[xubuntu-users] Desktop icon text

James Freer jessejazza3.uk at gmail.com
Mon Dec 19 22:25:54 UTC 2011

On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 2:04 PM, Keith Powell
<keith at keithg4jvx.force9.co.uk> wrote:
> Greetings!
> For several days, I have been trying Xubuntu 11.10, both as a liveCD and
> installed inside Windows using wubi.
> I am very impressed with it and like it a lot - except for one thing.
> I don't like the desktop icon text being inside a box, much preferring white
> lettering and no box!
> All the results of my searches give the solution of creating a .gtkrc-2.0
> file in my home directory and putting:
> A style
> and such as fg[NORMAL] = "ffffff" in it.
> I have tried everything I can find, but nothing works - still the default
> icons.
> Is there any way of changing the desktop icon texts, please?
> If I can, it's definitely Xubuntu for me!
> Sorry if this has been asked recently, but a search of the mailing list
> revealed nothing.
> Many thanks.
> Cheers.
> Keith

I thought i'd have a look for you. I've now lost all my desktop icons.
Is it really that much of an issue? I've been using xubuntu for 18
months and i wouldn't change to anything else.


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