I have desktop enabled but the font color is black. How can I change the icon font color to white?

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If you enabled the desktop icons by Nautilus (How to enable desktop icons and right click in Elementary OS Freya?), you can do the following:

  1. cd ~/.config/gtk-3.0

  2. nano gtk.css

  3. add the css: .nautilus-desktop.nautilus-canvas-item {color: #ffffff;text-shadow: 1 1 alpha (@fg_color, 0.8);}

  4. restart session

Change the color as you want.


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