1.    10 Oct 2015 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Why can't I change the screen colors in high contrast themes?

    In Windows 8.1, the word "color" appeared below the high contrast themes. By clicking on it, I could change the colors of a variety of items on the screen. This helped me to reduce eye strain. My Windows 10 does not show the color option. Is this a characteristic of Windows 10, or is something not working in my version? How can I fix it?
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  2.    11 Oct 2015 #2
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 2,377
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1706 (CU build 15063.674)

    The controls have changed in Windows 10. Right-click on your desktop and select Personalize. Then click on Colors on the left. Here you should be able to select a preset color (haven't tried that for high contrast themes, but you should). Off course you must first turn off the Automatically select an accent color by moving the slider.

    To select a custom (no preset) color create a new shortcut and copy-paste the following code in the path:

    C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,Advanced,@Advanced

    Save with some name such as Advanced Color setup and double-click it to open the old familiar color interface where you can adjust settings to create your own custom color.

    If you need to change scaling or font size, let us know.
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