System upgraded now every screen background is black

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    System upgraded now every screen background is black

    A day or two back, my system had an upgrade to perform when I turned it on. Now every program's background is black with very harsh colours and highlighting - takes me back to PCDos days - per attached. Previously, Windows and all programs just used the default appearances.

    System upgraded now every screen background is black-screenshot-2021-02-15-135645.png

    Is there an easy way of getting back to those calmer screens?

    Windows v,1909 Build 18363.1379
      My Computer

  2. Posts : 4,453
    Win 11 Pro 22000.708

    At a guess, you have a High Contrast Black theme turned on. That normally wouldn't happen with an update.

    Right click on the desktop, select Personalize. In the upper right of the settings screen click on "high contrast settings". Turn it off in the screen that opens.
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thanks, bobkn. That did the trick. Why it changes is a mystery. I turned the PC on, say the usual background picture. Then it loaded in the upgrade and the screen was black as spades.
    Last edited by FrankH; 15 Feb 2021 at 16:22.
      My Computer


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