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Can I make characters darker?

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Ken Litwak

#1
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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Charlie42

#2
"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
 

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K

Ken Litwak

#3
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
 

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