Windows 98 desktop colors

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TechBuddy

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Dear Learned friends,

I've had a problem for a couple of years now; all the icons on the desktop are only showing up in 256 colors, which looks terrible. I've already tried changing the setting in the display properties, but that isn't working. Even when it says it's displaying 'true color' 24-bit (or whatever the heck it is), it looks exactly the same. Everything else looks fine (when programs are running); for example, the logo for FireFox looks great on the website, but stinks as the icon. The same goes for the taskbar (looks awful, too).

I also tried updating the graphics driver (which I did successfully), but that didn't change anything. Anyone have any creative ideas? Even though I have a decent computer, it makes it feel like I'm using a computer from the late '80's.

Rescue my cursed desktop!

TechBuddy
 

flavallee

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Right-click the desktop, then click Properties - Effects(tab). Check "Show icons in all possible colors". Click Apply - OK.

By the way, you don't need to use 32-bit or 24-bit color. 16-bit color is plenty, and it'll put less load on the display adapter.
 

TechBuddy

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Dear Flavallee,

Thanks a bunch. It worked. I'm embarrased I didn't catch that myself. You rule!
 
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