Solution Based on Experience from the Field

This article provides a solution that has not been approved by the IGEL Research and Development department. Therefore, official support cannot be provided by IGEL. Where applicable, test the solution before deploying it to a productive environment.


You want to alter the font color of the desktop icons, but there is no obvious way to do that in the Setup. 


  • IGEL OS 11.01.100 or higher


To change the font color of the desktop icons:

  1. In the Setup, go to System > Firmware Customization > Custom Commands > Base.
  2. Under Initialization, enter the following command where red is the desired font color:

    sed -i "/^XfdesktopIconView.label[ \t]*{/,/}/ s#^\([ \t]*color:[ \t]*\)white;#\1red;#" /usr/share/themes/IGEL-Dark/gtk-3.0/xfdesktop.css

    You can specify any other color which can be recognized by GTK, e.g. blue, black, green, etc.
    sed -i "/^XfdesktopIconView.label[ \t]*{/,/}/ s#^\([ \t]*color:[ \t]*\)white;#\1green;#" /usr/share/themes/IGEL-Dark/gtk-3.0/xfdesktop.css

  3. Save the changes.
  4. Reboot the device.
    The font color of the desktop icons has been changed to red: