I hate getting a new computer - setting WikiTree display colors

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I had to get a new computer. The old one had an iffy power cord, not all the cursor keys worked any more. I long ago wore the letters off most of the keys. So on and so forth. I actually bought one awhile back, but have been dreading the learning curve: new OS, all the options and settings and passwords and so on to reset. So I've been putting it off.

Today, damn them, Adobe decided to retire my CS3 PhotoShop license. Assigned a new serial # and I can download for no cost. Perhaps they want to force me to go on the cloud & pay a monthly fee for that? I guess I'll find out. But it required a download utility which my old computer would not let me install. Something about permissions. It wouldn't let me be the admin on my computer either. (grumble grumble grumble) So, I had to get the damn new computer out. What a chore!

Anyhow, the reason I'm inquiring here is because I do have the new browser up and running. I'm inquiring from the new machine. Thing is, the colors I'm seeing on WikiTree now are garishly bright. Different than what I saw on the old one. Other sites look relatively unchanged. Is there some way to set preferences for display colors? I have a vague memory of doing that once before? I've looked around some without success. I suppose I'll get used to these new colors if I have to, but I liked the old, gentler muted colors. Help!!!

(If I sound like an elderly curmudgeon about this, that's probably a fair characterization.)
in WikiTree Help by Anonymous Winter G2G6 Mach 7 (70.9k points)
edited by Anonymous Winter
From one curmudgeon to another, I've never heard of adjusting colors for one particular web site.  But in Windows 10, if you right click on the blue screen on the desktop when nothing is open, you'll get a menu with a selection called "Display Settings."  Under that there's a selection for "Night Light Settings" and adjusting color temperature at night.  You might try playing with that, but I have no idea whether it'll help.  But tell us what display and operating system you're using and somebody will know the answer.
The new OS is Windows 10. (Previous was Windows XP, which was already mostly phased out when I got the previous computer.) I'm reluctant to mess with the OS settings for this, because WikiTree is the only site that looks different.
I get that.  For what it's worth, I don't think that would be messing with OS settings, it's just tweaking the display to your liking.  Any change you try should be easy to undo if you don't like it.  I only mentioned the OS because I wasn't sure whether the same feature by the same name is in the earlier versions.
It's a minor matter, of course. Just a matter of what I like to look at. It's jarring at first, but I'm sure I'll get used to it.

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Elizabeth, I feel your pain. I just recently switch to a newer computer and a new phone so I got hit with double trouble.
by Dale Byers G2G Astronaut (1.4m points)

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