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Windows 7: Security screen - can't read white text very well

26 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 Beta Build 7100
Security screen - can't read white text very well

Win 7 installed and running well.

When I call up the task manager, the white text is hard to read against the pale blue background. Is there a way to change either the text or the pale blue background. It nice 'nuff, but not enough contrast to read.


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26 Jul 2009   #2

7600 x86

hmm, no white text in my task manager...

do you mean the full screen menu you get when you hit CTRL-ALT-DEL?

if you just want the task manager, use CTRL-SHIFT-ESC.
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27 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 Beta Build 7100

Yes, I do mean the full screen menu, when I press CTRL-ALT-DEL. It's a pale blue background (with a humming bird on it) and the window with the menu has white text. I think it's the standard splash screen that Win7 is using with CTRL-ALT-DEL command. The menu window that displays, has the same colours as the splash background, but the text is white and it's difficult to read.
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27 Jul 2009   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Cowtoon,

You can apply step 2 in the tutorial below to have a darker shadow around the text on the Ctrl+Alt+Del Security Screen.

Log On Screen Text Shadow - Change

Hope this helps,
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 Security screen - can't read white text very well

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