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  1.    23 Feb 2015 #1
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    Color Changes to mouse hover


    I am running Win 10 Tech Evaluation and Win 7 in dual boot. That's fine.
    But when it comes to personalizing win 10, the background colour of the hovering mouse is black,
    so when it's hovered over black text, the text is obliterated.
    How can I change the hovering mouse background colour?

    Also, when in desktop, the RH toolbar's "speakers / headphone" and "new notification" icons do not show until the mouse is hovered.

    And finally, how do I put the taskbar's "hidden Icons" visible on the taskbar.

    Any help would much appreciated.
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  2.    23 Feb 2015 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by donwb View Post
    I am running Win 10 Tech Evaluation and Win 7 in dual boot. That's fine.
    But when it comes to personalizing win 10, the background colour of the hovering mouse is black,
    so when it's hovered over black text, the text is obliterated.
    How can I change the hovering mouse background colour?

    Also, when in desktop, the RH toolbar's "speakers / headphone" and "new notification" icons do not show until the mouse is hovered.

    And finally, how do I put the taskbar's "hidden Icons" visible on the taskbar.

    Any help would much appreciated.
    Not hard...

    go to Settings, Ease of Access, Mouse. Choose pointer size and pointer color. That should fix the black-on-black issue.

    for the hidden icons issue, Right click taskbar, click properties, under Taskbar tab click Customize, at bottom left select Always show.... box. Can also go into "turn system icons on and off" and select which ones you want. You'll probably need to play around a bit with these settings to get it the way you want, and maybe sign off and back on for some of them to take.

    Just fiddle with them, you'll get it! Cheers!
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  3.    23 Feb 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    Not hard...

    go to Settings, Ease of Access, Mouse. Choose pointer size and pointer color. That should fix the black-on-black issue.

    for the hidden icons issue, Right click taskbar, click properties, under Taskbar tab click Customize, at bottom left select Always show.... box. Can also go into "turn system icons on and off" and select which ones you want. You'll probably need to play around a bit with these settings to get it the way you want, and maybe sign off and back on for some of them to take.

    Just fiddle with them, you'll get it! Cheers!

    Hi F14 Tomcat (The F4 Phantom was better)

    Thanks for your response.

    Your solution to the hidden icons worked for those that were truly hidden, but still not for the 2 which appear when the mouse is hovered over the position where they are hidden.

    "Ease of Settings"/Mouse Pointer Colour didn't do it. All that was apparent was a change of pointer colour. but not the black background invoked by the mouse hover.

    Any more ideas?
    donwb
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  4.    23 Feb 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by donwb View Post
    Hi F14 Tomcat (The F4 Phantom was better)

    Thanks for your response.

    Your solution to the hidden icons worked for those that were truly hidden, but still not for the 2 which appear when the mouse is hovered over the position where they are hidden.

    "Ease of Settings"/Mouse Pointer Colour didn't do it. All that was apparent was a change of pointer colour. but not the black background invoked by the mouse hover.

    Any more ideas?
    donwb
    Did you try all 3 of the pointer color/size options? The mouse pointer, no matter what size or color, should only overlay (block) text when the text is "selectable". So even if you made it white, it would overlay with a white pointer. I may not be real clear on what your issue is. Sorry.

    I'm not real sure what '"RH toolbar's "speakers / headphone" and "new notification"' means? What is RH? Is this Realtek High def?

    In the customize icons section, choose "show notifications and icons". On your taskbar, in notification area, is there a small white triangle? If you hover over it, it will say "show hidden icons". If you click on it, it will show any icons that are hidden. If you want these to always show, set them to "show notifications and icons".

    You may need to reset you notification area icon cache. It can sometimes get a bit quirky! Attached is a batch file you can download and run. It will clear the notification area icon cache, both previous and current, and restart Explorer, at which time the icon cache will be rebuilt. It was written by Shawn Brink, so it's OK! Here's what it looks like, but download and run the .bat file.

    Reset_Notification_Area_Icons_Cache.bat

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    :: Created by: Shawn Brink
    :: Windows 7 Help Forums
    :: Tutorial: Notification Area Icons - Reset - Windows 7 Help Forums




    @echo off
    cls
    set regPath=HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify
    set regKey1=IconStreams
    set regKey2=PastIconsStream
    set choice=Bad-Response


    echo The Explorer process must be killed to reset the Notification Area Icons Cache.
    echo.
    echo Please SAVE ALL OPEN WORK before continuing
    echo.
    pause


    echo.
    taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F
    echo.
    FOR /F "tokens=*" %%a in ('Reg Query "%regpath%" /v %regkey1% ^| find /i "%regkey1%"') do goto iconstreams
    echo Registry key "IconStreams" already deleted.
    echo.


    :verify-PastIconsStream
    FOR /F "tokens=*" %%a in ('Reg Query "%regpath%" /v %regkey2% ^| find /i "%regkey2%"') do goto PastIconsStream
    echo Registry key "PastIconsStream" already deleted.
    echo.
    goto confirm-restart


    :iconstreams
    reg delete "%regpath%" /f /v "%regkey1%"
    goto verify-PastIconsStream


    :PastIconsStream
    reg delete "%regpath%" /f /v "%regkey2%"


    :confirm-restart
    echo.
    echo.
    echo Windows must be restarted to finish resetting the Notification Area Icons.
    echo.


    :wrong
    set /p choice=Restart now? (Y/N) and press Enter:
    If %choice% == y goto Yes
    If %choice% == Y goto Yes
    If %choice% == n goto No
    If %choice% == N goto No
    set choice=Bad-Response
    goto wrong


    :Yes
    shutdown /R /f /t 00
    exit




    :No
    echo.
    echo Restart aborted. Please remember to restart the computer later.
    echo.
    echo You can now close this command prompt window.
    explorer.exe

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Get back with results, pls. Thanks, Dick.

    P.S. F4 Phantom was great back in 'Nam days, but it belched way too much smoke!
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  5.    24 Feb 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    Did you try all 3 of the pointer color/size options? The mouse pointer, no matter what size or color, should only overlay (block) text when the text is "selectable". So even if you made it white, it would overlay with a white pointer. I may not be real clear on what your issue is. Sorry.

    I'm not real sure what '"RH toolbar's "speakers / headphone" and "new notification"' means? What is RH? Is this Realtek High def?

    In the customize icons section, choose "show notifications and icons". On your taskbar, in notification area, is there a small white triangle? If you hover over it, it will say "show hidden icons". If you click on it, it will show any icons that are hidden. If you want these to always show, set them to "show notifications and icons".

    You may need to reset you notification area icon cache. It can sometimes get a bit quirky! Attached is a batch file you can download and run. It will clear the notification area icon cache, both previous and current, and restart Explorer, at which time the icon cache will be rebuilt. It was written by Shawn Brink, so it's OK! Here's what it looks like, but download and run the .bat file.

    Reset_Notification_Area_Icons_Cache.bat

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    :: Created by: Shawn Brink
    :: Windows 7 Help Forums
    :: Tutorial: Notification Area Icons - Reset - Windows 7 Help Forums




    @echo off
    cls
    set regPath=HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify
    set regKey1=IconStreams
    set regKey2=PastIconsStream
    set choice=Bad-Response


    echo The Explorer process must be killed to reset the Notification Area Icons Cache.
    echo.
    echo Please SAVE ALL OPEN WORK before continuing
    echo.
    pause


    echo.
    taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F
    echo.
    FOR /F "tokens=*" %%a in ('Reg Query "%regpath%" /v %regkey1% ^| find /i "%regkey1%"') do goto iconstreams
    echo Registry key "IconStreams" already deleted.
    echo.


    :verify-PastIconsStream
    FOR /F "tokens=*" %%a in ('Reg Query "%regpath%" /v %regkey2% ^| find /i "%regkey2%"') do goto PastIconsStream
    echo Registry key "PastIconsStream" already deleted.
    echo.
    goto confirm-restart


    :iconstreams
    reg delete "%regpath%" /f /v "%regkey1%"
    goto verify-PastIconsStream


    :PastIconsStream
    reg delete "%regpath%" /f /v "%regkey2%"


    :confirm-restart
    echo.
    echo.
    echo Windows must be restarted to finish resetting the Notification Area Icons.
    echo.


    :wrong
    set /p choice=Restart now? (Y/N) and press Enter:
    If %choice% == y goto Yes
    If %choice% == Y goto Yes
    If %choice% == n goto No
    If %choice% == N goto No
    set choice=Bad-Response
    goto wrong


    :Yes
    shutdown /R /f /t 00
    exit




    :No
    echo.
    echo Restart aborted. Please remember to restart the computer later.
    echo.
    echo You can now close this command prompt window.
    explorer.exe

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Get back with results, pls. Thanks, Dick.

    P.S. F4 Phantom was great back in 'Nam days, but it belched way too much smoke!
    Hi Dick
    I click the Windows logo in the top right corner, then the Power Options button.
    There are 3 drop down choices :- Sleep, Shut Down Restart.
    Hovering the mouse over any of these produces a black rectangle which obscures the text.
    A note describing the function also appears.
    It may be that this is the intended functionality but it does seem a bit odd to obscure a command.

