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Taskbar Problems

I have a Windows XP and when I turned on my computer this morning, my taskbar and start menu weren't the standard blue color, but grey, like an older version. I've tried fixing this in my control panel, but it just says I'm already using a blue taskbar & start menu. I really like the modern look of the blue taskbar, so please help me- your advice will be appreciated!

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task bar color

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right click on your desktop, click properties, click appearance the look at the Color scheme - Is it set to Default (blue) ??

Let me know.

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(NT) (NT) yes it is

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Is your Windows and buttons

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set to Windows XP Style?

If they are, I have no idea but would be curious to hear about the fix.

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(NT) (NT) how do you check that?

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checking that

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do the same thing as in my first response. this button is above the first one I mentioned earlier.

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it worked!

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Daviddude- thanks for the help!!! it worked!!!

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Yeah !!! I'm glad I could Help

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Take it easy.

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windows "classic" has a gray look

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Jonah, thanks

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I could not report back to you regarding the way to put an URL on the desktop, because Lee brought down the guillotine on the thread. So this is to thank you here. It was a real eye-opener even though I thought that I knew most of the things necessary to run XP. Amos.

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(NT) (NT) you're welcome, glad to help :)

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closing thread

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who is lee and how do you know when a thread has been closed?

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Closing thread

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Lee Koo is the editor of the Cnet forums. Any Moderator can close a thread and so of course can he. Sometimes they announce it in the thread itself, but the sign that a thread has been closed is a yellow padlock in the forum list. It means you cannot pursue the matter any further (even if you try). Amos.

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the thread in question

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was in the Feedback forum (it was an "overflow" of this thread in the Win98 forum

Feedback is 'usually' limited to members comments/questions/querys/complaints about the forums in general, and when things get "too far off-track", Lee will "spring clean" Wink



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To Amos and Jonah

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I learned something new today.

Thanks guys.

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Something else that may be relevant

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It may be that neither Lee nor any Mod locked the discussion. In fact I have just looked at it and it isn't locked.

What you may not know, is that when a thread reaches 13 posts, (I just counted them, Happy ), that thread will reach a limit and will cease to accept more posts. You get the;

''Note: Due to the depth of this discussion thread, no additional replies can be accepted. If you have comments to make, please reply to the original post at the beginning of this thread.


This is a nuisance I know, especially when you're in the middle of a discussion, but there has to be a limit otherwise the thread becomes too long to display and starts disappeaing off the edge of the screen, and re-appearing on the left.

The way to get around it is to start a new thread, (note I don't mean create a new forum discussion), within the same discussion and head it something like, ''Continuing long thread'', etc.

That way Amos you could still have replied to Jonah within the same discussion.

Of course, you may already know this, hence I'll shut up! <grin>.


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