Microsoft KB Archive/169224

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Article ID: 169224

Article Last Modified on 8/12/1999


  • MSPRESS Microsoft Mastering Products 1.0

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In Windows NT, flashes may occur regardless of the color depth or wallpaper settings.


Palette flashes may occur if you have a desktop wallpaper selected and your Color Palette setting on the Settings tab of the Display Properties dialog box has been set to 256 colors. Palette flashes can occur when switching between Mastering Web Site Development and other running applications, or when starting or stopping animations, videos, or demonstrations.


To prevent palette flashes, either set your display color depth to High Color(16-bit) or True Color(24-bit), or set your wallpaper to None in the Display Properties dialog box. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start, point to settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. In Control Panel, double-click the Display icon.
  3. In the Display Properties dialog box, click the Settings tab.
  4. Under Color Palette, select High Color(16-bit) or True Color(24-bit) Color. Click Apply, and then click OK.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft "Mastering" series. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

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