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Changing text colors for programs ?

Q: Changing text colors for programs ?

Several programs I use have dark backgrounds with dark colored text, such as black background with dark blue text, someone told me there's a way to change text colors in the programs through windows 10 settings, is that correct? if so how ?

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A: Changing text colors for programs ?

Hello kradnam, and welcome to Ten Forums.

You might see if this may be what you are referring to.

Apps Use Light or Dark Theme in Windows 10

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I am wondering why that for some reason on my screen every text on my screen is surrounded by yellow and blue pixels.. Not just on Solia but any text anywhere. This doesn't effect pictures I don't think.. just text. I don't know what is up.. but this is a brand new computer using Windows Vista..

So now we know it's not:
Firefox 3 or my monitor.. which means it must be my computer's settings or something..

A:Colors around my text

Found out what it was. It's called Clear Type being enabled.. Disabling it made it go away.

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So about a year or so I decided to put some cool dreamscene I found online and I put it on my desktop. What happens is even tough the dreamscene plays smoothly there were 2 things always happening back then. First one was that ocasionally the dreamscene wouldn't "load" when I logged on it would just be a stuck image(this one isn't rly much of a big deal) and the second one is the colors of my desktop icons changing to a different colour making it almost impossible to read. And even tough I knew each program there was on my desktop by looking at the image it's still a little bit annoying.

Anyways I stopped messing with the dreamscenes shortly after that time but now I sort of created one of my own and I'd rly like to know how could I possibly fix the text colour thingie. I've already tried to change the desktop colours manually but it just doesn't do it at all. I've also tried to calibrate the colours accordingly with the background I'm using and the system still puts the text with some sort of transparency. As soon as I put let's say a classic theme or an aero theme from windows 7 the colours go back to normal.

Also you will probably advise me and ask: why would you want to do that anyways? it's just gonna slow down your pc.

Well I'm working on a project and I made this rly catchy video that's supposed to be running in computer screens exactly like a dreamscene. The purpose is to lure clients into taking a peak at said monitors. Anyways getting offtopic here.

A... Read more

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I am trying out Infanview, I am new at using it. and I was wondering if anyone knew if there is a way to get more colors chooses then just the few that is on there for your text colors when adding text to a picture? Hope this makes sense
 

A:Solved: Text colors

The 16 or so are not enough... ?

buck
 

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Hey guys,

Well, I've been customizing my Windows for a bit and it went pretty well...
However, there's one thing I don't like about it:
The text of some menus appear to be the color that a disabled menu item would be.

See pictures below for explanation:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2792692/1.png
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2792692/2.png
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2792692/3.png

Well, as you can tell, it becomes quite annoying trying to figure out what things are allowable to click.

Does any one know how to get the text color to be different?

Thanks,
-Rebant

A:Windows Colors - Text?

If it can be done then it would only be through a new visual style but I'm not sure that it's possible even then. As far as I know this effect is controlled by the system so whatever colour text you have the inactive sections will always be a dimmed version of it.

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Hello.

I'm kind of new, 1st post, so sorry for any mistakes or whatever.

Anywho, on to the topic at hand.

Screenshot: http://gyazo.com/8956b4b1f5573fb0df8c9e11b0e1167b.png

See that REALLY dark text that displays the size etc. of the file/folder?

That's the problem, I want to make it so it's grey, or at least white. Preferably a custom color, and problem is, I can't seem to find the right place to configure it.

I'm using a dark theme, I don't know the name. I really need help with this. And yes, I've tried "Change windows colours and metric" or something like that, I didn't seem to find an option to configure THAT specific text which is the problem.

Thank you in advance for the help!

-RCencelj

A:[Help] Windows 7 Text Colors

Welcome to the Seven Forums

That text color is hard coded and no one has found it.

Jerry

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Have a 3-page switchboard for an application. Would like to use a red font for a couple of choices on the 3rd page. Can't do that thru Design mode because if you change the labels at the positions of the two choices on the 3-page to red font, ALL choices on ALL pages change to red.

Is there a way to designate the color of a choice on a SPECIFIC page of a switchboard, and if so, how?
 

A:Switchboard text colors

Ah. You posted this twice....?

DK, if you're really having problems (I dont' understand why this should happen), can you send me your DB?

[email protected]
 

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I need a freeware program that will change the color of the background of an image I am working on. Thanks in advance.
 

A:changing colors

Most any image editing program can be used to do this.

What type of image are you wanting to do this to?
 

