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  1. #1


    Posts : 51
    Windows 8

    Custom colors


    I searched here but can't find the answer.
    Windows 8.1
    I have a number of colors that don't display as they should.
    Desktop - I have a solid color desktop and custom colors for active/inactive windows titles and visited/unvisited links. Custom colors for active/inactive don't work.
    IE 11 - I have set text colors in Tools>Internet Options>General>Colors. For reason I don't understand, some web sites use the colors I specify - some don't. With "Use Windows colors "
    checked, some web sites display background images - some don't. Some dropdown menus show a grey background and black text. Some show a black
    background and white text. Even the color boxes in Tools>Internet Options>General>Colors will show colors or grey boxes, depending
    on whether "Use Windows colors" is checked or not. Unchecking "Use Windows colors " reverses that. Those that displayed colors don't. Those that didn't display colors do.
    Dropdown menus - Some dropdowns show black background/white text, some white background/black text, some grey background/white text, and some what I suspect is grey background AND text (I can't see any text).
    MS Outlook - Tools>Options>Calendar>Default Colors. The dropdown isn't populated. No color list.
    How do I get the colors I select to display properly?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 51
    Windows 8


    Oops. Need to add, if I revert to one of Windows canned themes, everything works as it should. Problem is, I REALLY hate any desktop that isn't a solid color. Hope this helps with a solution.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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