Changing the text color of my desktop icons



Barry311
07-09-2005, 11:32 PM
A long time ago I had a very dark background on my desktop, and I found a way
to change the text color of my desktop icons to white...now I want to change
it back to black, and I can't for the life of me remember how I did it?

Anyone know how?

Thanks,
Barry311

Shobhit Bhatnagar
07-09-2005, 11:32 PM
Bring up your display properties window, select the appearance tab, then
click the advanced button, select icon from the item dropdown and change the
color

Shobhit Bhatnagar

"Barry311" <Barry311@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:24A0ED87-17E9-4516-9A96-1EE7271A54CC@microsoft.com...
>A long time ago I had a very dark background on my desktop, and I found a
>way
> to change the text color of my desktop icons to white...now I want to
> change
> it back to black, and I can't for the life of me remember how I did it?
>
> Anyone know how?
>
> Thanks,
> Barry311

S.Sengupta
07-09-2005, 11:32 PM
The color is a function of the background color.If you select a light
background then you will get black text.

regards,
ssg MS-MVP



Barry311 wrote:

> A long time ago I had a very dark background on my desktop, and I found a way
> to change the text color of my desktop icons to white...now I want to change
> it back to black, and I can't for the life of me remember how I did it?
>
> Anyone know how?
>
> Thanks,
> Barry311

T. Waters
07-09-2005, 11:32 PM
There are no color options under Icon.
Font size, bold and italic are the options for icon test.

Shobhit Bhatnagar wrote:
> Bring up your display properties window, select the appearance tab,
> then click the advanced button, select icon from the item dropdown
> and change the color
>
> Shobhit Bhatnagar
>
> "Barry311" <Barry311@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:24A0ED87-17E9-4516-9A96-1EE7271A54CC@microsoft.com...
>> A long time ago I had a very dark background on my desktop, and I
>> found a way
>> to change the text color of my desktop icons to white...now I want to
>> change
>> it back to black, and I can't for the life of me remember how I did
>> it?
>>
>> Anyone know how?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Barry311

Barry311
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
That didn't work - I changed my background to white and my text is still white.
--
Thanks!

Barry311


"S.Sengupta" wrote:

> The color is a function of the background color.If you select a light
> background then you will get black text.
>
> regards,
> ssg MS-MVP
>
>
>
> Barry311 wrote:
>
> > A long time ago I had a very dark background on my desktop, and I found a way
> > to change the text color of my desktop icons to white...now I want to change
> > it back to black, and I can't for the life of me remember how I did it?
> >
> > Anyone know how?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Barry311
>

Barry311
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
Thanks but there is no option for color in there, only font and size...
--
Thanks!

Barry311


"Shobhit Bhatnagar" wrote:

> Bring up your display properties window, select the appearance tab, then
> click the advanced button, select icon from the item dropdown and change the
> color
>
> Shobhit Bhatnagar
>
> "Barry311" <Barry311@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:24A0ED87-17E9-4516-9A96-1EE7271A54CC@microsoft.com...
> >A long time ago I had a very dark background on my desktop, and I found a
> >way
> > to change the text color of my desktop icons to white...now I want to
> > change
> > it back to black, and I can't for the life of me remember how I did it?
> >
> > Anyone know how?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Barry311
>
>
>

Barry311
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
I found the answer in another newsgroup:

If you have the "use drop shadows" box checked then your font will always be
white no matter what the background is.

Thanks everyone for the help
--
Thanks!

Barry311


"Barry311" wrote:

> A long time ago I had a very dark background on my desktop, and I found a way
> to change the text color of my desktop icons to white...now I want to change
> it back to black, and I can't for the life of me remember how I did it?
>
> Anyone know how?
>
> Thanks,
> Barry311


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