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What happened to my desktop look?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Al Dykes, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Al Dykes

    Al Dykes Flightless Bird

    The desktop fonts & features have become less complex. The lines that
    make the characters appear to be one pixel thick. Check boxes
    disappear against the background. The cubes in Tetris have lost the
    3D and have become simple colored squares,

    The Aero transparency still works.

    This is a recent Dell 1464 running W7/64 (aero) from the factory
    image.

    Suggestions?



    --
    Al Dykes
    News is something someone wants to suppress, everything else is advertising.
    - Lord Northcliffe, publisher of the Daily Mail
     
  2. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    On 07/30/2010 06:14 PM, Al Dykes wrote:
    > The desktop fonts& features have become less complex. The lines that
    > make the characters appear to be one pixel thick. Check boxes
    > disappear against the background. The cubes in Tetris have lost the
    > 3D and have become simple colored squares,
    >
    > The Aero transparency still works.
    >
    > This is a recent Dell 1464 running W7/64 (aero) from the factory
    > image.
    >
    > Suggestions?
    >
    >
    >


    What were you doing right before this happened?

    --
    Alias
     
  3. Drew

    Drew Flightless Bird

    One cannot really help without more information about what specs you are
    running, what you have been running and what if any errors you are showing!!

    "Al Dykes" <adykes@panix.com> wrote in message
    news:i2utpi$53j$1@panix1.panix.com...
    > The desktop fonts & features have become less complex. The lines that
    > make the characters appear to be one pixel thick. Check boxes
    > disappear against the background. The cubes in Tetris have lost the
    > 3D and have become simple colored squares,
    >
    > The Aero transparency still works.
    >
    > This is a recent Dell 1464 running W7/64 (aero) from the factory
    > image.
    >
    > Suggestions?
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > Al Dykes
    > News is something someone wants to suppress, everything else is
    > advertising.
    > - Lord Northcliffe, publisher of the Daily Mail
    >
     
  4. Al Dykes

    Al Dykes Flightless Bird

    Re: What happened to my desktop look? FIXED

    In article <i2utpi$53j$1@panix1.panix.com>, Al Dykes <adykes@panix.com> wrote:
    >The desktop fonts & features have become less complex. The lines that
    >make the characters appear to be one pixel thick. Check boxes
    >disappear against the background. The cubes in Tetris have lost the
    >3D and have become simple colored squares,
    >
    >The Aero transparency still works.
    >
    >This is a recent Dell 1464 running W7/64 (aero) from the factory
    >image.
    >
    >Suggestions?
    >
    >



    Well, it went away. As I said, I use an external monitor. By
    accident I hit the function key that toggles between laptop display,
    external or both. When I toggled back to external-only everything got
    pretty again.







    --
    Al Dykes
    News is something someone wants to suppress, everything else is advertising.
    - Lord Northcliffe, publisher of the Daily Mail
     

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