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Windows 7: Problem with a few desktop gadgets - pink outline

07 Oct 2009   #11

Windows 8 Professional x64

I run W7 x64, ATI Graphics & IE8 and I get some of the same "pink" effects on my vista x32 laptop with IE8 & Nvidia IE8 is present on both computers and now seeing siramic's post I remember I did start to notice the pink outlines after I upgraded to IE8...It's not that big a problem since it seems to only effect a few gadgets but some of the gadgets it effects are some of my favorites

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07 Oct 2009   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

Hi SleeStack, just to make sure I wasn't "misremembering" I uninstalled IE8 and they cleared up. Also, when the ram/cpu gadget (the one shown) would freeze up, my cpu would stay at a pretty constant 50% even during idle, with only desktop running, that's also what prompted me to call Microsoft. Not all gadgets are affected, just some. Hope this helps. :)

Gadgets with IE8:

IE8 uninstalled:
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07 Oct 2009   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

DocBrown, like your desktop, looks like you could go anywhere from there. :)
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07 Oct 2009   #14
Microsoft MVP


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by avishking View Post
I use the latest ATI drivers, 9.9 ... but both of us having ATI cards might have something to do with it, maybe some a drivers conflict with? i will try removing them and re-installing
yes my roommate has this problem with ATI as well

But I have also had strange color shadows on Win7 gadgets with NVIDIA
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07 Oct 2009   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

I had the problem with a Radeon 4850 card, and my new GTX285, in both cases uninstalling IE8 worked I have reinstalled IE8 and have changed out some gadgets, using those that are more compatible. Try reinstalling the latest drivers as your thinking, you never know. :)
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08 Jun 2010   #16

Windows 7

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08 Jun 2010   #17

Windows 7

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08 Jun 2010   #18
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

This is a very old thread, which is why I never replied to it, but now that it is back at the top, the answer is...

The thread starter is using a custom DPI setting. Even 101% will give you a pink outline around certain gadgets, but not all. See my unanswered post. A Guy
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18 Dec 2010   #19

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Gadgets have a pink background

I changed from using 32bit color settings to using 16bit color settings and it got rid of the pink background on my Router Gadget. Right click Desktop\Personalize\Display\Change Display Settings\Advanced Settings\Monitor Tab\Colors at bottom. Change this to 16 bit. My Desktop seems to be displaying everything OK and using 16bit may even be faster. Haven't verified that. Hope this helps.
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