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Solved: Change Color of Text in cmd permanently ..

Q: Solved: Change Color of Text in cmd permanently ..

OK I can open cmd and type color 0a and that's what I like...

So is there anyway to keep this color default so I don't have to type it in every time...

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A: Solved: Change Color of Text in cmd permanently ..

I don't know if I can help, since I don't have Windows7,but have you tried to right click on the title bar at the top of the box and select properties.That is how you do it in Windows XP.
Hope that's what you mean.

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For instance, if I highlight a word in a text-entry field, it's a very bright blue. This is also true in Firefox, Thunderbird, Word, OneNote, various fora, etc. but not in Excel.

Prior to installing Windows 10, the highlight in a text-entry field was either pale grey (on dark backgrounds) or darker grey (on light backgrounds), which is what I'd like to have back.

Any ideas?

A:Would like to change the text highlight color in text-entry fields

Are you talking about doing this, but with gray and not red?

Open up Notepadcopy the registry settings in the code box(left click 3 times slowly)Paste into NotePadYou will need to find the RGB values(if the ones I have supplied are not what you want) for the color you want, and change them.Create a registry file by saving(to Desktop or Documents) as TextColor.regDouble click the reg file.Sign out, sign in and your finished.To change the values just right click the file and choose edit, make the changes, save, close and see point #6

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors]
"Hilight"="192 192 192"
"MenuHilight"="192 192 192"
Light Gray RGB=192 192 192
Darker Gray RGB= 105 105 105

Here is the reg file in case you have problems doing it yourself, using light gray: GrayHighlights.zip

Just download. Right click open Properties. Check unblock. Click OK. Extract(unzip) to where ever you want. Double click the Icon. Sign out and back in. Highlight something

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Is there a way to change the font attributes of the text on this screen and ones alike?

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So i downloaded a theme for windows and it made everything black but i dont think the guy was thinking that the default text color of windows was black so i cant see any text so my question is. How can i change the default text color of ALL the text on my os to white not black?

A:How can i change the text color to white?

right click > customize folder... lol

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"...and what is the other word for Thesaurus?" Steven WrightClick to expand...

In XP, how can I change the color on the Desktop Icon Text? Or...any tips on how to make the icons and their text more visible against certain desktop backgrounds?

Changed the background and can hardly see the text but can make out the icons....great idea to have an easy place to change the text size and font on the icons and not have any other changes you can do from there!?? Way to go MS! Sorry, just so many little nuisances like this, easy to judge when not the one who wrote the program, huh!

Thanks for any input, help, tips, ideas....the list goes on and on...

A:How to change icon text color or...

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How do I change the text cursor color? Not the mouse cursor. I mean the blinking vertical line that appears in every textbox.

A:How do I change text cursor color?

A few mac themes make the textbox outlines nice blue. I cant remember which one did it for me, but you may search at deviantart. (http://www.deviantart.com/)

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Today, Windows 10 Home version 1511, 10586 was forced on me and now my title bar text is an ugly white. It used to be black and I have no clue how to get it back that way. I searched and found this tutorial that tells you to modify a value in the registry, but that didn't do a thing. Is there a way to change this or is it stuck this way now? It's actually quite annoying.

A:Is it possible to change the title bar *TEXT* color?


you may give a look there

Title Bar Text Color - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums[1]=Appearance%20Personalize


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I am using XP home; is there a way to change the desktop icon text color from white to something else? I see I can make it bold & italic, but no option for color change? If you know of a way, let me know.


A:Change icon text color in win XP?

Looks like with a 3rd party download you can. Without it, it does not appear you can. I have never used the application so I can neither confirm, deny or vouch for it. But according to what I see in screenshot #2 hrere, It is possible.The application is a free download called Hook99. I suggest a download from here: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhan...ed/Hook99.shtml

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When replying to emails (using WLM) the text is dark brown ... regardless of the original email.

I have the font set to Arial, 14 pt, black ... for composing emails. New emails are fine, but the text color for replies is changed.

I can change the color for 'that' reply .... but want to change it permanently.

A:How to change the text color of WLM replies

Quote: Originally Posted by Win7rap

When replying to emails (using WLM) the text is dark brown ... regardless of the original email.

I have the font set to Arial, 14 pt, black ... for composing emails. New emails are fine, but the text color for replies is changed.

