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i'm using a 3rd party visual style with windows xp (concave to be exact).

i installed it a few days ago, and decided to make it my default theme. however, i've run into some gui annoyances. mainly black text over black background. i've been through every setting in the advanced apearance tab in the control panel, and i've downloaded about a million different registry editors and visual style editors, but i can't seem to find the setting for this one bit of text.

example:

if i right click on a folder and select properties, most of the text in the window is black. (see image below)

my question is, is there a way to change the font color using native-to-windows settings or do i need a program, and if so, what program would you recomend if you know of any?

 

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Re: gui text color problem

Hello Eric, Welcome to TSF! :wave:

Please try this ....

Go Start > Control Panel > switch to Classic View > Display > Appearance > Advanced...in here you will be able to change the text colours to what you want.

Post back with the outcome.

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Re: gui text color problem

unfortunately, it wasn't something that could be changed natively in windows...
however, i found an interesting workaround. it was a simple program that can even be used in conjunction with pretty much any dark theme! :D

it's called style toolbar (google it).

it has tons of features for customizing windows ui that's harder to change using themes, but the best one is a simple button you can click which replaces all dark text with lighter text. also, as a plus it takes up VERY little ram.

i spent the last 3 days staying up, looking for it. =_=
 
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