Windows 10: Outlined text under desktop icons

  1.    14 Oct 2017 #1

    Outlined text under desktop icons


    Hi. The text under my desktop icons are "outlined" and very hard to read (see screenshot). Where can I change this setting? Thanks.


    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.png 
Views:	11 
Size:	8.6 KB 
ID:	158132
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 10,272
    1. Windows 7 Home Premium 2. Windows 10 Professional
       14 Oct 2017 #2

    DavidPaul said: View Post
    Hi. The text under my desktop icons are "outlined" and very hard to read (see screenshot). Where can I change this setting? Thanks.


    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.png 
Views:	11 
Size:	8.6 KB 
ID:	158132
    With a desktop background that bright, you'll need to disable drop shadows, and the font should turn black:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	000058.png 
Views:	4 
Size:	273.0 KB 
ID:	158138

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	000057.png 
Views:	10 
Size:	28.4 KB 
ID:	158139
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    14 Oct 2017 #3

    Edwin said: View Post
    With a desktop background that bright, you'll need to disable drop shadows, and the font should turn black
    I've tried that, Edwin, but it doesn't seem to work:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.png 
Views:	10 
Size:	73.0 KB 
ID:	158142
    I must say I'm confused by this. I've just had to replace the hard drive on the laptop, which is why the issue has come up. Before the change, the text was solid black, and now I can't get it back. I think you may be right about the light background; I've tried changing it to black and the text changes to white (and is easy to read), so I think I'll stick with that.

    Thanks for your help.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails image.png  
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
My cat trod on my keyboard when she was going to her sheepskin mat next to the monitor (she often sleeps there) since then the text in the browser and wordprocessing programs and notepad is in boxes and I cannot manage to cure the problem. Any...
Hi folks, this is concerning my laptop. In the display settings where it says "change the size of text, apps, and other items," I have it set to 125% as recommended. However, when I hook my laptop to a bigger monitor through HDMI, it automatically...
I've read references in increasing icon spacing via Regedit tweaks, but will that also increase the text length under icons before the text wraps to a new line. For example a folder named "Screen Grabs" displays both words on one line with Win7 but...
All of a sudden the following symptoms (all at the same time):: 1. Taskbar icons gone (replaced by a neutral identical icon) except Edge and Store 2. In File Explorer, no longer thumbnails, no icons either, simply blank, but names show 3. All...
So after my computer randomly restarting itself my desktop items have gone crazy. The text is miniscule, the alignment is insane and the (for lack of a better word) hitboxes are whacked out like so: 55879 And then I go to access my Control...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:14.
Find Us