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Can I make characters darker?

  1. #1


    Ken Litwak Guest

    Can I make characters darker?

    I bought a laptop with Vista on it. I wanted XP but that would have
    cost another $280.00 or so. I'm having a problem. I have visual acuity
    problems and the characters on most things look dim and gray on a white
    background. I'm sure this is a Microsoft setting and I've never seen
    such a thing before on any previous version of Windows (nor any other
    operating system). Applications I run
    don't look like that. Characters in word
    perfect, for example, look fine. So it has to be a Vista-specific,
    Microsoft-intended feature. I can't find any way to change this
    setting. Nor can I find a way to make the fonts that display on the
    desktop and such bigger.

    Where do I go to fix this? Or in fact, can I make Vista look more like
    XP? Thanks.

    Ken














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  2. #2


    Charlie42 Guest

    Re: Can I make characters darker?

    "Ken Litwak" <litwakfamily@xxxxxx> wrote:

    > I bought a laptop with Vista on it. I wanted XP but that would have cost
    > another $280.00 or so. I'm having a problem. I have visual acuity
    > problems and the characters on most things look dim and gray on a white
    > background. I'm sure this is a Microsoft setting and I've never seen such
    > a thing before on any previous version of Windows (nor any other operating
    > system). Applications I run
    Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Change colour scheme >
    Classic Appearance and Colours > Advanced button.

    > don't look like that. Characters in word perfect,
    > for example, look fine. So it has to be a Vista-specific,
    > Microsoft-intended feature. I can't find any way to change this
    > setting. Nor can I find a way to make the fonts that display on the
    > desktop and such bigger.
    > Where do I go to fix this?
    Control Panel > Ease of Access > Ease of Access Center > Make the computer
    easier to see > Change text and icons size.

    > Or in fact, can I make Vista look more like XP? Thanks.
    Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Change colour scheme >
    Classic Appearance and Colours > Colour scheme > Windows Standard.

    Charlie42


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Ken Litwak Guest

    Re: Can I make characters darker?

    Charlie42 wrote:

    > "Ken Litwak" <litwakfamily@xxxxxx> wrote:
    >

    >> I bought a laptop with Vista on it. I wanted XP but that would have
    >> cost another $280.00 or so. I'm having a problem. I have visual
    >> acuity problems and the characters on most things look dim and gray on
    >> a white background. I'm sure this is a Microsoft setting and I've
    >> never seen such a thing before on any previous version of Windows (nor
    >> any other operating system). Applications I run
    >
    > Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Change colour scheme >
    > Classic Appearance and Colours > Advanced button.
    >

    >> don't look like that. Characters in word
    >> perfect, for example, look fine. So it has to be a Vista-specific,
    >> Microsoft-intended feature. I can't find any way to change this
    >> setting. Nor can I find a way to make the fonts that display on the
    >> desktop and such bigger.
    >> Where do I go to fix this?
    >
    > Control Panel > Ease of Access > Ease of Access Center > Make the
    > computer easier to see > Change text and icons size.
    >

    >> Or in fact, can I make Vista look more like XP? Thanks.
    >
    > Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Change colour scheme >
    > Classic Appearance and Colours > Colour scheme > Windows Standard.
    >
    > Charlie42
    Thanks for the suggestions Charlie.

    Ken

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Charlie42 Guest

    Re: Can I make characters darker?

    "Ken Litwak" <litwakfamily@xxxxxx> wrote:

    > Thanks for the suggestions Charlie.
    You're welcome. Glad to help.

    Charlie42

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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