Windows 10: High Contrast Theme Problem
Larger or bolder text.
I'd try bolder first. Since the text is black on (mostly) white backgrounds there shouldn't be any contrast issues, if visibility is important, it could help a bit.
Not sure where to look...
Aren't regular themes mostly the same in 10 as they were in 7? I mean white backgrounds, black text?
The big difference in regular themes seems to be most text is either a light or dark grey and not
solid black for me on web pages. I turned to FireFox and finally got some relief and it's now a lot
better. But I still need HC for my bad eyes. It sucks getting older, and have my vision issues, i don't wish
it on anyone.
@msny I just spotted a browser on the web, that has "Night Mode".
I just downloaded it now, but need to wait until Macrium finishes verifying the complete system imager of 3 disks, before I install(when installing or updating, I always make sure to kill any running programs first).
Polarity comes built in with night mode in order to make browsing the web more comfortable. Blue light from monitors can inhibit the body's natural sleep cycle and night mode could help to reduce the effects by dimming every website.
You can take a look here: Windows - Polarity
p.s. It looks real cool to, I can't wait to install
Polarity smells like Chrome.
Interesting but I'm waiting for the x64 version.
Can you chose that gold text from the options or it's picked from your theme?
It's part of the night mode. gold(tan) shows up better than silver(grey). I compared the forums own dark skin to TF 2016 alt in night mode, and night mode was a tad better. But I, myself, don't really care for dark themes over a longer period. Somehow they feel restrictive(that I'm missing something), but for someone like the OP or Wolfgang with eye problems, it's great.
Hey guys. I am the developer of Polarity Browser and thank you for giving it a shot. If you have any suggestions for new features in future updates or bug reports, do not hesitate to tell me. If you like Polarity, please spread the word. I would really appreciate it.
As for high contrast when browsing the web, Polarity's built in night mode should be able to provide decent contrast between backgrounds and text. Images are also darkened. There are also plenty of good global userstyles you can try with Polarity or any browser with GreaseMonkey/TamperMonkey.
Global themes and skins - userstyles.org
@msny and @Polarity I just noticed another option. In the page right click menu is a "Speak This" option.
Just highlight the text to be spoken or choose "select all", and the browser reads it to you.
I have never seen this integrated in another browser before, but I'm sure it is also very helpful for the sight impaired.
Great extra Mr. Lim!
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 have to use HC themes because normal windows 10 themes are washed out and light grey text for me.
The problem is I cannot change the font size, which is 9 point size for everything. I was think 10 point.
A reboot does not help.
Is it because...
How can I get rid of this horible white border?
Is high contrast all that's available....if not, how do I get out of it ?
One of the first things I always do for a new OS or a new build is to set a nice high contrast theme. That helps me a lot to see things. In Windows 8.1 and in Mint Mate that is very easy and convenient. In Windows 7 it is a bit trickier for the...