Microsoft KB Archive/169399

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High-Color Icons Displayed in 256-Color Mode


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows 95


When Windows 95 is running in a video resolution with 256 colors, high- color icons may be displayed instead of the 256-color icons. These icons may look distorted or washed out because of the lack of colors available to display them with.


The video resolution in Windows 95 was changed from a high-color resolution to a 256-color resolution using the QuickRes program.


Restart the computer to cause Windows 95 to use the correct icons for the current video color depth.

Note that the opposite behavior occurs if the color depth is changed from 256 colors to high color. This causes the 256-color icons to be used instead of the high-color icons.

Keywords : kbdisplay kbui win95
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Technology : kbWin95search kbWin95

Last Reviewed: December 15, 2000
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