If you’re a Windows 10 user who likes to create their own desktop design or would like to change things for other reasons, Microsoft give you a number of tools to do this.
You might, for instance, like to change the font style so that it’s clearer, larger or even funkier. In many cases, adding background images to your desktop can make a font less easy to read so changing size or style can make a big difference.
In other cases, a sight problem may mean the traditional font colours on your desktop are a problem, so you wish to change these. Whatever reason you have for changing the default desktop font colour, it’s relatively simple to do.
You cannot change the desktop font colour for icons, however. These are usually a white font with a black outline and will adjust depending on the background. You can, however, change all your other font colours such as menus on the desktop and apps.
Here we take a closer look at how to change font colour in Windows 10.
Where to Start
The good news is that if you want to change font colour, Windows 10 gives you enough options to choose almost any hue you like and tailor everything for your personal needs.
The first thing to do is access the settings page of Windows 10. This can be done in a couple of ways. You can click on the start icon at the bottom-left of the page (the one with the Windows logo), then click Settings followed by Ease of Access.
Another way to do this is simply to right-click on the desktop and select Personalise from the menu, then click Ease of Access.
Change Font Colour Windows 10 with Ease of Access Panel
Once you enter the Ease of Access panel, you’ll see a menu on the left. Select High Contrast which enables you to use different colours and to make text easier to read. The default setting is to let Windows handle the colours automatically and you can go back to this by simply using selected buttons on your keyboard once you have set your scheme up.
Click the Turn On Contrast tab. This gives you a number of different options for text (including web and word processor text), hyperlinks, selected text, button text and background.
The key for the Windows desktop is button text. You will see two boxes, one that allows you to change the font colour and one that allows you to change the shade of the border.
If you click on any one of the boxes, a separate panel appears and you can then select the colour of your choice. Click Done when you have finished. Once you have completed all your changes, click Apply on the main panel.
You are given the option to name your new colour scheme and can create more than one if you like. To implement any scheme you just need to return to Ease of Access and select it.
Once in use, to turn the new colour scheme off or on without going into the settings panel, simply press left Alt + left shift + Print Screen.