Windows 10 How to remove dark shadows from desktop icons On some displays desktop shortcut icon text names can be difficult to read due to the Windows default of applying a dark shadow around each letter. Here’s an easy way to make the text more readable.
1) Press the Win + Pause key. Alternately if you have a desktop icon named “This PC” , you can right click on the icon and select “Properties”.
2) Click on Advanced system settings.
3) Click on the “Advanced” tab and then click on the “Settings” button.
4) Scroll down to the very last entry in the list (Use dropdown shadows for icon labels on the desktop) and click to remove the checkmark.