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How to change icon text color

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Sep 16, 2009 9:53 PM
I am sure this is an extremely newbie question but I have been trying to figure this out on my own using google and going through system preferences, but I have been rather unsuccessful.

I just need to know how to change the text color on desktop icons and folder icons. I know the default is white colored text for desktop and black colored text for folder icons. I just want both desktop and folder icons to have with color (without highlighting).

Thanks and hoping for a positive reply.
Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,145 points)
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    Sep 17, 2009 11:42 AM (in response to Padfoot007)
    AFAICT, all files and folders on the Desktop display their names with white text and black (dark gray(?)) shadows.
    24" iMac 2.8 Core 2 Ext 4 GB RAM/G4 450 MP Gigabit 1.5 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.1), (G4 w/10.5.8/10.4.11/9.2.2)
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,145 points)
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    Sep 17, 2009 3:24 PM (in response to Padfoot007)
    Sorry, I misinterpreted your query. Since I never use icon view in folders, only list view, I had to change to that view to see that icon labels inside folders in icon view were black. AFAIK, you can't change that or the Desktop items with the supplied OS X tools.
    24" iMac 2.8 Core 2 Ext 4 GB RAM/G4 450 MP Gigabit 1.5 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.1), (G4 w/10.5.8/10.4.11/9.2.2)
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,145 points)
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    Sep 17, 2009 4:32 PM (in response to Padfoot007)
    Not that I'm aware of, since I don't usually muck with icons.
    24" iMac 2.8 Core 2 Ext 4 GB RAM/G4 450 MP Gigabit 1.5 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.1), (G4 w/10.5.8/10.4.11/9.2.2)
  • CMCSK Level 6 Level 6 (10,200 points)
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    Sep 17, 2009 6:16 PM (in response to Padfoot007)
    Check on Versiontracker and Macupdate.
    Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,145 points)
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    Sep 17, 2009 6:21 PM (in response to Padfoot007)
    Thanks for the feedback. BTW, there's nothing to fix. However, if you want Apple to add the feature, send Feedback and send bug reports and enhancement requests to Apple via its Bug Reporter system. To do the latter, join the Apple Developer Connection (ADC)—it's free and available for all Mac users and gets you a look at some development software. Since you already have an Apple username/ID, use that. Once a member, go to Apple BugReporter and file your bug report/enhancement request. The nice thing with this procedure over submitting feedback is that you get a response and a follow-up number; thus, starting a dialog with engineering.
    24" iMac 2.8 Core 2 Ext 4 GB RAM/G4 450 MP Gigabit 1.5 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.1), (G4 w/10.5.8/10.4.11/9.2.2)
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,145 points)
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    Sep 19, 2009 12:08 AM (in response to Padfoot007)
    Thanks for the feedback. No, same behavior in SL.
    24" iMac 2.8 Core 2 Ext 4 GB RAM/G4 450 MP Gigabit 1.5 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.1), (G4 w/10.5.8/10.4.11/9.2.2)

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