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Windows 7: Default blue background - cannot read text

15 Aug 2011   #1
Mike 1234

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 
Default blue background - cannot read text

I have a terrible problem I just cannot find a solution to.. I'm trying to use Windows Live Mail, not the web access version, and whenever it opens an email, either one I receive or one I am drafting, it displays it with a dark blue background, and usually blue or black text. It is almost impossible to read and very straining. The emails I describe are not sent that way by the sender, as I have opened them in other programs and they display normally with white background/black text.

The other panes of Windows Live Mail, i.e. the message list, etc., display normally with a white background and black text. Everything I have researched indicates Windows live mail should always display a white background by default, and in fact, it doesn't allow for any background aside from white. Yet somehow I have dark blue.

I suspect it may be a larger problem with the Windows 7 Professional, 64 Bit OS I am running, since I will also have the exact same blue background/blue text problem with other windows I open. For example, if I go under control panel/appearance resolution/display/screen resolution, and click the link "what display settings should I choose?", it pops up a window with the exact same nearly unreadable blue background/blue text.

Please accept my sincere thanks and gratitude for any help or advice you can suggest for this problem. This is really killing me. I also apologize for the long post.

Thanks,
Mike


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15 Aug 2011   #2
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi Mike 1234, welcome to Seven Forums.
Have you changed the Window Colour in Personalization. As in red box.

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15 Aug 2011   #3
Mike 1234

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks Roderunner-

I did try that - but unfortunately no luck. I went through each one and made sure they were set to white. I'm really confounded.

Thanks again- Mike
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16 Aug 2011   #4
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Mike,

What version of WLM are you using.
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17 Aug 2011   #5
Mike 1234

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

I just happened to find the answer to my problem, and wanted to post it here in case anyone else ever has the same issue:

windows help and support screen background - Is dark blue with red - Microsoft Answers

I also want to really thank Roderunner for trying to help me out,
Mike
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17 Aug 2011   #6
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike 1234 View Post
I just happened to find the answer to my problem, and wanted to post it here in case anyone else ever has the same issue:

windows help and support screen background - Is dark blue with red - Microsoft Answers

I also want to really thank Roderunner for trying to help me out,
Mike
Well done Mike, would'nt it be great if their was an application that remembered everything that was done on a pc that was accessible from any other pc for that particular user.
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17 Aug 2011   #7
Mike 1234

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

You can say that again - this stuff will drive you crazy sometimes.

Thank you again Roderunner-
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17 Aug 2011   #8
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

I'm quite fortunate, I have a laptop to experiment on.
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