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Windows 7: Taskbar

23 Apr 2014   #1
sxlcartron

Windows 7
 
 
Taskbar

Hi,
whenever I right-click an item in the taskbar and a pop-up menu appears , the lettering is in white on a grey background and very difficult to read. It wasn't always like this and I cannot , despite many attempts , change the colors to make it more readable.
It only is a problem with items in the Taskbar.
Can anyone suggest a solution?
thanks
jim


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23 Apr 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jim, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please post a screenshot showing this to see if it may help to ID what the issue could be.

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23 Apr 2014   #3
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sxlcartron View Post
Hi,
whenever I right-click an item in the taskbar and a pop-up menu appears , the lettering is in white on a grey background and very difficult to read. It wasn't always like this and I cannot , despite many attempts , change the colors to make it more readable.
It only is a problem with items in the Taskbar.
Can anyone suggest a solution?
thanks
jim
Since you don't state how long you've had the problem, I would try a reboot, if you haven't already done so.
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23 Apr 2014   #4
sxlcartron

Windows 7
 
 
Taskbar

Hi,
thanks for replying.
Here is a screenshot showing the results of right-clicking on the Chrome icon in the toolbar.
As you can see the list of items are not readable due to the color scheme - white writing on a grey background.
Yes, I've tried altering the themes and windows color schemes but nothing seems to work.
The problem started when I had to recover from a systems crash a few days ago.
jim


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23 Apr 2014   #5
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Try doing a System Restore to a date before you had the problem.
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23 Apr 2014   #6
sxlcartron

Windows 7
 
 
Taskbar

I'm afraid there is no 'before' point as I had to re-install a clone of my C: drive which was 6 months old
and all restore points were erased.
Is there no way I can alter the color scheme to make the font black instead of white?
thanks for replying
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23 Apr 2014   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Are you using a custom theme?

For now, you might see if running a sfc /scannow command may help.
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24 Apr 2014   #8
sxlcartron

Windows 7
 
 
Taskbar

I don't think any themes are running and I have tried sfc /scannow - nothing works.
Before this I noticed that the three minimise/maximise/delete buttons in the top right corner of every window
were also invisible and could only be seen when moused over - but a change of color scheme solved that.
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24 Apr 2014   #9
gini

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
 
 

This link might help.
How to Change the Default Font on Windows 7: 7 Steps - wikiHow
I know you don't necessarily want to change the font, but changing the font colors (which can be done from the same screen) for the menus might make things legible again. This area used to be easy to access!
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24 Apr 2014   #10
sxlcartron

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the tip but I've tried every combination in these listings and I can control
the size and color of everything EXCEPT the one I want.
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