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Old 11-08-2010, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I've been tinkering a bit with my computer; big mistake. I somehow changed the background from white to black. Not a good thing.

I'm running 7 -- 64 bits
Samsung monitor

Any clues would be helpful.
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Old 11-08-2010, 06:20 PM
 
Location: SoCal, Idaho
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The background of what?

Wallpaper?
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Old 11-08-2010, 07:13 PM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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Are you able to access registry and modify it directly?

The value you need to look for is called "Background" at this location:

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\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors
Modifying Desktop properties in Windows 7 is not really do-able without messing with the registry or better yet, using a free, 3rd party tweak program.
Another MS annoyance.
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Old 11-08-2010, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Whittier
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I find this is not your typical wallpaper mess up but if it is:

Right click on the desktop, click "personalize" and on the bottom click "Desktop Backgrounds."

You may have to click on the drop down menu, "Picture Locations" to "Solid Colors."

Then choose your colors and save changes.

OR

You can type in "background" or "wallpaper" in the search bar at the bottom under the start menu as a more direct route.

If that isn't the case, and your entire screen is white or black I'd check all of the connections and cables then the video drivers. Is there any more info you can give us?
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Texas
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The background of what?

Wallpaper?
I have wallpaper, but if I didn't, it would be black instead of having a picture. It's black here, in fact, as I write these yellow words. If I this had been my first visit here, I wouldn't have known where to click so it would copy your comment.

This board as well as the the task bar, the tool bar, where it says, "File Edit History Bookmarks Yahoo! Tools Help" is in a black background, though I can read words. Those spaces should be white or off-white in color.

Where it says, Reply to Thread is black, too. I guess I just need to figure out how to flip it.
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I find this is not your typical wallpaper mess up but if it is:

Right click on the desktop, click "personalize" and on the bottom click "Desktop Backgrounds."

You may have to click on the drop down menu, "Picture Locations" to "Solid Colors."

Then choose your colors and save changes.

OR

You can type in "background" or "wallpaper" in the search bar at the bottom under the start menu as a more direct route.

If that isn't the case, and your entire screen is white or black I'd check all of the connections and cables then the video drivers. Is there any more info you can give us?
Everything you mentioned in those comments are fine.
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Are you able to access registry and modify it directly?

The value you need to look for is called "Background" at this location:



Modifying Desktop properties in Windows 7 is not really do-able without messing with the registry or better yet, using a free, 3rd party tweak program.
Another MS annoyance.
Hmmm. I have altered the registry before. I just know to be careful. I'm familiar with the regedit process.
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:15 PM
 
Location: SoCal, Idaho
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how about a screen shot?
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:06 PM
 
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Ok I think my wife has a line on where to go to fix it. I'll finish it later. Thank ya'll for the assist.
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Whittier
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So was it a "high contrast" theme? Under ease of access?
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