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Computer help *please*
6/19/13 | me

Posted on 06/19/2013 1:57:39 PM PDT by texas_mrs

We had a computer serviceman here this morning and while he made the repairs I requested, now my computer doesn't look anything like it did and it is SO distracting, I can't stay focused on my work. On many websites, the text is blue, and on a spreadsheet the appearance is SO plain and I don't seem to be able to add color to the columns. The taskbar at the bottom is all different as well as the menu bar at the top. Should I try a 'restore'?


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1 posted on 06/19/2013 1:57:39 PM PDT by texas_mrs
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Kinda sounds like the number of colors in the display has been changed in the graphics driver. Like maybe reduced from 16 million to 256 colors? What kind of computer? Windows?


2 posted on 06/19/2013 1:59:24 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: texas_mrs

Don’t worry, the NSA will fix it tonight while you sleep.


3 posted on 06/19/2013 2:00:32 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (What difference does it make?)
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To: texas_mrs

Call the repair guy and say come back and fix this problem you caused.


4 posted on 06/19/2013 2:00:37 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: texas_mrs

Call the service company, have them send a different technician and have them put it back the way it was.


5 posted on 06/19/2013 2:00:59 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: texas_mrs
If nothing he fixed this AM would be affected, I would go for it.

However if he made a change to restore function, then no.

6 posted on 06/19/2013 2:01:47 PM PDT by Not now, Not ever! (Girlfriend suggested I use pelosi in place of swear words, A good idea, I think)
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To: texas_mrs
If your tech support guy looks like this guy, that might be the start of your problem....


7 posted on 06/19/2013 2:01:51 PM PDT by llevrok (We are in a new Cold War. At home.)
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To: texas_mrs

right click an empty spot on the desktop and select Personalize (Windows 7).

You can set the screen properties from there.


8 posted on 06/19/2013 2:02:46 PM PDT by dmz
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To: texas_mrs

One quick thing to check - make sure the hookup to the monitor is firmly seated at both ends. A loose connection can cause something like what you’re seeing, and it happens a lot when someone disconnects a monitor to work on a ‘puter.


9 posted on 06/19/2013 2:03:17 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

Yes, Windows 7 Home Premium. I think you are correct. I will look at that.

To the rest of you, we are WAY out in the country, this guy always does a great job, so I hate to call him back, but I will if I have to.


10 posted on 06/19/2013 2:03:44 PM PDT by texas_mrs
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Mrs Texas, if that’s your real name, ignore the jokers, click on Control Panel, then on Appearance and Personalization, then you’re on your own.


11 posted on 06/19/2013 2:04:09 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: llevrok

You know, I don’t say “Thank God for underwear” very often, but this time, oooooh yeah.


12 posted on 06/19/2013 2:04:21 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: llevrok
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, Dear Lord! Why'd you do that?


13 posted on 06/19/2013 2:04:58 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: texas_mrs
Are you logged in?

(an old FR meme that many people will remember)

14 posted on 06/19/2013 2:06:38 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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Type operating system and computer?


15 posted on 06/19/2013 2:06:48 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: texas_mrs

If it is a windows 7 or probably any windows go to start, then control panel then Appearance and personalization. Then you set it to how you want it to look. These may not be the exact words for every computer, but if you check around you should find something similar.


16 posted on 06/19/2013 2:07:09 PM PDT by Spunky
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HEY ! Where did you get my photo from ?


17 posted on 06/19/2013 2:08:00 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: llevrok
Actually, the guy REALLY looks like Latka from Taxi and has very similar mannerisms :)


18 posted on 06/19/2013 2:08:53 PM PDT by texas_mrs
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Something along these lines:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/258-color-bit-depth-display-settings.html


19 posted on 06/19/2013 2:11:06 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: texas_mrs

Are you using windows or a mac? What browser are you using? info info info


20 posted on 06/19/2013 2:11:45 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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