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Special Themes (AeroLite and High Contrast variations)

  1. #41


    Posts : 8
    windows 8


    Hello, I have created a high-contrast theme, with dark blue background of the windows, but during shutdown of the PC, the
    "shutting down" message remains dark, and barely legible, how I can change its color?

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  2. #42


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by TemiVec View Post
    Hello, I have created a high-contrast theme, with dark blue background of the windows, but during shutdown of the PC, the
    "shutting down" message remains dark, and barely legible, how I can change its color?
    Hi there,

    I don't know the colors by heart.
    But I'm pretty sure some of my themes have that issue too.

    Can you post the theme file to test it out?

    Cheers!
    Hopachi
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  3. #43


    Posts : 8
    windows 8


    I also did one green and one red, probably with the red is where gets harder to read the message. I noticed that the same happens with the restart screen.
    I have yet to test it during the windows updating process...

    HC - Dark Themes - Blue - Red - Green.zip
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  4. #44


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Nice themes!
    Thanks for posting.

    I did some restarts and shut-downs but the text is visible.

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    All looks normal here.

    Check and note the color that bothers you. Some screenshots may help you in this case. Make sure you're not using the same color for a text and background. But it's just a tip.
    I don't see what color to look for: black 0 0 0 seems to be used in some places but that shouldn't be a problem here.

    information   Information

    Switching between High Contrast themes directly doesn't change/refresh all theme colors

    After switching from a High Contrast theme to another High Contrast theme, the Start Menu may keep some of the colors from the first theme.
    To fix this, always switch to a normal (non-high-contrast) theme before switching back to High Contrast.


    Regards,
    Hopachi
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  5. #45


    Posts : 8
    windows 8


    I don't know how to do screenshots during the restart, however, I tried to change the parameters that had values 0 0 0, but it didn't work.
    I have windows 8 in italian version, during restarting appears two messages, in my case, the first one visible, and immediately after that one black, don't know if it's the same in english version.

    Perhaps it could be because I've winsdows 8 and not 8.1?
    Also time ago I had installed UltraUXThemePatcher, however did not work with themes that I had downloaded, and so I've uninstalled it, and according to what the developers say, should have restored the original files.
    Another time, instead I tried two programs to make transparent the border of the windows, but in that case I've restored the system to a point created earlier, just to avoid that remain traces of them in the system.

    However, if the "problem" is limited to reboot and shutdown, I leave it as it's, but if it will also present during the
    restart following a system upgrade, I will settle to use a theme with a background bit lighter.

    I wanted to add that when I load a theme, in the register are modified only the parameters in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors, whereas those in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\Colors, remain unchanged, it's normal?
    I also tried to manually change these parameters, but had no effect even after the restart, so I restored the default keys.


    Screenshot of the exported keys from the registry:

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    cheers
    Last edited by TemiVec; 20 Dec 2014 at 17:24.
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  6. #46


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by TemiVec
    I don't know how to do screenshots during the restart, however, I tried to change the parameters that had values 0 0 0, but it didn't work.
    Your real system doesn't need to shutdown/restart to be able to take the screenshots.
    I've used a VirtualBox Virtual Machine of Windows 8.1, for testing.
    8 in VMWare Player is also a good option.
    Use windowed mode, Shutdown/Restart the VM =>Then you can PrintScreen the result in the host OS.

    Quote Originally Posted by TemiVec
    Perhaps it could be because I've winsdows 8 and not 8.1?
    Also time ago I had installed UltraUXThemePatcher, however did not work with themes that I had downloaded, and so I've uninstalled it, and according to what the developers say, should have restored the original files.
    The UXTheme patch can be an issue if the files are not restored, indeed.
    You can check to make sure: run a command prompt as administrator and the command sfc /scannow then it will try to repair the files if issues are found.

    I'm not sure if Windows 8.0 is still supported entirely. It is recommended to upgrade to 8.1.
    The themes were changed between the versions and it's possible they aren't entirely compatible.
    For instance I've used the aero theme from RC 8.0 that isn't working properly in 8.1 since some UI strings in the mssstyles are altered, removed or replaced.

    If you created your themes on Windows 8.0, they should work fine there, unless some details are still missing.
    All the HC themes I've added here are made and tested on Windows 8.1 so the 8.0 version isn't well known and may cause some theme 'detail' issues but if you're able to test a 8.1 VM, give it a try.

    Cheers!

    EDIT:
    Your themes look fine on clean Windows 8.0 as well.
    Last edited by Hopachi; 21 Dec 2014 at 11:24. Reason: corrected some text
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  7. #47


    Posts : 8
    windows 8


    I did a sfc scan, but it failed to repair some files, but I think they are files for AMD, while in my PC I've Intel and NVIDIA.

    I saved the report: sfcdetails .txt
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  8. #48


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by TemiVec View Post
    I did a sfc scan, but it failed to repair some files, but I think they are files for AMD, while in my PC I've Intel and NVIDIA.

    I saved the report: sfcdetails .txt
    I don't see any AMD, it's the x64 architecture.

    Check this about the corruption:
    GUIDE: CNBJ2530.DPB and prncacla.inf Corruptions - Windows 8/8.1 - Sysnative Forums
    Good luck

    For the rest: the themes are OK.
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  9. #49


    Posts : 8
    windows 8


    Thank you very much for all the advice you gave me.


    Happy Holidays
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  10. #50


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    You're welcome.

    Happy Holidays for you too.
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