Windows 10: Text is Greyed/Washed Out Solved

  1.    02 Mar 2016 #1

    Text is Greyed/Washed Out

    I have poor eyesight and have setup high contrast to see things better in windows 10.
    Also set the font to 10 point bold and tried the 125% setting.

    In windows 7 I did not have this issue, I used the classic theme, and just set the fonts
    all bold, no problem. I think I set the DPI also to a larger setting.

    But I have a problem setting up personalization settings when it comes to colors now.
    It does not seem to affect windows apps already installed on the computer, but .
    3rd party programs mostly. One in mind is the information tab in the AMD Catalyst Drivers for instance.
    When I open this up the background is white and the text is an unreadable light gold color.

    In general if I set my theme to a normal without high contrast most of the text in
    all apps and programs is a light gray color, which I can barely read. How to fix this?

    I've played with my ASUS monitor settings some and been able to get more contrast. It helps
    but still a problem with eye strain.

    Does anyone have any suggestions that might help out this old guy?
    Thanks much!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    02 Mar 2016 #2

    Add Personalize Classic to your context then you will have the option to change Color and Appearance in HC themes.

    'Personalize (classic)' context menu - Add in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums[1]=Context%20Menu
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    03 Mar 2016 #3

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    SonicBlue said: View Post
    Add Personalize Classic to your context then you will have the option to change Color and Appearance in HC themes.

    'Personalize (classic)' context menu - Add in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums[1]=Context%20Menu
    I will give that a try.
    Just to illustrate, here is a shot of what is happening.
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  4.    03 Mar 2016 #4

    I see what you mean. I have run into this several times. I also think in some apps these colors are set in the app and can not be changed. I also think something changed in 10 to some of the palette codes.
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  5.    03 Mar 2016 #5

    After loading up the classic theme it now works!
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    Thanks much!
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  6.    04 Mar 2016 #6

    Let me explain this further.
    After using the classic theme download all I did was click on another background color.
    I said apply, then clicked it back to black, then apply.

    I've stayed with a High Contrast setting using #2 modified.

    What I think happened is that the black color in Calssic theme is a different black then
    standard win 10.

    Actually ALL the colors are not as intense, so this is the way to go if
    your looking for some choices.

    Thanks again 10 forums!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    04 Mar 2016 #7

    Great, good to know. I have been disappointed that the only browser is chrome that can be used with high contrast themes. Lots of other apps have issues too. So I keep a couple different theme shortcuts on my desktop.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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