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Windows 7: Menus have turned Grey - but used to be white

17 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 Bit)
Menus have turned Grey - but used to be white

Various menu's in my Windows 7 Home Premium install have turned an ugly grey colour, such as the right click menu, and in particular, the print menu - whereas they used to be white - any idea on how to change them back? (not system restore)

Many thanks


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17 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

Right Click on Desktop > Personalize > Window Color > In this dialog menu, you should be able to find an option that changes the background of your windows.
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18 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 Bit)

Many Thanks - I clicked on the Advanced settings, and changed the Colour of the '3D Objects' item to white (it was a dark grey colour before) and it worked! - Thanks for your help.
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