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Ext User(Narcoossee)
03-06-2007, 06:33 AM
Hi,
I am trying to change the color of the text under desktop icons from white
to black. When I click on advanced settings under desktop
settings/appearance, multiple items are listed. I have been unsuccessful in
figuring out which item describes the text description below the icons.
Any help?
Also, is it possible to have different resolution settings for the monitor
for each user?
Tks.

Ext User(Ken Blake, MVP)
03-06-2007, 06:36 AM
On Sat, 2 Jun 2007 15:57:28 -0400, "Narcoossee" <Isellfla@cfl.rr.com>
wrote:

>Hi,
>I am trying to change the color of the text under desktop icons from white
>to black.


You can't. Windows chooses it based on the color of the background. It
provides white text for a dark background and black text for a light
one.



> When I click on advanced settings under desktop
>settings/appearance, multiple items are listed. I have been unsuccessful in
>figuring out which item describes the text description below the icons.
>Any help?
>Also, is it possible to have different resolution settings for the monitor
>for each user?
>Tks.

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Ext User(Narcoossee)
03-06-2007, 07:00 AM
Thanks Ken.
When you write "background" what are you referring? Can I change this
background color? Right now I have a light blue pix for my desktop,and the
text below the icons is almost unreadable.
Also, what about the resolution question? Can different users have their own
setting?

"Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.am.invalid.domain> wrote in message
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> On Sat, 2 Jun 2007 15:57:28 -0400, "Narcoossee" <Isellfla@cfl.rr.com>
> wrote:
>
>>Hi,
>>I am trying to change the color of the text under desktop icons from white
>>to black.
>
>
> You can't. Windows chooses it based on the color of the background. It
> provides white text for a dark background and black text for a light
> one.
>
>
>
>> When I click on advanced settings under desktop
>>settings/appearance, multiple items are listed. I have been unsuccessful
>>in
>>figuring out which item describes the text description below the icons.
>>Any help?
>>Also, is it possible to have different resolution settings for the monitor
>>for each user?
>>Tks.
>
> --
> Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
> Please Reply to the Newsgroup

Ext User(Ayush)
03-06-2007, 09:03 AM
[Narcoossee]s message :
> Hi,
> I am trying to change the color of the text under desktop icons from
> white to black.

Right click My Computer> Properties > Advanced > Settings button (1st)
Scroll down and uncheck "Use drop shadows for icon labels.." > CLick OK > OK

Right click desktop > Properties > Desktop tab > Set background color to white.



> Also, is it possible to have different resolution settings for the
> monitor for each user?

http://www.ghacks.net/2006/11/01/different-display-settings-for-each-user-in-xp/
http://software.techrepublic.com.com/download.aspx?docid=196559


Good Luck, Ayush.
--
XP-Tips [Create personal screensaver using your photos] :
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/tips/diyscreensaver.mspx

Ext User(Ken Blake, MVP)
03-06-2007, 09:14 AM
On Sat, 2 Jun 2007 16:29:37 -0400, "Narcoossee" <Isellfla@cfl.rr.com>
wrote:

>Thanks Ken.
>When you write "background" what are you referring? Can I change this
>background color?


Yes. You can change the picture used for wallpaper or use one of the
solid or patterned ones provided. Right-click the desktop and choose
Properties. Change it on the desktop tab.


> Right now I have a light blue pix for my desktop,and the
>text below the icons is almost unreadable.


That can happen if you have a medium-dark image. I think it's
generally better to have either a light or dark one.


>Also, what about the resolution question? Can different users have their own
>setting?


Sorry, I missed that question earlier (it's usually better to ask
unrelated questions in separate messages).

There's no way to do that within Windows itself, but MVP Doug Knox has
a solution for you. Go to http://www.dougknox.com and click on Win XP
Utilities. Then click on "Keep User Display Settings".



>"Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.am.invalid.domain> wrote in message
>news:44k363lj7unm3n2lqhm3hagmg7ml1jf0fq@4ax.com...
>> On Sat, 2 Jun 2007 15:57:28 -0400, "Narcoossee" <Isellfla@cfl.rr.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>Hi,
>>>I am trying to change the color of the text under desktop icons from white
>>>to black.
>>
>>
>> You can't. Windows chooses it based on the color of the background. It
>> provides white text for a dark background and black text for a light
>> one.
>>
>>
>>
>>> When I click on advanced settings under desktop
>>>settings/appearance, multiple items are listed. I have been unsuccessful
>>>in
>>>figuring out which item describes the text description below the icons.
>>>Any help?
>>>Also, is it possible to have different resolution settings for the monitor
>>>for each user?
>>>Tks.
>>
>> --
>> Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
>> Please Reply to the Newsgroup

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Ext User(Narcoossee)
04-06-2007, 03:47 AM
Thank you Ayush.
Your solution worked well.
Have a great day!
"Ayush" <"ayushmaan.j[aatt]gmail.com"> wrote in message
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> [Narcoossee]s message :
>> Hi,
>> I am trying to change the color of the text under desktop icons from
>> white to black.
>
> Right click My Computer> Properties > Advanced > Settings button (1st)
> Scroll down and uncheck "Use drop shadows for icon labels.." > CLick OK >
> OK
>
> Right click desktop > Properties > Desktop tab > Set background color to
> white.
>
>
>
>> Also, is it possible to have different resolution settings for the
>> monitor for each user?
>
> http://www.ghacks.net/2006/11/01/different-display-settings-for-each-user-in-xp/
> http://software.techrepublic.com.com/download.aspx?docid=196559
>
>
> Good Luck, Ayush.
> --
> XP-Tips [Create personal screensaver using your photos] :
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/tips/diyscreensaver.mspx

Ext User(Ayush)
04-06-2007, 05:36 AM
[Narcoossee]s message :
> Thank you Ayush.
> Your solution worked well.
> Have a great day!


You're welcome Narcoossee.

Good Luck, Ayush.
--
XP-Tips [Adjust the vertical space between icons] :
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/tips/iconspace.mspx

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