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I have Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 9 on my computer. How would I change the color of the letters and words of the newspapers that I log onto? I am presently getting a blue color but I would like to have a those words in black. Thank you very much. Mike

A:changing colors

Go to Internet Options in Control Panel then Select Fonts at the very bottom of the General Window.

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Sorry to bug everyone but wanted to ask...Before I learned that I could change the color of the top bar to my folder's from this weird grey to like a black and I remember it was so easy...Now I cannot find it..Can somebody tell me where it is?

A:Changing colors?

Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Personalization\Window Color and Appearance

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Hey, I've been searching all day trying to figure out how to modify individual hex colors on my monitor. For example, I want a C34242 color (red) to displayed as FCFCFC color (white). How would I go about doing this? Is it even possible to change windows scheme at the pixel level?

Maybe someone here can steer me in the right direction. The best I could do alone was find "hex workshop" software that may be able to do it, but I don't know how you would use it on windows itself. any help
 

A:Changing Hex colors

You can't just arbitrarily change colors on your monitor, there's a lot of middle-man processes involved in displaying images on your screen in a common OS (without getting into details here).
If you want to change the color theme of your windows, just use the Screen Properties window (right click on desktop->Properties->Look tab). You can customize most of the colors of your windows there.

Also, there is no such thing as a hex color, a hex is a number.
 

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Hi all

I am having a problem with some of my games. I was playing DX Ball, which I do often. I got to about the third screen and all of a sudden it started to wobble. It then made the colors go all crazy. It then goes to the next screen and it's fine again. I assume it has something to do with the driver. It doesn't do it on anything else. I thought I had fixed it by reinstalling the driver but it's still doing the same thing.

I have a Packard Bell, 400 MHtz, 64 MB Ram, 3 years old.

I was wondering if I need a new Video driver or more Ram. Just not sure.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:changing colors

you don't mention how old your monitor is. wobbly screens, esp around the edges is a sign of age in a monitor (old tubes, too much heating and cooling.. something like that).

maybe you can check your monitor make and model (usually a plate on the back of the unit) and go to their website and get any firmware updates for it. if it's the same age as the rest of your puter, i'm sure there's been at least one or two updates for it over the years.

V***V
 

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I can't change my colors in Windows XP to anything but the three default schemes (blue, olive, silver)...I go under Advanced and make changes, but then when I hit Apply, some things are changed (the useless "window color" for example), but not what I really want to change (eg the title bar colors, which seem stuck on the defaults). Any ideas?
 

A:Changing colors in XP.

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I have windows xp professional and I would like to know how to change the colors of the words under the icons on the desktop. I go to control, appearance and advanved and none of the selections does it but yet I think I did it at one time thanks
 

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I am making a program in C++ and want to change the colors of a couple of sentences (not the entire body of text). I have been told to use conio.h and supposed commands but haven't been able to get any of them to work. Can you please give me some help with this?

Also, I would like to add a line where the user is prompted if they want sound in the program:

cout << "Would you like sound?\n";
cout << "1. Yes\n2. No.";
cin >> SoundChoice
if (SoundChoice == 1)
{
what code should I put here???
}
else
{
cout << "No sound";
}

Can you please help me (I want to either play a wave file or a midi file). I am using Borland C++ 4.52.

Thanks.

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NormanSmiley
My Page
Get paid to surf the net!

[This message has been edited by NormanSmiley (edited 01-24-2000).]
 

A:Solved: C++: Text colors and sound

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I'm running windows 98 SE
the problem I'm having is this I've got a program called transparent icons the text under my icons is white.
I'd like to change the color from white to an other color like blue,red,green or some other color
any ideas on how to do this?????
 

A:desktop icon text colors

Hi,

Check out.....Iconoid
(hover your mouse cursor over the Tabs on the GUI to see all the features)

I've had it for a couple of years and it's terrific for making Icon backgrounds
transparent, selecting colors for Icon backgrounds, saving and restoring
Icon positions and changing Icon text color and more.

And, it's FREEWARE!

Telstar
 

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Sorry to Ask such a stupid question
But could someone please tell me how to change the color of my text on my desktop Icons.
Ive been able to change the color on all of them but the ones on my desktop.
i Know it can be done I've done it before but i forgot how i did it.
Thanks in advance for any help I can get.
 

A:[Solved] Desktop text colors?

Right-click an empty area of your desktop, and then click Properties.
Click the Appearance tab, and then click Advanced.
In the Item list or in the preview window, click the Window element that you want to change.

