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#1 spngbobis4me

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 06:42 AM

[size="4"]I custamized my windows and set everything the way I wanted it; color, font, ect but I can't seem to get the desktop icons to change to the color I have it set to? I tried restarting my computer and everything. which option in the appearance menu actually changes the desktop icons? and why can't I get it to change?

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#2 OldGrumpyBastard

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 08:53 AM

Are you wanting to change the color of the icon or the color of the text? I have XP Home edition and I can change the font (size, style,bold,italic) but NOT the color of the font (the box is greyed out) using the themes and display functions in the Control Panel.

I'm not sure that you can do this without a third-party program. A couple of free ones are available:

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000841.htm

If this isn't what you want maybe someone else will have other ideas.
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#3 nigglesnush85

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 09:07 AM

Hello,

Are you refering to a box around the text below the icon being a different colour? If so, you can make it disappear by right clicking on my computer then select properties select the advanced tab and press the settings button under the performance section, scroll down the list and make sure the 'use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop' is selected.
Regards,

Alan.

#4 spngbobis4me

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 10:10 AM

I was refering to the color of the text. I'm not sure what i did but I got it to change to black which is what I wanted it,not white. thanks for your help,Tina

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 09:48 PM

Maybe a setting using High Contrast?

clik>> Choose a High Contrast Color Combination to Improve Screen Resolution




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