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Faded Address Toolbar Type

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    Faded Address Toolbar Type


    I have searched all the keywords I can think of & I can't seem to find this problem addressed anywhere. The type on my address toolbar in the taskbar is very faded. Almost like it's grayed out, but not quite. I had it do this when I first installed Win 8.1, messed with some settings, but none that seemed to make any sense & it went away. Now it's back & I haven't done any setting changes! Has anyone seen this before & can help?!

    Thanks,
    Cheryl
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    Windows 8.0 x64


    Check if high contrast mode is on:

    Press Winkey-q and arrow down to Settings. Then type in the search line the word contrast.
    You should get a hit "turn high contrast mode on or off" or words to that effect. Click it to check the setting.
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    Nothing was selected. But I went into the Personalization settings, changed to a high contrast theme & then back to my normal theme & now the address bar is back to normal. No clue why, but it is.
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    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Just one of those thing were flipping the switch gets it to "take" I guess.
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