Desktop icon text color

August 9, 2009 at 09:31:49
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 3 GHz / 1919 MB
Can the color of the desktop icon text be changed to provide contrast between the wallpaper and text? How?

William Lockie


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#1
August 9, 2009 at 10:57:41
I believe it's the 'Icon' item settings under Control panel / Display / Appearance / Advanced

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#2
August 9, 2009 at 14:54:50
I tried the "Advanced"setting under "Icon" and that did not work.
In the process of trying to change color I wound up with a 2" miniature of the page when my mouse cursor floated over items in the task bar. How do I get rid of that?

William Lockie


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August 11, 2009 at 07:47:40
Finally ,in discouragement, I used a wallpaper with a darker background. Icon text is still white.

William Lockie


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#4
August 11, 2009 at 08:47:41
William, You can't change the icon text color in Windows XP. You either have black or white. You need a third party program like the one at the link below which costs $19.95 at the present time..

12Ghosts™ SetColor
http://12ghosts.com/ghosts/setcolor...

Here's another program you can check out. It appears to be Free unless you wish to donate.

Iconoid
http://www.sillysot.com/

If you choose to use any of these programs make sure that you write down any changes you make with them. Then if you ever decide to uninstall them you change the settings back to the Windows XP defaults or you may run into problems later.

Tufenuf


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