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Anonymous
March 6, 2005 7:25:39 PM

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Would like to change the desktop icon text backgrounds to provide better
contrast. Display/Desktop/Color worked for one comp, but not this one.

What am I not doing wrong?
Both comps at issue are Win XP SP2

Thx
Anonymous
March 6, 2005 10:00:45 PM

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On Sun, 6 Mar 2005 16:25:39 -0600, Dave B wrote:

> Would like to change the desktop icon text backgrounds to provide better
> contrast. Display/Desktop/Color worked for one comp, but not this one.
>
> What am I not doing wrong?
> Both comps at issue are Win XP SP2

If you are using drop shadows on the text, you get white text. (Setting is
in System Properties> Advanced> Performance> Settings)

If you place a dark background on the desktop, you get white. Light
background, black text. Adjust the color of the desktop in Display>
Appearance> Advanced> Item: Desktop.

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Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
Anonymous
March 7, 2005 9:10:07 AM

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Oh than you Sharon - right on

It so intuitively obvious "Drop Shadows" refers to background/text color
But then silly me - I liked DOS

Thanks much - I really do appreciate your insight

Dave




"Sharon F" <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org> wrote in message
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> On Sun, 6 Mar 2005 16:25:39 -0600, Dave B wrote:
>
>> Would like to change the desktop icon text backgrounds to provide better
>> contrast. Display/Desktop/Color worked for one comp, but not this one.
>>
>> What am I not doing wrong?
>> Both comps at issue are Win XP SP2
>
> If you are using drop shadows on the text, you get white text. (Setting is
> in System Properties> Advanced> Performance> Settings)
>
> If you place a dark background on the desktop, you get white. Light
> background, black text. Adjust the color of the desktop in Display>
> Appearance> Advanced> Item: Desktop.
>
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
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Anonymous
March 7, 2005 11:19:16 AM

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On Mon, 7 Mar 2005 06:10:07 -0600, Dave B wrote:

> Oh than you Sharon - right on
>
> It so intuitively obvious "Drop Shadows" refers to background/text color
> But then silly me - I liked DOS
>
> Thanks much - I really do appreciate your insight
>
> Dave

You're welcome, David. I liked DOS too. When using drop shadows, it doesn't
matter what desktop color you use - the text will be white. Sorry if I
didn't make that clear in my first reply.

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Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
Anonymous
March 8, 2005 11:18:58 AM

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No problem - all's well that ends well. And it did.

Dave


"Sharon F" <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org> wrote in message
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> On Mon, 7 Mar 2005 06:10:07 -0600, Dave B wrote:
>
>> Oh than you Sharon - right on
>>
>> It so intuitively obvious "Drop Shadows" refers to background/text color
>> But then silly me - I liked DOS
>>
>> Thanks much - I really do appreciate your insight
>>
>> Dave
>
> You're welcome, David. I liked DOS too. When using drop shadows, it
> doesn't
> matter what desktop color you use - the text will be white. Sorry if I
> didn't make that clear in my first reply.
>
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
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