Windows 10: Desktop Icon text changing color and shading

Discus and support Desktop Icon text changing color and shading in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Hello all! I have a unique question I haven't found an answer to. My 85 year old grandfather has an old Windows 7 computer we recently upgraded to 10.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/Icemandan97, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. Desktop Icon text changing color and shading


    Hello all!

    I have a unique question I haven't found an answer to. My 85 year old grandfather has an old Windows 7 computer we recently upgraded to 10. So far he loves it!

    But...

    His desktop icon text is normally black with no shadow, but sometimes after he closes programs or windows, his icons go to white with a black shadow. We've tried changing some settings, he doesn't like the high contrast mode and we haven't had luck with other settings.

    I've seen it with my own eyes, so I know it's legitimately happening lol

    I do help desk as part of my job, so we checked that Desktop Icon text changing color and shading ;)

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    /u/Icemandan97, Feb 14, 2020
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  2. How does one change the desktop icon text color in Win10?

    I find this discussion "strange" based on what I'm seeing on my machines.

    What I see is white text with a black outline shading. So no matter what the color of the background the text is always readable.

    What's more I tried the steps outlined, as in picking a orange as a solid color and the text color didn't change, (still quite visible white with black outline shading). And needless to say it didn't change when I changed to a picture for the background.

    Maybe this has changed since the suggestion was posted?
     
    A_User_Here, Feb 14, 2020
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  3. To change Desktop icon text color.

    Hello Vivek,

    We suggest you to follow the steps given in the link below. This will also work in Windows 10:

    How does one change the desktop icon text color in
    Win10


    Note: This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore,
    make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following
    article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base. How to back up and restore the registry in Windows:

    How to back up and restore the registry in Windows


    You can also refer to this link as well.

    Let us know what happens.
     
    Anthony Cato, Feb 14, 2020
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  4. d2thomas Win User

    Desktop Icon text changing color and shading

    Desktop Icon Color Change - Accessibility Option


    Hello tenforums, I hope you can help.

    A friend of mine who recently upgraded to Windows 10 is legally blind and is struggling with some accessibility options. Here is what we are struggling with: We need to change the font color of desktop icons to black. Certain contrasts are more visible for some impairments and in this case, a yellow background with black bold icon text is the best condition.

    What I've tried:
    • Tried high contrast theme / mode
    • Tried to modify regedit based on a suggestion for 8.1 here.

    Where I've looked:
    • Control Panel - System - Advanced System Settings - Advanced - Performance
    • Personalize - Change Desktop Icons
    • Personalize - Colors
    • Control Panel - Personalization
    • Display Settings
    • Themes - Theme Settings

    I was able to get the text black when using the white high contrast mode, but that option won't work. While it does change the icon text to black, it also takes over many other options that deliver a less than desirable contrast for the user. We originally were thinking we could start with the high contrast theme, save as another theme and then systematically roll back the changes we didn't like, leaving the black text. Does not work - when in high contrast mode it effectively locks out your ability to make certain changes.

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
     
    d2thomas, Feb 14, 2020
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