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  1. Joined : Apr 2015
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    W10Prox64
       07 Nov 2015 #581

    Cliff S said: View Post
    No, oh wait! I might still have an old laptop HDD with it on. What kind of high contrast, I mean I don't know the needs of someone legally blind, so you'll need to describe to me.
    Well, I'm not yet sure what yet. I do know that he's complaining the Outlook 2013 is using gray letters instead of black and it's not dark enough for him to clearly see shapes of letters when it's on the machine that blows everything up large. I'll have to find out more. I just wanted to know if you might be able to help with this, because I know nothing about high contrast themes.
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  2. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 13,396
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       07 Nov 2015 #582

    simrick said: View Post
    Well, I'm not yet sure what yet. I do know that he's complaining the Outlook 2013 is using gray letters instead of black and it's not dark enough for him to clearly see shapes of letters when it's on the machine that blows everything up large. I'll have to find out more. I just wanted to know if you might be able to help with this, because I know nothing about high contrast themes.
    I never really messed with high contrast on 7 too much, because I didn't really find it that user friendly like Windows 10's(8 less so, but still better than 7's) I usually installed a UX theme from 30 Best Dark Custom Windows 7 Themes my favorites were Concave 7 and Windows 7 “Life” Theme.
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  3. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 9,115
    W10Prox64
       07 Nov 2015 #583

    Cliff S said: View Post
    I never really messed with high contrast on 7 too much, because I didn't really find it that user friendly like Windows 10's(8 less so, but still better than 7's) I usually installed a UX theme from 30 Best Dark Custom Windows 7 Themes my favorites were Concave 7 and Windows 7 “Life” Theme.
    Thanks, I will keep this handy.
    One question - can I download this to a different user account, and play around with it, without messing up his main account? Is that how these work?
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  4. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 13,396
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       07 Nov 2015 #584

    simrick said: View Post
    Thanks, I will keep this handy.
    One question - can I download this to a different user account, and play around with it, without messing up his main account? Is that how these work?
    I never tried that before to be honest. I only use one account. But to revert changes just run SFC reboot and run it again to make sure it's all cleaned up. Also as I tell anyone & everyone, experienced and inexperienced... image beforehand(and make sure you can boot to your recovery environment) I always used windows 7's own backup & image(had MBR).
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  5.    08 Nov 2015 #585

    Steampunk-ish theme in High Contrast so far... :
    (not finished with it yet...)

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  6. Joined : Oct 2015
    Posts : 164
    WINDOWS 10 PRO Updated to last Build
       08 Nov 2015 #586

    Edwin said: View Post
    Steampunk-ish theme in High Contrast so far... :
    (not finished with it yet...)

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    Wow, this is great Edwin
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  7. Joined : Oct 2014
    Polk County Texas USA
    Posts : 10,785
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       08 Nov 2015 #587

    simrick said: View Post
    Well, I'm not yet sure what yet. I do know that he's complaining the Outlook 2013 is using gray letters instead of black and it's not dark enough for him to clearly see shapes of letters when it's on the machine that blows everything up large. I'll have to find out more. I just wanted to know if you might be able to help with this, because I know nothing about high contrast themes.
    Simrick, there is a contingent of Windows users (nope, not organized or anything) who have been begging since at least Windows 7 for black fonts; however, our complaints have fallen on deaf ears.

    It's not only the legally blind who need the contrast of actual black on white in order to clearly see what's on their screens; in fact as I look at this screen, the font is a medium gray, not black at all, although the bolded print is actually black.
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  8.    08 Nov 2015 #588

    "My Steampunk" High Contrast Theme

    My Steampunk.zip

    Wallpaper:

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    User Icon (if you wish):

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    My Lock and Logon screens:

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    Cursors, available here:
    http://exsess.deviantart.com/art/Met...-Two-411020859

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  9. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 13,396
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       08 Nov 2015 #589

    Real nice Edwin. Try using that reg file I posted and see how it looks in high contrast with that theme... it won't write over yours, it creates a new one then, so don't be scared
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  10.    08 Nov 2015 #590

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Real nice Edwin. Try using that reg file I posted and see how it looks in high contrast with that theme... it won't write over yours, it creates a new one then, so don't be scared
    I'll let you know, gotta jet!
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