Windows 10: Theme Glitch?! Solved

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  1.    04 Mar 2016 #1

    Theme Glitch?!


    Greetings all Win10 users

    Have just taken the plunge into Win10

    Am having some theme issues (well I'm guessing it's a theme thing)

    Whilst in default Win10 theme my notification area is all white!?

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    However if I use a High Contrast theme it's all sweet!?

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    Now I wouldn't mind sticking with HC theme, but it plays havoc with right click menus and Chrome menus!?

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    I would stick with default theme apart from issue w/ notification area... & menu glitch in HC theme is just down right annoying >.<

    Any solutions to rectify Win10 default theme issue would be much appreciated

    T.I.A
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 913
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       04 Mar 2016 #2

    Does it still persists after a restart?

    Try also switching between two aero themes and no high contrast to see if it refreshes.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 913
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       04 Mar 2016 #3

    Chrome has a high contrast theme, although it's not perfect.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  4.    04 Mar 2016 #4

    Hopachi said: View Post
    Does it still persists after a restart?

    Try also switching between two aero themes and no high contrast to see if it refreshes.
    Hopachi said: View Post
    Chrome has a high contrast theme, although it's not perfect.

    Forgot to mention... multiple restarts tried & failed...

    Switching between Aero themes failed also...
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  5.    04 Mar 2016 #5

    I think the problem with Chrome menu, is a bug of the last release, because it also occurs with high contrast in Windows 8.1 and Vista.
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  6. Posts : 913
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       05 Mar 2016 #6

    targnik said: View Post
    Forgot to mention... multiple restarts tried & failed...

    Switching between Aero themes failed also...
    That's weird... Can't add much for now.
    Have you installed any third-party themes that require patching of dlls and stuff?
    Just in case, run a sfc /scannow and see if any files need repair...
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    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       05 Mar 2016 #7

    Hopachi said: View Post
    That's weird... Can't add much for now.
    Have you installed any third-party themes that require patching of dlls and stuff?
    Just in case, run a sfc /scannow and see if any files need repair...
    If that doesn't help a repair install probably will
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  • Posts : 913
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       05 Mar 2016 #8

    Cliff S said: View Post
    If that doesn't help a repair install probably will
    Good notice!
    I'd never encountered such serious glitches.
    Worth a try!
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  •    05 Mar 2016 #9

    Greetings...

    sfc /scannow showed no problems with system files

    If it's any further help... Cortana is whited out as well

    NB, I've done some registry edits when on Windows 7, but none of them involved themes

    Update:

    It was an .exe file (start killer) that I had running at start up... I uninstalled/del it and a couple of reboots later all is good

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    Thanks for all the advice
    Last edited by targnik; 05 Mar 2016 at 16:30.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  •    10 Mar 2016 #10

    targnik said: View Post
    Greetings all Win10 users

    Have just taken the plunge into Win10

    Am having some theme issues (well I'm guessing it's a theme thing)

    Whilst in default Win10 theme my notification area is all white!?

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Win10_Default_Theme.jpg 
Views:	6 
Size:	165.9 KB 
ID:	67627

    However if I use a High Contrast theme it's all sweet!?

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Win10_HC_Theme.jpg 
Views:	6 
Size:	80.8 KB 
ID:	67628

    Now I wouldn't mind sticking with HC theme, but it plays havoc with right click menus and Chrome menus!?

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Chrome_Menu_Glitch_HC_Theme.jpg 
Views:	43 
Size:	16.3 KB 
ID:	67629

    I would stick with default theme apart from issue w/ notification area... & menu glitch in HC theme is just down right annoying >.<

    Any solutions to rectify Win10 default theme issue would be much appreciated

    T.I.A
    I use the high contrast them myself, due to poor eyesight.
    I had the same issues on menus, washed out or text not there.

    I downloaded the classic theme from this website and now my menus
    work fine. I have just one program that doesn't.

    Give it a try.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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