Cant change color of desktop symbol font

borgfish

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Hello guys, sorry for bothering, but i am really annoyed i cannot change my desktop symbols font color, any ideas ?
 

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Hi Borgfish,

If you mean the desktop icon text color, then this free little program called D-Color XP may help you. D-Color allows you to change the appearance of the desktop icon text foreground and background colors. It works fine in Vista.

Dindo Liboon's Website

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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borgfish

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Hello,

thanks alot for the recommendation, but it doesnt change the color, maybe because of the shadow effects ? i got white symbol font on white background and vista seems to auto enable a black shadow arround the white font to make me able to read it.
anyways i wouldnt like a program that is resident on the right corner of my screen for such a purpose. maybe there are other ways ?
 

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borgfish

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thanks, disabling the shadows enabled me to change the font color and with d-color i enabled transparent background for the font again. i still wonder WTF i cannot change it with vista alone...
 

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I'm glad to hear that the program works for you now.

It's just not a feature of Vista. Vista will change the text color to blue for a compressed file and green for a encrypted file. I cannot remember if there are other colors right now, but no manually changing them just for the sake of it. :(
 

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