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  1.    26 Mar 2016 #1
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    Grayed Out Date and Time


    On 14291 & 14295, my Date & Time display on the task bar is virtually invisible. Is there a way remove that dark background and change to a lighter color?

    Harold
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  2.    26 Mar 2016 #2
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    Not sure how much that will help you................
    Start button > Settings > Personalization > left side, click Colors > right side, choose the lightest color > turn ON the option "Show color on Start, taskbar .......... "

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  3.    26 Mar 2016 #3
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    Thanks, but the font color is still black and I think it should be white.

    Harold
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  4.    26 Mar 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by sd75mac View Post
    Thanks, but the font color is still black and I think it should be white.

    Harold
    This is what I have and the font is in white.
    Maybe you picked the color too light.

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  5.    26 Mar 2016 #5
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    This is what I have
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  6.    26 Mar 2016 #6
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  7.    26 Mar 2016 #7
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    A dark colored background would make the font more visible, if the font was white.
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  8.    26 Mar 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by sd75mac View Post
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    This is what I have
    Did you messed up with some strange themes?
    Try changing theme back to Windows.

    This is from classicshell forum:

    "
    Well, if anyone's interested the native solution is using High Contrast themes.

    Pros - make clock text black
    Cons - introduces some strange visual problems - system tray icons remain white, but have a black border which in turn has a white border. System tray icons also develop a heavy black border.
    Having tried changing theme colours it turns out that the white portion of the system tray icon border is linked to the window colour, so changing the colour to classic grey (240, 240, 240,) for example, leaves you with grey windows. The black border, strangely is controlled by the Window Text colour, but so is the clock font; resulting in a catch 22 situation where you can merge the borders with the taskbar colour, but it merges the clock as well...

    I also tried modifying the areolite.msstyles file using msstyler, changing the three font colour values for Class ID 238: TrayNotify::Clock from white (255,255,255) to black (0,0,0), but this doesn't appear to work for some reason.


    The following programs work all with windows 10 to replace system clock color

    DSCLOCK

    http://www.dualitysoft.com/dsclock/

    Pros - Free. Has a nice range of customisable options including font, font colour, background colour, date/time display format, border etc. Has some other features like reminders
    Cons - Doesn't replace the system clock, so you have to overlay it meaning it doesn't load until slightly after windows.

    1stClock

    http://www.1stclock.com/

    Pros - Replaces system clock. Good range of customisable options. Has a bunch of other features like reminders calender etc. Wider range of skins (as opposed to block colour).
    Cons - Expensive

    also

    Free Desktop Clock

    http://drive-software.com/freedesktopclock.html

    But this only allows for you to used provided themes.

    Joel"
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  9.    26 Mar 2016 #9
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    Thanks, I selected a Windows theme and the color came back. When 14291 was installed, that must have made the change. The previous builds worked as intended.

    Harold
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  10.    26 Mar 2016 #10
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    Great!
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