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Background colour of text under icon

PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:24 pm
by dzanino
Is there a way to set background colour, or contour colour of the text under icon on the workbench screen?
I have a black bacground as a bacdrop, and the text is black
Changing colour of the text doesnt fix my problem


I remember in AOS3.9 it was in Text app in Prefs Text+background

Re: Background colour of text under icon

PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:57 pm
by tonyw
Open the Prefs drawer, then "Font".
Click on the "Workbench Icon Font" at the bottom of the page. Now you have a wide window labelled "Select Workbench desktop icon font".
You can select the style of the text under the icon (Text, Text + outline, etc). You can also select the colours of the text and the outline independently.
The row of colours "Text" selects the text colour, while the row "Field" selects the background colour.

I usually have white text with a black outline - it works no matter what the background picture shows.

Re: Background colour of text under icon

PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:16 pm
by dzanino
Yes but this was in AmigaOS3.9
But in AOS4.1 (i have forgottne to mention it above)
I cant see it in "Font" app in Prefs

Re: Background colour of text under icon

PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:14 pm
by MichaelMerkel
sure font prefs is available in os4.1.
even in the contextmenu on workbench (if commodity is running).

regards...
michael

Re: Background colour of text under icon

PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:18 pm
by sundown
dzanino wrote:Yes but this was in AmigaOS3.9
But in AOS4.1 (i have forgottne to mention it above)
I cant see it in "Font" app in Prefs

Font prefs for 4.1 is the same, open fonts prefs, click on the workbench font Ff button to select size & colors.

Re: Background colour of text under icon

PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:20 pm
by nbache
Try playing around with the "Mode" chooser under the Text and Background colour gadgets. You can choose Text+[something], where [something] can be Background, Outline or Shadow (English words might differ, I'm looking at the Danish translation). When one of those is selected, the corresponding second colour selector opens for use - and of course the resulting effect is shown in the preview underneath.

Best regards,

Niels

Re: Background colour of text under icon

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:06 am
by dzanino
iam blind - where?
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Re: Background colour of text under icon

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:20 am
by nbache
Hmm ... which version of OS 4.1 are you on?

Best regards,

Niels

Re: Background colour of text under icon

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:28 am
by tonyw
Is that what you get when you click on the "Ff" button on the line "Workbench icon font" ?

If so, then the font prefs has been replaced by something else. I don't have anything like the "Font family" you show and I'm sure Niels hasn't either. It's a furphy.

My (our) font prefs is labelled "V53.6" from "10/5/2011", and it hasn't changed in OS4 since then. Do you have an Enhancer font replacement installed, perhaps?

Re: Background colour of text under icon

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:57 am
by trixie
tonyw wrote:Do you have an Enhancer font replacement installed, perhaps?

There is no Enhancer font replacement as far as I know.