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I restarted my Windows and suddenly all my textboxes are grey. How can I restore them to white?

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I know it's the color 150 150 150 (0x969696) but I can't find anything in the registry with that.

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Not sure what caused that to happen, but here are the defaults for all color-related settings, found it the registry at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors:

"Window"="255 255 255"
"GradientInactiveTitle"="215 228 242"
"TitleText"="0 0 0"
"ButtonAlternateFace"="0 0 0"
"HotTrackingColor"="0 102 204"
"InactiveTitleText"="0 0 0"
"ActiveBorder"="180 180 180"
"ActiveTitle"="153 180 209"
"ButtonShadow"="160 160 160"
"InactiveTitle"="191 205 219"
"Menu"="240 240 240"
"ButtonDkShadow"="105 105 105"
"HilightText"="255 255 255"
"ButtonText"="0 0 0"
"GrayText"="109 109 109"
"InfoText"="0 0 0"
"MenuText"="0 0 0"
"MenuHilight"="51 153 255"
"Hilight"="51 153 255"
"Background"="0 0 0"
"AppWorkspace"="171 171 171"
"ButtonLight"="227 227 227"
"GradientActiveTitle"="185 209 234"
"WindowFrame"="100 100 100"
"InfoWindow"="255 255 225"
"MenuBar"="240 240 240"
"Scrollbar"="200 200 200"
"ButtonFace"="240 240 240"
"WindowText"="0 0 0"
"ButtonHilight"="255 255 255"
"InactiveBorder"="244 247 252"

Assuming you haven't changed anything else, you can find the one in your registry that differs and set it back to the value in the list. Reboot required.

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oh thanks it was the "Window" color. –  user144773 Apr 10 '13 at 22:28

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