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Windows 7: Aero scheme colour change - Help!!!

02 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
Aero scheme colour change - Help!!!


Every time I use the command Ctrl+C to copy. My Windows aero colour scheme returns to default colours. The only way to change it back is to hit Ctrl+C 10 more times!!! This seems to be an odd issue but its really annoying as I copy and paste allot XD

Can somebody help me?? I'm new to the forum.


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02 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

Sounds liek something is running that is interpreting Ctrl+C as a command to restore default colors. Weird but that's what it sounds like.

How does it behave if you boot to Safe Mode with Networking? If better then something is starting at boot that is causing the problem.

Advanced startup options - XP
Advanced startup options - Vista
Advanced startup options - Windows 7

Use msconfig to determine what is causing the problem

These are good tutorials on using msconfig in XP, Vista or Windows 7:
How to use msconfig in Windows XP
How to use msconfig in Windows Vista
How to use msconfig in Windows 7

Click on Start then Run, type msconfig and press Enter.
Click on the Startup tab, record what is currently starting then click the Disable All button.
Reboot and see if it runs better.
If yes then use msconfig to enable several items at a time till you find the culprit.

If no, start msconfig and click on the Services tab.
Check the Hide All Microsoft Services box, record what is currently starting then click the Disable All button.
Again, do a regular boot, see if it runs normal.
If yes then use msconfig to enable services till you find the culprit.

Once you've found the culprit, uninstall it or find out how to eliminate it from your system. Simply disabling it in msconfig is a temporary fix at best.
Enable everything else you disabled.
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02 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1

Thanks for your help! I use this bit of software called MSI afterburner and it has a video capture mode. I set up a macro in afterburner which was ctrl+alt+c to begin capture, but I installed a new version and it changed the macro to ctrl+c. When I pressed this it thought I was trying to record my desktop and got confused. This caused the colour change XD Changed the macro back.

All better now.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

03 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 10 Pro X64

Glad to hear it, thanks for letting me know.
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