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Windows 7: How to change the selection color in WLM


01 Jun 2010   #1

Win 7
 
 
How to change the selection color in WLM

Current selections are light blue ... very difficult to see (differentiate) - can this be changed (using Windows 7)?

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02 Jun 2010   #2

Mc Donald OS Version Beta
 
 

WLM is Windows Live Mail, right? If so, go to Options near the top - right. Change the theme.

Post a screen shot if possible...
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02 Jun 2010   #3

Win 7
 
 

Yes, WLM is Windows Live Mail. Do you mean the 'options' from the 'drop-down' at the top right?

If so, unfortunately, there is nothing there that seems to be related to themes. (It's the same as choosing
TOOLS -> OPTIONS from the toolbar at the top. Checked tabs again - umpteenth time - nothing in General, Send, Read, ...)
What screen shot do you want?

Have attempted to change themes from Windows Live Control but it does NOTHING to the background color of selected items.

Thank you - but I'm still stuck.
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02 Jun 2010   #4

Mc Donald OS Version Beta
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7rap View Post
Yes, WLM is Windows Live Mail. Do you mean the 'options' from the 'drop-down' at the top right?

If so, unfortunately, there is nothing there that seems to be related to themes. (It's the same as choosing
TOOLS -> OPTIONS from the toolbar at the top. Checked tabs again - umpteenth time - nothing in General, Send, Read, ...)
What screen shot do you want?

Have attempted to change themes from Windows Live Control but it does NOTHING to the background color of selected items.

Thank you - but I'm still stuck.
I just want a screenshot of what part you're referring to. (Note: Cross out any confedential stuff with paint or something.)
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02 Jun 2010   #5

Win 7 Home Premium
 
 
Faint blue text on win 7 LM and status bar.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7rap View Post
Current selections are light blue ... very difficult to see (differentiate) - can this be changed (using Windows 7)?
I am having the same problem,very difficult and at times unable to read e-mail address/subject details with faint blue text.Status bar blue text also very faint.Have tried adjusting personalization colours and transparency etc also resolution with no improvement.I have a Win XP working along side my Win 7 Home Premium, all XP text is easily read ,Win 7 is hardly readable.

Is an option or update available to improve text appearance?.
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02 Jun 2010   #6

Win 7
 
 

woolwich's post explains it but screen shot also attached: a selected email (light blue) then cursor moved to next email (lighter blue)


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How to change the selection color in WLM-wlm.png  
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03 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by woolwich View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7rap View Post
Current selections are light blue ... very difficult to see (differentiate) - can this be changed (using Windows 7)?
I am having the same problem,very difficult and at times unable to read e-mail address/subject details with faint blue text.Status bar blue text also very faint....Is an option or update available to improve text appearance?.
I had the same problem as we all do. The best I could do was change the text color from blue to grey: Use Colorizer/More colors... and choose the basic color white (box in lower right corner).
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03 Jun 2010   #8

Mc Donald OS Version Beta
 
 

OHHHH I get what you're saying now. XD Srry.Um.. That is NOT possible until Microsoft allows customization of that.
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03 Jun 2010   #9

Win 7
 
 

Thank you ... another downer for WLM .... oh to have OE6 back
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03 Jun 2010   #10

Win 7 Home Premium
 
 
Faint text in WLM and status bar.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7rap View Post
Thank you ... another downer for WLM .... oh to have OE6 back
I fully agree this faint text issue is a Massive Downer for Windows 7 LM and an big upper for eye doctors and optometrists

I have searched Microsoft's Win 7 remedial and update files for a solution to the faint text issue.It appears Microsoft do not consider this to be a problem for users with 3 sets of 20+/20+ vision eyes, users who need corrective eye glasses,too bad,they will just have to look harder.

As i find it more difficult to read WLM inbox etc pages,I have reverted back to using Hotmail,Shaw Webmail for OE and Gmail which are not in WLM,I can now easily read Sender,Subject and other details without having to squint or further impair my eye sight.

I still have my XP working and when I compare it's e-mail formats with Win 7 LM I would not of purchased the existing version of Win 7.
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