o On Windows 7 and Vista, adjust the default desktop colors (for example, increase the brightness values to maximum). This will change the brightness values on the desktop.
o Launch a DirectX application that will run full screen.
o Exit the application.
When you return to the desktop, the desktop colors may have reset back to default settings.
The custom desktop colors will revert back to the custom settings after a reboot.
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