Windows XP- White text on White Background

February 12, 2011 at 19:57:36
Specs: Windows XP, Intel Pentium 2.8Ghz/ 4GB RAM
I just purchased a second hand computer that came with Windows XP SP3 and I am using a LG 22" LCD TV as my monitor (using HDMI).

All is good except for:

When I view the source of a web page in Firefox, it appears as though the font color is white text on white background. Doesn't make sense? Perhaps a picture would explain what I mean:

See http://i52.tinypic.com/necl5g.jpg

I have this problem with UltraEdit as well:

See http://i55.tinypic.com/301g3fc.jpg

I am not sure whether it is a Windows XP issue or not, but if you can provide some guidance that would be great.

Oh. I have checked the Display Properties and the font color for all (Icon, Active Window Title etc,,,) is set to black.


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#1
February 12, 2011 at 22:31:54
You can play around in here, I personally use these settings, but it depends on you own requirements, mine are very basic.
Performance
Right-click "My Computer", then "Properties".
Choose the "Advanced" tab. Under "Performance" click "Settings".
In Visual Effects, click on Custom & untick everything, except these 2 > Smooth edges of screen fonts & Use visual styles on windows and buttons ( Default has everything ticked, except > Smooth edges of screen fonts )
Click Apply & then OK.

In Display Properties, Click > Settings, in Colour quality > Medium ( 16 bit )

ClearType
http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...
http://www.5starsupport.com/info/xp...
http://pubs.logicalexpressions.com/...
http://www.tweaktown.com/guides/120...


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#2
February 13, 2011 at 00:37:42
Thanks for the response, but it did not solve my problem. :(

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#3
February 13, 2011 at 00:57:46
This might work. Open F'Fox, click Tools>Options>Content. In the Fonts and Colors pane click Colors and try changing text and background colours.

Did you Google for an answer before asking the question?


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#4
February 14, 2011 at 01:01:05
Nope. Problem still persists

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#5
February 15, 2011 at 17:08:16
The Viewsource.css file may have been amended by a previous owner, you may have to change the font or background colors in Viewsource.css

See http://css-tricks.com/messing-with-...

Good luck

Edit: FYI listed is Viewsource.css in F'Fox on my XP system.

@charset "utf-8";
/* ***** BEGIN LICENSE BLOCK *****
 * Version: MPL 1.1/GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1
 *
 * The contents of this file are subject to the Mozilla Public License Version
 * 1.1 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with
 * the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at
 * <a href="http://www.mozilla.org/MPL/" target="_blank">http://www.mozilla.org/MPL/</a>
 *
 * Software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" basis,
 * WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License
 * for the specific language governing rights and limitations under the
 * License.
 *
 * The Original Code is mozilla.org code.
 *
 * The Initial Developer of the Original Code is
 * Netscape Communications Corporation.
 * Portions created by the Initial Developer are Copyright (C) 1998
 * the Initial Developer. All Rights Reserved.
 *
 * Contributor(s):
 *   Blake Ross <BlakeR1234@aol.com>
 *
 * Alternatively, the contents of this file may be used under the terms of
 * either of the GNU General Public License Version 2 or later (the "GPL"),
 * or the GNU Lesser General Public License Version 2.1 or later (the "LGPL"),
 * in which case the provisions of the GPL or the LGPL are applicable instead
 * of those above. If you wish to allow use of your version of this file only
 * under the terms of either the GPL or the LGPL, and not to allow others to
 * use your version of this file under the terms of the MPL, indicate your
 * decision by deleting the provisions above and replace them with the notice
 * and other provisions required by the GPL or the LGPL. If you do not delete
 * the provisions above, a recipient may use your version of this file under
 * the terms of any one of the MPL, the GPL or the LGPL.
 *
 * ***** END LICENSE BLOCK ***** */

@namespace url(http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml); /* set default namespace to HTML */

*|*:root {
  background-color: white;
  color: black;
}
#viewsource {
  font-family: -moz-fixed;
  font-weight: normal;
  white-space: pre;
}
#viewsource.wrap {
  white-space: pre-wrap;
  word-wrap: break-word;
}
pre {
  font: inherit;
  color: inherit;
  white-space: inherit; 
  margin: 0;
}
.start-tag {
 color: purple;
 font-weight: bold;
}
.end-tag {
 color: purple;
 font-weight: bold; 
}
.comment {
 color: green;
 font-style: italic;
}
.cdata {
 color: #CC0066;
}
.doctype {
 color: steelblue;
 font-style: italic;
}
.pi {
 color: orchid;
 font-style: italic;
}
.entity {
 color:#FF4500;
 font-weight: normal;
}
.text {
  font-weight: normal;
}
.attribute-name {
 color: black;
 font-weight: bold;
}
.attribute-value {
 color: blue;
 font-weight: normal;
}
.summary {
 display: block;
 background-color: #FFFFCC;
 width: 90%;
 border: solid;
 border-width: 1pt;
 font-family: sans-serif;
}
.popup {
  font-weight: normal;
}
.markupdeclaration {
 color: steelblue;
 font-style: italic;
}
.error, .error > .start-tag, .error > .end-tag,
.error > .comment, .error > .cdata, .error > .doctype,
.error > .pi, .error > .entity, .error > .attribute-name,
.error > .attribute-value {
  color: red;
  font-weight: bold;
}


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#6
February 15, 2011 at 18:41:20
HDMI settings for computer

http://moourl.com/hhw9w

computer settings for pc to tv

http://moourl.com/1tdqx


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