Changing the text color of your Icons on Desktop in Ubuntu

Recently. I encountered a weird requirement.

I had changes my background image to a white colored image due to which the text on the icons was not visible.

Thus I wanted to change the text color of the icons on Desktop to black.

It turns out that is fairly simple.

Here are the steps :

Go to

 /usr/share/themes/Radiance/gtk-3.0/apps/

NOTE: I use the radiance theme and hence this path. In case you are using a different theme, replace “Radiance” with your theme name.

Here open a file called as “nautilus.css” in a simple text editor.

Somewhere near line 8-10 , there is a desktop mode where you can make your changes.

Find the line

color:@bg_color

Instead of removing it, comment this out and below that, copy the same line and use the hex code of the color you want to use.

For example, in my case it looks like:

color:#000000

Not a big deal but hope it helps !!