[TAG] 2 cent tip: Desktop Icon Text Color under KDE
bilbrey at orbdesigns.com
Mon Apr 10 01:19:33 MSD 2006
Google didn't help. Usually when I go to find these things, Google takes
me to one of my own posts, so I can smack myself around as I gripe that
"I used to know that". Even though I've put myself through this in prior
iterations, I must never have posted it. Now it's time to get this
information out there so that I won't be insane (over this particular
issue) ever again...
Setting KDE's desktop icon text color has always, always made me insane.
It's not in the same place with all the other color settings, oh, no! To
set most item colors in a KDE setup, you use the Control Center, select
Appearance & Themes, then Colors. A simple easy-to-navigate interface
for setting almost every foreground, background and select color under
KDE. But if you want to set Desktop text color ... well, that's not
listed. I always end up poking and prodding for a considerable while. I
found it again, today, and wanted to put it up for me and others to
find. So, to set the KDE (versions 3.4 and 3.5, at least) desktop icon
text, from the Control Center select Appearance & Themes. Choose
Background from the sub-menu. Yeah, Background. Who knew? Then, click on
the Advanced Options button. There are three sub-panes in the resulting
dialog. The first, Background Program is usually all I see before
bailing out of that dialog. But keep looking. Further down, there's
Background Icon Text. Not Desktop, oh, no. And that's not to be found in
the general color settings tab, for heaven's sake, no! Now I understand
the reasoning behind where it is. But since for all the rest of the
world, that's the Desktop, why not call it that, or make it easy to find
using the Desktop term. And, praise Baal, why not let people change that
text color in the standard tool as well as in the special secret place!
PS: Also "published" on my own site, on Monday, April 10, 2006. No worries!
Brian Bilbrey : http://www.orbdesigns.com/
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