Hope some of you guys can help me. I did a foolish thing the other day, I was answering a survey and in doing so ran an active x plug-in. (please don't lecture on the wrongs of doing this, I've learnt a lesson the hard way). The problem is that it changed the colour of all the windows screens. Mainly the background colour where all the icons sit on the tool bars. This happens on the windows if I open my computer and in IE. I have tried changing themes, also every setting in control panel/display tab appearance and nothing seems to change these colours. Any super smart person out there know how to change it back to the default colours then could you let me know is outlook express looks really bad and is getting on my wires. Thanks
go to start>all programs>accessories>accessibility and check in there if high contrast is on. To switch on/off in vista its left alt, left shift + print screen. What colours are they and which operating system is it?
Thanks guys for the help but, Jake_027, Looked there but can't find high contrast, using XP home. The colours are, background for tool bar is a pale yellow in IE and in Outlook express and windows explorer the same but the tool bar has an orange border line and spacer line.
Marg7, Still disabling these one by one but still not found anything.
HCOOH, I've tried every setting there is in here but to no avail:(
Technotiger, Checked in here nothing looks out of place, I even tried changing some settings but still looks crap.
Skidzy, tried this just after trying system restore but didn't work.
One thing I have tried is to change the toolbar background to a personalised bit map. When I did this explorer and Outlook changed but IE didn't. Don't know if there is anything in this. I still didn't like the result so I'm back where I started. All I want is my boring windows grey back but it looks like I'll have to settle for the horrid new look. I have looked on microsoft site and found references to changing this colour in the registry but not for XP, only older versions. I suspect It is set in the registry but finding the right one or combination of settings may be a little tricky. Don't like playing around in here too much incase it messes it up completely. I have backed it up but you never know how good the back up is until you need it, bit like insurance really.