Windows 10: High Contrast Theme Problem
Ya it's just not right to have to spend so much time trying to get this right.
I thought it was just me, but I'm hearing a lot of people even with great vision
are having display issues.
The people here in the forum have been very helpful and its appreciated.
There are issues with HC. Problem is that different programs behave differently on the colors; instead of keeping system colors where they should, all gets mixed up.
Then of course you need to begin tweaking a HC theme to best suit your needs.
Are you using HC black or white based theme?
Yes I've customized a black one best I can using the shortcut classic menu I downloaded here.
If you like you can attach it in a zip. Than way I can test it in Edge and iTunes.
I've attached the theme, thank you.
I've since switched to FireFox and it seems to look much better for me.
Thanks for the zip.
I'll check it out!
I've checked the theme.
For Windows 10 standards: it's OK, theme's fine, for system programs then, what 'external' programs make of the theme that's a diferent story.
iTunes is not ready for High Contrast (HC) from the looks of it, or the other way around.
It uses (hard-coded?) fixed white backgrounds even on themes with no white at all; not even text.
Best I could make of it using one of my top-hc-themes: some text is seen, the rest enjoys the whiteness...
HC in browsers: Not all webites can be correctly converted to system colors, in this case HC, so there are glitches to expect.
Use browsers that can override HC colors in that case, meaning no HC unfortunately.
Firefox does a good job so I see.
Check for browser specific extensions for high contrast: not all colors of the theme should be respected but just provide good readability from multiple modes, for instance Chrome doesn't use high contrast color but has an extension allowing the user to test different color contrast combinations, keeping the website 'compatible' looks.
High Contrast - Chrome Web Store
For Firefox you'll have to play with the built in menu that Cliff posted. I couldn't find any other extensions for this case.
And Edge: no extensions on this one yet. HC or not.
I also suggest Chrome for the reason it does not use HC colors. Keep shortcuts on the desktop to desired themes to make fast switch.
Its what I'm doing.
Thanks for taking a look at this.
At least I know its not something specific to my setup.
Another program no cooperating is the Catalyst Control Center update window.
Its all white for the most part.
I could use regular themes IF I could just build into it more contrast for text.
I may try to mess around with this and see what I can do.
But this is a big departure for me coming from windows 7 where I had no issues
with regular themes at all.
I found this doing google search.
3 Ways to Turn off High Contrast on Windows 10
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