Media Player 11 Interface problem

By m5335eby ·
My son told me yesterday that the interface on Windows Media Player 11 looks odd on his computer and asked me to change back to normal like it is on my computer. If you'll notice in the screenshot below, the tabs and buttons are in B&W. When I first start Media Player, for about 1/2 second you can see the correct interface, but then te ghastly black and white stuff overlays. He couldn't tell me how long it has been this way. Have tried everything I can think of including uninstalling, upgrading video drivers, themes, desktop properties, etc. Both computers are the same model and both use XP. THANKS!


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Well, for a start the 'bad' one is a helluva lot bigger!

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Media Player 11 Interface ...

Could there be a difference in the relative screen resolutions of these two systems?

Right-click Desktop > Properties > Settings - check that the screen resolution is at least 1024 x 768. Also, if there is a graphics card installed, right-click Desktop > [whichever] Laptop Display > 'change resolutions' and check for the same thing as above.

Also the bad one may have 'Large Fonts' enabled. This may have been enabled from the Desktop Settings in Control Panel.

There may also be a problem arising from having invoked the 'Accessibility Options' in Control Panel.

Control Panel > Accessibility Options > Display. Make sure that 'Use High Contrast' is NOT checked.

Post back if the problem persists.

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by m5335eby In reply to Well, for a start the 'ba ...

It was the accessibility option. Once I unchecked "Use High Contrast" it worked perfectly! Thanks so much Old Mycroft!

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Glad to be of help!

by OldER Mycroft In reply to THANKS!

Always good to hear! :)

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