All options for windows elements are available. In the color box, specify the the color you want to use. Once you are in there you can play around and see what you like. Once you have it set the way you want it, click ok to save your settings. I hope this was helpful to you.
 

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I used to run Windows 8 and when I changed wallpaper the taskbar would change to a complimentary color that went with my wallpaper.
Is there a way I can get Win7 to do that? If so, how?
Thank you very much.

A:Changing Taskbar Colors

No, Win 7 doesn't do that automatically...
 
You can change your overall color scheme manually though.
 
Start>Control Panel>Appearance and Personalization/Change the theme.
 
Most of them are pretty [email protected] though, but there are loads of cool free ones online you can download.

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every time I change a color in a small box in ease of access, themes, I have a small box pop up for a new name without which
my choice of color is not saved. any way, is there a way to by pass this thing? and then, is it possible to delete all the names? if
there is, I can't find it. and where is the default button. it would be easer to change, when I learn to make split screens. almost there.
have a great evening.

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I have to put together a PC that can be used by the handicap. I need to make a PC's display color change to black and white only. Two colors. The person has a hard time focusing on colors and even inverting the colors doesn't work for the patron. Any ideals besides putting an old crappy video card in the machine.
Thanks for your help,
TK
 

A:Changing Display Colors

Hi,

Try - Start>Settings>Control Panel>Display>Appearance - Then under 'Scheme' select 'High Contrast White'. There's 3 selections, ord, large and extra large. Hope it helps.
 

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I've noticed that the colors and saturation keep changing when I'm watching a movie, for example. I know Windows 8 has variable brightness (which I can't seem to turn off) but does it also have variable saturation? is there any way to fix this? it's really annoying.

Thanks in advance.

A:Why does the colors/saturation keep changing?

Does your monitor have dynamic contrast ratio? If so, try turning that off.

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When I look at my selection its fonts are blue, when I point at them they turn red, when I click on them they turn yellow. How can I change these colors?

Thanks much.
yazzyyawn
 

A:Solved: changing colors

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I get email that has some cute things alot of times I like to share them on Facebook, is their a way to post the HTML body of the email? Or just post the paragraphs in different colors? I saw that you can use a code for red or blue before text, are their other color codes? I'm using AT&T online email, an the latest ver. of Firefox. I'.m on Dell Laptop, with Window 7
 

A:Facebook Share from Email Text Colors

Make a screen shot and then post the screen shot on Face Book.
 

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Laptop just got out of warranty a few months back and now the screen changes color from green to red to purple. the screen also holds images from previous webpages. Like the picture on the screen is frozen. Customer service (which is nearly impossible to get a hold of) told me to take it to Best Buy or ship it to Kentucky. Has any one else had this issue? Is it something that can be fixed without replacing the whole screen? The quote for the screen is more than half I paid for the whole laptop. This is my 1st Lenovo product and I'm gentle with it so it makes me nervous about the quality and customer support. 

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I have an eMachine T6420 two weeks out of warranty. The monitor will be normal and then suddenly change to a blueish hue. No problems with any software or pictures, just a blue hue. Sometimes this happens at startup and some times it will change after the computer has been on for a while. Sometimes the problem is intermittent, changing between normal and the blue hue. My monitor is an AGM and the monitor is not the problem as I have hooked another monitor up to the T6420 and the problem still exists. I would appreciate any suggestions on anything to try or what the problem might be, or it is something that I can replace?.......
 

A:eMachine monitor is changing colors... Need Help.

Hello and welcome to techspot, a number of problems can cause the symtoms that you are describing. First off check to see if the cable in the back of the computer that connects the monitor is tightly in, also check if their is anything with magnets near your monitor like speakers if so move it away, also the best way to know is if you test the monitor on another computer and see if you experience the same symptoms

best of luck
 

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Hi,
I've a web-page, http://www.geocities.com/abeer_v_dey where I've given the link,vlink and alink tags a certain color(white).But I want to have a different color for the links further down the page.How do I do it since it is included within the body tag?

Thanx.
 

A:Changing link colors in html

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Not sure when this all started but it has been quite some time now, approx. 5-6 mo. The first symptom I noticed was that my desktop color would change to blue, I would go into the display properties & change it back, (my saved setting as will sometimes be listed as "(modified)". Then I noticed my website pages would change color usually to white. My computer constantly freezes &/or gets hang-ups. I can hardly do anything at all. I've used unhijack me/rkill/kapersky/avast/panda/webroot/avirato no avail. I am finding no luck in researching those symptoms online either so if y ou can help it would greatly appreciated. I am not very computer literate so if you post instructions for me please be clear & bear with me.Thanks bunches,Allison

A:What keeps changing my desktop/website colors??!!

