Hello: I just got a new PC last night that has Windows XP (my old PC was Win2000) with IE 7. So a lot of the way it works is very new to me. I was adjusting some display preferences in the control panel, and then when I opened up IE this afternoon, I noticed that the display (color) was different. For example, my home page, which is MSNBC.com, is usually very "blue" (ie: the nav bar, the top header, etc.), and now it's completely white. I went back into the Control Panel, and it appears that none of the defaults that would affect IE have been changed. Then, I went into Tools/Internet Options/Colors and the default "Use Windows Colors" is still the default. I browsed around to try and find what else could be effecting the way IE displays web pages, and I'm at a loss. The desktop background is all the same as when I first turned on the PC, so not sure what else it could be. Any ideas how I can restore the default factory settings for this?
Also, I would really like to increase the contrast, but I don't see anything that will allow you to do this in the Control Panel's "Display" settings. You can adjust the screen resolution, text size, colors, etc. but not the contrast. When I read my email, I cannot tell the difference between a read and unread message, whereas unread messages are bold, so I was hoping that the contrast could be adjusted so that blacks were darker. Also, the text simply isn't dark enough.
Lastly, on my old PC, I was able to place a "desktop" icon on the bottom task bar (near the Start button), but I can't do it with this one. Now, I have to minimize all of the opened windows to be able to get back to the desktop. Any ideas on how I can fix this?
Thanks much! Ron