[SOLVED] Changing background color of desktop icon captions.

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[SOLVED] Changing background color of desktop icon captions.

Postby jimwg on Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:58 pm

Greetings!

The subject line says it all; I wish to change the background color of my desktop icon's captions, even transparent if possible. I Googled this problem dry and these tricks aren't in Ubuntu Tweaks or Gnome Tweak Tools so can such be done? Running XFCE Nadia.

Thanks for any hint!

Jim in NYC
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Re: Changing background color of desktop icon captions.

Postby DrHu on Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:33 pm

xfce settings, aka text files usually..
http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php?topic=86749.0
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Re: Changing background color of desktop icon captions.

Postby jimwg on Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:30 am

DrHu wrote:xfce settings, aka text files usually..
http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php?topic=86749.0


Good tip! Only wish there was a simpler way or front-end to do this for non-techies! Thanks for the tip!

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Re: Changing background color of desktop icon captions.

Postby jimwg on Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:01 am

DrHu wrote:xfce settings, aka text files usually..
http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php?topic=86749.0


Works like a dream! Thanks! This brings up a new issue that even Gizmo's great Mint tips (he should be here!) doesn't Google up, and that is can I increase the number of visible letters of the desktop icon's caption before it gets truncated by periods? It does show more text if you do teeny fonts but that's kind of self-defeating for friendliness. Any hints are welcome!

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Re: Changing background color of desktop icon captions.

Postby jimwg on Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:00 pm

This has been an invaluable lesson turning my desktop icon text background transparent!! Thank you all! Just one thing I'm stuck in; I'd like to set shadows for my white icon text color so the text contrasts better in near white, light yellow and pink backgrounds. I've tried all kinds of combos. I know MATE can create such icon text shadows, so is this a XFCE limitation?

Thanks for any hints!

Jim in NYC

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