Windows 8.1 is Stuck in high contrast mode WHEN I use my own desk top background picture
Folks, I've tried this question unsuccessfully (no answers) across a number of other forums. Please bear with me.
After a lot of sleuthing across a number of forums, I discovered that the extremely dismal rendering/not rendering of all sites I regularly visit on a daily basis was all due to a Win 8 solution "Windows 8 is Stuck in high contrast mode"
. OK, that was remedied eventually by this method:
"Go to your start page, then click on desktop. Once you get to your desktop, RIGHT CLICK on the screen. A small box will open to the right of the pointer. Click on PERSONALIZE. Then click on the WINDOWS theme under the 3 default windows themes. You will click on the one with the flower on it. This will turn off you high contrast".
Works just fine, high contrast now all gone - all sites rendering correctly! Whoa! Where's my desk top background picture gone? Back to settings/personalisation. Ah! There's my saved desk top photo. Click, desk top background now restored, so is the rotten "high contrast" now restored. WebmasterWorld, among many other sites looks shocking. QUESTION:
How to restore my desk top background and kill "high contrast" forever?
This was NOT
caused by the original Win 8 upgrade from Win XP.
It was solely due to a catastrophic combined upgrade/update to Win 8.1 - I've solved/retrieved nearly 90% of all the other problems that change created in the last couple of weeks.
BTW: Ever since way back to the old DOS 5, and Win 3.1 days - have I wasted so much time on a PC, by upgrading from Win 8 to 8.1
. A monumental mistake on my part.
Sorry to be so long winded.