Windows 10 October 2018 Update rollout now paused


  1. Posts : 2,557
    Windows 10 pro x64-bit
       #3110

    Bree said:
    Use WindowBlinds (the Beta version) where you have different flavors to skin almost everything with regard to the look and feel of your machine. Every day I am trying a new one. Take note that I am not, in any way, shape or form affiliated to Stardock or promoting their products. Just a simple recommendation for those of you who are having a hard time with Windows' dark theme. LOL
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  2. Posts : 430
    Windows 10 Pro
       #3111

    Yet another MS placebo.
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  3. Posts : 29,078
    Windows 10 21H1 Build 19043.1023
       #3112

    Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    BTW am I the only person who doesn't really like dark themes especially with colours like Blue or Red on black -- neutral gray I find better -- but YMMV !!! Each to their own.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Ztruker said:
    No, you're not the only one. I hate the dark themes, love the light ones.

    "Beware the darkside"
    I don't see how anyone can tolerate the "real" Windows Dark Theme. It's as bad as stark, bright, white. Oh, and although the dark theme of Skype is better than stark white, it's much too black for my eyes. Still, I don't hate either one for the simple reason that there are those for whom they work.

    That said, I agree with Jimbo . . . I like a neutral gray also. However, when I look at the "ribbon" at the top of this page, my eyes are comfortable, while this page I'm typing on is just too stark white. A nice pale gray would work wonders for my eyes; I've always been sensitive to light, and looking at the white page is like looking at a bright light to me.

    While I can temporarily change the color of a page to just about anything I want in Word, I find I cannot do the same in Excel and Outlook.

    This isn't a new request. I've been beta testing Microsoft product since 1985, and as far back as I can remember, we've been asking Microsoft to make things more visually comfortable for those with visual problems. Although there's been a tiny bit of progress, we're not a whole lot nearer a solution for those with less than youthful eyes. And even those with youthful eyes don't always have the best vision possible.

    For the most part, I'm stuck looking at a stark white page with a pale gray font; not the best readability for someone with Fuch's Disease, or any of a myriad other eye conditions.
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  4. Posts : 347
    Windows 10 Home Version 21H1 OS Build 19045.2130
       #3113

    Wynona said:
    I don't see how anyone can tolerate the "real" Windows Dark Theme. It's as bad as stark, bright, white. Oh, and although the dark theme of Skype is better than stark white, it's much too black for my eyes. Still, I don't hate either one for the simple reason that there are those for whom they work.

    That said, I agree with Jimbo . . . I like a neutral gray also. However, when I look at the "ribbon" at the top of this page, my eyes are comfortable, while this page I'm typing on is just too stark white. A nice pale gray would work wonders for my eyes; I've always been sensitive to light, and looking at the white page is like looking at a bright light to me.

    While I can temporarily change the color of a page to just about anything I want in Word, I find I cannot do the same in Excel and Outlook.

    This isn't a new request. I've been beta testing Microsoft product since 1985, and as far back as I can remember, we've been asking Microsoft to make things more visually comfortable for those with visual problems. Although there's been a tiny bit of progress, we're not a whole lot nearer a solution for those with less than youthful eyes. And even those with youthful eyes don't always have the best vision possible.

    For the most part, I'm stuck looking at a stark white page with a pale gray font; not the best readability for someone with Fuch's Disease, or any of a myriad other eye conditions.
    File Explorer in dark mode is fine for me, white text on a black background. I don't have an eye condition, but don't like white screens - a dark grey would be fine also.
    For example - Win10.Guru
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  5. Posts : 43,204
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #3114

    Wynona said:
    I don't see how anyone can tolerate the "real" Windows Dark Theme. It's as bad as stark, bright, white. Oh, and although the dark theme of Skype is better than stark white, it's much too black for my eyes. Still, I don't hate either one for the simple reason that there are those for whom they work.

    That said, I agree with Jimbo . . . I like a neutral gray also. However, when I look at the "ribbon" at the top of this page, my eyes are comfortable, while this page I'm typing on is just too stark white. A nice pale gray would work wonders for my eyes; I've always been sensitive to light, and looking at the white page is like looking at a bright light to me.

    While I can temporarily change the color of a page to just about anything I want in Word, I find I cannot do the same in Excel and Outlook.

    This isn't a new request. I've been beta testing Microsoft product since 1985, and as far back as I can remember, we've been asking Microsoft to make things more visually comfortable for those with visual problems. Although there's been a tiny bit of progress, we're not a whole lot nearer a solution for those with less than youthful eyes. And even those with youthful eyes don't always have the best vision possible.

    For the most part, I'm stuck looking at a stark white page with a pale gray font; not the best readability for someone with Fuch's Disease, or any of a myriad other eye conditions.
    I'm rarely confronted with a near-white background- like you I dislike that. Changes I made from Win 8 onwards have been ones I've stuck with.

    A couple of well-publicised registry changes (or use Superfly's SMACC) and Qttabbar by Quizo (free) for explorer-related backgrounds.

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  6. Posts : 19,520
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #3115

    Bree said:
    Should be called "Black theme" because gray would be better for eyes even when dark gray. Eyes in their normal state do not like too much contrast. Being able to choose color or at least shade would satisfy many more people. Could it be because of "political correctness" ?
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  7. Posts : 11,246
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #3116

    Hi there

    amazing lot of websites also have things like Blue (or Red) text on black backgrounds - I wonder if those people who design that type of website have ever tried to read text on it !!!

    When doing photoshop (I love real photography -- hate "snaps taken with camera phones" ) I always have a light grey workspace when using photoshop -- works excellently.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8. Posts : 428
    Windows 11 pro X64 latest
       #3117

    I write it again because no one commnet it:
    With 1809 all USB3.0 from Intel chipsets,(at least haswell and ivy bridge) when u plug a USB 3 flash drive that don't support uasp, they recognised as version 2.1 and not 3.
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  9. Posts : 11,246
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #3118

    Hi there
    I noticed one of my USB3 ports (I have several 4 port USB3 devices) didn't work properly on 1809/. It works perfectly on a Linux host or 1803 Windows. No USB device plugged into it was recognized although the LED indicated power etc OK.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  10. Posts : 4,666
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H1 Build 19043.1151 (Branch: Release Preview)
       #3119

    boombastik said:
    I write it again because no one commnet it:
    With 1809 all USB3.0 from Intel chipsets,(at least haswell and ivy bridge) when u plug a USB 3 flash drive that don't support uasp, they recognised as version 2.1 and not 3.
    I have no idea what you're talking about. All my usb 3 storage devices gets detected exactly as they should on my Intel USB3.0 host controller. UASP or no UASP, Thumbdrive, HDD or SSD, makes absolutely no difference.

    Where do you look for this information and how does this "bad" detection affect transfer speeds? I have no issues whatsoever.
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