XP/Outlook2003 Problem: Deselect Name in 'Other Calendars' does not work properly (keeps 'Selected Items'-font)

XP/Outlook2003 Problem: Deselect Name in 'Other Calendars' does not work properly (keeps 'Selected Items'-font)

Post by klaus_belt » Tue, 17 Jul 2007 23:31:18


Hi,

and first of all, sorry for the excessive crosspost - but I think
although the issue only seems like an Outlook problem, it might have
something to do with the Display -> Appearance Settings in XP.

The following thing happens within my Outlook (and is quite annoying):
Calendar -> 'Other Calendars' pane. Select a calendar by clicking on a
name or the checkbox -> the calendar is displayed correctly. Deselect
the calendar by clicking the name or the checkbox again -> the
calendar is not displayed anymore. But now, also the name is not
displayed anymore - only the checkbox!

Or, to be precise, the name is displayed with white font on the white
background! Here is where the Appearance Settings come into play: The
name seems to keep the 'Selected Items'-property (Display Properties -
Standard: Tahoma / 8pt / white.
If I change the colour of this font, I can see the name with the
changed colour. Of course, I would very much prefer not to change the
standard colour for all my windows applications, but to correct this
bug.

Things I already tried:
Re-install SP2,
Uninstall Outlook, reboot, Install Outlook 2003 again.
Start Outlook with /resetnavpane (it worked for this session, but not
for the next session without /resetnavpane - and I would like to keep
the 'Other Calendars' from session to session)
Delete the corresponding xml-file in the application data for Outlook
manually.
Create a new profile from scratch.
Search the internet and knowledge base.
But all of this did not help. :-(

Is there anything I could try to correct this? Or has anybody else
experienced this bug and/or knows how to correct it? Any help would be
highly appreciated!

Thanks and regards,
Klaus
 
 
 

XP/Outlook2003 Problem: Deselect Name in 'Other Calendars' does not work properly (keeps 'Selected Items'-font)

Post by Diane Pore » Wed, 18 Jul 2007 21:49:04

are you using the default windows xp theme? if not, try it using the default
and see if it works as expected.

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XP/Outlook2003 Problem: Deselect Name in 'Other Calendars' does not work properly (keeps 'Selected Items'-font)

Post by Klaus Belt » Thu, 19 Jul 2007 04:44:47


Yes, the error occurs with the default XP theme and also with the Windows
Classic theme (both unchanged).
It seems as if Outlook just sets back the background color after deselecting
the line, but keeps the 'Selected Item'-font and color for the name.
Unfortunately, both are white...

Klaus