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Windows XP reverts from the classic windows display mode.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Frank Martin, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Flightless Bird

    I prefer the old WindowsXP display, but just now it has
    changed spontaneously to the technicoloured garish blue
    style.

    I have tried the Start Button properties radio-button
    selection option but it refuses to go back!

    Please help, Frank
     
  2. paul0073

    paul0073 Flightless Bird

    In article <O6255dyjKHA.1536@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl>, fm@general.com.au
    says...
    >
    > I prefer the old WindowsXP display, but just now it has
    > changed spontaneously to the technicoloured garish blue
    > style.
    >
    > I have tried the Start Button properties radio-button
    > selection option but it refuses to go back!
    >
    > Please help, Frank


    microsoft screwed up the changing windows display configuration.

    I've had that often when I do a change like the fonts or
    something in the appearance dialogue; there are times winxp
    even change the colors or "only" partially change the
    desktop from my uncluttered classic mode.

    The only "fix" is to reselect the desktop to be the windows
    classic.

    BTW, even the mouse cursor get changed from my setup of the
    inverted mode back to the "standard" microsoft mode.

    OOPs! just right click on the desktop --> select themes
    & then select windows classic or possibily windows classic
    (modified). The "modified" is supposed to reflect your
    modifications.
     
  3. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Flightless Bird

    "paul0073" <guest@invalid.site.invalid> wrote in message
    news:MPG.25aee7965efe2ea8989685@news.eternal-september.org...
    > In article <O6255dyjKHA.1536@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl>,
    > fm@general.com.au
    > says...
    >>
    >> I prefer the old WindowsXP display, but just now it has
    >> changed spontaneously to the technicoloured garish blue
    >> style.
    >>
    >> I have tried the Start Button properties radio-button
    >> selection option but it refuses to go back!
    >>
    >> Please help, Frank

    >
    > microsoft screwed up the changing windows display
    > configuration.
    >
    > I've had that often when I do a change like the fonts or
    > something in the appearance dialogue; there are times
    > winxp
    > even change the colors or "only" partially change the
    > desktop from my uncluttered classic mode.
    >
    > The only "fix" is to reselect the desktop to be the
    > windows
    > classic.
    >
    > BTW, even the mouse cursor get changed from my setup of
    > the
    > inverted mode back to the "standard" microsoft mode.
    >
    > OOPs! just right click on the desktop --> select themes
    > & then select windows classic or possibily windows classic
    > (modified). The "modified" is supposed to reflect your
    > modifications.


    Thank you. In this case a cold reboot fixed it.
    Frank
     

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