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  1. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       13 Sep 2015 #411

    Addition to last post:

    If you know how to work with RGB settings you can also copy the reg file and create your own color combinations.

    It, very basically works like the dll files that one put's in SYSWOW64 and System32 for creating a theme pack which links wallpaper, color, and customizations to the window chrome in the Windows UI. But this only changes certain color settings for one instance at a time. and not for all themes(unless you click and activate it for another and resave the theme with a name).
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  2. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 92
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       13 Sep 2015 #412

    Cliff S said: View Post
    It is only for the default(setting), but only for the one "theme" you create. When you choose, for example, one of the themes that come with 10 or any other theme, then it will go to the usual white & white again until you click the theme you created with these reg entries.
    I don't know if I'm explaining this right, so if you're not sure of what I mean, please say so.
    I got it, it kind of works if you use Classic Shell but bot everything.
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  3. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       13 Sep 2015 #413

    Gary said: View Post
    I got it, it kind of works if you use Classic Shell but bot everything.
    Yeah some what in that direction. I actually like the look better(a neat contrast., it's like a UXStyles theme without turning on the theme patcher.
    Here are some more shots of what it does:Click image for larger version. 

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  4.    13 Sep 2015 #414

    Cliff S said: View Post
    @Edwin, What do you think of this: I'm going to create another account, say name it Themer, and use that one for when I go hacking/changing SySWOW64 and System32 .dll's and changing registry color values, so I won't corrupt my real account. I would probably use sandboxie or better yet Toolwiz Time Freeze as protection and test environment.
    I guess you could try it. Myself, I would get completely out of my 'good' system and dual boot a test OS. PITA but safer!
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  5. Joined : Feb 2015
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       13 Sep 2015 #415

    Edwin said: View Post
    I guess you could try it. Myself, I would get completely out of my 'good' system and dual boot a test OS. P•I•T•A but safer!
    I don't have any extra keys lying around. But I am planning on getting a 500GB Samsung Pro for my desktop, then I can run a VM and then I guess join back up in the Insider program and test that way, I wouldn't have to set up everything like on my host, just a few basics like Ccleaner & PicPick and of course where would I be without Process explorer. Then use the insider versions as my playground(which is actually good to see how future "current builds" will be effected.
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  6.    13 Sep 2015 #416

    "Colorfast HC" High Contrast Theme


    Colorfast.zip

    'Colorfast' HD Wallpaper courtesy of Richard Mohler:
    (This wallpaper, posted earlier, inspired me)

    https://interfacelift.com/wallpaper/...colorfast.html

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    Sample array:

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    Tweaks:
    - 'Metro X3 - Teal' cursor (as shown on Disk Cleanup), pack available here:

    http://exsess.deviantart.com/art/Met...-Two-411020859

    - Show Menus in Folder Options,
    - Disable Ribbon for a cleaner look, Ribbon Disabler:

    http://winaero.com/download.php?view.18

    - some native elements just don't look good in High Contrast, Header Icon Blanker: (provides a cleaner look)

    http://www.askvg.com/how-to-remove-p...skbar-buttons/

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    (Firefox users should create a user style in C:\Users\*****\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\***************\Chrome to ensure inactive tabs remain visible.
    Paste the following code into Notepad, save it as UserChrome.css and place it in the aforementioned folder:

    Code:
      tab:not([selected="true"] ) {
    
          color: rgba(255,255,255,0.95) !important;}
    Note: Turn off Colors and Transparency in Settings before switching to High Contrast.

    Enjoy!
    Last edited by Edwin; 14 Sep 2015 at 04:13.
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  7. Joined : Feb 2015
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    Posts : 12,388
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       14 Sep 2015 #417

    @Edwin I love those colors, Another thing to put on a growing list to create with my color reg file for an unpatched look. I'll get back to you for the RGB values.
    Last edited by Cliff S; 14 Sep 2015 at 04:13.
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  8. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 6
    windows 10
       14 Sep 2015 #418

    Edwin said: View Post
    Nice work very cyber future feel to the color combination!!
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  9. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       16 Sep 2015 #419

    In earlier Windows adjusting the appearance was relatively simple. I'm not blind, the high contrast themes available on Windows 10 are just creepy and way too much for what I need. I only want simple, black background solid color desktop and contrasting solid task bar that is visible, (white fonts on dark color, dark font on light color). The window bar colored, and different color or no color when it is the inactive window, and the blessing that I could pray for is highlighting that highlights, and a scroll bar that has a visible bar within the scroll bar. I am pretty sure highlighting actually works and am certain there is a bar int he scroll bar, but I can't see its. It's not for lack of trying, I've been doing most all things "computers" since you had to program a C64 to have it do what you wanted. This Windows 10 has been a curse to me since starting in so many ways. I never crashed before Windows 10 (on this computer)... well that's for another discussion.

    Can anyone make a simply theme, no desktop photo, high contrast highlighting and high contrast scroll bar. I can't. Thanks if there is help out there. As much as I've read it appears MS has determined to have it their way with Windows 10.
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  10. Joined : Feb 2015
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       16 Sep 2015 #420

    Gary said: View Post
    I got it, it kind of works if you use Classic Shell but bot everything.
    Hi Gary, I was just curious, have you given the reg file a shot?
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