Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

A few days ago I restarted my server, it may have installed a few updates, but after it started it looked really off. The drop shadows are not showing even though they're enabled, MS Office 07 and Frontpage 03 look like something from the 90s, and IE is displaying fonts and colors strange. The theming service is active and "Windows XP" theme is enabled. I'm trying to test in IE and everything is distorted. (Chrome and FF work fine, as does CS6) How do I fix this?

Some Pictures:

share|improve this question

Try a right-click on the desktop, and under the menu for "Arrange Icons By", un-check "Lock Web Items on Desktop". Also make sure that you haven't disabled visual themes for any one program running, as this will affect the whole desktop. This is found on the program shortcut's Properties, Compatibility tab.

share|improve this answer
Lock web items just changes the highlight to white. I have restarted multiple times and get the same result so it has nothing to do with a program running. – rn10950 Oct 13 '13 at 16:15

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .