I have been having this issue on multiple machines. I use Oomox to create custom themes in Ubuntu Linux running the XFCE desktop. While the colors look good most of the time, the text under the icons is fuzzy and black. Only the stock (boring) themes display clear text under the desktop icons. How do I fix this?
I have tried a few command-line ideas that people proposed for misaligned shadows in XFCE. But none of those seemed to resolve the issue. I couldn't find this exact problem reported anywhere, hence I posted this question.
It doesn't matter if I use custom icons created by Oomox or stock ones. If I use a Oomox-created theme, the text changes to this sloppy and hard to read format. Look at the screen capture (left side of desktop).
Now, with a stock theme applied:
See what I mean? Nice white letters with good shadows for the text beneath the icons. I am guessing one of the Oomox text settings changes the color to black, which combined with the shadows looks terrible. I cannot figure out which setting in Oomox that might be or why it isn't a separate and clearly labeled 'icon text' setting.
Finally, when I apply ANY theme, stock or custom, the bar at the top of my desktop inflates to a ridiculous thickness. I have to readjust it every time I experiment with a new theme. Why does XFCE do that? Note how much thicker it is in the second screen capture.