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ProjectM

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I got TweakUI and changed some settings, only to click apply and have my computer look like its been sent through a time warp into the days of windows 95. My icons and folders all look like rubbish now. The colour resolution have been drastically lowered and i have no idea why, because there is no option in TweakUI to alter that. I have tried undoing the settings of TweakUI but that didnt help.
 

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Click Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - System Restore.

Select a restore date PRIOR to when the problem occurred. If all goes well, it should restore your computer back to its normal self before TweakUI trashed it.

TweakUI is a handy little utility to use, but it can get you into trouble if you use the wrong functions - as you've found out.

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The problem is due to an incorrect color deep icon assignation by Tweak UI, is easy to solve the trouble:

- Click on Start -> Run.
- Type RegEdit then Enter.
- Find HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics key in left pane and select it.
- In the right pane find "Shell Icon BPP" and change the value (I'd think have 32 or so) by 16.
- Restart computer.

If the above don't work do the follow:

Change icon size on Display properties (Control Panel -> Display ->Appearance -> Advanced -> Item -> Icon) apply, and finally return it to original value (32)

It works fine.
 
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You just go to display properties, effects tab and check the "show icons using all possible colors?
 
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