Desktop Icon Color Change - Accessibility Option

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  1. Posts : 1
    windows 10
       #11

    icon color change


    DJG said:
    I struggled with this for some time but I found a way. If you have the background set to picture, set it to Solid color. Chances are it's black by default. This is forcing a white font color regardless what you select for a picture. Change it to say orange, which will make the font color black. Now change the background back to picture, and you should have a black icon font color.
    I just tried this and while the background was orange the icon text was black, but when I changed the orange back to a picture, the icon text returned to white. Nice job MS!
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  2. DJG
    Posts : 428
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H2 19044.1706
       #12

    tom9940 said:
    I just tried this and while the background was orange the icon text was black, but when I changed the orange back to a picture, the icon text returned to white. Nice job MS!
    Did you try something more excessive, like white background? They might have changed the threshold, though orange still shows black font for me.
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  3. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
       #13

    tom9940 said:
    I just tried this and while the background was orange the icon text was black, but when I changed the orange back to a picture, the icon text returned to white. Nice job MS!
    You need to turn off 'drop shadows' in advanced appearance settings...

    Desktop Icon Color Change - Accessibility Option-000190.png
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  4. DJG
    Posts : 428
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H2 19044.1706
       #14

    Edwin said:
    You need to turn off 'drop shadows' in advanced appearance settings...
    Desktop Icon Color Change - Accessibility Option-000190.png
    Indeed!
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  5. Posts : 10
    Win 10 X64 Home
       #15

    DJG I tried what you said but as others have said when I change back to picture it goes back to white. I also don't have drop shadow ticked. Thanks for the effort and it seems to work for some people but not me and some others, this is no surprise 2me because with Micro$oft Windoze anything is possible Thanks again.
    MIKLO
    DJG said:
    I struggled with this for some time but I found a way. If you have the background set to picture, set it to Solid color. Chances are it's black by default. This is forcing a white font color regardless what you select for a picture. Change it to say orange, which will make the font color black. Now change the background back to picture, and you should have a black icon font color.
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  6. Posts : 271
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2 (19044.1706)
       #16

    Reviving this old thread as I'm trying as I'm playing around with high contrast themes for the first time. I've downloaded a few from here (thanks for those folks, they are awesome !) to get a handle on the subject.

    So, two questions:

    Does anyone know of a way to change desktop icon text colors to any color you want and make it stick? I tried Iconoid but it doesn't save.

    Does anyone know of any good theme creation tutorials ? I've tried searching the web but keep coming up with info about downloading and applying themes. What I really want to know is what controls what (like a cheat sheet of some sort).

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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  7. Posts : 31
    Windows 10 LTSB 2016
       #17

    Check out D Color XP; I found that to be vastly better than Iconoid: Download D-Color XP 1.2
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  8. Posts : 5,079
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #18

    Clasurol said:
    Check out D Color XP; I found that to be vastly better than Iconoid: Download D-Color XP 1.2
    Runs on Windows XP? Last updated: 2013?
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  9. Posts : 271
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2 (19044.1706)
       #19

    Tried D Color XP, same result as with Iconoid. Changes desktop icon text color but it doesn't stick. Anyone know what registry key controls this ?
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  10. Posts : 31
    Windows 10 LTSB 2016
       #20

    Callender said:
    Runs on Windows XP? Last updated: 2013?
    I use programs that date back to the late 90s; you'd be surprised at how good W10's backwards compatibility is. To cut a long story short: D Color works on W10.

    OldGuyFromCdn said:
    Tried D Color XP, same result as with Iconoid. Changes desktop icon text color but it doesn't stick. Anyone know what registry key controls this ?
    You're leaving D Color/Iconoid open right? If you close them down, you'll lose the font colour changes. They need to be running at all times.
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