I can change the color for 'that' reply .... but want to change it permanently.


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How do you change the color of the text on a cmd button, or is it even possible.

Thanks for the help

A:Change text color on control button

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Is it possible to change the color of text on the Taskbar buttons? It is unreadable as black text on a very dark background.

Thanks to various tutorials and threads in TenForums, and the Winaero Tweaker program, I now have all the other UI colors in Windows 10 looking how I want with a customized theme.

A:How to change text color on Taskbar buttons?

Have you figured out how to change the background color on File Explorer from that awful White??

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I have tried but I believe that Win XP home does not allow for a icon text color change[U/] on desktop. So, I'm asking does anyone know a way around this?

A:Change text color of icons on desktop

Probably these applications can help you to achieve what you are trying to do:-

Change Desktop Icon Text Color or Make the Text Transparent

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All the text on the Start screen text is white (when using a dark background). Can this color be changed?

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How can I change tooltip text without using something like WSB (Windows Style Builder)? I have looked at Shellstyle.dll but cannot pick out the right setting.

A:How to change tooltip text font and color

Hello Rdwray,

You can change the font and more for the ToolTip item in Advanced Appearance Settings.

Hope this helps,

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Is there a setting to change the colors of Icon text other than hilight and also a setting menu to change the Hottracking color?

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How can I do this? I'm just wonderin' if this is possible, because I have a white wallpaper, and I want to change the icon's text color to black. please help!

Oh by the way, I'm using Watercolor visual style

A:Change Desktop icon's text color?


Iconoid will do that and much more.

It's Freeware!

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I recently installed the U-7imate theme for Windows 7. I like it a lot, but one annoying thing is that it changes the text color in right click menus to white. As you can see, this works nicely with Windows Explorer and such, but Solidworks does not like it so much. I can't read anything in the menus now. Is there a way I can change the text color in a specific application? Or is it just one global variable? The theme also messes with Google chrome a bit but that is not such a big deal. If I could change that back too that would be cool.

Thank you!

A:Change text color in a specific program?

Welcome to the Seven Forums

Most likely there is not a way of changing that context menu in the program itself.

You'll find that problem with dark theme.


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I was just curious how to change the color of the text on Icons. if i have an icon like 'Msn 7.5' or whatever, it shows up in white text.. is it possible to change it, and if so, how would you go about doing it.

A:How Do You Change The Color Of The Icon Text On Your Desktop?

I don't think you can change the color in Windows XP, just things like font and size. I don't know about other Windows versions though.

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Is there a way to change the text color for desktop icons in Windows 7? It seems that white is the only color available.

As I periodically like to change desktop backgrounds, there are times, due to a light background, that the icon text is difficult or virtually impossible to read.

In advance, thanks.

A:Change W7 desktop icon text color

I would think it would be one of these

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Anybody know how to change the color of the text on desktop icons? Not a big deal, but just found a wallpaper I really like. Only problem is that is has a lot of white in in and I can't read my icon descriptions.

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I have a legal form to fill out in WORD and it keeps printing the entries in the text fields in blue. The A text color tool is greyed out. How can I make it black again? I seldom use Office so I'm a newbie at this one.

A:can't change text color in WORD document fields

If the form has been designed as a protected Word document "form" (probably that is the case since it is a "legal form") then they may have formatted it in that manner because that is how they want it filled in, with your content in blue?

Hence the options are unavailable for you to change.

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I have a simple PP....it's complete already....how do I change the tex color for all slides? Thanks!

A:In Powerpoint 2002, how do I change text color for all slides?

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I have two PC's, both running Windows 8.1
This question does not pertain to Windows 7 or earlier versions of the Windows Operating System.
On the 1st PC, the text displayed under the icons on the Desktop is completely black with no shadows.
On the 2nd PC the text displayed under the icons on the Desktop is white with a black shadow, even when the background color is solid white!
I want to change the color of the icon text on the 2nd PC to a solid black, as is present on the 1st PC.
I have been through the following with no success:
 - Changed all personalization settings by right clicking and selecting Personalization on the desktop.
 - Ran Regedit and tried changing, and comparing  the Color Settings between the two PC's, under:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER, Control Panel, ColorsHKEY_CURRENT_USER, Control Panel, Desktop, ColorsHKEY_CURRENT_USER, Control Panel, Desktop, WindowMetrics
Within the Control Panel I have selected System, Advanced System Settings, Advanced, Performance, Visual Effects where I unchecked the "Use Drop Shadows for icon labels on the desktop".  I verified that the ListViewShadow is being changed
using Regedit at HKEY_CURRENT_USER, Software, Microsoft, Windows, CurrentVersion, Explorer, Advanced yet there is still no affect upon the Desktop screen, even when rebooted.  I also tried changing ListViewShadow directly in the registry, again with no
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A:Change Icon Text Color On Windows 8.1 Desktop

