can barely see highlighted items

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    jph1207

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    when i highlight anything in explorer or mail i can barely see it...just a pale blue..tried many color and appearance changes but this doesnt seem to change...i want it to be brighter and more obviuos what is highlighted
     
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    Ok please don't double post. What are your Video settings and what kind of video card do you have? I have never seen something like this so I am guessing that it is a video issue.
     
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    sorry about the double post it just seemed after i posted that it really wasnt a tip or tweak..wontt happen again..i built a brand new system...i have an ati p1950 pro video card, core2duo, 2gig mem ddr2 mem..everything else seems fine...can barely see highlighted items though
     
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    can you post a pic of it please? just so I understand what you are seeing. use the snipping tool.
     
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    No harm it just helps keep the forums neater. Do you have this problem with any other programs (Notepad, Word, etc...)? Also what version of Vista are you running?
     
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    not sure about snip..here is one..color isnt right..this very light highlighting is in everything..start menu, selection of anything in vista at all

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    how do i make snip more legible
     
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    this may be better

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    i am running a store bought version of home premium..not the upgrade..installed it on new system..this problem is in all programs..sounds like something simple like a theme or appearance setting
     
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    I don't know. Try a screenshot (Print Screen) and then open up Pain and press Ctrl and V at the same time and post the image.
     
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    when you click start and then highlight media player, dvd maker etc etc..what color is the highlight?..mine is a very very pale blue which is hardley visable
     
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    Sorry cant see much on those. Have you tried changing the text colour only? I wonder if its anything to do with Aero. sorry but Im on XP at the moment, so cant check just yet.
     
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    this should shoow better

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    I think thats normal.
     
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    very faint but it'll have to do..everything else is fine..if i turn color theme back to windows classic it highlights much better but looks like i'm running windows 98..i guess i'll live with it
     
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    Here's mine,

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    Also removed your duplicate post in tips and tricks. :D
     
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    Thats normal, and clearly visible. You may need to adjust some setting on your monitor, or get you eyes checked :p
     
    kingofnexus, Feb 26, 2007
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