transparent icon labels

Anne Wilson cannewilson at
Tue Feb 3 07:59:53 GMT 2009

On Monday 02 February 2009 21:43:29 James Richard Tyrer wrote:
> Werner LEMBERG wrote:
> >>> I've played around with the background transparency of a terminal
> >>> window, and suddenly the label of my `firefox' icon on the desktop
> >>> was half transparent.  Unfortunately, I can't repeat this process,
> >>> but the problem persists: The icon is not transparent, but its
> >>> label is.  I haven't found how to change that back.  A bug?  Where
> >>> can I control this?
> >>
> >> I suspect that it is what you have called a bug.
> >
> > OK.  Any fix available?  The problem is that any newly created desktop
> > icon inherits this half transparent icon label setting.
> >
> >> If your FireFox icon is in the Desktop Folder View, you can set the
> >> Text color.
> >
> > No, it's a single icon on the desktop.
> Well actually, if you have an icon on the desktop then you have the
> option to Folder View the whole Desktop set.  So, it is the same thing.
> > I can't find any settings within my .kde directory which controls
> > transparency (except switching it on and off).
> There isn't any for Folder View text -- at least I can't find it.
Transparency seems to be an attribute of a theme, so it may be a bug in the 
theme.  Werner - have you tried a different theme?

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