Hello Yolanda,
Your suggestion above about disabling the "show my desktop background on Start" did enable me to get black text/font under the icons on the Desktop.
I have also found another contributor to creating white shadowed text/font as follows:
If, when using the Control Panel, System\Advanced System Settings\Advanced\Performance\Visual Effects\Use Drop Shadows for icon labels on the desktop is set then: When using regedit, there is a correlation
between HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\PaintDesktopVersion being set to 1, which gives the white shadowed text/font on the Desktop.  Disabling (or setting to 0) allowed the black text/font to reappear, but only after entering
regedit for at least two times.  The change wouldn't take affect with just one entry into regedit.  Of course the real purpose of this property is to display the Windows version and build in the lower right corner of the Desktop.

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Find the program here---

D-Color XP Download - Softpedia

I made my text yellow with transparent background.

See pictures in order--

1~~~ http://i47.tinypic.com/2rddir8.png

2~~~ http://i50.tinypic.com/2ur9k7k.png

It works on win 8 pro.Not just XP.

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Anybody have any idea how to change the title text color on windows. The fact that it's always black makes it pretty useless on any dark colored theme... I would have thought they would have programmed this in. I thought wrong...

imgur: the simple image sharer
On vista/7 Aero put a 'glow' around the letters so it would always show, now that glow is gone, and dark themes are useless.

A:Windows 8 Desktop UI - Change Title Text Color?

interesting, looks like MS forgot something. Wooppss.
I can't find it either. Still searching.

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When viewing My Computer in Detail Mode all the text is Black, is there a way to change the color or is there a 3rd party software out there that will aid in doing this?

Thank You all in advance for any assistance you can provide


A:How to change the text color of folder names in my computer

Read this thread all the way to the end and see if that will help
wsb font color help

If it's something you need help with just ask.


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Hi everybody,

It's been a few days since I have been unable to change the text color, and insert emoticons from the composition format toolbar.

What is happening is this: 1. When I highlight a part of text of which I want to change the color it does NOT change (before now I was able to change some parts of the texts to the few different colors if I needed to), 2. Emoticon just does not insert when I click on it.

I installed Thunderbird over the current one. Sometimes it solved the glitches. But this one it did not help.
Does anybody else have this problem , or only me???

Any idea how to fix these problems??? May be it's a new version's bug??
Thanks a bunch in advance.
P.S. My Mozilla TB is up-to-date v. 31.1.1.

A:On Thunderbird - can not change text color, and also emoticons don't insert

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I was searching through many topics in (and outside) this forum, but I haven't find how to edit this text color. I believe it'd be

Start menu > Panel > Basic > Programslistextended > TEXTCOLOR:COLOR

But I modify its value and apply seeing no change. Try figure it out but unsucessfully. Any suggestion and help would be great. Thanks.

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I'm asking about the text color of menu when it's in extended mode. I supposed it was separated from the text color in normal mode, right? See attachments for more details (if other link fails).

A:Change color of text in extended mode of start menu?

Changed the Text Color at Start Menu > Panels > Basic > ProgramsList


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I am attaching a picture of what I have in front of me imported from the net.

What I want to do is change the background and the color of the text. How is this done?

A:How do I remove shading and change text color in a Word doc. imported from the Net

Highlight the text and then R-Click>Format or something like that, and fiddle around a bit.

Btw, is your desktop supposed to be on those low graphics settings?

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On a Windows 7 desktop PC using Firefox 40. Where is the ability to change text color on the Google Docs toolbar? I think I had it once during a session and it vanished on me. I have included a picture of my toolbar as a reference.

If I can't get the text color to change via the toolbar, how do I do it from another menu?


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I just read this tutorial, and I had no trouble following it, but there's another color I would like to change. In the image below I would like to change the color of the text inside the red rectangle. Is there a way to do that?

