Remove icon text drop shadow?

insular

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May 28, 2006
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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.
 

insular

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May 28, 2006
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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 :)
 

LeMarsu

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Jul 3, 2006
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Any Solution to this?

Any one with a solution to this problem?

Here is a screen shot to better explain.
 

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Chase R

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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.
 

saoir

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Dec 8, 2007
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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.
 

designs

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Mar 13, 2011
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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!
 
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Tasgandy

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Apr 25, 2011
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Tasgandy

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!
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: