1.    02 Jan 2017 #1
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    Easy Theme Switching


    Hello!

    For reasons you probably don't really care about I would like to be able to switch between themes in Win10. Quickly and simply too. As in: I'm too much of a lazy ******* to go two menus deep to switch it.
    Ideally I'd like to use one of these pointless FN-functionkeys for a hotkey.
    Is this at all possible?

    I've had a look in the Store and on google but "theme switcher" doesn't really net anything usefull. And since sevenforums solved my issue with custom trashcan icons not refreshing I figured tenforums might also be able to help me with yet another trivial issue.
    Is there anything available that's trustworthy?

    Thanks in advance, whatever the answer may be.
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  2.    02 Jan 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
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    Hi, Winaero offers this:
    Winaero Theme Switcher

    (which I use in an Autohotkey script to reapply a theme on resuming, necessary to maintain a change in background colour in some windows:

    run, "D:\GUI tweaks\Theme Switcher\ThemeSwitcher\Themeswitcher.exe" "Paler yellow.theme"
    )
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  3.    02 Jan 2017 #3
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    Thank you for that. I actually came across it, but I thought it wouldn't do what I wanted it to.
    It actually doesn't, but with a hotkeyscriptthing it could possibly be what I'm looking for. If it's not too much trouble, could you explain to me how I would achieve that.
    Please bear in mind, if you do, that it took me about ten minutes after registring here to find out how to change my avatar. So, there's my tech level.
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  4.    02 Jan 2017 #4
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    Hi, it's one thing to have a script with a shortcut to which you can assign a hot key, which is relatively trivial, and another to know what you want to try to do.

    I would like to be able to switch between themes
    - between just two themes? or the next in a circular list?

    For example, do you want (say) SHIFT F11 to switch to the next theme in a list?
    That requires some fairly simple programming in a script.
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  5.    04 Jan 2017 #5
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    It's three themes so far actually, but I've devised a low level alternative for myself now. I just put the Theme Switcher in an easily accessible place.
    Theme Switcher basically does what I want: "Hello user! Here are your themes. Pick one. Thank you. Bye."
    I did try adding a hotkey for starting it up through the normal Windows means (in the properties of the shortcut), but the two I tried (CTRL+ALT+W or CTRL+ALT+T) didn't actually respond when I tried. Having exhausted options on my level of difficulty I was left with trying to figure out why the hotkey didn't work or play XCOM2.
    You'll not be surprised to learn that Earth has been saved.

    Long story short: I've sorta fixed the matter, but thank you for your assistance. ;o)
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  6.    04 Jan 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    For example, do you want (say) SHIFT F11 to switch to the next theme in a list?
    That requires some fairly simple programming in a script.
    To be less jovial and more specific: That would basically be what I'm looking for.
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  7.    04 Jan 2017 #7
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    As regards a hot key, I assume you've tried that in a shortcut pointing to a script, which should be ok.

    But if not, Perfect Hotkey is on offer:
    Daily software giveaway and discounts | SharewareOnSale

    - failing which you could define a hot key using Autohotkey (a trivial use of a free scripting program which can manipulate Windows or implement small programs).a
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  8.    06 Jan 2017 #8
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    Windows 10 1703 Build 15063

    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Hi, Winaero offers this:
    Winaero Theme Switcher)
    Thanks for posting link dalchina. This suits my preferences. Appreciate your help.
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  9.    15 Jan 2017 #9
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    Sorry for taking such a long time to reply, but thank you for your help indeed.
    I have, however, decided to just stick with using the Theme Switcher. For now.
    Too lazy to spend much time on something that is basically just a vanity-thing. I will at some point fiddle about with the Autohotkey thing though, I think.
    I'll just mark this topic as solved, I guess.
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