Welcome aboard Download and install System Information for Windows Run the program.After it scans your computer, navigate to Hardware>Sensors and post all info from there.

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Alright I didn't know where to post this so I'm posting in a few categories in hopes someone can help me out here.

My issues are the icons in my taskbar have like bold outlines and the colors have changed. My msn messenger changes color whenever I move from box to box. My aim's names are in bold.

Can anyone help me figure this out please?

If you think you can help email me please [email protected]
 

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i have a cartoon with black drawing on a white background.

is there anyway in photoshop to change the drawing to white on dark blue background?

thanks
 

A:Changing Colors of drawing in Photoshop

Image>Adjustments>Invert.

Select>Color Range and click on the background. There are many approaches from here, but I would just select a large airbrush and paint it whatever color blue you want - the white letters won't be touched with the background selected so you can just quickly airbrush the whole thing.
 

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Hey!
I am buying a new ATX case and since I have a new 19" LCD Monitor that is black. I am
also rebuilding my Computer with all new components, but wish to keep my 2 drives,
which are a CD Burner and a DVD Burner which are Beige in color, and wish to buy a
black atx mid tower and a black keyboard, I have seen faceplates you can buy, but they
are not identical in features as what I have, has any one used a spray paint to get the
results they wanted, what kind of paint did you use? vs. buying new faceplates, if you
have a website supplier for colored faceplates, I would appreciate any input!
Thanks,
Rickman45.
 

A:CD - DVD Drive Changing faceplate colors

Yes standard mat black - no problems
Yes check the DVD manufacture label, and go to their site to order a new face plate.

Just paint it ! (obviously remove the cover first) Leave to dry, then refit
 

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One of my clients has a lot of Windows XP machines. Almost all of them, at some point, starts to look like it is automatically changing themes to look like a tan version of Windows 2000. The close buttons change to the older buttons, the taskbar changes to look older, the colors all get changed and blending goes away... I wish that I had a better way to describe it, but if its happened to you you'd know what I mean.

Here is a screenshot, unfortunately with an application crash on my own Linux box:
http://librarian.launchpad.net/7344334/kontact.jpg
but the Windows in the background is what I am looking for with this issue. Notice the various blue and tan parts?

Often, some antivirus scans and a few billion Windows Updates fixes it, but what is the cause and is there any way to prevent it? This happens on all of their machines regardless of their level of patches, and I've even seen it happen on clean installations that I've not yet connected to a network.

These are all 2GHz or faster machines with 512MB or more RAM...
 

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When I first loaded Windows Vista, I modified some window background and text default colors. However, now I want to change it back to default. Is there a way to change it back?
 

A:change back to default text window colors

I have never tried, but I think, if you right click the desktop - personalize, and select Theme, if you then select Vista it should revert back.
 

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Hi, I've been tearing my hair out over this problems for the last couple of days. I decided to upgrade my video card from a 650 to a zotac 960 2gb AMP. All was well and it ran most games. However, upon changing the resolution or refresh rate of my monitor, the color of the whole screen would turn really dark and the text would become very blurry.

I've installed the latest driver for the new card and my monitor is listed as Generic PnP. It's a LG M227WAP monitor but I was not able to find any drivers for it, and it had worked perfectly before with the 650.

And also, just last night, some of the text on my computer became very small. I've attached a small image to show you what I mean. Icon images and stuff are normal sized, but google chrome titles and the right click bar are very small. I'm using 100% display scale which is what I've always used. It's never been like this.

I'd appreciate any help you guys can give me. Thanks for reading this.
Edit: Oh, and when I was using the old graphic card with no problems, I was using VGA. Now I'm using HDMI because the 960 has no VGA plug. Maybe this might have something to do with it.

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Good afternoon.
I recently edited my Google Chrome user style sheet (custom.css) to read

A:visited {color:red !important}

so that I would have blue unvisited links and red visited links. This worked for about a week, then reverted to the standard hard-to-distinguish colors of blue and a very blue purple. The custom.css remains with one line only, as noted above. Can anyone explain, or suggest a work-around?

The Chrome version is 33.0.1750.117 m, running on Window 7.
 

A:Changing Link Colors-Google Chrome

Nice idea can you please tell how to do it i would be interested in doing so
 

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I have 2003 Outlook with the reading pane turned OFF so I can see the first couple sentences of my incoming e-mails.

