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I have poor vision. I can't read the light blue script well. I can't figure out how to change the color scheme, including the color scheme on windows vista.

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Right click on desktop and select personalize or select same from control panel. first option is to change Window Colour and Appearance, you can then select from the list the bit you would like to change and select the new colours.

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Num lock


If you use the number pad frequently during your daily computer usage, you may want to have the "Num Lock" key enabled when the computer starts up.
You can enable Num Lock automatically in two different ways: one involves modifying a value in the registry and the other requires you to create a small script in Notepad.
Activate Num Lock Through the Registry
Enter the registry and navigate to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard\." Double-click on the value labeled "IntitialKeyboardIndicators," which has a value of 0,1 or 2.
Change the value to "2" to turn Num Lock on after logon, "0" to turn Num Lock off after logon and "1" to disable Num Lock.
Create a Num Lock Script
Configure a script that runs to automatically change the Num Lock state.
Depending on where you place the script, you can activate the script for a single user or all users on the computer. Open Notepad and paste the following code
"set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WshShell.SendKeys "{NUMLOCK}"
Save the file as "numlock.vbs," including the quotes to change the notepad file to a script.
Paste the file in the directory "Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup" to enable Num Lock for all users by default.
For a single user, copy it to their startup folder instead of All Users.
Enter the BIOS
Enter your computer's BIOS before Windows boots up to change the integrated Num Lock settings.
Depending on your motherboard manufacturer, different key combinations allow you to access the BIOS.
Common keys include "F1," "F2," "Del," "ESC" or "F10."
Consult your computer's documentation for specifics.
Navigate through the basic or advanced options until you find a section dedicated to enable or disable Num Lock on boot.
Enable in Linux
Linux is an alternate operating system.
While the BIOS method may work for Linux, you can also change the process through the options if using KDE Linux.
Navigate to "Control Panel" and click "Peripherals." Select "Keyboard" and select the option "Turn on" under the heading labeled "NumLock on KDE Startup."

How to Set the NUM LOCK State at Logon in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314879

How do I enable the NUM LOCK key for the logon screen
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/154529

May 15, 2013 | Compaq PC Desktops

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Activate AERO - If AERO is disabled or Not working


1. Right click anywhere there is open space on your desktop and left click on Personalize
2. Click on Window Color and Appearance.
3. At the bottom of the Windows Color and Appearance window click “Open classic appearance properties for more color options”
4. Look on the scroll list and see what scheme is set, more then likely it is defaulted to "Windows Vista Basic”, ensure that Enable Transparency is checked.
5. Look at the scroll list and select "Windows Aero" as the new scheme
6. Click on Apply and then click OK
7. When you get back to your desktop you should be able to see the background through the borders of open windows now!

Advanced Troubleshooting – Use these steps if required.

1. From the Start button, type REGEDIT into the Search box, then press Enter to launch the Registry Editor (regedit.exe).
Note: If you did not disable UAC (read my "Disable User Account Control in Windows Vista " article) then you will be prompted to consent to the action you're about to perform. Click Continue.
2. Locate the following key in the registry: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM
3. Modify the following value (REG_DWORD):
Composition-Change the existing value to 1.
4. Modify the following value (REG_DWORD): Composition Policy. Change the existing value to 2.
5. Close Registry Editor.
6. Open an elevated Command Prompt window.
7. In the Command Prompt window, type :- net stop uxsms press Enter.
Wait for the Desktop Window Manager Session Manager service to stop, then type in :- net start uxsms .
8. We *might* need to restart your computer.

Regards,
Shrey

on Dec 11, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Automatically create an Update Virus Defintions CD for Norton Ghost v12.0 and...


Got Symantec GHOST12 (bootable CD) + NAV2008 (non-Bootable) with a valid serial number and want a method to scan your PC for Virus with the latest Virus Defintions but you don't have NAV2008 installed because your ISP gived you a free Virus Suite then read on.

I have created this semi-automatic method to create a virus CD that will work with the Scan for Virus option on the Ghost Boot CD simply replace the Ghost CD with the one this creates and select browse usually for D: drive you will see your CD-ROM access light action as the Ghost loaded on Ram disk updates itself.

