Windows 8 how change color of letters and shadows in icon like in windows xp

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  1. sukinsin88

    sukinsin88 MDL Addicted

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    hi friend i have one question how change color of letters in icons cos always there is white and it not good readable and also how add shadows on icons ? like in windows xp small Rectangle around icon
    sorry i dont know how expert says it :)

    or is any program to change it ? i have only classics shell

    and also how disable on left side metro selection ?? i skip metro on startup but i dont want this on left side thanks for help
     
  2. sukinsin88

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    you can enable the desktop icon background rectangle using system properties. ??? but i dont know where is it
     
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    on registry i dont know where is change color to icon text pls help thanks :worthy:

    there are many options in color :(
     
  4. Windows Fan

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    right click on computer icon and click on properties. then click on advanced system settings. now click on advanced button and then disable the option use drop shadow for icon labels.
     
  5. sukinsin88

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    thanks its work but how change color in icon ? (letters) cos its always white
     
  6. Windows Fan

    Windows Fan MDL Senior Member

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    ^^ i am not sure which dword relates to the text color but it should present in the registry key mentioned in askvg article.
     
  7. moderate

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    mmm, it will be easy to program that dialog in Windows 8 again to avoid editation of font metrics in hex format.

    btw: In Windows 7, it can be started by something like:
    "C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe" shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,Advanced,@Advanced
    so maybe just copy shell32.dll, desk.cpl (and maybe one or two other dlls) from Windows 7 to separate directory on Windows 8 system and then try to load it that way. :))
     
  8. Windows Fan

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    ^^ your idea is good but i hardly think it will work. i am also waiting someone for creating a portable tool providing a windows 7 style interface to change text font and color. it will not a difficult task for programmers. they just need to write app to change the registry keys mentioned in askvg article. i am not a programmer so cant make it. :eek:
     
  9. sukinsin88

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    ok i will try copy these 2 files
     
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    Advice: Open shell32.dll and then also desk.cpl in pure text editor (like notepad, I use Notepad++) and search for: ".DLL" (without quotes), copy also those DLLs, you will find there...
    ...otherwise you will receive "can't be loaded" error probably.
     
  11. sukinsin88

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    not work ::nono2:
     
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    thanks but program doesnt work it installed ok but when i click change icon color and set some nothing work still white everything :(