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    Default Plasma5 update - desktop icon question

    Just updated Plasma5 to v5.5.4
    This altered the label appearance of my desktop icons.
    I looked through System Settings but there are so many choices that I am afraid to make the wrong selection and then have problems returning to my starting point. If it matters, my video is fglrx and my current theme is "openSuse"

    My icon text now shows black font on dark grey background against desktop's black background.
    See http://susepaste.org/58233430 for a visual of what I am trying to describe.

    I'd like to know exactly which setting within System Settings I should be changing to make the dark grey background of the text label a different color. I don't know which color I want, I just want to play with the correct setting until I am happy. I think the black font text is fine, it's just the surrounding label background I'm interested in adjusting.

    Thanks, jon

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    Ian Gay NNTP User

    Default Re: Plasma5 update - desktop icon question

    6520302 wrote:

    >
    > Just updated Plasma5 to v5.5.4
    > This altered the label appearance of my desktop icons.
    > I looked through System Settings but there are so many choices that I
    > am afraid to make the wrong selection and then have problems returning
    > to
    > my starting point. If it matters, my video is fglrx and my current
    > theme is "openSuse"
    >
    > My icon text now shows black font on dark grey background against
    > desktop's black background.
    > See 'http://susepaste.org/58233430'
    > (http://http://susepaste.org/58233430) for a visual of what I am
    > trying to describe.
    >
    > I'd like to know exactly which setting within System Settings I should
    > be changing to make the dark grey background of the text label a
    > different color. I don't know which color I want, I just want to play
    > with the correct setting until I am happy. I think the black font
    > text is fine, it's just the surrounding label background I'm
    > interested in adjusting.
    >
    > Thanks, jon
    >
    >


    Bad luck! Ugly is the new beautiful with KDE5.
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  3. #3
    Ian Gay NNTP User

    Default Re: Plasma5 update - desktop icon question

    6520302 wrote:

    >
    > Just updated Plasma5 to v5.5.4
    > This altered the label appearance of my desktop icons.
    > I looked through System Settings but there are so many choices that I
    > am afraid to make the wrong selection and then have problems returning
    > to
    > my starting point. If it matters, my video is fglrx and my current
    > theme is "openSuse"
    >
    > My icon text now shows black font on dark grey background against
    > desktop's black background.
    > See 'http://susepaste.org/58233430'
    > (http://http://susepaste.org/58233430) for a visual of what I am
    > trying to describe.
    >
    > I'd like to know exactly which setting within System Settings I should
    > be changing to make the dark grey background of the text label a
    > different color. I don't know which color I want, I just want to play
    > with the correct setting until I am happy. I think the black font
    > text is fine, it's just the surrounding label background I'm
    > interested in adjusting.
    >
    > Thanks, jon
    >
    >


    Bad luck! Ugly is the new beautiful with KDE5.
    --
    *********** To reply by e-mail, make w single in address **************

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    Default Re: Plasma5 update - desktop icon question

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Gay View Post
    Bad luck! Ugly is the new beautiful with KDE5.
    Soapbox?

    To the OP: I'm not sure about KDE5, but in 4 you can change color in systemsettings>appearance>colors>colors tab. Notice there are two instances of systemsettings, one for KDE4 and another for plasma. There are a number of threads about this, try a search.

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    Default Re: Plasma5 update - desktop icon question

    Just tried LEAP in a VM (Plasma 5.5.4 Qt 5.5.1 kernel 4.1.1588-default - all vanilla, no additional repos)

    Setting desktop to Folder View change icon names to dark gray on slightly less dark gray - almost illegible.

    In systemsettings5>color>colors there's no setting for icon text, it inherits the button text color. If you set this to black the contrast improves.

    You could also try another color scheme - Breeze dark shows white icon text on dark background, for example.

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    Default Re: Plasma5 update - desktop icon question

    I'm starting to appreciate Breeze High Contrast...

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    Default Re: Plasma5 update - desktop icon question

    Quote Originally Posted by brunomcl View Post
    I'm starting to appreciate Breeze High Contrast...
    Thanks for info. I moved away from Breeze several months ago. I'll give it another look.
    jon

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    Default Re: Plasma5 update - desktop icon question

    Quote Originally Posted by brunomcl View Post
    I'm starting to appreciate Breeze High Contrast...
    The Colors scheme helped with the desktop but messed up my window borders.
    Turns out switching my Desktop Theme from openSUSE to Breeze works best for me. T
    Thanks again for suggesting Breeze.

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