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[Resolved] Remove shadows on Desktop font

Tovian
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I'm trying to run Mint-18.2 / 64 / KDE. The DE is KDE-5.8.7.
There used to be a check-box in system-settings that you could uncheck to remove shadows on the desktop font. I can no longer find this setting. Is there a way to remove the font-shadow on the Desktop? On my computer it looks like "Segoe" in the Windows world and it's just horrid.

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Re: Remove shadows on Desktop font

Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:04 am
I'm going to mark this thread "Resolved". It seems that Mint-18.2 + KDE Plasma 5 simply equals too many glitches and too few answers.

My short-term solution is to revert my OS to Mint-17.3 with KDE Plasma 4. The longer term solution is to get back to the most current version of Mint but with a DE that meets my needs.

It's been a good ride with KDE, but they are no longer going where I'm headed.
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Do you remember or can you find where that setting is in KDE 4?
The closest I'm coming up with (in KDE 4.14) is a checkbox in the folder view settings (was this removed in KDE 5?). I don't remember there having been another more general setting for desktop fonts.


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Tovian
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You got it. I guess the powers at KDE have determined that I must strain my eyes in order to use their product - and that just ain't gonna happen !
If I want a shadowed font that I can't change I'll go back to Windows (I actually have a hack to change it in Windows).
Here's a cap of both the Plasma-4 and Plasma-5 Folder View option panels. Note: the "Shadows" check-box no longer exists.

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I'd suggest submitting a report to bugs.kde.org (there may be a reason for the removal of the option, but I don't know for sure)


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I have neither the time nor the inclination to get that deep into a problem that is probably the result of a deliberate decision... ESPECIALLY WHEN THERE ARE SO MANY ALTERNATIVES.

If that feature was dropped intentionally they could not care less that it is a problem for me. If it was dropped inadvertently let them reinstate it and apologize to the user-community for dropping the ball. I probably won't be around to find out what happens (I've already spent too much time on this - I need to shut up and move on)

@ airdrik: Thank you for your interest !!

 
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