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Windows 7: white dropdown items

24 Jun 2010   #1
paulsellers

Win 7
 
 
white dropdown items

Hey,
recently my dropdowns have started showing the list, but when I over over a selection, it turns white and can not be read. It is like the item has a background and font color of white. I have looked at color configs and I don't see anything that will help. I have also googled the problem and I don't see anything that addresses the issue.
Has anyone seen this before and have any suggestions on fixing it?

You can see it on the attached - between "Java Console" and "downThemAll! Tools" It should be "Error Console" - if you click on it, then it works fine, you just can't read it. The example is from firefox, but it is almost all programs that do this.
Thanks




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24 Jun 2010   #2
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi Paul,

Not sure if this is the same issue you're having, but take a look: Blank Drop Down Menus

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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24 Jun 2010   #3
paulsellers

Win 7
 
 

sorry, no that does not solve the problem. I have done some more testing and it looks like it is only Mozilla products. I will hunt along that path and see what I can find.
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24 Jun 2010   #4
ryo

 
 

how about if you uninstall your mozilla. and then fresh install it.
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24 Jun 2010   #5
paulsellers

Win 7
 
 

Uninstall and reinstall did not work, BUT I did find the problem.. This was happening when the program was started through rocketdock.. if I start the program from the start menu, then the issue went away.. So it's not windows and it's not the mozilla products, it's rocketdock.

My solution, don't use rocketdock.

Thanks for the help and the suggestions.
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24 Jun 2010   #6
ryo

 
 

thanks for the update. if you want to mark as solved. click on triangle and type it solved.
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25 Jun 2010   #7
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Thanks for returning to post your solution, Paul. Please let us know if there's anything else we can do.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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