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Font Shadow on Desktop????

Submitted by my eyes are sore on February 24, 2010 to Usability

From reading earlier posts it is apparent that many users are unhappy with the shadow fonts on the desktop. I tried to improve it by contrast and size, but the images are still blurry and my eyes already hurt from straining after just a couple hours. I noticed that the impact of this problem was rated at medium/low and that the problem has not been resolved. I would certainly rate this as a HIGH impact problem because you are reading this font everytime you are at your desktop! Why fix something that already worked just fine in Vista and XP? Please place this remedy at the top of your priority list. So disappointed with this basic change that the other positive features cannot be apprecieated.

Remove the shadow and use a clear font such as Arial in white or black. Maybe there can be an option for color, but REMOVE the shadow.



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Discussion (4 comments)

n49o7 wrote on February 26, 2010, 2:56pm

google it, you'll find a solution to your problem.

my eyes are sore wrote on February 26, 2010, 3:26pm

Thank you for your suggestion about the font problem on the desktop. Unfortunately, I must have xp reinstalled on my new work computer because there are several software applilcations that will not work with Windows 7. I did like some of the new features though, especially the task bar area where you can view the open documents in your open applications. Why can't they make the new OS backwards compatible? To upgrade our other applications would cost us a sizeable amount of money.

n49o7 wrote on February 26, 2010, 4:19pm

I think it *is* as backward compatible as it gets.

nyp wrote on February 27, 2010, 9:06am

@my eyes are sore - Ever tried VMware Player? I'm not sure if you can use it on a commericial/work computer but well...

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