Windows 10: Why my font colour in Control Panel is green?

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       23 Nov 2017 #1

    Why my font colour in Control Panel is green?

    Hello guys,

    Using Win 10 got the same problem as i had in Win 7. All my system fonts are black or white (grey) but when i open Control Panel my font there is green I know it's hyperlink font and i can easily change it Win 7 ... but unfortunately not in Win 10. Is there a way to change this green Control Panel font colour to black by editing registry in Win 10? I know that colours are in HKCU/Control Panel/Colors but don't know what to change there ...

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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  2.    24 Nov 2017 #2

    It sounds like a setting you've inherited from Win 7.. assuming you upgraded and haven't clean installed.

    You might try Option 2:
    Change Default System Font in Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
    Rebuild Font Cache in Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials

    No guarantees.

    Could you post a screenshot after trying that? Thanks.
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    Thread Starter
       24 Nov 2017 #3

    The problem is that it was a clear install on new machine And i got it like this:
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  4.    24 Nov 2017 #4

    Well, that's how mine is too...
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       24 Nov 2017 #5

    dalchina said: View Post
    Well, that's how mine is too...
    But why green?? All fonts styled in black/white and this .. in Control Panel is green? Oh my ... In Win 7 i can change it to black colour, but Win 10 is less customizable I can't just go in Personalization and change it ...
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  6.    24 Nov 2017 #6

    True, Win 10 is less customisable -the Advanced Appearance Settings of Win 7 disappeared from Win 8 on.
    That just seems a special case.

    In passing:
    You may be interested in @Superfly's SMACC utility.
    S.M.A.C.C - Superfly's Mouse Assisted Color Chooser - Windows 10 Forums

    Despite that, you can apply high contrast themes (see customisation section) and I have this:
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       24 Nov 2017 #7

    Thank you very much! SMACC utility is interesting tool.
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  8.    24 Nov 2017 #8

    They're green because they're links. If I remember, the green links came in with Windows Vista.

    In category mode they have green and blue links.

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  9.    24 Nov 2017 #9

    animapara said: View Post
    Thank you very much! SMACC utility is interesting tool.
    SMACC is overdue for an upgrade. Hopefully I'll have some time before the end of the year (while @Cliff S is still on his hols... LOL)

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  10.    24 Nov 2017 #10

    I find it hard to decide for sure which areas are which - but then I've only used it for a couple.
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