This is what I get for trying to change anything from the default settings.
I was just looking through the icon options under appearance when it locked me into place under high contrast. If I try to change it to any other option, it will change it for a fraction of a second then go right back to high contrast. If I click on it more than once, it clones each option in the list.
Let me take this opportunity to make note of how extremely glitchy the GUI is in Qubes. I have no issues with complicated setups in Qubes. For example the steps you have to take to move files between Qubes, the clipboard etc. I understand there is a tradeoff between privacy and convenience. What I can’t deal with are errors that are not only unpredictable and intractable without seeking technical support, but also numerous.