Clock turned dark, invisible after update

  1.    25 Sep 2016 #1

    Clock turned dark, invisible after update

    While everything is white on the taskbar, the clock turned black and so became almost invisible after the last automatic update (today, sept 26, 2016).
    Very annoying. Please help.
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  2.    25 Sep 2016 #2

    Are you using a theme ? Best to post a screenshot I think

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       26 Sep 2016 #3

    Did you try rolling back to a System Restore point before the update was applied. That taskbar area is coded in to not change, unless you use some kind of theme. Even then Microsoft keeps making it harder for people to tweak the GUI to their taste, by using the updates to change it back to how they want it to be.
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  4.    26 Sep 2016 #4

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    Here is how it looks like. PLease note that my monitor screen is set to "dark", and in this mode the clock is all but invisible. It's barely visible when I reset my screen brightness to "default" but I don't want to do that.

    I remember that I used a patch (a registry hack) to get borders to windows, but it was not affecting the taskbar.

    Before the last update, the clock was white. yet I'm not going to roll back an update for that. There must be a solution.

    Thanks for your help.
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  5.    26 Sep 2016 #5

    I found something: In the "Taskbar and Navigation" dialog, when selecting "Taskbar" there is an option to "use small taskbar buttons". If I disable this the clock become white as well as windows captions. I had the problem of having windows caption too dark a long time ago but I grew adapted as nobody had an answer for this.
    The problem is that disabling making button smaller makes them bigger and I lose too much space on my taskbar. I realy don't want button larger.
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  6.    26 Sep 2016 #6

    Ok, I see.
    My visual problem was a bit different to you, I was having problems with the clock/calendar popup.
    Still, I will tell you what I did and you can give it a try, might help.
    Go to Settings > Personalization > Colors
    Turn Off Show color on Start, taskbar and action center If it's already off try turning on.
    Your accent color looks the same as mine (light blue) but if necessary choose a new Accent color a light one would probably be best but not Automatic.

    Good luck :)
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  7.    28 Sep 2016 #7

    Thanks for your suggestion. Unfortunately, in my case the taskbar remains dark no matter what option I choose.
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  8.    27 Oct 2016 #8


    Fredledingue said: View Post
    Clock turned dark, invisible after update ... Please help.
    Fredledingue said: View Post
    I "use small icons on taskbar" ... disable ... I lose too much space on my taskbar. I really don't want button larger.
    You can try this circumvention:
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  9.    28 Oct 2016 #9

    Thanks, I'll try it!For the moment I use the large taskbar buttons and got used to it.
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