Windows 10: How can I make text dark everywhere?

  1.    08 Dec 2016 #1

    How can I make text dark everywhere?


    I just built a new system for my wife and I am having great luck. It is a Z170 and i7-6700k, and It has 64 bit Windows 10 Pro. However, it is very hard to read the screens!
    The text or colors are just wrong. I know about web pages using their own colors but I am talking about everything else. Listings in programs like File Explorer are almost impossible to read. It is not so much the size of the text, but there is just not enough contrast between the text color...that I wish were just Black...and the background. What setting am I missing
    Thank You ALL.
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  2. essenbe's Avatar
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       08 Dec 2016 #2

    Try going to Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Display > Maketext and other items larger or smaller.

    From there you can use the drop down box to change the text size and make text bold in Title Bars, Menus, message boxes and other items.

    Then in the left column click on Adjust Clear Type Text and there is also the option to calibrate color.

    Try those and see if they help.

    This may also help

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  3.    08 Dec 2016 #3

    Great, I will have to try this tomorrow!
    Thank You so much.
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  4. essenbe's Avatar
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       08 Dec 2016 #4

    I hope it helps
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  5.    09 Dec 2016 #5

    essenbe said: View Post
    I hope it helps
    I have a Control Panel-Display but not quite what you are showing. I did select the items and checked BOLD and it helped a lot. However, even in File Manager the names are great but the columns like date and file type are still dim. Even the items in Control panel-display can be hard to read. Would it help if I picked a Theme?
    Last edited by MPSAN; 09 Dec 2016 at 16:20.
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  6. essenbe's Avatar
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       09 Dec 2016 #6

    Did you do the registry edit? Also, in he display settings did you change other items in the drop down menu to bold and possibly increase the font size?

    If not, I think the registry edit will make a big difference. You can also try going to Control Panel > Ease of access and look for 'Make the computer easier to see'.
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  7.    09 Dec 2016 #7

    essenbe said: View Post
    Did you do the registry edit? Also, in he display settings did you change other items in the drop down menu to bold and possibly increase the font size?

    If not, I think the registry edit will make a big difference. You can also try going to Control Panel > Ease of access and look for 'Make the computer easier to see'.
    I did not do the reg edit. I will look at the above video again if that is what you mean. I am not having an issue with the right click in File Explorer, but as I said the file names are nice and dark, but other items like date are not. Yes, I did change the items to bold, but the font size of 9 is fine. As I said it was not the size but the text not being a nice bold black.
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