[Solved] Desktop Icon Text Becomes Unreadable After Running Dreamscene In Widows 7

by Rohit Khurana on February 26, 2010

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Some time back we post about the Trick to Enable Dreamscene in Windows 7, as dreamscene has been removed in Windows 7 so when you run dreamscene in windows 7 this way you might face certain issues. When you run dreamscene the desktop icon text may become invisible or unreadable in such a case the desktop icon text becomes transparent and invisible, leaving only the text’s shadow visible.

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Follow the procedures given below to fix this problem of desktop icon text unreadable

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Method 1

  1. Right click on Desktop, and select Personalize.
  2. Switch back to default Windows 7 Aero Theme. The desktop background will be reset to default wallpaper.
  3. Set the video clip as DreamScene motion desktop background again. The desktop icons’ text will remain visible in white color font.

Method 2

  1. Right click on Desktop, and select Personalize.
  2. Go to Desktop Background section at the bottom.
  3. Under Picture Position drop down menu, select Fill.
  4. Click on Save changes button. The desktop background will be reset to default wallpaper.
  5. Set the video clip as DreamScene motion desktop background again. The desktop icons’ text will remain visible in white color font.

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Chris Williamson May 20, 2010 at 5:38 pm

Winner!! Thank you soo much, been hunting ’round forums to no avail for a fix for this!! I’m using the Butterfly DreamScene Video, which is all black apart from the different coloured butterflies!! So this works a charm for that!!

Is this a permanent fix or will I have to go through the process again once I reboot (No issues really, as I reboot roughly once a month!!)

DJ Skywalker © October 3, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Works like a CHARM Thanks !

Fiffy October 20, 2010 at 10:26 pm

Nice! It works after I fix it through your post!

Tim November 2, 2010 at 11:10 am

* ABOVE PROBLEM SOLVED!*

Right click on My Computer
Select Properties
Click on Performance Information and Tools
Click on Adjust Visual Effects
Uncheck “Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop”

Thanks to another user for posting elsewhere! :)

Lars April 17, 2011 at 9:41 pm

thx

beto August 7, 2011 at 10:34 am

great, great, great! method 1 was enough to do the trick! Thank you so much brother, it helped me a lot!! now I can say goodbye to deskscapes now that I have the .dream on a high definition .mpg :)
THanK YOUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!………

sam August 17, 2011 at 9:48 pm

thnqqqqq so much bro…it worked like a magic…

JD August 19, 2011 at 9:37 pm

So like Chirs said on the first post….everytime I reboot I have to go through that process again. Is there a way to solve this since I’m using a laptop?

gbdcool September 22, 2011 at 6:50 am

It really worked in my laptop. Thanks a lot for the post.

kennyskate October 27, 2011 at 12:42 pm

hi guys
its not working for me :(
i unchecked the drop shadows but still the same ”problem’ icons look fine and desktops works like a charm but the icon text is still transparant. could it be becouse i have the windows 7 professional 64 bit edit ? ( i use build 7600 ) let me know
greetings from the netherlands.

meep June 16, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Fix is only temporary. Anyone know a permanent fix?

John Smith July 11, 2012 at 11:50 pm

Here’s the solution without doing all the changing to black images, etc.

Just go into System Performance Options and make sure this is checked: “Animate controls and elements inside windows”.
After trying all the above and more, the icon text was still invisible, just checking this box, which I usually uncheck fixed it without an other workarounds or scripts needed to keep it working.

chris August 30, 2012 at 1:34 pm

John Smith FTW!! thanks for the tip on this works great

Andrew Rigsby November 26, 2012 at 1:38 am

Thank you very much Mr Smith. None of the other fixes worked for me at all, as it seemed the icon text was only displaying the shadows and not the fonts. Your solution seems to have done the trick!

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