, specify the color that you want to use for the item.
• Under Font:• Click the font that you want to use for the item.
• In the Size box, specify the font size.
• In the Color box, specify the color that you want.
• To apply a bold font, click B. To italicize the font, click I.
A preview of your current settings is displayed in the preview window.
5. When you are finished making the changes that you want, click OK twice to save your settings.
NOTE: • If you click Window in the Item box, and then modify the font color for that item, the automatic font color that is available in many programs is also modified. Any documents that use the automatic font color are affected if you change this setting. Many programs, including WordPad and Microsoft Word, use automatic as the default font color. Any new documents that you create in these programs use the new font color that you select for the Window item.
To use a different default font color in programs that use automatic as the default font color, you may be able to create a template that uses the font color that you want as the default font color, and then use that template instead of the default template. For information about how to do this, view the documentation that is included with the program, or contact the program manufacturer.
• As you modify items, note their appearance in the preview window. Note that you must use the same font and size for the Active Title Bar and Inactive Title Bar items, and that bold or italic selections for either item are applied to both items. If you choose a desktop theme after you change fonts or colors, the fonts and colors for that desktop theme override your selections.
Posted 31 March 2006 - 01:48 PM
Posted 17 April 2006 - 07:09 AM
The only way to get a different icon text colour is to use a 3rd party application there are many out there but the best (AFAIK), is TransText available Here.
Hope this helps.
Posted 18 April 2006 - 07:29 PM
I thought this might be true and tried setting the background color to white, orange and black. It stayed the same color for each. I'll give the program a try.
Posted 22 October 2009 - 08:08 PM
Now, the problem is when you use a light background image, depending on your settings your Font color could be light as well (with a black shadow) thereby rendering the Font barely readable.
Here's a little trick I found that works great:
- Start Menu |Control Panel | System : In the System Properties window, under the advanced tab, click on "Settings in the Performance Row.
- In the Performance Options Windows, scroll down and uncheck the "Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop". Click Apply, ok and close the window.
- Start Menu | Run | desk.cpl
- in the Display Properties windows, under the Appearance tab, click on Advanced.
- by default it should be pointing to Desktop if not, select Desktop from the drop down menu and choose a matching color to your desktop image.
- click Ok, Apply, ok and now your Desktop Fonts should be a dark color in contrast to your light colored background IMAGE.
Hope this trick helped out,
Jules Fettu, IT.
PS This trick should resolve the problem being experienced in post #5, white background, white font with dark shadows.
This post has been edited by jfettu: 22 October 2009 - 08:10 PM
Posted 30 October 2009 - 05:39 AM
Hope this helps.
thats right , my icon text color changes automaticaly when i am changed background from picture to white