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bobboWed Nov-11-20 08:36 PM
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"New windows udate"


  

          

Just installed update: "Feature update to Windows 10, version 20H2"
and it changed my desktop icon colors. How do I restore the original setting? Not a big deal but I was used to the previous color scheme.

  

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TtechThu Nov-12-20 02:05 AM
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#1. "RE: New windows udate"
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Are you sure it's the icons that changed color and not the taskbar and the start menu? I've see recent major updates change the Windows theme to the Light color scheme for taskbar and start menu.

You can change this by right-clicking on an empty spot on the Desktop, then from the menu choose Personalize.

In the windows that comes up click on Themes in the left panel. Scroll down to where it says Change theme, below this you should see some choices. The one labelled Windows is the original with the black taskbar and Start menu. The one labelled Windows (light) has a lighter colored taskbar and Start menu.

If this isn't what you are posting about, maybe you can use the Snipping Tool to capture a portion of your desktop so we can see what you are talking about.

Behind every good computer... is a jumble of wires 'n stuff.

  

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bobboThu Nov-12-20 05:37 AM
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#2. "RE: New windows udate"
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Thu Nov-12-20 07:10 AM by bobbo

  

          

Thanks for the response. Following your directions, when I click on "Change Theme". nothing happens.
I'll try to post an image of what I was referring to.
Here are the icons as recolored; they have changed to gray.



Edit: I did find the themes you mentioned, but I have a custom theme that I wish to keep.

All in all, I can live with the changes.




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TtechThu Nov-12-20 01:47 PM
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#3. "RE: New windows udate"
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Yep the Start Menu icons did change with 20H2 and I don't know of any way to change it back.

Behind every good computer... is a jumble of wires 'n stuff.

  

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bobboThu Nov-12-20 03:52 PM
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#4. "RE: New windows udate"
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C'est la vie.

  

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GreyFalconThu Nov-12-20 04:36 PM
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#5. "RE: New windows udate"
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Thu Nov-12-20 04:39 PM by GreyFalcon

          

I don't know if this will help (https://www.windowscentral.com/how-customize-your-start-menu-windows-10) They made some fairly sweeping changes. This caught my eye because it was put up about 11 hours ago.

  

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bobboThu Nov-12-20 06:40 PM
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#6. "RE: New windows udate"
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Thu Nov-12-20 06:44 PM by bobbo

  

          

Thanks for the response, Roger. At this point I'm not going to mess with the Start menu options, as my ineptness could cause more problems than I can handle.

FWIW: I bookmarked the page you posted and sometime when I'm bored, I might play with it a bit.

  

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GreyFalconFri Nov-13-20 11:26 AM
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#7. "RE: New windows udate"
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If it will let you do it at all you will be able to add solid color backgrounds or icons. I have an idea it will be fixed in another update so you have some control of what it looks like. This stirred up a bit of a hornets nest. I am guessing this was done this way because it affected more platforms than Windows. It hasn't affected me because I use the Start10 menu. It makes it much easier to navigate the computer, I have a desktop not a tablet (I have them too, you know what I mean).

  

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Long Island UmpireSun Nov-15-20 09:50 PM
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#8. "RE: New windows udate"
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Bobbo, Check out this freebie from Source Forge. I've been using and recommending "PsySol Fan Club Edition" since the XP days. It's Open Source solitaire 1,000 games and Mah Jong. You'll be quite happy with it.
Tom

https://sourceforge.net/projects/pysolfc/


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bobboMon Nov-16-20 03:35 PM
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#9. "RE: New windows udate"
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Thanks for the link, Tom. I'll look into it.

  

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bobboWed Nov-18-20 06:25 AM
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#10. "RE: New windows udate"
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For what its worth, I've kind of gotten used to the start menu icons, and almost like them.

  

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