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My map display is black and white?
ichard
Hello all,
I am new here and have a problem.
I have searched here and at MS Knowledge base with no answer.
I have Microsoft Streets and Trips 2006 with GPS. It is on a Toshiba Laptop running Windows XP SP2.
I have been using the software since 2006 with no problems.
I went to create a route yesterday and my map cmes up as Black, White and light blue as the below thumbnail shows.
What I have done:
My computer has been running slow so I did a clean up of the registry last week and also went into services.msc and msconfig and stopped items that appeared to me to be un-necessary.
I did an uninstall then reinstall and no change.
Could I have changed something in my configuration that ias necessary to S&T? I probably have done something wrong.

Thank you for all help. It is appreciated.
ichard
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Marvin Hlavac
Welcome to Laptop GPS World.

I'm not sure how to fix the above issue. Is anything else black & white, or just Streets and Trips?
ichard
Hi Marvin

Just S&T is black and white. I was hoping the reinstall of the software would have fixed the problem. Do not see anything in S&T to change screen color.

Thanks for the help.

ichard
Marvin Hlavac
I suspect it's a Windows issue, rather than S&T issue. Do you see some other programs black & white, too?
ichard
Marvin,

Yes I agree. I also think it is windows related. I just went and opened up several different programs on my laptop and all are in colour as they should be.

Could I have done something in the services.msc or msconfig files when I was messin' with them?

Thanks

ichard
Marvin Hlavac
Perhaps it could, I don't know. A couple of things to consider trying would include to 1) try a restore point, and/or 2) try Streets & Trips under a different user account. (Sorry, I cannot think of anything better to suggest at the moment.)
ichard
Thanks for the help Marvin. I am going to try to make changes to the 2 MS files I altered.
ichard
Marvin Hlavac
ichard, let us know if it helps.
ichard
Marvin
Went into both mentioned pieces of software and allowed everything to run/start. No change.
Went and got trial version of S&T8 and it also is Black & White. It has to do something with my XP colour schemes. Any thought on which setting it might be?
Thanks
ichard
Marvin Hlavac
Try to press Left Alt + Left Shift + Print Screen, then press Yes. (Doing it again will revert to the previous display setting).
ichard
YOU THE MAN Marvin!!!
It worked. Thank you very kindly.
I am going to Chicago on business and wanted the use of GPS driving directions. Now I have it and in COLOUR!!
So I must have set something wrong somewhere?? Does this little trick go back to the factory display setting?
Thanks again
ichard
Marvin Hlavac
ichard, I'm glad it helped. The keyboard shortcut Left Alt + Left Shift + Print Screen toggles the Windows built-in high contrast mode for visually impaired users.
ichard
It apparently also helps the mentally impaired.
Marvin Hlavac
Hey, just don't do the Left Alt + Left Shift + Print Screen trick on someone else's computer on April Fool's Day !!!
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