Outline Fonts on Workbench

One of the great things and sometimes frustrating depending on your point of viea about the Amiga and Workbench is it’s flexibility when it comes to configuring the way it looks. If it exists you can generally change the way it looks. One of the more common items which gets changed from time to time is the wallpaper in use and since I seem to like a lot of dark coloured wallpapers, one of the things that gets me is that when I use them, you lose the icon names of your drives on Workbench since they are usually set to black.

Where have my icon names gone?

Where have my icon names gone?

It is an easy issue to fix, you just change the text to use outline mode but I always seem to spend a few minutes looking in┬áthe wrong locations to do this. My logic seems to send me to the Workbench and GUI preferences first rather than the font preferences. Once in the Font preferences you select the Workbench font gadget and within there, change the mode to “Text+Outline” then click OK and Save and problem is solved. Readable Workbench icons names.

The Font Preferences. The correct place to be at last.

The Font Preferences. The correct place to be at last.

Text+Outline mode. That's the ticket.

Text+Outline mode. That’s the ticket.

Workbench icon names back. All is right in the world again.

Workbench icon names back. All is right in the world again.

And that’s it really. I created this post for myself as well as anyone else who runs into this issue and goes blank trying to remember what and where to do and go to fix it.