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« on: March 30, 2011, 11:20:15 AM »

Changing a folder's name text colour

Change color to text name for only a folder

I would like to change the color of the name's text of a folder under windows xp pro.

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P.D. Is it possible for a file too ?







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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2011, 02:28:03 PM »

I know Iconoid can do it on the desktop, because I did it on my Win 2000, but I don't remember if it also can do it with "normal" folders, or even if it can do it on XP: "Select any color for icon text": http://www.sillysot.com/

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I also used Customize Folder Shell Extension from http://www.clonesoft.com/shellicons/index.htm
- will change color of the folder's text.

Regarding folders, it might be a lot easier today to use FolderMarker Pro.

I haven't heard of anything that can change the colour for individual files.
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2011, 09:17:48 PM »

I'll try and comment
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2011, 09:35:45 PM »

I think the desktop font color is under control of Windows.  For light desktop background it will show as black text.  Navy blue will probably cause it to use a white font.

There's several free icon color changers around. I found a few on Softpedia. I don't use desktop icons anymore.  If I do a Bullzip print to pdf it may stay on the desktop for 1/2 hour.  That's it.

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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2011, 07:33:07 AM »

Xentient Labels Curt, but it's not a freeware.

I have revised iconoid and is valid under windows xp pro. But only for the desktop and not individual files.

FolderMarker Pro I think don't change the text name.

I'll try folder shell extension and comment.


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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2011, 07:35:36 AM »

I think the desktop font color is under control of Windows.  For light desktop background it will show as black text.  Navy blue will probably cause it to use a white font.

There's several free icon color changers around. I found a few on Softpedia. I don't use desktop icons anymore.  If I do a Bullzip print to pdf it may stay on the desktop for 1/2 hour.  That's it.



Under certain circunstancias the name text become blue or green. I don't remember why. Compressed files or so.
Under windows is easy to control the colour font or other parameters of the title window, active window,......

But this is different.

The only program I have detected is xentient labels, but is not freeware.

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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2011, 07:43:34 AM »

Customize Folder Shell Extension acts over the desktop.ini file inside the folder to personalize, but is not change the text name folder or file. Acts inside a folder of your election.
This can be done with this ini file and a language by microsoft or something like that.
But I haven't discover a manual method to change the text name and background text name of a folder or the same for a file.
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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2011, 07:47:01 AM »

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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2011, 08:17:48 AM »

Customize Folder download link don't go well.
Control also the info tip. This concept is for the text you see when simply select a folder. You can control too by the desktop.ini.
http://msdn.microsoft.com...c144102%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

Other app. similar to iconoid : D-Color XP 1.2
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« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2011, 10:43:34 PM »

I think the desktop font color is under control of Windows.  For light desktop background it will show as black text.  Navy blue will probably cause it to use a white font.

There's several free icon color changers around. I found a few on Softpedia. I don't use desktop icons anymore.  If I do a Bullzip print to pdf it may stay on the desktop for 1/2 hour.  That's it.



Under certain circunstancias the name text become blue or green. I don't remember why. Compressed files or so.
Under windows is easy to control the colour font or other parameters of the title window, active window,......

But this is different.

The only program I have detected is xentient labels, but is not freeware.




The trouble with these gadgets that mess with the shell, seems like every one I've tried, some flaky behavior is evident within 2 hours of trying them out.  Perhaps this one works, but every one I've tried that sticks stuff on Explorer that ain't supposed to be there, makes Explorer do stuff to become less useful, like crashing or appearing on the desktop as a caption with nothing underneath it, or something equally non-satisfying.

I gave up on trying this category of stuff.
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« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2011, 06:56:53 PM »

I think the desktop font color is under control of Windows.  For light desktop background it will show as black text.  Navy blue will probably cause it to use a white font.

There's several free icon color changers around. I found a few on Softpedia. I don't use desktop icons anymore.  If I do a Bullzip print to pdf it may stay on the desktop for 1/2 hour.  That's it.



Under certain circunstancias the name text become blue or green. I don't remember why. Compressed files or so.
Under windows is easy to control the colour font or other parameters of the title window, active window,......

But this is different.

The only program I have detected is xentient labels, but is not freeware.




The trouble with these gadgets that mess with the shell, seems like every one I've tried, some flaky behavior is evident within 2 hours of trying them out.  Perhaps this one works, but every one I've tried that sticks stuff on Explorer that ain't supposed to be there, makes Explorer do stuff to become less useful, like crashing or appearing on the desktop as a caption with nothing underneath it, or something equally non-satisfying.

I gave up on trying this category of stuff.


Xentient Labels exist, but is shareware.
Additionally what have you proof ?
you don't tell

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« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2011, 08:00:20 PM »

Try them yourself.  I have had a string of HP machines.  Your mileage may vary. I'm just relating my experience. I don't keep journals.
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« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2011, 08:37:33 PM »

Under certain circunstancias the name text become blue or green. I don't remember why. Compressed files or so.

NTFS Compressed files are blue, and EFS encrypted files are green.
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« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2011, 02:37:34 AM »

There is a way to do the change editing the windows registry ?

There is a command in autohotkey/autoit to control ?

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« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2011, 07:08:20 AM »

There is a command in autohotkey/autoit to control ?

RegRead: http://www.autohotkey.com/docs/commands/RegRead.htm
RegWrite: http://www.autohotkey.com/docs/commands/RegWrite.htm
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« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2011, 11:04:08 AM »

There is a command in autohotkey/autoit to control ?

RegRead: http://www.autohotkey.com/docs/commands/RegRead.htm
RegWrite: http://www.autohotkey.com/docs/commands/RegWrite.htm

Thank Skwire. But I would like what exact command must introduce in the registry to change the color and background text of a folder or file......

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« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2011, 11:09:03 AM »

I would like what exact command must introduce in the registry to change the color and background text of a folder or file.....
It might be worth asking this in the AutoHotkey forum.
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« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2011, 11:15:20 AM »

Let's go at once
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« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2011, 02:06:14 PM »

The trouble is not getting the settings into the registry, the trouble is that there are no (known) registry settings that can be tweaked to change the colors of the filenames displayed, based on some selection criteria.

Some alternatives for Windows Explorer can do that for you. The shareware Xplorer2 can do it using the Customize/Color coding menu, and it supports all kinds of filters to select the files to be shown in a specific color.
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« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2011, 03:42:28 PM »

The trouble is not getting the settings into the registry, the trouble is that there are no (known) registry settings that can be tweaked to change the colors of the filenames displayed, based on some selection criteria.

Some alternatives for Windows Explorer can do that for you. The shareware Xplorer2 can do it using the Customize/Color coding menu, and it supports all kinds of filters to select the files to be shown in a specific color.

Nice News. I am going.
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