The Name and Subject text are in BLACK however the text in the e-mail are BLUE in the inbox. Keep in mind this is the PREVIEW box, or what I like to call it. It's when your e-mail is listed in the INBOX.

I've tried changing font and all that to black, still NO GO.

Can anyone help alleviate the problem? Everything else is fine, I even set up a diff mailbox on a diff account and it was black by default so I know its a setting that's saved by the exchange server. Thanks in advance for any help!
 

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Alright I didn't know where to post this so I'm posting in a few categories in hopes someone can help me out here.

My issues are the icons in my taskbar have like bold outlines and the colors have changed. My msn messenger changes color whenever I move from box to box. My aim's names are in bold.

Can anyone help me figure this out please?

If you think you can help me out with this problem email me at [email protected]
 

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Under options, there is a box that can be checked to have the browser use
the colors I have chosen. But it doesn't seem to work. I get a washed out
white background on my computer. Is there a way to get Firefox to use my
colors?
Thanks for any help offered,
Chip
 

A:Changing Colors in Mozilla Firefox Browser

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Yes click tools then options then the general tab then fonts and colours and uncheck the box that says use system colours.

Select the colours that you wish to use and check the box that says use my colours. You will have to restart Firefox for the changes to take effect.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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Hello all,

This might be difficult to describe... bare with me.

When I set a wallpaper to my desktop that has near solid color (like the attachment I have provided), I can stare at it and watch the grey color change hues ever so slightly. It's almost like waves or ripples. When I view the picture in Photo Viewer, it's fine. This only happens when I set it as a wallpaper.

I hope someone knows what I am talking about. Lol

Please help if you know anything about this. Thanks!

EDIT: Actually, just viewing that attachment allows me to experience the same issue. This is frustrating... anyone else see what I am seeing?

A:Wallpapers with Solid Colors Changing Hues!

So I might have solved it with my own troubleshooting. I figured it had something to do with power settings since it looked like Windows was trying to adaptively change the wallpaper. I made my own power plan and changed the adaptive power setting to off. Rebooted and now it's working as intended.

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May sound like a DUMB question, but I could have sworn when I first installed Windows 7 it was easy to customize the Window Colors.
I thought I could click on
1: Control Panel
2. Appear and Personalization
3. Change Theme
4. Then Window Color

What I mean is now when I click on Window Color, I get a ton of options to change desktop, inactive windows, etc.

I thought there was just a way to change the Window colors with ease-one click.

A:Did Process For Changing Window Colors Change?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by pittguy578


May sound like a DUMB question, but I could have sworn when I first installed Windows 7 it was easy to customize the Window Colors.
I thought I could click on
1: Control Panel
2. Appear and Personalization
3. Change Theme
4. Then Window Color

What I mean is now when I click on Window Color, I get a ton of options to change desktop, inactive windows, etc.

I thought there was just a way to change the Window colors with ease-one click.



Hi and welcome

Right click desktop>personalize>>>>

there you go
Ken J+

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I like to play a game on my computer called "Mahjongg Master 2". Every time that I change the background at first I get a very nice looking picture. For example, a garden. Then when I choose this background it doen't look like a garden anymore. Instead it looks like a garden that was painted with pastels. This happens with any background that I try. Then another problem that I have is when I'm done with the game all I have to do is click on okay to put my name in the hall of fame. My name is automatically in the player box so I only have to click on okay and thats that. The problem is that everytime that I do click on okay after I win a game the screen starts flashing rapidly and I can't stop it. I have to press Ctrl+Alt+Del to exitb out of the game and start a new one. I think it might be due to the video card. I have a Phoenix+ Tri video card and it's 2Mb. I can't take it out and reinsert it because the video card is intergrated. Please help with whatever information you can give me.
 

A:(Resolved) Colors keep changing on me and screen keeps blinking.

Gamers donít spend hundreds of dollars for AGP 128Mb DDR graphics cards just so they can put it on their T-shirt. There is usually a setting in most games to downtune the background elements to work with less capable cards. Go through your game setup and see if you can't generate less background detail.

I donít have a guess about the hall of fame problem unless reducing the video load through the game setup cures it.
 

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The Help option in OE suggests the following to change the font, style, and size of text for all outgoing email messages in OE 6.0:

To change the text style for all messages

On the Tools menu, click Options.
On the Compose tab, click Font Settings.

In doing this is there a way to access all the basic colors as shown in the attached screen capture not just the 16 that show up when attemting to do the above?

