Dark explorer backgrounds. Is this possible ? If so how.

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  1. Posts : 1,868
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    Dark explorer backgrounds. Is this possible ? If so how.


    I'd like to be able to set the following up but can't seem to just get all the requirements to come together.

    1/ A dark (black) explorer background.
    ( I can get this by choosing a high contrast theme)

    2/ To be able to use desktop themes and pictures as normal.
    (that seems OK)

    Those are really the only two things I want to change and by using high contrast themes I can.

    3/ Problem... IE and pages displayed are black background. Is it possible to have 1 and 2 above but IE still display as normal. Also the start menu and tiles are black. Is it possible to retain or customise that separately.

    Explorer I could get as a I want, but IE, urhhh :) Dark explorer backgrounds. Is this possible ? If so how.-ie.pngDark explorer backgrounds. Is this possible ? If so how.-background.png


    Thanks in advance :)
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  2. Edwin's Avatar
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    You should be able to set a new image as desktop background, but not change the theme.
    In the browser you could override the system colors. Takes a little playin around to get it just right.
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  3. Posts : 1,868
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    Yes I can set a new desktop image and a slideshow all as normal with the high contrast themes.

    How would I override the browser settings though. I couldn't find an obvious way to do that.
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  4. MrNeeds's Avatar
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    Mooly said:
    Yes I can set a new desktop image and a slideshow all as normal with the high contrast themes.

    How would I override the browser settings though. I couldn't find an obvious way to do that.
    I suppose it's kind of difficult as you would effectively be changing the way the page looks, for forums and the such, you could change to a dark theme, but websites like newspapers or feeds would be difficult as they have their advertisements and the such, is it the same for other browsers?
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  5. Posts : 1,868
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    I don't know if other browsers would be affected. I've always used IE though, have kind of grown and got to like it.
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  6. Posts : 1,868
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    I've asked over on the Microsoft forums over this and it appears that what I want isn't do-able. The view changes for all explorer windows, IE included.

    At least I know now.
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  7. Stephanie's Avatar
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    Hi Mooly, this is Windows explorer (Win 7) using a full theme and I will be applying a full theme to Win 10 final release :)

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  8. Posts : 1,868
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    That looks good :) Does it affect IE though, or does that display as normal ?
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  9. Stephanie's Avatar
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    IE its self yes but web pages no as there outside the system, but the internal system yes

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  10. Posts : 1,868
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    Hmmm... thanks. I couldn't seem to get anything like that to work in W10. Bing homepage was just a black hole, no picture displayed at all. First picture in this thread shows how this forum looked for me.


    I might come back to this problem...


    Thanks :)
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