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Change icon text color in win XP?


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#1 cpumelter

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 06:18 PM

I am using XP home; is there a way to change the desktop icon text color from white to something else? I see I can make it bold & italic, but no option for color change? If you know of a way, let me know.

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 11:47 AM

Looks like with a 3rd party download you can. Without it, it does not appear you can. I have never used the application so I can neither confirm, deny or vouch for it. But according to what I see in screenshot #2 hrere, It is possible.

The application is a free download called Hook99. I suggest a download from here: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhan...ed/Hook99.shtml

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 08:45 PM

Hi Animal,

I tried that pgm., & I couldn't get it to change anything for me. I dunno... :thumbsup:

Any other suggestions?

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 08:52 PM

Update!

After some googling, I found a pgm. called Iconoid that seems to be doing the trick.

http://www.sillysot.com/download.htm

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 09:57 PM

I used to use Iconoid and I can confirm, it works nicely.

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 03:44 PM

After restarting the pc this afternoon, I cannot get this pgm. to change the text color now... went thru all the settings, but the icon text just won't change from the standard white color...

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 07:11 PM

Which program did you use? Iconoid?

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 01:56 PM

Which program did you use? Iconoid?


Yes - I see what the problem is. Upon boot, it is asking me if I want to disable drop shadows. I went in to XP settings & disabled them permanently, but when I boot, they are still there.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 02:01 PM

Unfortunately, it's been a while since I was using it back on XP.....

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 06:17 PM

I dunno... I set it like the pgm. says to, but when I boot the pc in the morning (I turn it off overnight) the icon text is back to the original setting. I guess I could email the author of iconoid & see what he has to say about it.

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 06:19 PM

I dunno... I set it like the pgm. says to, but when I boot the pc in the morning (I turn it off overnight) the icon text is back to the original setting. I guess I could email the author of iconoid & see what he has to say about it.




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