Change Windows Icon Label Text Letters Using Icon Drop Shadows

How to remove the Windows icon label color so that you just see the icon text letters with a transparent label.

Windows Icon Labels

Using Drop Shadows for Icon Labels in Windows. Making desktop icons text label backgrounds transparent is really very simple in Windows.

Steps for making Windows Icon Text Labels Transparent

1. Click Start > Control Panel.
2. Click Performance and Maintenance, and then click System.
3. On the Advanced tab, click Settings under Performance.
4. Click to clear the Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop check box, click Apply, and then click OK two times.
5. Close Control Panel


1. Click Start > Control Panel > System
2. Click on System Icon
3. Choose the “Advanced” tab, click “Settings” under “Performance”
4. Under the “Visual Effects” tab I Chose (checked) Use Drop Shadows for Icon Labels