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Black on dark gray background!
« on: October 14, 2014, 10:41:51 AM »
This is very hard to read. You show your youth by this design. Please change it. It's such a chore to try to read it.

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Re: Black on dark gray background!
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2014, 05:41:30 PM »
My youth? 35 doesnt seem that young :-)

And all the programs can have their colors changed. Just open the colors option and change it to something you like better.

And what program has black text on a dark grey background? The default is for the text to be white.

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Re: Black on dark gray background!
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2014, 08:48:28 AM »
Well, when you pass 60, 35 will look "youthful and energetic"!

Thanks for the info on my ability to change the color. It never dawned on me.

The program is Tweaking.com.

Thanks, Shane, for the quick reply. Now, assuming you're going to read this, should I ask an unrelated question here or start another thread?

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Re: Black on dark gray background!
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2014, 08:55:47 AM »
Well, when you pass 60, 35 will look "youthful and energetic"!

Thanks for the info on my ability to change the color. It never dawned on me.

The program is Tweaking.com. While white is the default color in many places, wherever there is a checkbox, the default color is black on gray background and I've not yet figured out how to change it.

Thanks, Shane, for the quick reply. Now, assuming you're going to read this, should I ask an unrelated question here or start another thread?


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Re: Black on dark gray background!
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2014, 08:59:11 AM »
If you'd like an image to see, I can send you one if you'd like.

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Re: Black on dark gray background!
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2014, 11:31:19 AM »
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The program is Tweaking.com.

I have 30 or so programs, there is more to the name of the program than just tweaking.com so I am not sure which program you are talking about :-)

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If you'd like an image to see, I can send you one if you'd like.

That would be great, take a screen shot and save it as a jpg and attach it to your next post so I can see, also in the colors of the program if you go to the drop down box and click default does the text colors change to white like they should be?

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Re: Black on dark gray background!
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2014, 01:07:43 AM »
Sorry for not paying close enough attention to the name. It was Windows Repair. Also sorry I couldn't figure out how to change the background color. When I tried, it changed the background and text of  :confused:

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Re: Black on dark gray background!
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2014, 11:06:04 AM »
Hi BludBaut,

from the "Settings" tab select "Program Colors" and then from the color presets dropddown menu select something with more contrast. The example below is "Windows Classic". Hope that helps you out?

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Re: Black on dark gray background!
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2014, 11:33:50 AM »
Fixed!

Thank you so much! Now that I chose "default," I'm wondering why I didn't do that before. For some reason I wrongly thought that I was set on default and that the only thing that would change would be a "saving" of the default preset, perhaps as a little file.

I sometimes miss what everyone else sees as obvious.

Thank you again!

Then, I went back and chose "Windows Default" after your example and I think I like that better than "Default."
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Re: Black on dark gray background!
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2014, 11:59:37 AM »
Glad to help, good to hear you are fixed up  :smiley:

I suffer from a mild visual impairment and can appreciate and understand how important "contrast" is.

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Re: Black on dark gray background!
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2014, 01:55:45 PM »
Yeah, it is.

I'm stuck right now with a 17in. monitor and have a 1280 x 1024 resolution to get everything on the screen and it makes small text really small and even harder to see. Your pics were terrific!

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Re: Black on dark gray background!
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2014, 02:38:59 PM »
I have a 19" monitor on my Desktop, but also use a 14" Notebook, both running XP (Yeah, I know  :wink:).  I added the Clear Type Tuner, which, I understand is included in Windows 7. If you are not using it already, then I suggest that you give it a shot. It certainly improved the viewing experience for me YMMV. It was recommended to me by my optician.

A short guide here: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/14800/using-cleartype-tuner-in-windows-7/

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Re: Black on dark gray background!
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2014, 03:51:25 PM »
I appreciate that info too. I never heard about it before, but that may be because I'm sill using CRTs! I use two 17 in. CRTs in a dual monitor setup because there never is enough viewing space! I did search for it and it made the point that it was for LCD. Should I take that at face value or give it a try on my tubes?

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Re: Black on dark gray background!
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2014, 04:03:28 PM »
No, I don't think it does work for CRTs  :sad: No pixels on a CRT, but Microsoft do say that "Readability on CRT screens can also be somewhat improved." So maybe worth a shot.

On the upside, people are giving away (or selling for next to no money) LCD monitors, as they migrate away from Desktop PCs to Laptops and Tablets. So maybe you will be able to pick something up in the future. I got my 19" DELL monitor on "Freecycle". the previous owner was just happy to be rid of it and see it go to a good home and get a second life  :smiley:

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Re: Black on dark gray background!
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2014, 05:28:17 PM »
Wow. That's great. That would be nice. I have no desire to give up my desktop. I really like my natural keyboard and lots of screen space.

 

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