powertoys for xp

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Alex787, Mar 8, 2002.

  1. Alex787

    Alex787 Guest

    i installed powertoys for xp, now all my icons are 16 colors only

    they really look messed up, does anybody know how to fix this?
  2. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

    Amongst the Native Ones
    As far as I know, there is an option to repair Icons. Also, ther might be an other option dealing with size and colors for Icons.
    So, do a little search through PowerToys !
  3. Static 99

    Static 99 Guest

    I had the same problem, you could try changing the registry settings.
    It only happens when your color depth is 16 bits.
    You can prevent this by changin your color depth to 32 bits before you use Powertoys to make changes to you icons.

    Start regedit, and look for:

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\desktop\WindowMetrics]
    "Shell Icon BPP"="32"
    "Shell Icon Size"="32"

    Just change
    "Shell Icon BPP"="32" in to
    "Shell Icon BPP"="16"
    and restart your pc.

    Sometimes just changing your color depth wil help to!
  4. Alex787

    Alex787 Guest


    i have already tried to repair the icons and it did nothing,

    i cannot find any settings that change the icon's color,

    i did change the resolution to 32bits and the icon where back to normal but when i change it to 16bits there messed up again,

    i really find no reason to have anything in 32bits i dont even play games with 32bits
  5. Alex787

    Alex787 Guest


    i did the regedit like u told me and it worked fine!!!

    i didn't even have to restart

    thx a lot