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NielsPeter 
Changing the Workbench desktop Icon text color
Posted on 1-May-2020 14:25:22
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I remember that Font preferences could change the text color and background of WB desktop icons - but with OS4.1 FE the Font preferences program does not have that option - With a dark background the text is almost invisible - any suggestions?

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smf 
Re: Changing the Workbench desktop Icon text color
Posted on 1-May-2020 14:40:33
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@NielsPeter

Are you sure?
Here is my font preferences.

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Re: Changing the Workbench desktop Icon text color
Posted on 1-May-2020 23:53:31
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@smf

I too have the same problem as NeilsPeter.

I used to be able to see different colours on my fonts but now I dont get the colour option either.

I think it may have been as a result of a theme overwriting any of the original settings.

FYI am currently using the Aqua theme

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nbache 
Re: Changing the Workbench desktop Icon text color
Posted on 2-May-2020 0:08:12
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@outrun1978

Yeah, I think it has been discussed before.

I don't currently remember what the problem was.

@NielsPeter:
Have you tried saving the Font prefs (without changing anything) and then starting the prefs editor again? Just a wild hunch.

Otherwise try asking over on the Hyperion forum, I'm almost sure that was where we discussed it - pity the search over there works so badly.

Best regards,

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NielsPeter 
Re: Changing the Workbench desktop Icon text color
Posted on 2-May-2020 4:41:06
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@nbache

I tried as suggested - to no avail. Reverting to standard worked (desktop icon text has gray background) but still no new options.

I'll try the Hyperion forum. Thanks for Your input.

Regards
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outrun1978 
Re: Changing the Workbench desktop Icon text color
Posted on 2-May-2020 8:41:42
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@NielsPeter

Think it may be this discussion and something to do with MUI

https://forum.hyperion-entertainment.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=4328&p=48561&hilit=Font#p48561

Just tried removing the offending line MUI:PatchASL from the User start-up file and it worked.

Last edited by outrun1978 on 02-May-2020 at 08:51 AM.

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NielsPeter 
Re: Changing the Workbench desktop Icon text color
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@outrun1978
Ah - Changing the Theme - that might be worth a Try!

Update: Tried default and a bunch of others - didn't work

Last edited by NielsPeter on 03-May-2020 at 12:58 AM.
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bison 
Re: Changing the Workbench desktop Icon text color
Posted on 2-May-2020 15:23:35
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@nbache

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Otherwise try asking over on the Hyperion forum, I'm almost sure that was where we discussed it - pity the search over there works so badly.

I don't like to use google because of their tracking practices, but they are good at finding obscure forum posts. This worked for me:

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site:forum.hyperion-entertainment.com font preferences text color desktop icons

Both DuckDuckGo and Startpage -- my usual search engines -- were unable to find anything useful.

Last edited by bison on 02-May-2020 at 03:24 PM.

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NielsPeter 
Re: Changing the Workbench desktop Icon text color
Posted on 2-May-2020 16:07:31
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@smf

My font preferences look like this:
Amiga Fnt preferences

PS: My palette preferences does not have a color wheel either...

/Franzen

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jabirulo 
Re: Changing the Workbench desktop Icon text color
Posted on 2-May-2020 22:09:39
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@NielsPeter

That's the MUI ASL/font patch.
Follow https://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=43739&forum=14#833249 instrucctions.

Just remove (or comment) from S:User-Startup MUI:PatchASL entry.

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nbache 
Re: Changing the Workbench desktop Icon text color
Posted on 2-May-2020 22:46:44
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Yeah, like others have already mentioned - it's the MUI:PatchASL statement that has to be removed from S:User-Startup.

Weird - I had already forgotten that again after little more than half a year ...

Best regards,

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NielsPeter 
Re: Changing the Workbench desktop Icon text color
Posted on 3-May-2020 2:33:56
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@nbache

Thx - That solved the problem However the drawer links that where "left out" on the desktop disappeared - well...

/Niels Peter

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