Re: IE 8 Menu Bar & Favorites Bar Black
I've used Windows as long as since Win95, and as far as I remember have
never installed or used any theme other than the built-in themes, for sure
not in Win XP which I use now. So I can't change back to a standard theme,
I've never used anything else.
Another strange thing happens every time when the black toolbar returns
after a boot, the Sound scheme changes from my custom to the default scheme,
so I have to change that also every time.
I use WinXP SP3 & IE8.0.6001.18702. And if it means anything both in Danish.
"PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> skrev i en meddelelse
> To avoid confusion, please begin a new thread about your specific problems
> & Windows version. State your IE version and full Windows version (e.g.,
> WinXP SP3; Vista SP2) in your first post.
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
"rob^_^" <email@example.com> skrev i en meddelelse
> Hi John,
> You said "I change the Windows Theme and back to my own again"
> That is the problem.... there is something wrong with your custom theme...
> When windows starts it will apply only your custom theme settings, it
> won't first apply the Default Windows theme, then your custom theme.
> Make sure that your Custom theme has not been modified from a Vista Theme
> that you have downloaded to your XP machine. Somewhere in the .theme file
> there is an entry for a color attribute that is blank (""), which will get
> interpreted as being the color "black" = 0.
> Test if this is the case by changing your Theme to one of the Windows
> Standard Themes and then restarting your computer.
> If you are using themes downloaded from wincustomize.com or one of its
> affiliates, then the themes professionally produced by Stardoc Designs are
> the most stable. Some of the Themes downloaded from MS sites also suffer
> from this... make sure you only download/install themes suited to your
> windows version.
> The armature (freeware) themes are prone to being flakey as they do not
> include settings for all of the system metrics that theme files control.
> The same is true for Stardoc's Window Blinds WBA files.
> This is not really an IE issue. You may do better with support from
> "John Hansen" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> "Bill Bradshaw" <email@example.com> skrev i en meddelelse
>>> For some reason my menu bar and the favorites bar in IE 8 are black. I
>>> can not see the menu items but they are there and the pulldown menus are
>>> fine (black letters - gray background). Running WinXP Pro SP3 with the
>>> Windows Classic menus. How do I change the background color?
>>> Brought to you from Anchorage, Alaska.
>> I change the Windows Theme and back to my own again.
>> Problem is the black bar keeps coming back now and then after a boot.
>> Is there a way of keeping that damn theme stick???