Windows 10: Can I Darken Win Explorer without Darkening Word Docs?

  1.    09 Oct 2017 #1

    Can I Darken Win Explorer without Darkening Word Docs?


    Is it possible to darken the menus, windows explorer background and everything else without darkening Word docs?
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  2.    09 Oct 2017 #2

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    Hi, I use Quizo's Qttabbar (free) - lots of options to colour areas of explorer - applies to other areas such as the Control Panel, Task manager... but not applications.

    - that also optionally adds tabs, and potentially other features. (Items changed in the border and icon changes are achieved otherwise)

    Note- it's not possible to do that by registry changes, as can be done in other areas such as ,say, Wordpad's background - see Superfly's SMACC utility on this site if interested.

    See the Customisation section for discussions and examples of the use of high contrast themes and more.
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       09 Oct 2017 #3

    yahanna said: View Post
    Is it possible to darken the menus, windows explorer background and everything else without darkening Word docs?
    Not really, unless you use a third party tool. Office can use different themes if you want to play around. This talks about Office 2016. Change the look and feel of Office 2016 for Windows with Office themes - Office Support This is about changing the XML in Regedit/GPO. Start layout XML for desktop editions of Windows 10 (Windows 10) | Microsoft Docs
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  4.    09 Oct 2017 #4

    yahanna said: View Post
    Is it possible to darken the menus, windows explorer background and everything else without darkening Word docs?
    As @dalchina stated, QTTabBar is an excellent application for what you wish!
    However, integrated apps will probably 'color' in certain areas; a 3rd party office application may not.

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  5.    11 Oct 2017 #5

    Edwin said: View Post
    As @dalchina stated, QTTabBar is an excellent application for what you wish!
    However, integrated apps will probably 'color' in certain areas; a 3rd party office application may not.

    But will QTTabBar be able to theme as you said but not color Word docs? I want everything dark. But I dont want it to affect the pages in Word.
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  6.    11 Oct 2017 #6

    yahanna said: View Post
    But will QTTabBar be able to theme as you said but not color Word docs? I want everything dark. But I dont want it to affect the pages in Word.
    What edition of Office are you using?
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  7.    11 Oct 2017 #7

    qttabbar's colours only affect windows rendered by file explorer- e.g. control panel, file explorer...

    It is common for office suites to have their own independent background settings.
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  8.    17 Oct 2017 #8

    dalchina said: View Post
    qttabbar's colours only affect windows rendered by file explorer- e.g. control panel, file explorer...

    It is common for office suites to have their own independent background settings.
    So you're saying that qttabber won't affect the page color in Word?
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  9.    17 Oct 2017 #9

    colours only affect windows rendered by file explorer
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  10.    17 Oct 2017 #10

    yahanna said: View Post
    So you're saying that qttabber won't affect the page color in Word?
    Correct.

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