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  1. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7
       17 Mar 2015 #1

    High Contrast Themes in W8.1 and W10


    I have made a brief outline on how to apply high contrast themes in W8.1 and W10. In W7 the technique is different. High contrast is a big advantage for those like me who have a reduced vision.

    The outline is at my One Drive. Because of the setup I chose, it would have been difficult to post it here. Just click on this link.

    Note: With a left click on the tile at the site, you can read it in your browser. But the pictures do not come out very good. With a right click you can download the 5 page PDF. It will show better in your PDF reader.

    The quality of the video suffered also a bit. The YouTube conversion always degrades the videos somewhat. In reality the high contrast pages are more vibrant with more contrast.
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  2.    18 Apr 2015 #2

    One peculiarity, on my machine at least is, if you don't keep 'Selected text' black:

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    ... some 'buttons' in the Modern UI will remain inverted in color:

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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7
       18 Apr 2015 #3

    Thanks Edwin for pointing that out. I'll have to check that.
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  4.    19 Apr 2015 #4

    My current High Contrast colors; I'm actually starting to appreciate the possibilities.
    I've yet to determine how I got the FF UI to stay like that but it looks great, I like it!

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  5.    05 May 2015 #5

    Even the Office Preview doesn't look too bad in High Contrast!

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  6. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8
       04 Jun 2015 #6

    Edwin said: View Post
    Even the Office Preview doesn't look too bad in High Contrast!

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    That ugly those edges in the system tray, I hope to be removed in the final version
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  7. Joined : Jun 2015
    beqa lagoon, fiji
    Posts : 265
    Windows 10 preview ########
       13 Jun 2015 #7

    i don't like what high contrast does to my start menu and others, but i would like to be able to change the background color of my windows, and would definitely like to be able to change the color or transparency of my title bars.
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  8. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8
       15 Jun 2015 #8

    STEVAE said: View Post
    i don't like what high contrast does to my start menu and others, but i would like to be able to change the background color of my windows, and would definitely like to be able to change the color or transparency of my title bars.
    Look how nice it would this theme:




    Here you can vote because microsoft make this themes:
    Windows design – Feature Suggestions for Windows
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  9. Joined : Jun 2015
    beqa lagoon, fiji
    Posts : 265
    Windows 10 preview ########
       15 Jun 2015 #9

    yeah, these are things that might happen in the future, and what i need is something that i can get now. of course when windows is official, there will be thousands of new themes and customizations from third party venders, but what is there right now is the thing on my mind. in my earlier post, i as talking about the high contrast themes in windows right now.
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  10. Joined : May 2015
    Oakville
    Posts : 21
    XP/7/8.1/10 PRO 10586
       02 Jul 2015 #10

    Heh, I came across this thread because my eyes have been tired lately and I loved Edwin's customization I was like wow, that looks amazing how come I can't do that. And then I released that stupid Microsoft removed this feature in Windows 10061? Why?

    I must be blind as a bat or not too much time on my hands these days but doesn't it bother anyone at all that we cannot change the color of the title bars anymore? Stuck at white & grey? I won't lie when my eyes get strained I have a hard time distinguishing from focused to unfocused windows these days .... Really irritating when I'm doing multiple things at once, like currently .... anyone?
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