Question from Paula K.: I let my daughter play some games on my laptop last a couple of nights ago.
When I turned it on yesterday morning the entire background on the screen was completely white with bold, black text.
I asked her what she did to make it change like that and she said she doesn’t know.
I can use it this way but I absolutely hate it because it’s ugly!
Can you tell me how to get the screen back to normal? My laptop has Windows 10.
Rick’s answer: Paula, it sounds like your daughter might have somehow enabled an “Accessibility” setting called “High Contrast.
If that’s the case she might have made the change by accident but my guess is one of the games she played made the change without her knowledge.
Either way, if this really is what’s going on you can easily reverse it by following the steps below:
1 – Press the Windows+S key combination to open a “Search” box.
2 – Type the word contrast into the search box, then select Turn high contrast on or off from the list of search results.
3 – Toggle the “Turn on high contrast” setting to Off.
That’s all there is to it. Your screen will blank for a second or two but then everything should be back to normal. If not, let me know and I’ll tell you what to try next.
I hope this helps, Paula. Good luck!
Update from Paula: That worked Rick. Thank you so much!!
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