Download link for the Norton Ghost definitions Updater is HERE you need to join my group on facebook @windowstipsclub.com to request the password to unzip as this was originally posted there first, though you FixYa's might like it too plus there are other great tips and tricks. The download link for my Norton AV2008 definitions install CD is HERE on my rapidshare due to a 50MB upload limit on my Sky Drive.

You may also need to enable Windows Scripting Hosts do this using THIS from my Sky Drive to enable the VBS script to run at the start of both autoupdaters.

CreateUpdateVirusCD.bat - Will download the latest i32 definitions file and then action the full unzip ISO and burn in one go if you already have the ISO created then you can run the file below. first it will allow you to run a vbs script to clean then temp files Ihave found this to be required on some systems before the downloadsucks in the latest i32 definition file from the FTP server it willthen unzip it and create a Update Locator Virus Definition folder on your desktop similar to the UPDTLCTR.EXE function that is bundled with the Ghost CD (this only works if you have NAV2008 pre-installed and can't create the folder otherwise)

makecd4defs32.bat - will create an ISO from the Desktop Folder and burn the CD for you using mkisofs.exe and parts of the CYGWIN dll's this will burn the ISO to your CD/DVD burner it is set to default scsibus1 (dev=1,0,0) if your burner is on a different channel then you can run scanbus note the number and edit the listmem32.awk by altering the numbers shown in bold and saving the changes, if your drive is on scscibus2 then change to 2,0,0 and so on...

print "cdrecord speed=0 -dev=1,0,0 -dao -v Virusdef.iso" >> "dumpit.bat"

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In the case of this scanbus the CDRW is located on scsibus1 but connected at 1,1,0 so change the line to read.

print "cdrecord speed=0 -dev=1,1,0 -dao -v Virusdef.iso" >> "dumpit.bat"

Norton Ghost v12.0 ( includes defintions no later than 2007)
Norton Ghost v14.0 ( includes defintions no later than 2008)

At time of posting the latest intelligent updater defintions file is 20091202-006-i32.exe which includes definitions not later than 2/12/2009 this can now be used in conjunction with your Bootable Ghost CD to give your PC an up-to-date scan using the latest protection

Last note you will have to create the desktop file if you have not tried to run the original update file from the Ghost CD otherwise the script will fail feel free to add these line to the script if you wish that is if you can get the mkdir command to create the Update Locator Virus Defintions folder.

on Dec 02, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Tool bar changing its back ground color


Click on Start, Go to Control Panel and click on Personalization, there you will be able to change it back to the color you like.

May 29, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Modern warfare 2 the fonts do not display in english it is just comming up as gurble


Ehm, this is not correct. I got the same issue. I got Firefox, newest drivers, computer well over the minimum speccs. But it is only lots of pixels in different colors instead of text...

Nov 13, 2009 | ASUS PC Desktops

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My colour settings have changed and i want to reset them


right click on desktop-go to properties-click on it-then click on apperance then go to color scheme and change it

Oct 18, 2009 | Intel PC Desktops

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Color on my dell monitor ,s1709wc, turned redish blue. Is it fixable? I would appreciate any help.


Try replacing your monitor cable. Also make sure to tighten the screws that hold it to connector on the computetr and the monitor.:)

Sep 07, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Color scheme has gone to windows vista basic


Hi.

Whenever anyone try to run a program which is not compatible with windows aero vista changes the color scheme to vista basic to prevent conflicts.
This is a normal problem and there is nothing to worry about it.
Sometimes even dream scene is stopped due to incompatibility.

If you have anyother question you can ask me.

Regards
Faraz

Oct 13, 2008 | HP PC Desktops

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When surfing the Internet websites don't come in correctly on my Laptop. Colors are missing causing information to be missing. I repaired this problem on my PC by going to Tools, Internet Options,...


may be you are missing some pluggins like
flash player,java, like these stuff which are necessary for the pictures to be clear on the webpage

try installing them and then you could see some difference

Jul 03, 2008 | Toshiba PC Desktops

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Game/Vista


One issue I have had with vista is the color schemes. Sometimes when I play a video with VLC media player, I get a msg saying the color scheme has been changed temporarily to Vista Basic due to rendering compatibility issues. Perhaps your game has the same compatibility issue. If that is the problem, then one thing I would check is your color scheme, and try playing your game with the most basic settings (display and color) and see if that helps. Also I would try updating your display driver if you haven't already.

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