As always thanks in advance for any help,

Herc
 

A:Changing font colors in Outlook Express

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Is there a way to fix washed out colors on a Dell Precision 7510?  I am guessing this is a pretty expensive unit and the colors look washed out and difficult to read because the contrast is so poor. 
Also text is tiny on this and scaling messes up everything else on the screen.  Some things are too small and others too big.  Its huge size differences. 
I have tried all the settings to help make the text better and colors more clear but then the dark is too dark and the light is too light.  There is no middle ground here. 
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

A:Dell Precision 7510 Colors Washed Out and small text

If that system has the Intel Display Power Saving Technology setting, that is very likely responsible for your washed out colors.  If the setting is available, it will be under Intel Graphics Settings > Power > On Battery, or thereabouts.  What operating system and display resolution is your Precision 7510 running?  Also note that in many cases, scaling changes require you to log off and back on in order to be applied properly.  Newer releases of Windows 10 and third-party applications have been getting better about redrawing themselves immediately so that this isn't required, but that's not universally true yet, so if you haven't tried that yet, see if you like the appearance of text and graphic elements after a logoff/logon cycle.

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Hi all!
 
I am running MS Win XP Pro SP3 32-bit.
 
While running Windows Repair - All in One during pre-scan I noticed a missing environment variable, called .MSC, but unfortunately the tool was incapable of correcting this for whatever reason, and I am therefore wondering how do I fix this manually, or more specifically; Is Safe Mode the best way to do this?
 
Also, frequently I encounter an 'Restore Active Desktop' error message, which causes the desktop wallpaper to disappear, and while attempting to fix this, I unfortunately lost the icon text background color; how do I fix this?
 
Just some small problems that I am trying to fix now before I am building myself a new computer...
 
Thank you very much in advance!
 
Regards,
midimusicman79

A:How do I fix missing environment variables and icon text background colors?

I would disable active desktop as it is a security risk. Right click an empty spot on the Desktop > Properties > Desktop tab > Customize Desktop button > Web tab > uncheck any boxes. If the desktop image changes then set it up to your preferred image.
 
For Enviromental Variable issue right click Computer > Properties > Advanced tab > Environmental Variables button. In the System Variable Section click on PATHTXT. Press edit. If MSC is not in the list add it with a semicolon.  ;.msc
 
PATHEXT
.com;.exe;.bat;.cmd;.vbs;.vbe;.js;.jse;.wsf;.wsh;.msc

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I have Windows XP and today I have found my computer severely messed up. I turned it on and pixels keep changing color at random and the computer always restarts itself before anything can fully load.

I inserted the XP recovery CD and it shows the same problem when run, with characters changing at random and even their colors changing. Various blocks on the screen also go black or change color. Tried booting with memtest and it
is having the same types of errors.

Will post what memtest says when it finally finishes, but in the meantime, any idea what could cause this sort of behavior? Has some hardware piece gone bad?

A:Chars, colors changing and screen elements vanishing

So I woke this morning and the DOS screen for memtest is a garbled mess of mangled words, pixels, and colors. No sure if the tests finished successfully or not, but I see a zero under the errors section. Given that characters were changing at random, I can't be sure if that is really supposed to be a zero.

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Seems to be the fashion lately to have dark text on a dark background. I'm still using my Trust Rusty CRT monitor so these are practically unreadable for me. Anyone know a fix without using SeaMonkey or some other complex mumbo jumbo? Just need contrasting text so I can read it.

I'm using Firefox 3.6.2. Right now the only way I can read text on these sites is to select it with the mouse. Even then I don't always get contrast.

A:Firefox - make text readable on sites with dark background colors

Hi,

This may be not what you are after, but what about:

Firefox > Tools > Options > Content tab > Colours > Uncheck "Allow pages to choose their own colours, instead of using my selections above"

Does this solve the issue?

Richard

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My taskbar is the normal blue from WinXP, however it is now changing at random to beige. Along with that I keep losing my sound card, in device manager it shows active and enable but no sounds (other than system sounds) will play. When I click on the speaker on the taskbar it says no active mixer devices enabled. I did a system restore to a previous point and got everything back, then after maybe a minute or so the taskbar changed colors to beige and then I checked my sound and I had lost it again.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Here is the Hijack log (the web3270 stuff is for work-terminal emulation)

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:25:23 AM, on 1/15/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DLA\DLACTRLW.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
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A:Losing Sound/Taskbar changing colors (HiJack Log included)

48 hour bump

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