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Irony58
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Roku TV search screen unreadable

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I've got a TCL Roku TV with Roku OS 10.5. After a recent update, the Roku Search "keyboard" is unreadable. All the characters are white and the background is a light blue sky. The only character you can see is the selected character. Is there a setting I'm missing out on?

I'd attach a picture, but I can't figure out how that Insert/Edit Image button works. What the heck is a "Source"?

 

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makaiguy
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Re: Roku TV search screen unreadable

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On my TCL Roku TV the Search virtual keyboard has a semi transparent background.  If you are using a wallpaper with a very light theme (like "WINTER") there is little contrast between the white text on the keys and the pale background.   Try changing to a darker wallpaper.

Search keyboard, Natl Park wallpaperSearch keyboard, Natl Park wallpaperSearch keyboard, Winter wallpaperSearch keyboard, Winter wallpaper

 

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renojim
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Re: Roku TV search screen unreadable

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Do you have Settings->Theme->Wallpapers?

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makaiguy
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Re: Roku TV search screen unreadable

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On my TCL Roku TV the Search virtual keyboard has a semi transparent background.  If you are using a wallpaper with a very light theme (like "WINTER") there is little contrast between the white text on the keys and the pale background.   Try changing to a darker wallpaper.

Search keyboard, Natl Park wallpaperSearch keyboard, Natl Park wallpaperSearch keyboard, Winter wallpaperSearch keyboard, Winter wallpaper

 

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Streaming Stick+ 3810 | TCL Roku TV 43S245/C107X | Streaming Stick 3600

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Irony58
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Re: Roku TV search screen unreadable

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Thanks for the suggestion, but I don't think I can change the wallpaper. I looked online and it says to go into Roku's Main Settings, then to "Wallpapers and Themes", but my TV, a TCL, doesn't have that setting. 

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renojim
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Re: Roku TV search screen unreadable

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Do you have Settings->Theme->Wallpapers?

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Irony58
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Re: Roku TV search screen unreadable

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No, I don't have that, either.


@renojim wrote:

Do you have Settings->Theme->Wallpapers?


 

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Irony58
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Re: Roku TV search screen unreadable

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I take that back. I don't know how I missed it, but I do have Settings -> Themes -> Wallpapers. I selected a darker one and it's fine now. Thanks.

What I find interesting (and not in a good way) is that the Recent search selections list on the right of the virtual keyboard now has white characters, where they were blue with the lighter wallpaper. But the virtual keyboard didn't change color based on the background. 

 


@Irony58 wrote:

No, I don't have that, either.


@renojim wrote:

Do you have Settings->Theme->Wallpapers?


 


 

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