Dark-Theme: Address Toolbar Text Colour and Background Colour bug-1809


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    Dark-Theme: Address Toolbar Text Colour and Background Colour bug-1809


    In early October, after the (first) 1809 Update, I posted a thread relating to the Address Toolbar in the Taskbar, and the problems that I was having with it. Essentially, the background of the Toolbar had become almost the same colour as the text I typed in, and so the facility (which I use a lot) became unuseable. However, I found that by removing the Toolbar and then re-instating it fixed the problem. It is mildly irritating to have to do this.
    Since then I have intermittently tried to find out what was going on, because no-one else seemed to be experiencing the same problem.
    Yesterday I at last discovered the cause. The one thing that I had failed to take into account was my use of the newly introduced 'Dark Theme'. If I go to Settings>Personalisation>Colours> and under 'Choose your default app mode', click 'Light', the problem goes away. If I then re-set it to 'Dark', things are OK and it seems that problem is fixed. However, if I reman in 'Dark Theme' and then shut-down followed by a re-boot (automatically into Dark Theme, of course), the problem is back again.
    So, the 'fix' is not to use 'Dark Theme', which is a pity .........
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    jameswesthead said:
    In early October, after the (first) 1809 Update, I posted a thread relating to the Address Toolbar in the Taskbar, and the problems that I was having with it. Essentially, the background of the Toolbar had become almost the same colour as the text I typed in, and so the facility (which I use a lot) became unuseable. However, I found that by removing the Toolbar and then re-instating it fixed the problem. It is mildly irritating to have to do this.
    Since then I have intermittently tried to find out what was going on, because no-one else seemed to be experiencing the same problem.
    Yesterday I at last discovered the cause. The one thing that I had failed to take into account was my use of the newly introduced 'Dark Theme'. If I go to Settings>Personalisation>Colours> and under 'Choose your default app mode', click 'Light', the problem goes away. If I then re-set it to 'Dark', things are OK and it seems that problem is fixed. However, if I reman in 'Dark Theme' and then shut-down followed by a re-boot (automatically into Dark Theme, of course), the problem is back again.
    So, the 'fix' is not to use 'Dark Theme', which is a pity .........
    Any screenshots?

    In case you're using a custom theme, it might be possible.

    I had noticed after upgrading to 1809 that themes based on AeroLite look very bad in Dark Mode; similar visibility issues as described here.

    Try using the Windows default theme with dark mode on or switch back and forth between light and dark mode.

    Click this one for testing:
    C:\Windows\Resources\Themes -> aero.theme

    It should use Aero.msstyles instead of AeroLite.msstyles
    Code:
    [VisualStyles]
    Path=%ResourceDir%\Themes\Aero\Aero.msstyles
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