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plencnerb
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reply to Gem

Re: how to change text color in Firefox on laptop w/win7?

said by Gem:

It "sort of" happens in notepad and word pad too, but to a lesser extent. In those programs the font is a "light black" rather than a dark black.

But in the browsers all the fonts are in various shades of blue with some lighter than others. That's true on web pages and also true for characters that one types such as this message.

Since you appear to be having the issue in notepad as well, that would leave me to believe that it is either a driver issue, or a setting of your display that is causing this.

Lets start with the model of the laptop. You have already told us it is an HP, but if you could provide the model number, we can research and see what video card should be present. While it may not be a stand-alone video card as its a laptop, it is probably one that is built-in to the mother board, and would function the same way as far as drivers and settings (Windows will still see it as a "Display Adapter" in Device Manager).

Then, if you could post a screen shot of your actual video card driver properties (example is the pic I posted) then we can make sure that the right driver is installed based on what is actually in the unit. This will also help us verify if you have the most recent version of the driver.

The other option would be that a setting may need to be changed in your display properties. MarkRH See Profile made the suggestion to look at your setting of "ClearType". You may want to take a look at that and see if you change it if it makes any difference.

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Gem
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Computer Properties says the laptop is an HP Pavilion G6 notebook PC even though it is a full size wide screen laptop.

Computer Properties says the Processor is an AMD A6 3420M APU with Radeon HD Graphics.

Device Manager says the Display driver is AMD Radeon 6420G and that the driver is up to date. (I tried to update it, but got a message that it is already "up to date".

Driver version is shown to be 8.900.7.1000 dated 9-28-2011.

I don't know how to disable clear type in Windows 7 and don't recall how to post images here or I'd post and image of the full tab that shows the above information.


Grail Knight

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This is how to adjust clear type in Win7.

Open Windows Control Panel and you will see the Display button.

Click it then look to the left and you will see Adjust Clear type Text option.

Click that and then uncheck the box to use Clear Type.
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Gem
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Okay, thanks. Got that now. Here's an update with good news.

1) Clear type is on. Turning clear type off made it worse.

2) We found a feature in Windows7 accessibility options to "increase contrast". Checking that box made it much better. We can live with the all blue text now.

Thanks again to all who helped and offered suggestions.

This is much better now.


Grail Knight

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You are welcome.