Remove icon text drop shadow?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by insular, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. insular macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2006
    As the title suggests, I would like to remove the drop shadow plaguing the icon text on a white background.

    This could easily be done with Windows but I'm struggling to find the OSX equivalent.

    Coloured labels don't cut it as they don't apply to folder descriptions and don't come in white.

    Any help would be appreciated.
  2. dogbone macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2005
    S33.687308617200465 E150.31341791152954
    I'm not sure what drop shadows you mean as I can't see any for icon text. However Unsanity's 'Window Shade' has controls for all aspects of osx drop shadow gereration.
  3. insular thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2006
    Intel Mac here, WindowShade is a no go :(

    The part of the icon where the writing is, and tells you what the name of the file is, thats where the shadow is that I want to remove :)
  4. LeMarsu macrumors newbie


    Jul 3, 2006
    Any Solution to this?

    Any one with a solution to this problem?

    Here is a screen shot to better explain.

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  5. Chase R macrumors 65816

    Chase R

    May 8, 2008
    Seems like if you were to remove the drop shadow you wouldn't be able to read the file/folder name at all with a white background.
  6. saoir macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2007
    Yes ... but it would be nice if it were adjustable. It looks so ugly on any white background :( the way it's setup by default.
  7. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Wouldn't the problem be solved (or at least mitigated) by using a different font?
  8. saoir macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2007
  9. designs, Mar 13, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2011

    designs macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2011
    Removing text dropshadows on icons (Mac)

    I too would love to know how to get rid of the dropshadows - and possibly change the color of the font on the desktop icons. I just upgraded my monitor to HDMI settings, and the desktop icons are practically unreadable unless I make them much larger (which takes up too much room). If anyone knows how to get rid of the dropshadows or change the fonts on the desktop -- which you'd think would be an option on a Mac! -- please, let me know!
  10. Tasgandy macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2011

    I too wish to get rid of the "Drop shadows" of the Icon text.
    As stated by others, with a white background it is almost impossible to read, all OK if one increases the font size BUT, this does not work well for me with a 12" PowerBook, not a lot of spare screen real-estate. I look forward one day to a solution. :confused:
  11. gregk macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2009
    Has anyone found a solution to this besides adding labels to file names?

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