N/APosted on - 05/27/2011
Three days ago while I'm surfing the internet, I got shocked when all of the Texts from my Facebook account turned into color blue. I did not edit the color settings, I did not do anything at all, it just turned like that. And also I noticed that some of my files turned into color blue, for example the icon color of My Documents is just normal but the Text "My Documents" turned into color blue for good.
I can't explain why this happens because this is the first time I've seen it.
Is it with the color settings?,
I guess not because the other Texts still remains color black. Or is it a virus related problem?
What should I do to solve this problem? Do I need to run a full scan of my anti-virus software?
I hope it won't affect my other important files.
Problem having blue texts in my files
Display properties in the Control Panel allows you to set your desired settings on your display, you can change your desktop background, screen savers, resolution of the screen, desktop icons as well as the color scheme set in your desktop.
You may set also the Themes of your desktop. Themes are those defined overall appearance of your desktop. You may install themes downloaded from the internet or just use the pre defined themes or the built-in themes in your windows.
Changing Themes or Windows Appearance may affect the entire system, including third party applications. Like for instance, you change the color, font face, font size, text decoration or your window, the font color, font face, size and text decoration of your Internet explorer also change; even the Microsoft Word editor, Text Editor and Dialog Boxes. So you must be aware of what you are changing and have some knowledge on the themes you are installing and using.
Changing Color Scheme in Windows 7
Open the Control panel. Click Start then Control Panel
On the Control Panel dialog box, click Appearance.
Under Appearance click Display.
On the left pane of the Display dialog box, click the Change Color Scheme label.
On Window Color and Appearance dialog, click Advance button.
On Advance Window Color and Appearance dialog box, under the drop down box labeled Item, select the item you want to change the properties.
Click Ok then Apply on the Window Color and Appearance dialog box.
In your case, text colors change into blue. Possible affected Item is the Window. On the Item drop down list, select Window, and on the Font Color, if the property set to it is blue, then you got it. You found your problem. Just the colors into black then follow the procedures above as instructed on step 7 which is saving or applying your work. And if it is not the Item you are looking for, you can experiment on each item. Keep on choosing other Items and change it's properties or change the property only to those fonts is in color blue.
Changing Color Scheme in Windows XP
Right click on the Desktop, and then select Properties on the pop-up menu.
On the Display Properties dialog box, select Appearance.
Click the Advance Button then you see the Advanced Appearance dialog appear on the screen.
On the drop down box under the label Item select the item you want to change. You can change the color of the item. Also fonts properties can be change and its font color, size, and text decorations like bold and italic, depending on the item you have selected.
Click Ok button if you have finished applying your desired properties on each item on the list.
Click Apply on the Display Properties dialog box.
These settings can be also accessed through the Control Panel on the Start menu. Here’s the procedure:
Click Start, and then Control Panel.
And on the Control Panel window, double click the Display icon, then you may proceed now on the steps instructed above.
Problem having blue texts in my files
This happens for no reason so please you should never get worried anymore. This has nothing to do with the viruses or whatever. This thing usually happens for 3 reasons: (1) the desktop items are locked (2) the background was set as a web page and (3) the drop shadow setting was enabled.
For these 3 possible causes, here are the solutions:
1. The desktop items are locked.
Right click on your windows desktop. Then in the context menu, click Arrange Icons By then uncheck Lock Web Items on Desktop. After that, click OK.
2. The background was set as a web page.
Right click on your Windows Desktop. In the context menu, click Properties. Display Properties should appear. Click the Desktop tab. Now click the Customize Desktop button. The Desktop Items properties page should appear. Click the Web tab. In the top pane where it says ‘My Current Home Page’, delete all entries from that pane except ‘My Current Home Page’. Uncheck My Current Home Page. Click OK and OK again.
3. The drop shadow setting was enabled.
Right click on the ‘My Computer’ icon. In the context menu, click Properties. Click Advanced tab Settings (In the Performance section). Look down the list and clear the Drop Shadows option. Click OK.