was it the default font style that u had set originally? cuz mine has the shadow and everything, but because of my resolution setting on my monitor, everything's too tiny to look 3D hehe
anyway, if it *was* the default style ur looking for, just right click on the desktop, click on "properties" then the "appearance" tab. then click on effects and click on wutever properties u want ur font to have. that *should* do the trick. good luck!
The effect you're referring to is "ClearType". You can turn it on by going to Display Properties -> Appearance -> Effects and under "Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts:" and choose ClearType. You should then be good to go.
I believe the others here are confuzed, I'm not sure, no offence at all but it seems to me that he wants his icons without the back shadow, if this is true:
right click My Computer then go to Properties then> Advanced tab> Performance> click settings> on the Visual Effects tab click on> Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop
I dunno, maybe I'm the confuzed one
Let me know if this was what you needed to know.
neomits - why don't u describe EXACTLY how ur desktop icon fonts look. cuz anyone who's posted to this thread could be right... it just depends on how ur fonts look right now! just a thought cuz i've tried out wut the others have suggested. the ideas are good... just gotta know which one's for u!
I stuck XP Pro on there a while ago, and now the icon text looks like its in 98SE or something... It has a blue background, no shadow. Its got a 2MB On-Board video, and set to 800x600, but I wouldn't think that should matter...
ok, you said its neither of the two things, but i am wondering, since your backround isn't wallpapered (it looks like u have a picture in the center) and so u made the back white, well then the dropback wouldn't be there, becuz u dont have a full desktop wallpaper, try putting on a wallpaper that fits your whole desktop and if you see the dropback behind the icons and words then u need to do what I said before, if not then I don't think anyone can help you, this is a very rare XP-erience.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS