1.    24 May 2016 #1
    Join Date : May 2016
    Connectiicut - USA
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    Window 10 Professional 64

    One "tweak" too far.


    I’ve been tweaking a new Windows 10 install ad apparently went “one tweak too far”! I can no longer see “Appearance” in the right-click desktop fly-out menu - only “Display Settings” and “Personalize”.

    I may have turned on high contrast settings, since the background of both “Display” and “Personalize” is black, where it would normally be white. I also find that some of the applications settings screens are not displaying the check-box graphics or the on-off radio circles. The correct text is visible, but not the squares or circles.

    I’d appreciate ANY help anyone might be inclined to offer.

    Thanks.

    JLOB
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  2.    24 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    You need to tell us what you did? Backtrack what you did and undo it?
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  3.    24 May 2016 #3
    Join Date : May 2016
    Connectiicut - USA
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    You need to tell us what you did? Backtrack what you did and undo it?
    If I could remember that, I'd have reversed it instead of asking for help. Sorry about being vague,but i really don't know which tweak cause the problem, nor do I recall what tweaks I did.

    J.
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  4.    24 May 2016 #4
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    OK fair enough. I have no idea where to begin. Run the system file checker maybe, scf/scannow. Or do a reset.
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  5.    24 May 2016 #5
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Maine
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    If you use the Reset Option you will lose all your installed programs. A much better method if you decide to go this route, is to do a Repair Install, this will repair all your Windows files, without removing your installed programs or personal files.
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
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  6.    24 May 2016 #6
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
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    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Appearance - in the rt click desktop context menu? I don't see that- and here's Brink's tutorial with a pic of what you might see:
    Personalize Desktop Context Menu - Add or Remove in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    You can add back the Classic version of Personalise... that gives a shortcut to Colour and Appearance
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  7.    24 May 2016 #7
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Hello JLOB,

    If you like, you could do a system restore using a restore point dated before the "one tweak too far" happened to undo it.

    System Restore Windows 10
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