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In Ubuntu 20.10, it's hard to read the names of items on my desktop when I use a busy wallpaper background image. Can I change a setting or something to make the text blocks have an opaque background?

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following this post as a guide How to customize 19.10 Desktop Icon Font Size

edit the stylesheet.css file to have a line like below

.name-label {
    text-shadow: 1px 1px black;
    color: white;
    text-align: center;
    background-color: rgba(3,5,2,0.2)

Observe this line, background-color: rgba(3,5,2,0.2). edit the rgba color as you wish.

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    That's exactly what I needed! After logging out and back in, that works perfectly! Thank you so much! Nov 27, 2020 at 4:06
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    If you r using xorg as display server.. Alt+f2 r enter is enough instead of relogin.. Thanks..
    – UnKNOWn
    Nov 27, 2020 at 4:45
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    Ah, I didn't know that! Thanks again! Nov 27, 2020 at 18:43

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