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Solved Right-click Taskbar Context Menu has weird colors

Zeldar

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I have a brand new Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 with Windows 8.1. When I right-click on an icon on the taskbar, the context menu has a purplish background with purple text. It is basically unreadable. In addition, the 'Unpin' context choice has the pushpin moved to the right so it's over the word 'Unpin'. If I hold the mouse cursor over the menu, I can tell what the choices are by panning up and down. This was a brand new PC. All I did was apply a Windows 8.1 Pro Pack (upgrade to Pro using a key) and I installed Office 2010 Standard. In addition, the default command prompt window has green text rather than white. I was able to correct that one pretty easily by changing the Command Prompt properties and defaults, but I cannot figure out how to fix the Taskbar context menu colors. Anybody know how to fix this annoying problem and what could have caused it? Thanks.
 

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broe23

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Check your personalization settings.
 

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  • OS
    Linux Mint 17.2
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    Toshiba Satellite C850D-st3nx1
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    AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon (tm) HD Graphics 1.40 GHZ
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mritchey

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Don't usually respond to these but removing KB3072318 fixed this exact issue for me. Thanks. Personalization settings ... nope.
 

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    AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1090T Processor (6 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
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    8GB
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