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Old 02-14-10, 00:39
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I'm using Windows XP, The Menu Bar ( File, Edit, View, Favorites, View and Help) has been blacked out. If I put the cursor over any of these words, they
become visible. But as soon as I move the cursor away they become blacked out again. How do I get rid of the black out? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 02-14-10, 07:00
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Option 1:
Right click anywhere on desktop. - "Properties"
- "Appearance"
- "Windows and Buttons" -> make "Windows XP Style"
Option 2:
Have a look at :
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/962963
Not exactly your problem (this is for a missing toolbar), but it might fix it.
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Old 02-14-10, 08:44
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Default Re: Menu Bar Blacked out

Your description sounds like the menu bar in Internet Explorer?? If yes, what version? On the bottom right of that bar is an item labeled "tools". Drop down, is menu bar checked?
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Your description sounds like the menu bar in Internet Explorer??
So it does, brandypeppy. And it's also the same as the Menu Bar in Windows Explorer (except katman has 'View' twice - probably should be 'Tools'), which is the one I was addressing. Take your pick, katman.
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Your right GC, I spend so much time with IE issues that I never thought of WE!
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Old 02-15-10, 00:18
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Thanks to all that offered suggestions. But for some mysterious reason which I have no
answer, the problem resolved itself. The black out disappeared

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Maybe you just turned on the light!!??
Happy it's sorted. Thanks for letting us know.
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Old 02-15-10, 18:30
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I just wish all my problems resolved themselves like this one

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