You might not be able to see the text in that image, and it's just barely visible on my desktop. I would like text to be more easily readable.

A:Change color of "More apps" text

Originally Posted by gregyurkon

I just read this tutorial, and I had no trouble following it, but there's another color I would like to change. In the image below I would like to change the color of the text inside the red rectangle. Is there a way to do that?

You might not be able to see the text in that image, and it's just barely visible on my desktop. I would like text to be more easily readable.

The only way is to also change the color of Start, taskbar, action center... in the settings app. The color of the More Apps text is somehow connected to that, and cannot be changed in [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors].

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i'm using a 3rd party visual style with windows xp (concave to be exact).

i installed it a few days ago, and decided to make it my default theme. however, i've run into some gui annoyances. mainly black text over black background. i've been through every setting in the advanced apearance tab in the control panel, and i've downloaded about a million different registry editors and visual style editors, but i can't seem to find the setting for this one bit of text.


if i right click on a folder and select properties, most of the text in the window is black. (see image below)

my question is, is there a way to change the font color using native-to-windows settings or do i need a program, and if so, what program would you recomend if you know of any?

A:[SOLVED] gui text color problem

Hello Eric, Welcome to TSF!

Please try this ....

Go Start > Control Panel > switch to Classic View > Display > Appearance > Advanced...in here you will be able to change the text colours to what you want.

Post back with the outcome.

Kind Regards,

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Ever since I got my new computer and Windows XP was installed on it upon purchase, I no longer receive colored text in my emails.

Other than links that are hyperlinked in blue, that's the only color I get.

I also create html pages in FrontPage Xpress. I create the color where I want it, save it, then "view souce" to insert into my autoresponder.

All the color shows up in FPX, but when either viewing the page in my autoresponder, or after sending the message to myself, or just bringing up the saved page to view, there is never any color.

If I am using
Windows XP
Internet Explorer Version 6
Outlook Express Version 6

Thank you in advance for anyone who may be able to help.

A:[SOLVED] No Color Text in Email

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Somehow I lost text color as I type in Outlook, I'm not quite sure what I did? When I go back and select the text and a color the color shows up.


A:Solved: Lost text color in Outlook '03

If you mean that you want to set your default font color for messages, check this. I have Outlook 2002, but it should be similar.
Tools> Options> Mail Format tab> under Stationery and Fonts, click Fonts button. Under Message fonts, click the Choose font button beside each message that you want you font. You can set font, size and color.

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Hello all,
I am looking to modify the color of a Rainmeter skin that I have made, and want it to change based on the "average" color of the current wallpaper. I was thinking that the solution to this may be along the lines of how the Aero-glass used to work on Win7, or how the "automatic color picker" works now on Win8, where it changes the taskbar color based on the average color represented in your wallpaper.

Any suggestions as to where I might find code to get me started, or if any of you might be willing to help me do this? While this obviously isn't a task of utmost importance, I'm pretty sure we all love making things look the way we want them to.

Thanks in advance,


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I was wanting to change around the text color on my desktop icons....i've looked everywhere for it and even downloaded a TransText app just for it, but to no avail....where do I change it? I would like some white wallpaper and the white icons dont work!


A:[Solved] XP Desktop Icon Text Color Question

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On the Outlook Express 6, the changing of the colours of the text in the outgoing messages, does not work. It was working a week ago.

Now works the bold and the underline but not the colours. I try to copy coloured text from Word: the OE do not accept the colours, just the text.

I try to uninstall the Outlook Express and re installs it again, but the problem persists.

I will appreciate your help.


A:Solved: Outlook Express (Text Color problem)

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I am using white text on a marble background in Word 2003. When I select all the text, it appears with a black background. In Print Preview, this black
background does not appear. I want to somehow print the sign using the white text while keeping the black background (the marble background remains) that surrounds only the text when I select it. Is this possible? Thanks for any help.

A:Solved: Background color one gets when selecting text in Word 2003

When text is selected it usually shows the reverse color of the text and a dark color as the background. If you want to set black backgrounds on top of the image background you will want to look into "Format">>"Borders and Shading" from the menu bar and click on the "Shading" tab to set a background color behind the text.

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Until yesterday, I was able to remove the color background (completely) from the desktop icon text when I right-clicked on the desktop, next clicked "Arrange Icons by..", and then deselected "Lock Web Items on Desktop".