    I was able to recover the hidden icons in the Task Bar using "show notifications and icons" OK,
    but still 2 icons are missing.
    The "Speakers/Headphones" icon ay the Right Hand (RH) end of the Taskbar
    (which allows change of volume level) only produces an empty rectangle
    when I hover the position I guess it to be in. Clicking this position then produces the
    usual vertical slider and mute button.
    Again, maybe this functionality is intentional and takes a bit of getting used to.

    Sorry about the abbreviations.
    So often, does the right hand not know what the left hand is doing,
    an abbreviation is called for.

    As to the Bat file, many thanks for that. I've downloaded it and will post the results in due course.

    PS Yours might have looked like a JP4 bonfire, but ours,
    with their beautiful RR engines, were pure as the driven snow (and faster).

    Cheers
    Don
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  6.    24 Feb 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by donwb View Post
    Hi Dick
    I click the Windows logo in the top right corner, then the Power Options button.
    There are 3 drop down choices :- Sleep, Shut Down Restart.
    Hovering the mouse over any of these produces a black rectangle which obscures the text.
    A note describing the function also appears.
    It may be that this is the intended functionality but it does seem a bit odd to obscure a command.

    I was able to recover the hidden icons in the Task Bar using "show notifications and icons" OK,
    but still 2 icons are missing.
    The "Speakers/Headphones" icon ay the Right Hand (RH) end of the Taskbar
    (which allows change of volume level) only produces an empty rectangle
    when I hover the position I guess it to be in. Clicking this position then produces the
    usual vertical slider and mute button.
    Again, maybe this functionality is intentional and takes a bit of getting used to.

    Sorry about the abbreviations.
    So often, does the right hand not know what the left hand is doing,
    an abbreviation is called for.

    As to the Bat file, many thanks for that. I've downloaded it and will post the results in due course.

    PS Yours might have looked like a JP4 bonfire, but ours,
    with their beautiful RR engines, were pure as the driven snow (and faster).

    Cheers
    Don
    Don, I've included a "Step Recording" for you to view. It shows the results of hover and click on your issues. Open in your browser.

    Even though the step text says "click", it's obvious where I was hovering.

    It did not pick up the hover text on the 3 power options, but they did display and were not blacked out. Nothing was blacked out on any of these steps. Probably the Step Recorder doesn't pick up tool tip messages on sub-menus. All appeared normal on my display.

    What are the 2 tray icons still missing?

    Please try the icon cache reset, it can cure a lot of goofy tray issues.

    Also, you may want to try running MCBUILDER.exe from an Admin cmd line, followed by a restart. It rebuilds the Microsoft Resource cache.

    (I smell a dogfight coming!)

    Cheers! Dick...
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  7.    24 Feb 2015 #7
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    Here's what I've got,
    the blank volume icon seems to be a glitch only when it's in the box, the power options are okay.

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  8.    25 Feb 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    Don, I've included a "Step Recording" for you to view. It shows the results of hover and click on your issues. Open in your browser.

    Even though the step text says "click", it's obvious where I was hovering.

    It did not pick up the hover text on the 3 power options, but they did display and were not blacked out. Nothing was blacked out on any of these steps. Probably the Step Recorder doesn't pick up tool tip messages on sub-menus. All appeared normal on my display.

    What are the 2 tray icons still missing?

    Please try the icon cache reset, it can cure a lot of goofy tray issues.

    Also, you may want to try running MCBUILDER.exe from an Admin cmd line, followed by a restart. It rebuilds the Microsoft Resource cache.

    (I smell a dogfight coming!)

    Cheers! Dick...
    Hi Dick

    Tried the icon cache reset, it did reset, but so far I didn't detect any change.

    I looked at your step recording. What's interesting is that your taskbar does show a loudspeaker icon, apparently even when you're not hovering over it. Then when you click on it you get the vertical slider picture. I get that but by clicking on an empty box. For me, the same is true for the other missing icon - "new notifications"

    In your other picture of the mouse over the power icon, I get that just the same, but when I move the mouse down to the first option - Sleep - it is replaced by a black rectangle.

    I'll live with these for the time being.

    I will try MCBUILDER.exe and report the results later.

    .....then I'd have to consider the Spitfires.......

    Many thanks
    Don
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  9.    25 Feb 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Here's what I've got,
    the blank volume icon seems to be a glitch only when it's in the box, the power options are okay.

    Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	13177Click image for larger version. 

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Views:	141 
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ID:	13179
    Thanks for the input Edwin
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  10.    25 Feb 2015 #10
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    .....then I'd have to consider the Spitfires.......

    P-51 Mustang
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