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Windows 7: why is it like this?

16 Feb 2011   #1
joelkat

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
why is it like this?

in the red circle? it used to be blue? and cool


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16 Feb 2011   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

what exactly used to be blue? and cool

are you talking about the dotted line?

i've never heard anyone call the default windows wallpaper 'cool' - but each to their own...
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16 Feb 2011   #3
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

First question, is that selection box there no matter what background you select?
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16 Feb 2011   #4
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Change your Desktop wallpaper.

Right click on the Desktop and select Personalize.
Pick one of the existing themes.
Click on Desktop Background then setup the slide show the way you want it to work.
If you want a single background to stay, select just that one.
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16 Feb 2011   #5
Sik00

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I think he means the actual selection box used to be blue.


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16 Feb 2011   #6
joelkat

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

yeah like his...
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16 Feb 2011   #7
Sik00

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Click Start, and in the Search box, search "Color" and click "Change window color and metrics"

Scroll down to "Hyperlink" in the item drop-down box. That color should determine your dragbox color, as well as your hyperlinks.


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16 Feb 2011   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I guess fair blue on a fair blue background does not work too well. Change the background and see.


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16 Feb 2011   #9
joelkat

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

changed theme its still the same ad the color hyper link didnt work..
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16 Feb 2011   #10
Sik00

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Try this: Start > Control Panel > Performance Information and Tools

Click "Adjust Visual Effects" in the left pane.

Under the Visual Effects tab, in the list at the bottom, there should be a checkbox for "Show translucent selection rectangle"
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