Confused re: Themes, Colors, and What is Impacted

  1. Posts : 68
    10.0.18363, build 18363

    Confused re: Themes, Colors, and What is Impacted

    As I understand a theme it is a picture (thumbnail).
    When one chooses a particular theme, the color, font and other properties are set
    as defaults to be used each time Windows is started / restarted.

    Where my confusion is coming in is relating a theme to things that are important (to me).

    1) How do I know what impact any theme will have on title bars, form back and fore colors, contrasting text
    over background colors where needed, etc.? In other words, what properties are the theme impacting
    and how do you know from the picture what color impacts what ?
    For example I changed the background color in ease of access (dumb place to set a color if you ask me) and
    could not read any text.

    2) Is there anyway to disable all themes and set individual items directly other than the registry?

    3) If I modify the registry (assume HKCU\Control Panel|Colors controls everything including all controls (forms, pictureboxes, etc). will the current theme over ride those setting upon Windows start / restart?

    4) Is there anyway to make one own theme with the colors wanted?

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    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909

    #4. In Personalize, Themes there is a Save theme button, save what you did with a name you choose.
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  3. Posts : 68
    10.0.18363, build 18363
    Thread Starter

    Berton: Thanks for responding.

    save what you did with a name you choose.
    I haven't done anything yet.

    Where I'm struggling is knowing what affects what to even save a theme.
    For example I have several program I've developed. I use to be able to set the colors of the forms,
    pictureboxes, title bars etc. In Win-10 themes over rides these settings so my Apps now look bad.
    So if I make the form background light gray, and the title bar blue, where do I set that in Personalization Colors or Ease of Access ??

    --- OR --

    If the color part of the theme is just to show a pallet of colors one can choose from, how does one know what all the colros are (hex or long values)?
    Last edited by dw85745; 30 Mar 2020 at 08:59.
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