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Author Topic: Windows 10 suddenly black and white :-(  (Read 399 times)

brotherS

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Windows 10 suddenly black and white :-(
« on: October 27, 2017, 12:03 PM »
Hi,

suddenly my Windows desktop - along with all programs - turned black and white. Pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del still brings up the *blue* screen (lock, change password, start task manager, ...), and after rebooting, Windows' log-in screen is as colorful than ever, so I'm really puzzled... I can't say for sure that I didn't accidentally hit some mysterious keyboard shortcut, but I wouldn't know which one.

I *really* hope someone has an idea regarding how to fix this. The only solution I could find with Google was to update the gfx card driver (Intel HD Graphics 520). It didn't make sense to me but I tried it anyway. Since I already had the latest version I downloaded and installed an older one, but that didn't help.

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Re: Windows 10 suddenly black and white :-(
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2017, 12:05 PM »
I wonder if you haven't activated some sight-impaired screen reader mode or theme... Have you tried going into your windows display properties and checked your theme?

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Re: Windows 10 suddenly black and white :-(
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2017, 12:10 PM »
Yeah, I checked that already but couldn't find anything related to black and white.

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Re: Windows 10 suddenly black and white :-(
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2017, 12:14 PM »
Webcrawler in the donationcoder irc chat seems to confirm my theory, he says: "there is a grayscale filter in ease of access settings"

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Re: Windows 10 suddenly black and white :-(
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2017, 01:10 PM »
Massive thanks to you and Webcrawler, that was it! :D

You can find it by hitting the Win key and typing "grey", and the related hotkey is Win+Ctrl+C.

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Re: Windows 10 suddenly black and white :-(
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2017, 01:13 PM »
You can find it by hitting the Win key and typing "grey", and the related hotkey is Win+Ctrl+C

well done,
that's one hotkey to disable if possible !!


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Re: Windows 10 suddenly black and white :-(
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2017, 01:19 PM »
that's one hotkey to disable if possible !!

Good idea, I'll use AutoHotkey to do that! :)