How To Add Color To Hidden Notification Area

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    Vanessalf said:
    I never knew there was such a thing but I have Dark Reader now.
    I like your style!

    Thanks, flattery will get you almost anything.

    You may find use for a Dark Theme with Firefox. I'm not certain how well it functions but might be worth a test drive.

    How to get Firefox dark mode | TechRadar

    Sometimes the Dark Themes used on browsers do funny things to colours or backgrounds.
    I don't use Firefox and have no idea about using it with Dark Theme enabled.
    Maybe if you decide to test how well it functions, you could report back.


    If you use MS Notepad with any regularity, you might prefer Black Notepad. It has many excellent customizable features for background colour, font colour & size.

    Black NotePad - WinTools.Info

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    How To Add Color To Hidden Notification Area-0410-black-notepad-presets.jpg

    The 5 numeric buttons on the top line are for presets that you can configure to your preference. Font size/colour, it has a few different font types to choose from, and background colour. The small yellow window summarizes the settings for preset 1 and is displayed for each preset with a mouse-over action.

    I have Black Notepad set as the default for txt files, no more blinding sessions after Notepad lights up the room.
    BTW, you can also use it for .vbs / .cmd or .bat type files, just like Notepad.


    One warning about reading any forum sites with Dark Reader and/or Dark Themes enabled. If you're scrolling through a post and you suddenly find big blank sections between the paragraphs, someone may be using a font that doesn't contrast from the background colour.

    Unless you have a large monitor, reading the text is near impossible. The solution, right-click highlight text is the easiest otherwise, disable Dark Reader temporarily.
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       #12

    What browser do you use?
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  3. Posts : 17,831
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       #13

    TenForums - 'Modern Legacy' skin on Firefox with Dark Reader...

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       #14

    I have Black Notepad now...WOW! Thanks!
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  5. Posts : 1,806
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       #15

    Vanessalf said:
    What browser do you use?

    Everyone has their own preference, I use Vivaldi, a Chrome based browser. It has endless user configuration options, syncs with my Android Phone (also Vivaldi), excellent & easily adjusted Privacy options and most importantly has provided me with far less grief than any other I've used.

    Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, MS Edge legacy & Credge (MS Edge Chromium version) have annoyed me beyond belief with their limitations and forcefully protecting me from my own actions.
    Download Vivaldi | Vivaldi Browser

    Vanessalf said:
    I have Black Notepad now...WOW! Thanks!

    I'm glad you like it, my eyes are much happier than the old blinding Notepad.

    If you should decide that Black Notepad is your preferred viewer for text files, you can simply change that in settings so that whenever you open a txt file, Black Notepad will be there instead.

    Search 'file association' from the taskbar and then enter.
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    Scroll down to locate .txt type files.

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    By default, yours will have Notepad for .txt files. Click on the icon and select Black Notepad. That's it.


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       #16

    I'll check out that browser.
    I have Android also.
    I WILL make Black Note default.
    Many Thanks!
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  7. Posts : 1,806
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       #17

    Vanessalf said:
    I'll check out that browser.
    I have Android also.
    I WILL make Black Note default.
    Many Thanks!

    You're most welcome. Have fun exploring these opportunities.

    I'm very happy with Windows 10, at least after more than a few tweaks.

    I'm a big fan of Vivaldi although when I first looked at it a few years ago, I found the customization options a bit daunting. I went back to Google Chrome for a very short bit until it had annoyed me again. Vivaldi never irritates me even a fraction of the others.

    I also think most Android browsers (and other apps) are just irritating and so incredibly abusive to the users rights of choice. My first Android device was a Galaxy Tab 10.1 , it was too good of a deal through my previous employer. I had it for about 6 months before enough was enough, I rooted the device and sacrificed my warranty without hesitation.

    Once it was rooted I could at least choose the permissions for apps rather than have the apps do as they pleased. Android has advanced considerably since those days but still takes us users for a ride. At least now we can set permissions somewhat freely.

    Vivaldi for Android rocks! I started with the beta version and it was nearly flawless and with the current version, I wouldn't waste my time with any other Android browser. I'm never suckered by being forced to use mobile sites like many other Android browsers, mine is permanently set to utilize desktop sites only and the feature actually functions. Syncing tabs & shortcuts between my laptop and phone is very useful.

    That concludes my Android rant.

    I'll leave it at that and answer any questions, if anyone has further interest.
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       #18

    It's a great rant!
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