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kjmom57

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I'm not sure if I am in the right forum or not. I am running Win XP and I recently changed my background pic on the desktop. Because of the color of the pic, I cannot read the words/print under the icons. Can I change the color (which seems to be white no matter what I try) of the print under the icons? How?
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gerryf

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icons change automatically depending on the color of the desktop--note, this is different from the desktop picture.

even though you are using a picture, there is still an active color beneath it that determines the font color.

Here are some instructions


Change it to something light colored or white. Display>
Appearance> Advanced>Item> Desktop.

You'll need to turn off "use drop shadows" in System Properties> Advanced> Performance> Settings> Visual Effects as XP's drop shadows are always done off of white text.

One drawback, this will force a black font but it will also put "holes" in
the wallpaper - no transparent icon labels. If you prefer to keep the
transparency, there is an alternative.


Leave background color and drop shadows alone. Then, using a graphics program, open a copy of the image file being used for wallpaper. Use the graphics program to adjust the image so that light text is more visible.

Examples: Use the burn tool on the edge(s) of the image or use color
adjustments to darken the entire image. I've darkened edges on quite a few images for my system. Acceptable results were achieved with a minimal amount of editing.
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