For some reason this technique no longer works. This is just a nuisance, and not a serious problem, but I would appreciate it if someone could suggest how else to remove the color backgrounds. And "No", I'm not sure what I may have done to cause this change, except that I have just defragged my hard disk and am in the process of packing the files to the front of the disk.

A:[SOLVED] How can you remove color background from Desktop Icon Text?

Right-click My Computer and select Properties. Advanced tab > Performance > Settings button > Visual Effects tab > "Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop".

This will make the icon text background transparent. It's not exactly easy to find or clear what it does from the description, but it works.

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I first posted this in http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/624289-cannot-view-some-colors.html#post5115698, but this seems to be an Office 2000 issue.
I cannot view the text in some images in Word 2000. For example, here's a screen of document in Windows 2000 running Word 2000:
If you look closely, the text shows up as white.
and here's the same document in Windows 2003 running Word 2000:
The strange thing is that when I double clicked on the image, Word converted the image to an editable image where I could edit the text. When I closed the picture window, I could see the text in the image even though some of the lines in the diagram were incomplete. For example:
Any ideas?

A:Solved: Cannot view text color in images in Word 2000

Found the solution:

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The colors on my desktop icons and in AOL are grainy instead of solid. I get a message telling me I need to be running 256 colors but, when I change the display setting to 256 colors, press apply and then restart, it goes back to 16 colors. I've had the same version of AOL for quite some time and the color were fine until a few months ago. When the colors became grainy the drop down menus for the AOL toolbar turnedblack with visible text. They still work but I have to use a hit and miss technique to find what I want. Thanx, Amelie

A:Solved: 256 Color change won't take

Something has happened to your video card driver.

Open Settings>Control Panel>System>Device Manager. Tick the checkbox next to Display Adapters, which will show your video card driver. Double click on that, and a box will open up. It will say "this device is working properly" or something about not being installed or the driver needs updating.

Click on the Driver tab, and then Update Driver. Windows should know where the driver is and be able to reinstall it. If not, you'll have to point Windows to it. In ME it's probably in C:\Windows\Inf. Not sure about 95 or 98. Post back and let us know what happened. There's more you can do if this doesn't work, like download drivers from the manufacturer's site.

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For some reason the links color on my computer change. They are supposed to be on blue color but now they're sky blue and sometimes are hard to read.

I'm gonna put some pictures showing the problem.

This is on Firefox:

This is on Internet Explorer:

This is in a Windows Menu:

They're supposed to be blue so that the can be read easily.

I appreciate any help!

A:[SOLVED] How to change links color?

I would look in "about:config". Just put that into the address bar and you can see all the settings for firefox.

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Is there an easy way (not a macro) to show any date that appears on a worksheet that is <Today to appear with Red font color?

A:Solved: Change in font color?

Just set one cell, anywhere, such as A1, as your set date, or even to =TODAY(), to make it automatically adjust.

On the cell you want to change per the date, use "Conditional Formating" on that cell to reflect your choice of font color.
(Command: Format>Conditional Formatting)

Then on that cell that you want to change color. just set the condition to be
"Cell Value Is" "less than" =A1

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Hi I really appreciate the previous help I had regarding another problem. But now I have a new one. I have a compaq computer with windows ME. The problem is that I cannot change my color setting to anything more than 16 bit and is causing my screen to look blurry. I do have the options to change my color setting to 256 but when I do it tells me to restart which I do but I still get the same setting can anyone please let me know how can I fix this?

A:[SOLVED] cannot change my color settings

Hi, you need to reinstall your display adapters from your Compaq cd. And I'm guessing you mean 16 color, not 16 bit.

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Found it never mind thanx though

A:Solved: Change Cell Color

Hey Dreambringer, it's always best to leave your original question and have a seperate post of your solution. This is so that if somebody else comes to the board and searches for the same problem, they have problem & solution right there.

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I have Windows XP on a DELL. I tried to download the display monitor driver for E772C. When I tried to follow the instructions after downloading which told me to follow the following path: Right click on the background. Go to properties which pulls up display properties. Click on the Settings tab. Click on the Advanced button. Click on the monitor tab. Then it said to click on Properties but is grayed out so I still cant change the color to more than 4 bits.

A:Solved: Can't change the display color to more than 4 bits

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